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Hotmelt adhesives are thermoplastics that are applied in a molten state and form a bond on cooling to a solid state. The two important physical properties are: glass transition temperature and melt temperature, varying significantly depending on the type of base polymer used and the additives or modifiers present in the formulation. Major application areas include shoe, automotive, packaging, electrical / electronic, and woodworking.   

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Mar 15, 2018 | Industry News

Braskem Appointed Safic Alcan as Distribution Partner for its Unilene® Range

Safic Alcan announces distribution partnership with Braskem to distribute Braskem’s full range of UNILENE® resins in several European countries. In hot melt & solvent based adhesives UNILENE® resins...

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Mar 14, 2018 | Industry News

Pidilite Industries Collaborates with Jowat SE to Distribute its Adhesives in India

Pidilite Industries Limited of India has entered into technical collaboration on Hot Melt Adhesives with Germany’s Jowat SE. As part of collaboration, Pidilite will handle sales & distribution of...

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Mar 7, 2018 | Product News

Vertellus Offers Morflex® 150 Phthalate Plasticizer for Adhesives & Heat Seal Applications

Morflex® 150 (Dicyclohexyl Phthalate, DCHP), manufactured by Vertellus, delivers performance, value and versatility applications such as hot melt adhesives, water based adhesives as well as heat or...

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Feb 26, 2018 | Product News

Jowat to Present Advanced Adhesives for Wood Applications at HOLZ HANDWERK 2018

Jowat will be presenting tailor-made adhesive solutions for all operations in wood-processing companies at HOLZ-HANDWERK 2018. The products include PUR hot melt adhesives for superior edgebanding...

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Feb 21, 2018 | Industry News

Sasol Presents at China Hot Melt Adhesives Forum 2018 in Ningbo

Sasol will present two presentations at the upcoming China Hot Melt Adhesives Forum in Ningbo about the impact of waxes on HMA rheology and the importance of wax choice in new polyolefin-based...

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Feb 8, 2018 | Industry News

Mactac® Adds New Films to its CHILL AT™ Product Range

Mactac® has added three new films to its growing CHILL AT™ product line. These are custom-engineered with the latest advancements in hot-melt adhesive technology. CHILL AT is a true all-temperature...

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Feb 7, 2018 | Industry News

Sasol Completes R 13.6 Billion FT Wax Plant Expansion in South Africa

Sasol has announced the full completion of its R13.6 billion FT Wax Expansion Project (FTWEP). The waxes produced are used in hotmelt adhesives, inks, paints, coatings, and asphalt applications...

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Feb 7, 2018 | Article

Hot Melt Adhesives for Low Surface Energy Substrates

By Edward M. Petrie

Low energy polymeric surfaces, such as polyolefins, fluorocarbons, acetals, and polystyrene, are notoriously difficult to bond with adhesives. Wetting becomes a challenge when using conventional...

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Jan 30, 2018 | Industry News

Lubrizol to Present its TPU Solutions for Footwear at 2018 Northwest Materials Show

Lubrizol has announced that it will exhibit at the 2018 Northwest Materials Show in Portland. It will display its TPU-based hot melt solutions for footwear and apparel industries. Its product...

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Jan 24, 2018 | Industry News

Polyethylene Wax Market Expected to Reach USD 1.32 Billion by 2022

The polyethylene wax market is projected to grow from USD 1.08 Billion in 2017 to USD 1.32 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 4.1% from 2017 to 2022. These waxes are generally used as a modifier in...

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