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.

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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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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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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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Polyurethane Dispersions (PUD) Selection

By Edward Petrie

This guide will endeavor to direct the formulator through the process of selecting polyurethane dispersions for a specific adhesive formulation and end-use requirement. The chemistry of the polyurethane dispersion will dictate the performance properties. Therefore, the formulator needs to know what properties are affected by certain characteristics of the dispersion.

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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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Antioxidants for Adhesives

By Edward Petrie

Adhesives and their raw materials react like other organic materials with oxygen in a process called autoxidation. This guide offers you an extended overview of Antioxidants in the adhesives & sealant industry. You will be able to select the antioxidant you need from the different antioxidant families mentioned here. This guide will also take a look into antioxidant benefits and applications. You can also check how to test and determine the efficiency of the antioxidant(s) you have selected.

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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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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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Select Surfactants for Adhesives and Sealants

By Edward 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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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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