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Adhesives Ingredients
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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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Structural Thermosetting Acrylic Adhesives - Basics & Formulation Practices

By Edward M. Petrie

Thermosetting acrylic adhesives are rubber-toughened systems that cure rapidly at room temperature to provide a crosslinked structural adhesive suitable for high-end applications. They provide high tensile shear and peel strength, chemical resistance, and impact strength. Become an expert by learning the detailed information about thermosetting acrylic adhesives including, their formulation parameters, performance and processing characteristics, and their expanding opportunities in the marketplace.

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Polymers and Additives for Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

By Edward M. Petrie

Pressure sensitive adhesives, when in the dry state, are aggressively tacky at room temperature and possess a high degree of "quick stick" or initial grab. They can adhere to a variety of dissimilar materials without the need for much more than slight pressure. Often the pressure is applied by hand, but rollers, presses, and other mechanical devices can also be used. There’s always a scope for tailored performance for a particular high-end application. But, how to select the right additive for your requirement? Learn here, the additives and polymers that are used in pressure sensitive adhesives and how overall performance properties...

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Test Methods to Measure Impact Strength of Adhesive Joints

By Edward M. Petrie

Adhesives react differently at high loading rates than they do under more normal static loading conditions. Hence, the study of the behavior of adhesive joints under impact loading is now a very active field of research, driven by significant industrial interest. Many industries, such as the automotive & aerospace, are employing adhesive joints with high impact strength. These structural bonds are not only important to obtain application-specific mechanical performance, but they also provide adequate safety levels for their occupants during collisions. Therefore, understanding the behavior of adhesive joints under impact is crucial for designing stronger and safer structures. Explore some of...

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Select the Right Surfactant for Adhesives and Sealants

By Edward M. Petrie

Surfactants are used in both water-borne and solvent-based adhesive formulations. They are also used by adhesive formulators to provide characteristics like reduce surface tension, improved flow and wetting without negatively impacting adhesion. Learn about the classification of surfactants along with their mechanism in detail. Also, get selection & formulation tips of surfactants and the trends driving developments of new surfactants. Review: Advantages & Disadvantages Of Surfactants Classification of Surfactants Working Mechanism of Surfactants Important Properties Affected by Surfactants Selection and Formulation Guidelines of Surfactants Trends Driving Development of New Surfactants (Continue reading or click to go on specific section of the page)

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Emulsion Polymers Selection for Adhesives and Sealants

By Dr. Alexander Madl

Emulsion Polymers are tremendously versatile! They have vast chemistries and provide low cost, low emissions, zero VOC, good shelf-life, freeze-thaw stability, and potential sustainability in many adhesive formulations. Due to these benefits, the emulsion polymers are increasingly used in adhesives and sealants to serve growing needs in diverse sectors and applications. Get a comprehensive review about the fundamentals of emulsion polymers and learn everything you need to know in this guide

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Additives & Polymers for High Temperature Structural Adhesives

By Edward M. Petrie

With increasing high-end engineering applications, structural adhesives are now expected to be more and more proficient. Materials that can withstand long term exposure to elevated temperatures while maintaining their mechanical properties are one of the most preferred choices of all times. Master here, the key to optimizing your structural adhesive formulations for high-temperature applications. Learn the detailed knowledge about base polymer requirements, strategies to reduce stress, additives for better mechanical strength and more.

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Sealants for Building and Construction - An Ultimate Reference Guide
In building and construction industry, sealants are employed to connect and join the various parts and materials to the main structure and to themselves. They help commercial and residential buildings perform better by sealing out water, humidity, UV and more. No sealant type is superior or inferior - it all comes to evaluating performance properties and developing the best suitable sealant to achieve desired results in the final application. Find out what are the important points to consider while developing construction sealants. Introduction - Sealants Used for Building Joints Types of Construction Sealants Technical Characteristics of Sealants by Use Physical &...

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Acrylic Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs): A Comprehensive Guide

By Edward M. Petrie

Acrylic Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs) are tremendously versatile! They have low-cost and a broad performance range: from ultra-removable to ultra-high adhesion depending on the formulation. Due to this benefit, the application of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA) based on acrylics is increasing greatly in a variety of label and packaging applications. Get a comprehensive review about fundamentals of acrylic PSAs and learn everything you need to know by reviewing: General Properties of Acrylic PSAs Which Type of Acrylic PSAs Have a Dominant Position Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives Chemistry & Properties of Monomers for Acrylic PSAs Type of Additives - Formulating Acrylic PSAs Key Application...

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Adhesives for Building and Construction - A Comprehensive Guide
Adhesives used in building and construction are versatile! Traditional and newly developed construction materials like concrete, plastics, wood panels, etc. need adhesives to display good adhesion, improved performance and easier application. Due to these benefits, the use of adhesives is increasing in the construction industry. Learn the fundamentals of different types of adhesives, their bonding techniques and methods of application used in building and construction industry. Review: Chemistries of Non-Structural Adhesives Chemistries of Structural Adhesives Technical Characteristics of Construction Adhesives Physical and Mechanical Characteristics of Adhesives Role of Bonding in Construction End-Uses of Bonding in Construction (Continue reading or click to go...

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Rheology Modifiers Selection for Adhesives and Sealants

By Edward M. Petrie

Rheology modifiers improve the viscosity and have a great impact on the application characteristics of adhesive and sealant formulations. They help you to adjust the flow properties as well as prevent settling down of fillers during settling and transportation in your formulation. Explore the importance and role of rheology modifiers along with their chemistries, selection process, formulation and testing guidelines in order to easily adjust the flow characteristics of your final adhesive formulation.

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