Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

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

ARTICLES

Market Trends: China Is a Hot-Melt Adhesives Hot Spot

China's domestic market for hot-melt adhesives was around $1.62 billion in 2014, an increase of 11% from 2013.
From the construction of King Tut’s tomb during the time of the pharaohs, to ensuring the airtight bonding of planks while shipbuilding by the Romans, adhesives have served numerous applications -and made their mark on history.
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Market Trends: Adhesive Films Market to See Solid Growth

Increasing applications in the healthcare, electronics, packaging and automotive industries are all driving the market for adhesive films.
The global adhesive films market was valued at $9.7 billion in 2013 and is expected to reach $14.45 billion by 2020, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6% during the forecast period, according to Transparency Market Research's "Adhesive Films Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014-2020."
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EVENTS

Industry

Pack Expo

9/28/15
Las Vegas, NV
United States
PACK EXPO Las Vegas will take place from September 28-30, 2015. Read More

Industry

The Assembly Show

10/27/15
Rosemont, IL
United States

The 2nd Annual ASSEMBLY Show, the only event exclusively focused on assembly products and services, which just closed at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, was a tremendous success according to exhibitors and attendees.

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Industry

Electronics West

2/9/16
Anaheim, CA
United States

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, MD&M West will return to Anaheim in 2015, bringing with it the region’s leading medical device suppliers and buyers. MD

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Industry

Adhesion Society Annual Meeting

2/19/16
San Antonio, TX
United States
The Adhesion Society Annual Meeting will take place February 19-24, 2016, in San Antonio. Read More

Industry

PSTC Tape Summit

5/2/16
Orlando, FL
United States
PSTC's Tape Summit will take place May 2-6, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. Read More

Industry

World Adhesive & Sealant Conference and EXPO

10/25/16
Tokyo
Japan
The World Adhesive & Sealant Conference (WAC) takes place every four years in one of the Member Continents (Asia, America and Europe). Read More

Industry

The ASSEMBLY Show

10/25/16
Rosemont, IL
United States

The ASSEMBLY Show is sponsored by ASSEMBLY, a monthly trade magazine read by 56,000 engineers and managers responsible for manufacturing and designing cars, computers, catheters, coffee makers, etc.

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Industry

PackExpo

11/6/16
Chicago, IL
United States
PackExpo will take place November 6-9, 2016. Read More

Multimedia

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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

ASI July 2015 issue

2015 July

The July issue features our annual Distributor Directory! Be sure to check it out!
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Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

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ASI 2014 Buyers GuideASI's Buyers' Guide

Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 

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