Within today’s diverse adhesive and sealants product segments, encompassing very different markets such as retail, architectural, industrial, and aerospace applications, all buyers and end users depend on clearly labeled containers. Since different label formats are available for a multitude of container geometries, it is helpful to understand the basics of labeling choices for future projects.
Chicago Glue recently helped Systematics more than double its output of face shields for healthcare workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
May 22, 2020
When running a business, many scenarios cross your mind. You prepare and plan and adapt. Yet very few, if any, can say they were prepared for the global pandemic that has put stress on not only their company, but also its team members and its operations. As always in challenging times, good things still have the opportunity to happen.
In addition to a low carbon footprint, polylactic acid brings value to multiple applications through performance attributes such as a high modulus, excellent solvent and grease resistance, and food contact compliance.
Henkel’s new Technomelt GA 3980 Ultra reportedly features excellent heat and cold resistance, improved flexibility, and high adhesive strength, even on substrates that are difficult to process.
March 3, 2020
Henkel recently announced the introduction of Technomelt GA 3980 Ultra, a hot-melt adhesive that is reportedly suitable for all melting systems and can be used for bookbinding and a variety of binding applications.
Thermoplastic olefin (TPO) materials belong to the larger group of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). As such, they come in many formulations and can be molded into parts with different surface finishes. Increasingly used in the automotive industry as an alternative to high-cost, heavy metal materials, TPO plastics present unique bonding challenges for pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) manufacturers.
Reactive hot-melt (RHM or HMPUR) adhesives are solid prepolymers terminated in reactive groups (-NCO-) manufactured from mixtures of solid and liquid polyester/ether polyols with isocyanates, which are very low in free isocyanates.
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