The Universal Selection Source: Adhesives Ingredients

How to select raw materials smarter and faster for your Adhesives & Sealants formulations? Renowned experts in the field have designed these Selection Guides to assist you further in your selection according to your applications. In this section, we also provide you with Technology Profiles, states of the art of the main raw materials used in Adhesives & Sealants.

Selection Guide

Flame Retardants for Adhesives and Sealants

By Edward Petrie

This guide endeavors to direct the formulator through the process of selecting flame retardant additives for a specific base polymer and end-use requirement. It represents an overview of all additives that can be used for such purposes and attempts to describe the common flame retardant reaction mechanisms and test methods/ standards that are usually associated with specifying flame retardant adhesives.

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Plasticizers for Adhesives and Sealants

By Edward Petrie

This guide endeavors to direct the formulator through the process of selecting a plasticizer for a specific adhesive or sealant formulation and end-use requirement. Read on to explore the various classes of plasticizers, their functioning, applications in the adhesives and sealants and challenges faced by the plasticizer industry.

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Styrene Butadiene Copolymer Resins Selection

By Edward Petrie

Styrene Butadiene Copolymers (SBC) represent a versatile family of resins for adhesive and sealant development. Formulations prepared with SBC resin as base polymer offer a unique combination of properties and have found wide applications in diverse markets. This selection guide focuses on fundamentals of SBC resins, their types and variations, benefits they impart to the formulation and features that give them an edge over others. Read on to select a Styrene butadiene copolymer resin that best suits your adhesive/ sealant formulation and end-use requirement.

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Hot Melt Adhesive Formulation for Hygiene Applications

By Edward Petrie

This selection guide will focus on formulation of hot melt adhesives for use in a range of disposable hygiene products. It will identify the basic requirements of the adhesive, recognize the major components in the hot melt composition, and provide examples of starting formulations. Future trends in hygienic adhesive development will also be recognized.

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Rheology Modifiers Selection for Adhesives

By Edward Petrie

Rheology modifiers improve the viscosity and have a great impact on the application characteristics. Adding rheology modifiers to your adhesive formulation will prevent settling down of fillers during settling and transportation. The guidelines in this selection guide apply to rheology modifiers and thickeners which are used to adjust the flow properties of adhesive and sealants. Read on to select the right rheology modifier for your formulation and easily adjust the flow characteristics of your final adhesive.

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Select Curing / Vulcanizing Agents for Adhesives

By Edward Petrie

The transformation of a liquid resin to a solid adhesive or sealant is achieved by the addition of chemically active compounds known as curing, cross-linking, or vulcanizing agents. Cross-linking increases the thermal stability and mechanical properties of the polymer. Cross-linking, curing, or vulcanizing agents are substances that are added to a polymeric resin to assist the curing reaction. Does Cross-Linking affects the mechanical strength of a sealant? Are there some important factors that need to be considered for selecting Curing Agents? Read on further to explore the Chemistry behind cross-linking and criterion of selecting appropriate Curing Agent…

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Select Tackifiers for Adhesives and Sealants

By Edward Petrie

This guide will endeavor to direct the formulator through the process of selecting a tackifier for a specific adhesive system and end-use requirement. Tackifiers are important low molecular weight constituents in hot melt and pressure sensitive adhesives in terms of their effect on both cost and performance properties. This guide directs about the various classes of tackifiers, their functioning, applications, benefits and limitations of tackifiers.

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Preservatives for Adhesives and Sealants

By Edward Petrie

Given their relatively simple needs for life, microorganisms can attach and grow in many adhesive and sealant products that contain water or naturally-based ingredients. Preservatives / biocides / fungicides are therefore added to combat degradation caused by these organisms. This guide would talk about preservative classification and their working. It also endeavors to direct the formulator through the process of selecting a preservative / biocide / fungicide for a specific adhesive or sealant formulation and end-use requirement.

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Fillers and Extenders for Adhesive Sealant Formulation

By Edward Petrie

This guide will direct formulators through the selection process to the point where one can identify the optimal fillers and extenders for a specific combination of base polymer and end-use requirements.

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Antifoaming Agents Selection for Adhesives

By Edward Petrie

Select the ideal antifoaming agent for your adhesive formulation. This selection guide would give an overview of the antifoaming agent technology and its significance in adhesives. It would also highlight the various chemistries involved, their applications, some strengths and weaknesses and other aspects.

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Select faster the right wax (PE, FT, PP...) depending on your application by knowing exactly factors to consider (melting point, type of polymer, targeted open time...). Johan Goris will map chemistries with best application fit and explain the influence of waxes on setting, open time...

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