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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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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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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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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Hot Melt Adhesives

By SpecialChem

This selection guide is designed to explain the basics of hot melt adhesives. Hot melts are thermoplastics that are used after melting the polymer beyond its melting point. It would also apprise you with the different ingredients used in hot melts like waxes, tackifying resins and polymers. You will also be able to know about the working of hot melts, characteristics and applications of different hot melts, role of various components in a hot melt adhesive formulation and much more.

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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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Adhesion Promoter Selection Guide

By Edward Petrie

This guide focuses mainly on adhesion promoter that is integrally blended into the formulation either by the adhesive supplier or by the end-user immediately before application. This selection guide will endeavor to direct the formulator through the process of selecting an adhesion promoter for a specific adhesive or sealant formulation and end-use requirement. Adhesion promoters must be considered with regard to compatibility with the base polymer in the formulation, the chemical nature of the substrate to be bonded, and the end-properties that the formulator is trying to achieve.

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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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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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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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