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Focused editorial details the use of adhesives and sealants in construction applications.

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Modest Growth Predicted for Residential Remodeling in 2015

Residential remodeling is set for modest growth in 2015, according to experts at a recent press conference hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers.
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Spray Polyurethane Foam Application: When Are Workers Safe?

Emissions data collected following spray polyurethane foam application has been used to estimate the time required for workers to safetly re-enter and work without respiratory protection.

The determination of trade worker re-entry time following the application of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) in residential and commercial buildings has traditionally been estimated by SPF manufacturers.


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Worldwide Decorative Laminates Demand to Reach $40 Billion by 2018

Global demand for decorative laminates is expected to rise 5.6% per year to 10.7 billion sq m in 2018.
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DOW BUILDING SOLUTIONS: Flashing Sealant

An alternative to flashing tape, the elastomeric spray reportedly forms a tight, seamless barrier along the rough openings of windows and doors.
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Housing Markets Inching Toward Full Recovery

Markets in 59 of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the third quarter of 2014.
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3M: Marking Tapes

This company has released the first product in a series for marking and locating the path of underground plastic pipes.
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Ask Dr. Dave: What are the best adhesives and sealants for construction these days?

Adhesives and sealants for the construction industry have changed dramatically over the last 20 years or so.

Dave Dunn's November 2014 column.


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A Sealant Solution

Vinyl acetate ethylene binders provide a cost-effective option for sealant applications without compromising formulation quality.

While most consumers might not be able to visually differentiate between one caulk or sealant and another, product formulators and chemists understand the tremendous diversity between products.


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UV/Vis Energy-Cure Adhesives and Sealants: Industry Trends, Chemistry, and Packaging

Applications for energy-cured coatings, adhesives and sealants have grown rapidly.

With governments and corporations increasingly emphasizing innovation, advanced materials, new energy technologies, and sustainability, applications for energy-cured coatings, adhesives, and sealant systems have grown rapidly.


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CE Marking Compliance: Risks and Rewards for Sealant Manufacturers

Sealant manufacturers should be aware of the new harmonized European Standard for the construction industry.

The construction industry’s new harmonized European Standard (hEN) has brought conformity to any product declaration or performance claim, and allows free movement of materials throughout the European Union member states.


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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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