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University of Tennessee to Lead New Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Advanced Composites

The Obama Administration recently announced that the University of Tennessee will lead the U.S. Department of Energy’s new Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Advanced Composites.
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Materials Insights

What’s happening in the often-tumultuous raw materials and chemicals sector?

In the March issue of ASI, we’ll share answers—but we need your help.


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Disposable Hygiene: One Core Adhesive Does Not Fit All

As core fluff in disposable hygiene products is decreased or eliminated, the role of adhesives becomes increasingly essential to core integrity.

In mature markets, disposable diaper and feminine hygiene products have reached market saturation. Since consumers of these products expect reliable absorption and no leakage, their purchase decisions are now based on other differentiating factors, such as scent and softness—but also thinness.


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Making Adhesives and Sealants Safer

Innovations discovered at Purdue University are being commercialized to improve radiation detection and make adhesives and sealants safer.

Officials at a Chicago-based startup say innovations discovered in Purdue University’s School of Nuclear Engineering are being commercialized to address challenges in improving radiation detection and making sealants and adhesives safer.


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A Closer Look at Planetary Mixers for Adhesives and Sealants Production

Double planetary mixers are standard workhorses that continue to evolve with the changing needs of the adhesives and sealants industry.

When the first change-can double planetary mixer was introduced in the early 1940s by Charles Ross and Son Company, it quickly became a popular machine for batching heavy paste paints.


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Editor's Memo: New Year, New Look for Adhesives & Sealants Industry

Happy New Year to everyone in the adhesives, sealants and coatings industries!

Happy New Year, everyone! For many companies in the adhesives and sealants industry, 2014 was a year of renewed optimism.


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Top 5 News that Sticks

Name Change from Momentive Retains Top Position

News from Momentive Specialty Chemicals regarding a name change continued to draw reader interest.
This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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Top 30 ASI Feature Articles of 2014

The ASI Top 25 again tops the list; readers also continue to be interested in articles focused on new technologies and opportunities for adhesives, sealants and coatings.

Below are the year’s most-viewed feature articles on the ASI website (posted and viewed from 1/1/14 to date).


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Top 50 ASI News Stories of 2014

News regarding mergers and acquisitions, as well as new facilities and expansions, garnered a lot of interest.

Below are the year’s most-viewed news stories on the ASI website (posted and viewed from 1/1/14 to date).


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H.B. Fuller Adhesive Receives Innovation Award

H.B. Fuller recently announced that its leading core adhesive, CHM-1088ZP, has received the inaugural OUTLOOK Asia Award.
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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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