Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

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

ARTICLES

Miller Named PSTC Executive VP

April 8, 2014
The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) Board of Directors has named Michelle Miller executive vice president.
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Emerging Hot-Melt Technologies for Package and Container Sealing

New technology has eliminated many of the drawbacks of the previous generation of hot-melt adhesive equipment.
April 1, 2014

Package and container sealing is a key component of today’s complex manufacturing processes. Manufacturers require a system that quickly delivers consistently applied adhesive while fitting into streamlined packaging lines. Many companies turn to hot-melt adhesive delivery systems for their packaging needs.


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Rollers for Adhesive and Coating Processes

The application of adhesives, sealants and coatings requires a range of specialized rollers with specific roll coverings, finishes, and temperature specifications
April 1, 2014

Industrial rollers are used in the manufacturing and processing of almost every material—from paper to coiled steel and plastic packaging to textiles.


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Rubber-Based Hot-Melt Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

Rubber-based hot melts show great promise for a wide range of applications in both tapes and labels.
April 1, 2014

The choice of elastomers based on styrene block copolymer (SBC) technology for tapes and labels has traditionally been split between solvent and hot-melt systems.


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Nashville Welcomes the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council's Tape Summit 2014

Pressure-sensitive adhesive professionals from around the world will convene April 28-May 2 for this key tape industry event.
April 1, 2014

This spring, suppliers, manufacturers and other tape industry professionals will convene at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., for the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) Tape Summit 2014.


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Editor's Memo: The "People" Business

We don't have to be in the hospitality business to recognize that our interactions with others can make or break us.
April 1, 2014

I’ve been doing a fair amount of traveling lately, and I had a somewhat below-average experience while checking out of one hotel.


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Multiple Factors Contribute to Increasing Global Demand for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

The global PSA market is expected to reach $8.4 billion by 2018.
April 1, 2014

The increasing need for weight reduction of end-user products, high bonding solutions, sustainable developments, growing tape demand, rising GDP and purchasing power, are all expected to drive the global pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA) market to $8.4 billion by 2018.


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PSTC: Test Methods

April 1, 2014
This association has released the 16th edition of its “Test Methods for Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes.
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Nordson Opens Shanghai Technical Center

March 27, 2014
Nordson Corp. recently announced the opening of a new 2,000-sq-m technical center in Shanghai.
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Edge Adhesives Acquired

March 19, 2014
Grace Matthews Inc. and Superior Capital Partners recently announced that Edge Adhesives has been acquired.
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EVENTS

Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Short Course

4/28/14
Orlando, FL
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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PSTC Tape Summit 2014

4/28/14
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, TN
United States

The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) is a not-for-profit, 60-year old, North American trade association for tape manufacturers and affiliate suppliers, dedicated to helping the industry produce quality pressure sensitive adhesive tape products in the global marketplace.

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PSTC Tape Summit 2014

4/28/14
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, TN
United States

PSTC's Tape Summit 2014 gives professionals unprecedented opportunities to build their PSA tape knowledge base.

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AWA International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition

4/29/14
Cincinnati, OH
United States

Following the outstanding success of the last event held in the USA, the 2014 conference will again be held in Cincinnati, OH, USA, and promises to deliver an informative, expert update on this dynamic industry.

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2014 PLACE Conference

5/13/14
Sawgrass Marriott
Ponte Vedra, FL
United States

The 2014 PLACE Conference is the premier North American event for the flexible packaging industry and will have something for the whole supply chain including suppliers, converters, extruders, retailers, and brand owners.

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Adhesives 201 - Hot Melt Formulating webinar

5/21/14
United States
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces its Training Academy schedule for 2014 which will include 14 new program titles that includes a blend of 101/201 training, business trends webinars and value-added regulatory topics. Read More

FEICA 2014 Conference and Expo

9/17/14
Berlin
Germany

FEICA, the Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry is a multinational association representing the interests of the A&S industry throughout Europe.

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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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In-Depth Features

These articles detail advantages and innovations for multiple end uses.

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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THE MAGAZINE

Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

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2014 April

Our April issue focuses on pressure-sensitive adhesives, including a preview of PSTC's 2014 Tape Summit, as well as converting/packaging and composites!

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