Current Headlines

  1. Polytek® Development Corp. Expands Epoxy Production At Midwest Location

    Polytek® Development Corp. ("Polytek"), a manufacturer of specialty polymers for mold making and casting applications, has announced the expansion of epoxy production capabilities at their Midwest location

  2. BETO Announces New Biobased Adhesive Material

    On May 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced that scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a new, plant-derived, stretchy material that outperforms the adhesiveness of the natural chemical that gives mussels the ability to stick to rocks and ships

  3. Lightning Labels Expands New Eco-Friendly Product Suite Introducing CleanFlake Labels

    Food and beverage makers that want to score points with environmentally conscious customers now have eco-friendly labeling that makes recycling easier than ever. Lightning Labels introduces CleanFlake Labels by Avery Dennison, a new earth-friendly label technology that cuts waste and improves PET recycling

  4. Eco-Friendly Formulations Based On Vegetable Oils

    Demand for organic products is booming. Factory farms and fields drenched in chemi-cal cocktails hold little appeal for the many consumers who prefer to see free-ranging animals in verdant pastures, eat untreated fruit and vegetables and wear clothes made of organically grown, pesticide-free cotton. It is not enough, however, merely to re-place plastic with natural materials such as wood or cork. For products to be genuinely sustainable, manufacturers must also use adhesives and paints that are made of bio-based raw materials

  5. WeCutFoam Introducing New Product, Combo 2D Vinyl Wrapped Foam Sign With 3D Objects

    WeCutFoam, a Silicon Valley fabricator of custom signs, logo, letters, props and exhibits is expanding its products line to include 2D vinyl wrapped foam signs combines with 3D protruding objects embedded

  6. NGA And IGMA Release Joint Guidelines On Use Of PIB Primary Sealant

    The National Glass Association (NGA), with the Insulating Glass Manufacturer’s Alliance (IGMA), announced recently the publication of a new jointly-produced resource for the glazing and glass products industry

  7. Toyo Ink America Expands Laminating Ink, Adhesive Lineup For Multilayer Packaging

    Toyo Ink America, LLC, a member of the Toyo Ink Group, recently announced that it has added the TOMOFLEX series of high performance polyester-type, two-component adhesives to its high-barrier packaging solutions lineup

  8. Dual Curing Epoxy Meets Biocompatibility And Cytotoxicity Requirements

    Master Bond UV22DC80-1Med is a single component, nanosilica filled compound featuring a UV and heat curing mechanism. Not only does it pass USP Class VI tests for biocompatibility, but it also meets ISO 10993-5 for cytotoxicity, making it ideal for many applications in the medical device industry

  9. The Sticky Science Of Underwater Adhesives

    Mussels stick to rocks on the seafloor, to aquatic plants, and — to the consternation of boaters — they can hitch rides fastened to seafaring vessels no matter their composition: metals, rubber, glass, wood and more.

  10. Jowat To Showcase PUR Hot Melt Adhesives Not Subject To GHS Labelling At Techtextil 2019

    “Space for Innovation” – In line with the headline of this year’s Techtextil, the adhesives specialist from Detmold will be launching its all-purpose PUR hot melt adhesive for the automotive and textile industries