Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is an elastomer that is fully thermoplastic. Like all thermoplastic elastomers, TPU is elastic and melt-processable. Further, it can be processed on extrusion as well as injection, blow and compression molding equipment.
As a result, it’s understandable why PSA tape is becoming a popular choice for markets ranging from automotive to construction. Yet it’s important for these manufacturers to know how PSA tape works on different surfaces to fully anticipate its performance expectations.
Wearable medical devices that gather valuable data and enable patients to take control of their health are becoming ubiquitous, and it’s advances in the adhesives industry that has made this trend possible. For some, it’s just a matter of tracking fitness data, while for others, the data helps them to manage medical conditions such as diabetes.
Changing consumer trends taking hold at different rates globally will make hot-melt adhesivesa dynamic market expected to grow to more than $7.5 billion by 2021, according to a recent report from Smithers Apex.
These soft grips could be made out of a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compound. TPEs can be safe for food-contact applications, such as soft spoons for babies, and for healthcare applications, such as dental guards.
Orthodontic braces not only contribute to creating an attractive smile but also improve the dental health of those who undergo treatment. Occasionally, patients can feel discomfort caused by friction from the wires or brackets against the mouth.
The self-adhesive labels market size is projected to grow from $31.06 billion in 2018 to $40.5 billion by 2023, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5%, according to a recent report from Research and Markets.
Water and solvent based adhesives (WSA) are one of the largest classes of adhesives. They are also one of the oldest adhesives, with the earliest adhesives and sealants being made of natural raw materials such as tree sap, beeswax, tar, resin, animal protein, casein, and natural rubber