Raw Materials and Chemicals

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

ARTICLES

Q&A About Polyurethanes: Formulating Basics for Coatings

What are some fundamental issues that I should know regarding the basics of formulating coatings?

An important concept to learn is critical pigment volume concentration (CPVC). Understanding this concept is essential for formulating high-performance coatings. In fact, it’s an “elephant in the room” for many formulators—ignored at our peril.


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Regulatory Review: TSCA Reform - The Time is Now

Any further compromise will most likely lead to the falling away of considerable industry support.

By the time you read this column, the battle for Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) reform will be fully engaged. Battle lines will have been drawn, cosponsors for bills will have been recruited, and charges and counter charges will have been swapped back and forth in Senate committee hearings.


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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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Industry

ASC Fall Convention and Expo

10/19/15
Pittsburgh, PA
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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Industry

ASC Spring Convention and Expo

4/8/16
New Orleans, LA
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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Industry

ASC Fall Convention and Expo

10/17/16
Indianapolis, IN
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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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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2015 May

You won't want to miss our May issue, with a special packaging-focused Adhesives at Work section, as well as coverage of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), biorenewable feedstocks, 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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