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Eco-Friendly Adhesives for Converting and Packaging

Starch-based adhesives offer a number of benefits in converting and packaging applications.

Packagers and converters are always seeking the most efficient, cost-effective adhesives. Many times, synthetics are not the most reliable solutions. This is especially true in an era when U.S. companies of all types are encouraged to find more environmentally friendly options.


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Differential Release Liners Defined

Differential release liners often serve as critical components in the manufacture of tapes, fiber composite and medical materials.

Differential release liners play a critical role in the coated product supply chain and adhesives product development.


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Top 5 ASI Market Trend Stories of 2013

Hot-melt adhesives drew the most interest.

Below are the five most-viewed market trends stories on the ASI website for 2013.*


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Regulatory Review: Holistic Environmental Regulation

Lifecycle assessments will likely play a major role in future environmental regulations.

One argument many industries have against environmental regulation has been that it often ignores a holistic view of a product and instead focuses on only one attribute (e.g., volatile organic compounds, or VOCs).


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Market Trends: Developing Regions Drive Global Adhesives and Sealants Demand

Developed regions including Europe, Japan and the U.S. have long represented major markets for adhesives.

Developed regions including Europe, Japan, and the U.S. have long represented major markets for adhesives.


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Strategic Solutions: The True Meaning of Green

Neither the adhesives industry nor the coatings industry can fly info a “green” future, nor should they try.

For many years, we have been hearing about green adhesives, paints, household cleaners and buildings—basically, green everything.


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Austria and Germany Lead Europe for Highest Recycling Rates

Austria, Germany and Belgium recycled the largest proportion of municipal waste in Europe in 2010, according to the European Environmental Agency (EEA).
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Ask Dr. Dave: February 2013

Dr. Dave answers a question about the recycling of adhesives and sustainability in the adhesives industry.

QUESTION: In the manufacturing world, the recycling of materials and the use of “green” materials are popular trends that are increasingly coming under legislative pressures. What about the recycling of adhesives and sustainability in the adhesives industry?


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Advancing Adhesives: Game Changer

BASF partnered with The Seattle Mariners to debut compostable snack bags.


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Ahlstrom Announces Paper Release Liner Recycling Initiative

Ahlstrom recently announced a new initiative for recycling silicone-coated paper release liners used by the pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) label industry.
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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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