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The Importance of Food-Safe Adhesive in Paper Straws

Cocktails with paper straws in them
Posted 06/16/2021 by Jyoti Mishra, Marketing Manager

Numerous global companies, including Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Hyatt, have pledged to stop using plastic straws and are actively seeking alternatives. 

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Fighting Fires with Reliable Fire Retardant Solutions

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Posted 05/14/2021 by Clark Reifsnider, Senior Scientist/R&D Manager, Polymers

Find flame retardant dispersions, polymers, and adhesives, ideal for safe construction and materials that meet modern certifications and environmental concerns.

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Pole Construction: The Power to Change Communities

Utility truck placing a telephone pole into snow covered ground
Posted 05/05/2021 by Scott Cowen, Director R&D, Construction Adhesives Utilities and Infrastructure

  The Power to Change Communities Rural regions around the U.S. rely on utility poles to supply power, internet access, and television services. Some of these rural areas experience cold, harsh winters, and installing or repairing utility lines often requires crews to implement a temporary fix and return to the site later, when the warmer months allow for comprehensive repair. This can result in repet...

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The Rise of the Moisture Cure Adhesives Industry

Glue on bead board
Posted 04/23/2021 by Dr. Knut Göke , Director, EMEA Product Management & Marketing, Engineering Adhesives

Find out what moisture cure adhesives are and how they can provide exactly the bonding you need for difficult materials.

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What makes a well-performing low-application-temperature spine adhesive?

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Posted 04/20/2021 by Mark Cunningham, Application Specialist

When working with difficult papers, slow-to-medium setting adhesives deliver better adhesive penetration between pages and onto the cover. Fast-setting products typically are used for high-speed magazine lines when the paper quality is easier to adhere to. The viscosity of the adhesive you choose also is relevant. Higher-viscosity products exhibit improved strength and heat resistance, whereas lower viscosity products can improve pot stability and machining characteristics.  Low-applicatio...

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