Mar 07

HMPSA adhesives provide exceptional performance and efficiency for industrial applications

March 7, 2019 3:05 PM

From bonding diapers to aircraft interiors, hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives are hugely popular systems for industrial manufacturing.
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Mar 05

HOT MELT VS WATER-BASED PSA FOR TAPES AND LABELS

March 5, 2019 11:50 AM

A converter’s available coating methods often determine the type of pressure sensitive adhesive for tape and label construction However, it’s important to understand the technologies’ advantages and fit within the market to ensure desired end-use performance.
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Feb 28

Pros and Cons of Modified Bitumen Commercial Roofing

February 28, 2019 9:20 AM

Whether you’re in the process of designing and constructing a new commercial building, or you are making renovations to an existing building, roofing needs to be a serious consideration. The materials and method you choose for your roofing won’t just affect your construction budget.
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Feb 26

Human factors are a big reason why designers love TPEs

February 26, 2019 9:25 AM

Human factors is defined as the study of how people interact physically and psychologically with their environment, products and services.
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Feb 21

The global TPE market –challenges and opportunities

February 21, 2019 2:15 PM

TPEs are only a small portion in all that, but they are innovative materials and therefore be-come part of the solution. Therefore innovating is necessary to ensure the stability and long-term growth of the industry.
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Feb 20

TPE growth and market breadth at a turning point

February 20, 2019 8:50 AM

The TPE industry has enjoyed steady, fairly-high growth for 30+ years based on favorable general properties (elastic and thermoplastic), relatively low cost of the major polymers used (polyolefins, styrene block copolymers, elastomers) and fabrication process advances (coextrusion, overmolding, foaming, adhesion, scratch/mar improvement).
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Feb 14

Types of modifiers!

February 14, 2019 2:40 PM

Highway agencies have recognized the benefits of using modified asphalts to reduce the amount and severity of pavement distresses and to increase service life.
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Feb 12

Shore Hardness and Soft TPEs

February 12, 2019 1:10 PM

Thermoplastic Elastomers, or Thermoplastic Rubber compounds, as they're sometimes called, are a class of materials that behave a lot like rubber, but process like plastic.  TPEs consist of hard and soft phase systems in the form of blends, alloys, or copolymers.
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Jan 24

Overmolding: TPE Adhesion Explained

January 24, 2019 4:40 PM

The process of overmolding a soft thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) onto a rigid engineering thermoplastic (ETP) can sometimes be tricky; feel like an art, more than a science.
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Jan 22

Self-Adhesive Modified Bituminous Roofing Membranes

January 22, 2019 11:10 AM

Modified bituminous roof membranes continue to be popular option for low-sloped roofs due to their proven performance. Historically these products have been torch-applied, mop-applied using hot asphalt (SBS only), or applied with solvent-based adhesives.
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Jan 17

How Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape Works

January 17, 2019 4:05 PM

Pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape offers manufacturers in many markets a range of benefits. These include:Improved product durability;Reduced product weight;Lower production costs;Enhanced product aesthetics;Increased productivity.
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Jan 15

Types Of Bitumen SBS VS APP

January 15, 2019 6:20 PM

Bitumen is a form of waterproofing and road building material that has been utilized in some form since ancient times. Despite an estimated 102 million tonnes of bitumen being used globally, the bitumen used in waterproofing is largely split between two types of ‘modified bitumen’: elastomeric SBS and plastomer APP.
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