Sep 27

Introduction to Polyurethanes

September 27, 2018 4:05 PM

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.
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Sep 25

Hot Melt Adhesive Systems Offer Benefits to a Variety of Industries

September 25, 2018 11:15 AM

The list of industries which have found hot melt adhesives useful is a long one and includes the printing, packaging, manufacturing, automotive, construction, and textiles industries.
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Sep 20


September 20, 2018 6:45 PM

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.
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Sep 18

Medical Applications of K-Resin® SBC

September 18, 2018 9:35 AM

The medical industry has grown dramatically in the variety and sophistication of its polymer applications, particularly in the manufacture of medical devices and unit packaging.
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Sep 13

Adhesives Enable Developments in Wearable Medical Devices

September 13, 2018 10:45 AM

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.
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Sep 11

Rubber Membrane Flat Roof

September 11, 2018 2:00 PM

Rubber membranes flat roofs are part of most flat roofs. The materials on flat roofs are mostly rubber. There are two types of roofing systems used for rubber membrane roofs
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Sep 06

Hot Melts: A Dynamic, Growing Market

September 6, 2018 9:10 AM

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.
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Sep 04

TPE Compounds are the right touch for many products

September 4, 2018 8:45 AM

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.
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Aug 30

Hot Melt Adhesive Used in Automotive and Truck Manufacturing

August 30, 2018 9:55 AM

In the automotive and truck manufacturing industry, design and production components must meet the requirements for accuracy, quality, safety, reliability, dependability and repeatability.
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Aug 28

Innovative TPE for Dental Bracket Covers

August 28, 2018 11:00 AM

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.
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Aug 23

Food and Beverage Driving Self-Adhesive Labels Market Growth

August 23, 2018 11:20 AM

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.
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Aug 21

Waterborne And Solventborne Adhesives

August 21, 2018 3:25 PM

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
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