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Dow Automotive and LORD Development Agreement Retains Top Spot

For the second consecutive week, readers were most interested in a development agreement between Dow Automotive and LORD.
By Susan Sutton
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This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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Flame-Retardant Foam Gaskets: Fire Proof and High Performing

Flame-retardant foam gaskets play a significant role in preventing or delaying the spread of fire.
By Albert Schmid
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Polyurethane-, epoxy- and silicone-based reactive resins are used for a variety of products in the lighting industry. The applications range from the casting of sensors or ballasts and the sealing of the luminaire to the bonding of LED modules into a tube.


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Ask Dr. Dave: What is the difference between a polyurethane adhesive and a polyurea adhesive?

Dave Dunn's September 2014 column
By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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The most important difference is that the polyurea reaction is much faster than the polyurethane one.
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Advancing Adhesives: A New Wave of Waterborne Dispersions for Adhesives and Coatings

Water-based polyolefin dispersions offer versatile benefits for coatings and adhesives.
By Greg Bunker
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Think artificial turf, personal care items, carpet backing and pizza boxes have nothing in common? Think again.


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Achieving Adhesion to Difficult Substrates

A new material can be used to improve adhesion in a variety of substrates.
By Mike J. Idacavage
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Adhesion, or lack of it, is one of the most critical attributes for most adhesives, coatings and inks. A variety of options can be explored when it comes to adhesion.


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Focus On: One Supplier to the Adhesives and Sealants Industry is Finding Diamonds in the Rough

New product ideas are just waiting to be discovered.
By Jim Charron
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The next time you’re in a car, take a close look at the many different materials inside and outside that are bonded together.


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Improving Assembly with Fastener and Component Enhancement Materials

Adhesives, sealants and coatings have made great strides in improving the reliability of fastener systems.
By William Mackowski
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The concept of using helical threaded fastening dates back many centuries. Nearly as old is the consequential search for a means of keeping these same fasteners secure until removal is required.


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Adhesive and Sealant Council 2014 Fall Convention and Expo

The event will include concurrent technical sessions, an Expo and multiple networking opportunities
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Delegates from around the world will gather at The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) Fall Convention and Expo, scheduled to take place October 20-22 at the Hyatt Regency Greenville in Greenville, S.C.


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Strategic Solutions: Surface Treatment - A Formulator's Friend for Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings

A well-chosen and implemented solution allows manufacturers—and their customers—to focus on the next challenge.
By James (Jim) E. Swope
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As a supplier, imagine knowing that almost any material was bondable. How much more productive would your work be if you could focus on such factors as environmental resistance, structural strength or cure speed?


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Editor's Memo: Adhesives and Sealants Contribute to Mind-Blowing Progress

It really is mind-boggling to consider just how pervasive adhesives and sealants are in our daily lives.
By Susan Sutton
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Nearly everything we take for granted today could be considered high-tech, especially when looked at from the perspective of the past.


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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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