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Hot melt adhesives Channel
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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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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Jan 19, 2018 | Article

Adhesives in Food Contact Packaging Applications

By SpecialChem

The potential effects that Food Contact Materials (FCMs) can have on human health have grabbed consumer’s attention, calling for regulatory updates. If you are formulating adhesives for food...

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Jan 5, 2018 | Product News

Lubrizol Launches Breathable, Microbe-resistant TPU Grades for HMAs

Lubrizol has launched two new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) resins for hot melt adhesives (HMAs). The resins perform very well in outdoor applications thanks to their excellent resistance to...

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Jan 4, 2018 | Industry News

Lubrizol Selects Simko for Distribution of its TPU Range in Argentina

Lubrizol has selected Simko as new distributor for its TPU portfolio. The TPU range includes products for HMAs, reactive HMAs and solvent-based adhesives. These product lines are well-suited for...

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