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Ask Dr. Dave: What are the best products for filling the seams after assembling acrylic countertops?

Reactive acrylic adhesives vary from surface-activated flexible adhesives to two-component adhesives.

Dave Dunn's October 2014 column.


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Hot-Melt Adhesives 101: A Primer for Users

Hot-melt adhesives are ideal for a variety of applications.

For many people, the glue sticks and glue guns they buy at their local hobby or hardware store are an introduction to hot-melt adhesives—but these products are only a small glimpse of what is possible in the world of hot melts.


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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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HENKEL: Hybrid Adhesive

Loctite 4090 is a new hybrid adhesive that reportedly combines the two key features of structural and instant adhesives: bond strength and speed.
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Dow Adhesives Achieve Sustainability Milestone

The Dow Chemical Co. recently announced that its BETAMATE™ structural adhesives have been named the company’s third Breakthrough to World Challenges.
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ELLSWORTH ADHESIVES: 3M Acrylic Adhesives

This company now offers 3M’s new Scotch-Weld low-odor acrylic adhesives.
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Nordson Acquires Dima Group

Nordson Corp. recently announced it has acquired Dima Group B.V., a Netherlands-based manufacturer of conformal coating, dispensing and surface-mount technology (SMT) equipment.
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U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Industry Making Steady Progress

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a new report showing steady progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy industry over the past year.
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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
The most important difference is that the polyurea reaction is much faster than the polyurethane one.
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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.

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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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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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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