Tim Pione, vice president, Advanced Packaging and Converting, Adhesives, at Arkema discusses the company’s pressure-sensitive adhesive products, including hot-melt, waterborne, UV, and specialty solution acrylics technologies.
The wide use of dissimilar substrate materials driving the selection of sealants was reported in The Adhesive and Sealant Council’s “2017-2020 North American Market Report for Adhesives and Sealants with a Global Overview.”
Evonik reports that VP Disp. WF 7620, the newest rheology control dispersion in its Coatings Additives portfolio, was specifically developed to control the rheological properties of waterborne coatings.
July 21, 2020
Evonik recently announced that it has received the 2020 Ringier Coating Technology Innovation Award for a new rheology control dispersion.
Engineers, architects, specifiers, facility managers, and homeowners must spend time analyzing what performance levels can be obtained by the adhesive and sealant products that are available to them for the environments in which they are being used.
With increasing consolidation among adhesives manufacturers and the raw material suppliers that support them, global product formulation and availability of materials used in these formulations continue to grow in importance.
Independent testing and third-party validation of application-specific and customer-required adhesive products are expected across the value chain. It is especially important to validate adhesive performance for the electronics industry.
Tariffs, trade deals, and acquisitions—oh, my! In response to continued uncertainties resulting from ongoing political tensions and changing market dynamics, raw materials and chemicals suppliers are undertaking a number of strategic initiatives.