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Curing Epoxy Adhesives with Dicyandiamide

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This article first offers an introduction to the two main types of epoxy curing mechanisms. It then describes the characteristics and properties of dicyandiamide and how this material achieves crosslinking with epoxy resins. The article then goes... (Article)

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Surprising Green Extenders

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This editorial describes the increasing use of extenders that are based on naturally occurring materials. These can be used as additives or base polymers. Polymeric waste can also be used as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly component... (Editorial)

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Record Number of Attendees Made ASC Fall Convention a Grand Success

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On 3-5 October the ASC 2010 Fall Convention & Expo was held and in summary, it was a tremendous success! When speaking with the new president of the ASC, Matt Croson, he revealed the facts and figures of the event. A record level of 415 attendees was... (Editorial)

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Viscoelasticity – the sticky secret of spider webs

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This year spiders' glycoprotein web adhesives have been shown to possess viscoelastic properties, as pressure sensitive adhesives do. Could formulators learn from them? Orb-weaving spiders have evolved the ability to make webs whose secret weapon is... (Editorial)

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Aziridine Crosslinkers

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Increasing pressure sensitive adhesives strength calls for crosslinking, but often at the cost of adverse side effects like discolouring. Now, an unusual crosslinker type promises to avoid those side effects. Today's pressure sensitive adhesives are... (Article)

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