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Cooking up Wheat Wood Glues

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Wheat paste is best known for making papier-mâché, so it may seem unlikely that it could be used in any more demanding applications.However, research published this year shows that wheat might be able to produce effective wood glues, either starting... (Editorial)

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Adjusting to Tackifier Price Rises

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Increasing tackifier costs are impacting adhesive manufacturers, raising the obvious question of whether there are cheaper options. After considering the physical and chemical constraints of the tackifier system used in any formulation, it's clear... (Article)

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New Windows for a Sustainable Building Industry

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Environmental dimension of sustainability in architecture means the conservation of resources through the optimized use of building materials and products, reducing the need for heating materials, electric power, etc. Socio-cultural dimension of... (Article)

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Henkel awarded for Sustainability commitment

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6/23/2010 Düsseldorf / Germany - Henkel wins Walmart Sustainability Award for the second time in a row

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The Concept of Self-Bonding or “Autohesion”

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This editorial defines the concept of “autohesion”. Common elastomers that provide a degree of autohesion are given as examples, and the commercial value of elastomers that exhibit autohesion are noted.Autohesion is the spontaneous adherence between... (Editorial)

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Experimental Design for Formulators

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This article illustrates how to apply design of experiments (DOE) methods for the purpose of accelerating product development and discovering formulation relationships that may remain hidden by using a trial-and-error approach. A simple example is... (Article)

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