Raw Materials and Chemicals

Features and up-to-date information regarding the turbulent raw materials and chemicals markets.

ARTICLES

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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4 Trends Impacting the Global Adhesives and Sealants Industry

The adhesives and sealants community will meet this month to discuss trends and new technologies at the ASC Fall Convention and Expo.

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) supports a $43 billion global industry whose reach spans all market segments and sub-segments.


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Editor's Memo: Managing Expectations

It's vital that we communicate our expectations and/or share our ability to fulfill specific requirements.

I recently had to schedule hip replacement surgery. The scheduler at the surgeon’s office went through various details with me, and then assured me that she would be sending me a packet with lots of information regarding the procedure, the hospital stay, post-op therapy, etc. A month passed, and no packet.


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Clariant Doubles Pigments Capacity

Clariant recently announced the inauguration of a new extension to its production facility in Roha, which is southeast of Mumbai, India.
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Henkel Announces Supplier Awards

Henkel Adhesive Technologies recently announced the recipients of its Supply Performance, Supplier Innovation and Supplier Sustainability awards.
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Bostik Opens Powder Plant

Bostik recently announced it has expanded its cementitious powder manufacturing capabilities with the recent opening of a new production plant near the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru.
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Eastman Completes Plasticizers Expansion

Eastman Chemical Co. recently announced it has completed a previously announced capacity expansion of its Eastman 168™ non-phthalate plasticizers.
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DOW POLYURETHANES: Epoxy Binder

VORASPEC™ 58 toughened epoxy binder is a new high-performance reactive epoxy toughener intended to meet the needs of epoxy systems for industrial and infrastructure applications.
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Keung Named Emerald Kalama Sales Manager

Emerald Kalama Chemical has appointed David Keung to the newly created position of Asia Sales manager.
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Univar to Distribute Evonik Products in Northeast U.S.

Univar Inc. recently announced it has reached an agreement with Evonik Corp. to become the exclusive distributor for Evonik personal care products in the Northeastern U.S.
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EVENTS

Industry

2015 FEICA Conference & Expo

9/9/15

FEICA, the Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry, is a multinational association representing the European 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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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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