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Trends in Silane Surface Treatments

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This editorial describes only several of the more recent applications for organosilanes. The nature of the organosilane molecule, its bifunctionality, and the great number of chemical end-groups that can be provided contribute to this versatility. (Editorial)

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Selecting Organosilane Adhesion Promoters and Primers

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This article is intended to be a guide to the selection of an organosilane adhesion promoter or primer. The choice of the correct organosilane family or a type within a given family is often not a straight-forward task. Organosilane adhesion... (Article)

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Understanding Dynamic Mechanical Analysis

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Dynamic Mechanical Analysis, or DMA, is a powerful tool for adhesive formulators. At a basic level it can measure elastic storage modulus properties, G', and viscous loss modulus properties, G'', glass transition temperature (Tg), which are... (Article)

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Hydrogel Adhesives Improve Medical Performance

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Medical adhesives are well known enough to take leading parts in films, but in some roles they still get poor reviews. Conventional tissue sealants and PSAs both have their shortcomings. But not only can hydrogel adhesives produce bandages and... (Editorial)

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Unintended Discoveries in the Adhesives Industry

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This editorial takes a look at several unintended major discoveries in the adhesives industry and shows how one’s perseverance, observation, and a factor of good luck helped to parlay these ”interesting” technologies into ones of major commercial... (Editorial)

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Biobased Components in Hot Melt Adhesive Formulation

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This article reviews the state-of-the-art regarding the formulation and development of biobased hot melt adhesives. It also analyzes the several driving forces for such development and the barriers that are likely to inhibit quick and large scale... (Article)

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Selection of Thickeners for Waterborne Adhesives

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This article reviews how various thickeners work and their value to the industry. The different types of thickeners that are available for waterborne adhesives will be identified, and the selection process is discussed to assist the formulator in... (Article)

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Updating Starch Technologies for Corrugating Adhesive Use

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The Stein-Hall process has allowed aqueous starch adhesives to be prepared from insoluble granules since the 1930s. It's still widely used, and the choice of starch source plays a big role in adhesive performance. Stein-Hall and associated processes... (Article)

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The Aerospace Industry - Feeding Ground for Structural Adhesive Development

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This editorial reviews the history of structural adhesive growth in the aerospace industry and identifies unique areas of development. Adhesives have always played a significant role in the aircraft / aerospace industry primarily because they offer a... (Editorial)

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Selecting Curing Agents for Structural Epoxy Adhesives (Part 2): Elevated Temperature Cure

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This is the second part of two articles that describe common epoxy adhesive curing agents and their selection process. This current article focuses on epoxy adhesive systems that require elevated temperature curing conditions. The first part... (Article)

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Extracting Unique Value from Microencapsulation Technology

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This article focuses on the sustained release of microencapsulated components within coatings, adhesives, and sealants rather than on instantaneous or triggered release of the microcapsules' contents. The basics of sustained release technology will... (Article)

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