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Parisian Possibilities: WAC 2012

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More than 800 delegates from the global adhesives and sealants community will gather at the Marriott Paris Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Center in Paris for the 8th World Adhesive & Sealant Conference and Expo (WAC).
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Selecting Paper-Based Tape Backings

By Tom Wengelski
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Creped tape backings can be used in a variety of applications due to their ability to stretch and conform.
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Dry Nitrile-Phenolic Adhesives

By Steve Dominak
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Nitrile-phenolic film adhesives are a compelling alternative to liquid adhesives for demanding applications.
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Winning Performances

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Pipercross needed to update and improve existing resin mixing, dispensing, and automation processes.
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Meter/Mix/Dispensing for Polyurethane Elastomers

By David Mandeville
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Polyurethane dispensing systems continue to evolve for new processes and economic demands.
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Advancing Adhesives: Sticking to Innovation

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Dow Elastomers will introduce new polymers for hard-to-bond substrates and enhanced formulation flexibility at the World Adhesive & Sealant Conference.
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Controlling Rheology in Structural Adhesives

By Elizabeth Sims and Marco Villalobos
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The directed assembly of fumed silica particles can be used to improve the rheology control of structural adhesives.
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Q&A About Polyurethane: September 2012

By Dr. Jeffrey F. Dormish
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Confirming competitive pricing and product availability is a relatively straightforward process, but becoming comfortable with essential technical and performance requirements can be more complicated.
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Ask Dr. Dave: September 2012

By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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We use pressure-sensitive labels in our bottling operation. They work well, but are quite expensive. Is there a fast, low-cost alternative?
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Strategic Solutions: Adhesives vs. Coatings

By George R. Pilcher
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Coatings and adhesives have a lot in common. Unfortunately, it seems to be a fact of life that adhesives formulators rarely read coatings literature, and coatings formulators rarely read adhesives literature.
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Regulatory Review: North American Phthalate Regulation

By Michael Schmeida
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Phthalates serve a vital role in the creation of many polymeric materials.
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Editor's Memo: Global Community

By Susan Sutton
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Adhesives and sealants professionals from around the world will meet in Paris this month at the World Adhesive & Sealant Conference (WAC 2012).
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