Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

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

ARTICLES

FLEXCON: Topcoated Polypropylene Films

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This company has expanded its line of THERMLfilm® NEXgen™ products to offer new top-coated polypropylene films.
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PRESSURE SENSITIVE TAPE COUNCIL: New Website

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This association has launched a new educational website dedicated to increasing knowledge regarding pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape usage in a range of industries.
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MACtac Acquired by Private Equity Firm

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Bemis Co. Inc. recently announced that it has reached an agreement to sell MACtac to a California-based private equity firm for a purchase price of $170 million.
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SHURTAPE: Duct Tapes

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This company has expanded its co-extruded duct tape offering with the ShurGRIP™ line, which features a new adhesive for aggressive stick and dependable performance.
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Dow Elastomers to Present Papers at FEICA

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Dow Elastomers, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Co., recently announced it will address key industry trends and hot-melt adhesive (HMA) solutions during the FEICA 2014 European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and EXPO.
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Tanner Named NiceLabel VP and General Manager

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NiceLabel recently announced the appointment of Greg Tanner to the position of vice president and general manager, EMEA.
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Understanding the Role of Fumed Silica in Adhesives and Sealants Formulations

Fumed silica offers a variety of benefits for adhesives and sealants.
By Christopher Galli and Elizabeth Sims
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Formulators use particles to enhance the functionality of existing polymer matrices for adhesive and sealant products.


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3M: Chalkboard and Dry Erase Tapes

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This company’s new ScotchTM dry erase and chalkboard tapes can reportedly make it possible to write, erase and write again on one piece of tape.
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MACtac Inks Receive UL Recognition

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MACtac® Performance Adhesives Group recently announced it has received Underwriter Laboratories (UL) Recognition for its EFI Jetrion UV digital label inks.
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3M: Case Sealers

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A new line of 3M-Matic™ case sealers is available, each designed with interchangeable tape heads (2- and 3-in.) and dual extruded columns.
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EVENTS

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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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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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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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

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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

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2014 September

Our September issue features articles focusing on high-tech applications and raw materials, as well as a preview of the ASC Fall Convention and Expo. Check it out today!

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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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