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.

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Epoxy Resins for Adhesives and Sealants

By Edward M. 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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Styrene Butadiene Copolymer Resins Selection

By Edward M. 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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Antioxidants for Adhesives

By Edward M. Petrie

Adhesives and their raw materials react like other organic materials with oxygen in a process called autoxidation. This guide offers you an extended overview of Antioxidants in the adhesives & sealant industry. You will be able to select the antioxidant you need from the different antioxidant families mentioned here. This guide will also take a look into antioxidant benefits and applications. You can also check how to test and determine the efficiency of the antioxidant(s) you have selected.

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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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Techno Brief: Aliphatic Isocyanates

By SpecialChem

This guide will apprise you with aliphatic isocyanates and their development which has extended the possibilities offered by polyurethane adhesives in terms of both performance and formulation flexibility. Familiarize yourself with the key values, benefits and end market approaches of aliphatic isocyanates in polyurethane adhesives.

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Polyurethane Dispersions (PUD) Selection

By Edward M. Petrie

This guide will endeavor to direct the formulator through the process of selecting polyurethane dispersions for a specific adhesive formulation and end-use requirement. The chemistry of the polyurethane dispersion will dictate the performance properties. Therefore, the formulator needs to know what properties are affected by certain characteristics of the dispersion.

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Select Accelerators for Rubbers

By Edward M. 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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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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Polyurethane Dispersions (PUDs): Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

The aim of this guide is to acquaint you with today's waterborne polyurethane adhesives based on polyurethane dispersion raw materials that achieve the same high level of performance that you have come to expect. It would also accustom you with polyurethane dispersion (PUD) benefits and applications like footwear, automotive, packaging and more.

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Ethylene Copolymers: Techno Brief

By SpecialChem

Ethylene copolymers and terpolymers are widely used in manufacturing hot-melts adhesives and sealants because of their their mechanical cohesion and adhesive properties. In this guide, you will learn all the key facts about copolymers and terpolymers (ethylene vinyl acetates & ethylene acrylic esters) for the adhesives & sealants industry : benefits, key features, application techniques and end-market usages.

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