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

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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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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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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Technology Profile

Polyurethane Resin for Adhesives & Sealants : Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

Polyurethane resins are used extensively and are well-known for their performance characteristics. Their versatility has allowed them to grab a good market share in footwear, construction, and general manufacturing industries. This techno brief takes into account various polyurethane systems, the types of polyurethane resins, their benefits and limitations and end market applications.

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Techno Brief: UV/Light Stabilizers for Adhesives

By SpecialChem

The action of light can lead to irreversible damages in adhesives and sealants properties, at the edges of the adhesive bond or if the substrates are permeable to light. This UV/Light Stabilizers guide is designed to help you understand more about the use of UV/Light Stabilizers in the adhesives & sealant industry, focusing on how to reduce the damage done by light, oxygen and heat to adhesives.

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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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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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Epoxy Resins for Adhesives and Sealants

By Edward Petrie

This guide is designed to introduce you to epoxy resins used in adhesives and sealants. Epoxy resin based adhesives are probably the most versatile family of adhesives because they bond well to many substrates. Also, they can be easily modified to achieve widely varying properties. This selection guide will familiarize you with the fundamentals and various types of epoxy resins for adhesives and sealants. This guide will endeavor to direct the formulator through the process of selecting an epoxy resin, or combination of resins of which many are available for a specific adhesive or sealant formulation and end-use requirement.

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Select Accelerators for Rubbers

By Edward Petrie

This selection guide will help you select accelerators for rubbers; one of the most difficult problems in compounding. Accelerators are critical components in adhesive and sealant formulations. This guide explores selection of accelerators according to elastomers and curing properties. To help you select the right accelerator for a particular elastomer, this guide will apprise you with rubber vulcanization, classification of accelerators, selection matrices, starting point formulation and much more.

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Thermoplastics Polyurethanes Adhesives (TPU): Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

This guide contains significant information regarding thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) for the adhesives and sealants industry. TPUs are formed by linear polymeric chains comprising a small proportion of hard segments and soft segments. Should you work with TPU this guide would prove to be a worthy source of TPU technology in adhesives and industrial applications that have been exploiting its benefits and performance characteristics.

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