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Intertape Polymer Group® Inc.: Masking Tape

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This company offers what is reportedly the first masking tape designed to adhere to water-based and ultra-high slip release agents.
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ITW Announces 60th Anniversary of Devcon Brand

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ITW recently announced that Devcon® brand, a product line of ITW Polymers Adhesives North America, will mark its 60th anniversary in September.
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AkzoNobel Announces Solar Cell Technology Collaboration

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AkzoNobel recently announced it has partnered with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore.
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Nonwovens Disposable Hygiene: A World of Opportunity for Adhesive Manufacturers and Dispensing Equipment Suppliers

Adhesive manufacturers and dispensing equipment suppliers can partner in helping disposable hygiene manufacturers efficiently produce higher quality products while reducing costs.
By Alan Ramspeck
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Today's consumer wants it all—disposable hygiene products with high, consistent performance but at the lowest price. Producers strive to balance changing and increasing demands of consumers, sensitivity to sustainability, and the need to manage production costs and efficiency in order to remain competitive and profitable.


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Photovoltaic Module Rail Bonding with Acrylic Foam Tapes

This paper received the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council's 2014 Carl A. Dahlquist Award for Best Technical Paper.
By Scott R. Meyer
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To justify the cost of building viable solar farms, photovoltaic (PV) module installations must offer long-term performance.


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Strategic Solutions: State of the U.S. Adhesives and Sealants Industry

U.S. adhesive and sealant manufacturers have benefited from an economy that has been growing quicker than other developed economic regions.
By A. Todd Muhleman
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The outlook for the U.S. adhesives and sealants industry at the mid-point of 2014 has slightly improved over 2013. After growing just 1.9% in 2013, most economists are predicting the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) will grow 3% for 2014.


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Australia a Key Player in Residential Solar Market

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The U.S. continues to lag behind global photovoltaic (PV) leaders Germany and Australia in prices for residential installations.
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NORDSON EFD: Valve Controller

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This company, a Nordson company, recently introduced the 7160RA ValveMate™ controller, which can provide exact time control of the dispense cycle with an improved user interface.
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ELLSWORTH ADHESIVES: Dymax UV-Cure Adhesives

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This company now offers the E-MAX range of products, an exclusive portfolio of UV-curing adhesives manufactured by Dymax.
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Case Study: Structural Adhesives Increase Productivity for Electric Vehicle Assembly

Clean Motion relies on structural adhesives to provide strength and reduce weight in its Zbee electric vehicle.
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The innovative Zbee three-wheeler is an ultra-light, energy-efficient electric vehicle designed by Clean Motion AB, located in Lerum, Sweden, with its manufacturing site in Trollhättan.


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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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