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Raw materials used in non-woven adhesives formulations

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Many of the applications that use non-woven fabrics adhere them with hot melt adhesives. However, water-based and solvent-based adhesive systems also have a role in this market. Adjusting the raw materials for these formulations can be crucial, for... (Article)

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Carpet adhesives lay recycling path

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Adhesives' tenacious stickiness is vital for their function, but can cause consternation when it comes to recycling the products that they're used with. To tackle this, researchers at the University of York, UK, claim that they have now developed a... (Editorial)

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Word Confusion: Biopolymer, Biodegradable, Bioadhesive?

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It seems that we are finding the prefix,“bio-“, in many words. The terms biopolymer, biodegradable, and bioadhesive are confusing. Are all biopolymers biodegradable? And are all biodegradable polymers classified as biopolymers? What then is a... (Editorial)

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Modern Starch Based Adhesives – Not Your Father’s Starch Anymore

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This article takes a quick look at conventional starch adhesive technology and then progresses to discussing modified starch adhesives. Finally the article focuses on very modern forms of starch adhesives that have only recently been developed. ... (Article)

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The rise of polyhedral polysiloxanes?

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Cubes made from silicone chemicals can produce tough polymers, but until recently they have been too tough to manipulate as an adhesive. However recent research has given them liquid form, making them into robust electronic encapsulants. (Editorial)

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Styrenic block copolymers with tailored block segments

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The molecular properties are crucial at determining the temperatures at which styrenic block copolymers dissociate in hotmelts, and many other properties of adhesives based on them. Those molecular properties are therefore powerful tools for... (Article)

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