The Universal Selection Source: Adhesives Ingredients

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Literally, a Sealant is a viscous material which becomes solid after application. The main uses of a sealant are either to form a protection barrier, to seal two substrates together, or to fill gaps or holes. Basically this is a material which has the adhesive and cohesive properties to form a seal. Main market applications are building and construction, transportation and Do-It-Yourself. Main types: Elastic sealants have high recovery (over 70%), Plastic sealants display only slight or no recovery at all (up to 20%) and Elasto-plastic and plasto-elastic sealants with properties in between.

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Selection Guide

Select Surfactants for Adhesives and Sealants

By Edward M. Petrie

This guide endeavors to direct the formulator through the process of selecting surfactants that are used for a number of functions related to surface tension in adhesive and sealant formulations. It focuses on fundamentals of surfactants, their classification & working mechanism, benefits they impart to the formulations and recent trends driving development of new surfactants. Read on to select surfactant that best suits your adhesive/ sealant formulation.

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Selection Guide

Select Dispersing Agents for Adhesives and Sealants

By Edward M. Petrie

Dispersing agents are essential formulation components that help disperse fillers or particles in adhesives and sealants. This selection guide will provide you a comprehensive review of important aspects related to dispersing agents selection for sealants, water-borne and solvent-borne adhesives. It will help you understand types of dispersing agents used, their mode of action and stabilizing processes. It will also acquaint you with various formulations challenges, factors & test methods to be considered while selecting dispersing agent for a specific adhesive formulation and end-use requirement.

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