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Polyurethane Laminating Adhesives for Hard-to-Bond Substrates

Today's updated chemistry and processing know-how can make a surprising range of substrate combinations feasible.

The current laminating industry mindset is to simply try anything. Many manufacturers have started to realize that creative combinations of unexpected substrates might fill untapped demand for finished products that look and feel novel, are extra sturdy, or display other desirable properties that are unattainable with standard materials.


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Construction Tape Trends

New acrylic construction tapes outperform traditional rubber and asphaltic options.

Ten years ago, a variety of adhesive construction tapes was available. The choices were limited to rubber, butyl and asphaltic tape, each offering known pros and cons to builders. As


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Adhesives at Work: Innovative Label Adhesives Meet Today's Packaging Demands

Hot-melt adhesives and solvent-free acrylic adhesives offer solutions for food and beverage product labeling.

Food and beverage packaging has come a long way since the prehistoric days of using natural materials like leaves and gourds for containers. Today’s food and beverage industry demands packaging that’s far more sanitary, innovative and eye-catching than what nature can provide.


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Packaging Matters

Attractive packaging really does influence buying decisions!

A little over two years ago, I adopted a dachshund named Sebastian. He is absolutely adorable, with big, baby-like eyes. At just 12 lbs, he is also baby sized.


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Market Trends: Construction Chemicals Market is Building on Success

U.S. demand for construction chemicals like adhesives and grouts is expected to shift toward higher-value formulations and technologies.

Domestic demand for construction chemicals used in on-site applications is projected to grow 8.2% per year through 2018 to $12.1 billion, according to “Construction Chemicals,” a recent study from The Freedonia Group Inc.


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Market Trends: Coatings Industry Continues to Evolve

The recent sharp drop in oil prices could force coatings prices lower if continued.

Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney recently announced it has begun its fifth “U.S. Paint & Coatings Industry” study. The industry is reportedly continuing its recovery from the global recession of 2008-2009.


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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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