Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

Features, technology updates and the latest news on pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), tapes, films, and labels.

ARTICLES

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Cuts Energy Costs with 3M Window Film

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, recently teamed with 3M and Sunray Window Films, which installed 3M Sun Control Window Film Prestige Exterior 40 on the structure’s exterior glass.


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FEICA Conference is Best Attended Event

Some 550 delegates from 31 countries reportedly attended the FEICA European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and Expo in Berlin.
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3M’s Post-It Brand Launches App

The Post-it Brand from 3M recently released its Post-it Plus app, a new tool that can take the output of Post-it Note collaboration sessions and insert them into the digital world.
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RS INDUSTRIAL INC.: Sustainable Adhesive Dots

ECO-Squares™ are reportedly the first-ever adhesive dots conscientiously developed from biodegradable materials.
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Selecting Adhesives: Converting Every Opportunity into Success

Knowing the basics of converting is helpful when choosing the best adhesive for an application.

Choosing the right adhesive for a specific application is not always simple. Many articles have been devoted to discussing the topic, often focusing on how the end use of a given pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) product should play into the decisions.


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Electron Beam Technology for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Applications

Ultraviolet and electron beam technology offers many benefits for PSAs, including environmental and application advantages.

Initial reports on the use of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technology for pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) began to appear in the late 1960s.


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IP in Depth: Avoiding Unnecessary Disclosures in Patent Applications

The distinction between disclosing how to practice an invention and explaining how an invention works is important to understand when drafting patent applications.

The disclosure of an invention in a patent application must meet the “enablement” provision of the U.S. Code, which states that the “specification shall contain a written description of the invention, and of the manner and process of making and using it, in such full, clear, concise, and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art to which it pertains, or with which it is most nearly connected, to make and use the same.”


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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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Hot-Melt Adhesives 101: A Primer for Users

Hot-melt adhesives are ideal for a variety of applications.

For many people, the glue sticks and glue guns they buy at their local hobby or hardware store are an introduction to hot-melt adhesives—but these products are only a small glimpse of what is possible in the world of hot melts.


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Henkel to Acquire the Bergquist Co.

Henkel recently announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the Bergquist Co.
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EVENTS

Industry

Introduction to Pressure-sensitive Adhesive Workshop 2014

11/3/14
Amsterdam
Netherlands

By popular demand AWA Conferences & Events and Chemsultants International are returning again in 2014 with an introductory workshop focused on pressure-sensitive adhesive technology.

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Industry

2015 Adhesion Society Annual Meeting

2/20/15
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
Savannah, GA
United States

The 2015 Adhesion Society Annual Meeting will address adhesion science and technology.

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Industry

Spring Convention & EXPO

4/20/15
Gaylord Opryland Resort
Nashville, TN
United States

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry.

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Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

ASI April 2014 Photo Gallery

Our April 2014 issue is now available!

Podcasts

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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2014 October

You won't want to miss our October issue: industry trends from the ASC, converting and packaging, testing, a preview of The Assembly Show, and more!

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