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Waterborne Adhesives


Water-based (or more commonly referred to as waterborne) adhesives are typically formulated from either, natural polymers – from vegetable sources (e.g. dextrins, starches), protein sources (e.g. casein, blood, fish, soybean, milk albumen), and animal sources (e.g. hides, bones), or soluble synthetic polymers – from polymers including: polyvinyl alcohol, cellulose ethers, methylcellulose, carboxymethylcellulose, and polyvinylpyrrolidone.

These adhesives may be supplied as solutions or formulated as dry powders which must be mixed with water prior to application. The strength of the adhesive is attained when water is lost from the glue line by evaporation or absorption by the substrate.

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Nov 18, 2009 | Article

Colloidal Encapsulation of Hydrolytically and Oxidatively Unstable Organoborane Catalysts

Trialkylborane catalysts and their amine complexes are hydrolytically and oxidatively unstable, decomposing in water very rapidly to trialkylboroxin, borate esters, and boric acid. However...

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Dec 3, 2008 | Article

Table tennis cracks down on harmful adhesives

By Andy Extance

The solvent controls their viscosity, open time, tack and adhesion. It helps provide contact adhesives with enough cohesive strength and 'knitting ability' that two surfaces coated with the adhesive...

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Jul 16, 2008 | Article

Trends in Construction Adhesives

By Andy Extance

The term "Safe as houses" has come into the English language due to the comparative long-term stability of the housing market. This in turn has made construction one of the most lucrative industries...

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Nov 7, 2007 | Article

Water based adhesives

By Andy Extance

In the world today, there is a clear need for water-based adhesives across basically all possible applications. As health, safety and environmental legislation tightens and pressure on fossil fuel...

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Sep 12, 2007 | Article

Bookbinding Adhesives

Although the general public may not realize it, they come into contact everyday with one of the most demanding applications for adhesives - books. Adhesives are used in the manufacture of books...

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Jul 25, 2007 | Article

The Role of Adhesives in the Shoe Industry

The shoe industry demands an impressive array of adhesives due to variations in materials, processes, types of footwear, and seasonal design changes. Equally impressive is the performance demands...

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Jun 27, 2007 | Article

Improving the Water Resistance of Emulsion Adhesives

Water borne adhesives, derived from emulsion polymerization processes, are particularly susceptible to performance loss on exposure to high humidity conditions. The achievement of performance...

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Mar 21, 2007 | Article

Heat-Seal Adhesive Coatings

Heat-sealing adhesives are thermoplastic materials that can be coated onto substrate surfaces and later reactivated by heat and pressure. They differ from conventional hot melt adhesives that are...

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Feb 21, 2007 | Article

PSA Release Liners and Coatings

By Edward M. Petrie

A release liner is a critical element in a pressure sensitive adhesive product - perhaps as important as the adhesive itself. Pressure sensitive tapes, labels, and transfer films must be protected...

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Oct 18, 2006 | Article

A Gripping Story: Specialty tape makers turning to aqueous PSAs

It's a competitive time for specialty tape makers, with many companies jockeying for position as innovation and customer cost pressures usher in new opportunities. A company's specialty tapes have...

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