Edward M. Petrie

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Formulating UV-Curing Liquid Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

This article focuses on the many formulation factors that influence the performance of UV-curing pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs).
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Bookbinding Adhesives

Bookbinding demands sophisticated adhesive solutions for a very common product.
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Fire-Retardant Adhesives

Historically, fire resistance has not generally been a significant requirement when specifying adhesive systems. Recent incidents, however, indicate that this may soon change.
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Biodegradable Polymers in Adhesive Systems

Biodegradable polymers based on renewable resources are being used as low-cost alternatives to petroleum-based raw materials.
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Safety First

Safe handling of adhesives and sealants and their components.
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How Sealants Function

Sealants are generally chosen for their ability to fill gaps, resist relative movement of the substrates, and exclude or contain another material. Sealants are generally lower in strength than adhesives, but have better flexibility. Usually, a sealant must effectively bond to a substrate in order to perform these functions.
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ASI April 2014 Photo Gallery

Our April 2014 issue is now available!


ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

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2015 January

We're covering high-tech applications, mixer technologies, the packaging of adhesives and sealants, and more in our January 2015 issue. Don't miss it!

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Bonding Plastics

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Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

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ASI 2014 Buyers GuideASI's Buyers' Guide

Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 


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