An announcement from Henkel regarding a new PSA facility drew the most reader interest last week (Henkel Adhesive Technologies to Expand UV Capabilities with New Facility in North Carolina): “Henkel Adhesive Technologies recently announced that it has broken ground on a new state-of-the-art production area for UV-curable acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) at its site in Salisbury, N.C. The new facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2021. Henkel reports that the expansion of its existing site broadens the company’s capabilities to provide more sustainable and innovative PSA solutions to the tape, label, medical, and graphic films markets.

“‘Henkel’s solvent-free, UV PSA line enables broader industry use of acrylic-based adhesives,’ said Brian McSwigan, vice president of Business Development. ‘Combining the ease of use of a traditional rubber-based hot melt with the enhanced performance of acrylic polymers represents not only a step-change in innovation but demonstrates Henkel’s continued commitment to sustainability.’”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for August 23-29

  1. Henkel Adhesive Technologies to Expand UV Capabilities with New Facility in North Carolina
  2. Brooks and Sneller Join Palmer Holland CASE Team
  3. Beardow Adams Announces Strong Growth in 2019/2020 Fiscal Year for U.S. Business
  4. Blackburn Joins ChemQuest as Director of Intellectual Property
  5. Revenue Down 9% for Intertape Polymer Group in 2020 Second Quarter

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants, and coatings-related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week on our website, as well as our eNewsletters and social media platforms.