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May is one of our "green" themed issues, with articles focused on sustainable packaging, bio-based materials, and more!

Thinking Green: Sustainable Adhesive and Sealant Packaging Options

Thinking green with adhesives, sealants and other chemicals can save you green.

There are many ways to think “green” in a business environment. You can buy local, use water-based or more environmentally friendly chemicals, lower or turn off the air conditioning and lights, or use recycled products. But many green solutions have a trade-off.


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Case Study: Keeping Odor and Flames at Bay with VAE Dispersions

New VAE dispersions have been developed for low-emission carpet applications.
The choice of binders plays a key role in many applications and industries. Binders based on vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymers (VAE) have traditionally only been seen as a niche product, specifically in the carpet industry.
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Case Study: Customizable Keypads Feature Decorative Adhesive Skins

Decorative adhesive skins can be applied to - and removed from - home security systems without leaving residue or causing a loss of functionality.

Today, everyone is showing their individuality by customizing their electronic devices. For homeowners with unattractive or boring home security system panels, customizable keypads are now an option.


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Case Study: Material and Product Intelligence for the Adhesives and Sealants Industry

Access to comprehensive materials data can help adhesive and sealant manufacturers optimize product design and development choices.

To excel, all manufacturing organizations (including those that produce or use adhesives, sealants, and coatings) need an intimate understanding of their products.


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Shale Gas Impact on Tackifier Feedstocks

Due to the volatility of the raw material market, adhesive and sealant manufacturers must maintain awareness of industry and pricing trends.

With the advent of shale gas, the U.S. petrochemical industry has witnessed a significant shift in feedstock from naphtha to natural gas (ethane).


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Advancing Adhesives: Formulating Sealants that Retain Adhesion to Concrete in Wet Conditions

A new prepolymer-based sealant provides improved adhesion to concrete under wet conditions without a primer.

Concrete is one of the basic materials used to build our modern world, with applications in civil, commercial and residential constructions.


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Advancing Adhesives: Reusable and Renewable Adhesive Mimics Geckos

Researchers have re-designed Geckskin with renewable materials.

Traditional adhesives, usually petroleum-based and often intended for a single use, present a sticky situation for sustainability. However, researchers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst have redesigned their Geckskin adhesive using renewable materials.


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Advancing Adhesives: Bio-Based Polyols for High-Performance Polyurethane Adhesives

Bio-based adhesive solutions can promote moisture protection and flexibility in a variety of applications.

The world’s growing population and wealth, combined with raw materials scarcity, influence the adhesives market. Manufacturers are searching for bio-based solutions in order to reduce reliability on scarce raw materials and improve the carbon footprint of their products.


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Ask Dr. Dave: What is a good adhesive for bonding glass to metal?

Dave Dunn's May 2014 column.

 Bonding glass to metals can be done successfully, although it is often necessary to choose systems that have appropriate "adhesion promoters." 


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Up for Discussion: Bidding Exercises Spell Bad News for Adhesives and Sealants Industry

The process' sole purpose is driving down costs for the customers at the expense of the suppliers.

No matter what you call them—RFQs, RFPs, online auctions, reverse auctions or bids—they all spell bad news for the adhesives and sealants industry. These exercises will ultimately do irreparable harm to the industry as a whole.


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IP in Depth: Compact Prosecution

Compact prosecution was originally conceived to speed up examination, shorten pendency and increase efficiency of patent prosecution.

The concept of “compact prosecution” was introduced in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the 1960s.


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Q&A About Polyurethane: Increasing Market Requests for Sustainable Adhesives

How is the adhesive industry addressing market requests for increased sustainability?

Researchers have identified a number of global trends that will have an impact on the adhesive business. One major trend is to use energy more efficiently—both to protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions and from a basic cost-of-energy standpoint.


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Strategic Solutions: Selling Green

Companies need to tell the whole story when they are marketing "green" product attributes.

Green, bio-based, renewable, eco-friendly—no matter which label we attach, the current marketing buzz is about environmentally conscious products.


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Regulatory Review: TSCA Reform - Can the Senate Get There in 2014?

TSCA reform seems to be at a legislative crossroads this spring.

About this time last spring, the U.S. Senate actually appeared on the brink of tackling reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).


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Editor's Memo: The Green Stuff

Developing successful green products is much trickier than most people might think.

Wouldn’t it be great if doing the right thing automatically brought big rewards?


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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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