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Partnership Established Between Chemsultants International and Coating Tech Slot

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Chemsultants International a Mentor, Ohio based company and Coating Tech Slot Dies have entered into a partnership to provide product development services in the prototyping and coating of fluids and adhesives. This new partnership will allow companies as well as entrepreneurs to have a single source for product development. Chemsultants International and their sister company, ChemInstruments, house a staff of chemists and scientists and for the past 25+ years, have assisted in formulating, compounding, mixing and rheological modification of adhesives, sealants and specialty coatings. Chemsultants ISO 13485/9001 certified product development and pilot coating operations can provide pilot, scale up and contract production services are offered in a facility featuring three coating and laminating lines. As a result of this new partnership, Coating Tech Slot Dies will be conducting trial runs at the Chemsultants site in Mentor, Ohio.

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New Flexible Adhesive Patent Application from Boeing

Posted By ASC, Monday, October 5, 2015
A new patent application for a flexible adhesive has been submitted by aerospace company Boeing. The flexible adhesive is designed for use in electronic circuit boards intended for aerospace applications. The adhesive will form a cured adhesive structure that connects circuit boards to electronic components. The new adhesive will offer better thermal management in order to ensure the effective functioning of electronic components beyond the earth’s atmosphere and is expected to be applicable to unmanned space missions since it allows for greater heat generation by miniaturized semiconductors.

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Kraton Performance Polymers Purchases Arizona Chemical Holdings Corp

Posted By ASC, Monday, October 5, 2015
Houston-based Kraton Performance Polymers, producers of rubber-based sealants and coatings as well as medical and personal care products, has announced its planned acquisition of Arizona Chemical Holdings Corp for $1.37 billion.  The pine-based chemicals produced by Arizona Chemical Holdings are used in the production of adhesives and inks used in packaging, cleaning agents, coatings, lubricants and road construction materials to name but a few. Executives predict increased profits for shareholders estimated at $1.40 per share by the end of the first year as a result of the acquisition. Kraton released projections indicating an expected $65 million in pre-tax synergies and a cash-flow improvement of over $450 million by 2018.  The necessary financing will be obtained from Credit Suisse Securities, Nomura Securities and Deutsche Bank and the transfer of ownership is expected to take place late in 2015 or in early 2016. 

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HB Fuller Announces Launch of New Packaging Adhesive

Posted By ASC, Monday, October 5, 2015
The launch of HB Fuller’s Advantra® 8790 was announced on September 28th. The ‘more stick for less product’ adhesive is aimed at sustainability, efficiency and reduced costs for the packaging industry, and is said to be highly effective on a wide range of substrates.  HB Fuller reports that packaging companies can use up to 20% less product when using Advantra® 8790. Added benefits include reduced maintenance costs and production-line down time as well as reduced wear and tear on equipment.  The new adhesive offers companies an opportunity to save time and money without sacrificing quality, and also offers a more environmentally friendly option that meets the demand for ‘greener’ packaging processes and products.  But, says vice president of HB Fuller, Brad Zechman, HB Fuller doesn’t stop at providing innovative products. Packaging line optimization and staff training services are among the extras offered to clients. And, says Zechman, measurable savings result from these interventions.

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Biomedical Adhesives – No More Sutures!

Posted By ASC, Monday, October 5, 2015

The less invasive surgery can be, the better. Gecko Biomedical, a French medical device firm specializing in medical sealants and adhesive polymers makes their contribution to reducing surgical trauma with an innovative biodegradable adhesive that can be used to repair internal tissues. An apparatus consisting of ‘balloons’, a mirror and a fiber optic cable is used to apply the adhesive and activate it by means of light exposure.  

The light reflecting balloon catheter and the adhesive suture replacement are making waves in the medical world since the publication of Gecko’s research paper in the journal Science Translational Medicine this September. 

The adhesive can be used to repair heart, abdominal and intestinal tissues and biodegrades in the course of time without producing any toxic by-products.  Gecko’s next project, the development of a polymer for repairing blood vessels, is underway and will enter its medical trial phase by the end of the year.

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Carnegie Mellon Gecko Adhesive Commercialized

Posted By ASC, Thursday, September 24, 2015

NANOGRIPTECH, a spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University, has commercialized an adhesive based on the sticking power of geckos. Their flagship product, Setex, is the first gecko-inspired adhesive to be commercialized, and can be used repeatedly without losing stickiness. Setex is composed of elastomeric film with millions of microfibers that can conform and adhere to surfaces. The adhesive production process is proprietary, but it requires clean-room technology and techniques adapted from the semiconductor industry. The process is scalable because an original cleanroom template must be made, but subsequent manufacturing is relatively inexpensive. Currently there are three forms of Setex. The first is Setex-dA, a single-sided dry adhesive that comes on a roll much like traditional adhesive tapes. The second is Setex-cF, which is double sided and functions like a Velcrow that will only fasten to a specific “mating” surface. Finally the third is Setex-xG, a gripping, friction material likely to be useful in sports equipment or prosthetics.

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Jowacoll® 764.45 – 1-Component Dispersion for Highest Requirements in High-end Printing Foil Lamination

Posted By ASC, Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Jowacoll® product family from Jowat are among the most powerful lamination adhesives on the market. The new Jowacoll® 764.45 is optimized for foaming, degree of gloss, compound strength, cutting stability and resistance to downline stress. This also means it is suitable for embossing, grooving, and folding on packing of luxury goods. Jowacoll® 764.45 is a one-component adhesives, however it provides comparable or better performance than two-part adhesives. In addition, using a single component system removes the potential for dosing and mixing errors. Overall use of Jowacoll® 764.45 can improve shelf appeal for luxury products while reducing cost, and improving processing speed and safety. Jowat application consultants are available to support customer with comprehensive industrial and technical knowledge.

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Dow Corning Adhesive Nominated For R&D 100 Awards

Posted By ASC, Thursday, September 24, 2015

Dow Corning’s EA-7100 Adhesive has been nominated for two R&D 100 Awards. The adhesive was nominated in the categories Market Disruptor and Mechanical Devices/Materials. EA-7100 and is particularly notable for it’s ability to bonds to metals, ceramics, glass, laminates, and plastics, thereby greatly expanding the design options for automotive electronics.  The adhesive also offers 50% faster cure time than silicones. The R&D 100 Awards, from R&D Magazine, recognize the latest, innovative technologies with the potential to shape and expand markets. Brice Le Gouic, global marketing manager for Transportation Electronics at Dow Corning, commented: “EA-7100 Adhesive is a truly breakthrough technology that offers game-changing benefits to our customers. It is a strong contender,” as well as noting that it was an honor to receive the nominations.

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ASC WELCOMES EIGHTEEN NEW MEMBERS IN 2015

Posted By Mike Newman, Monday, September 21, 2015
Updated: Friday, September 18, 2015

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Mike Newman

Member Engagement Specialist

(301) 986-9700 ext. 119

Mike.newman@ascouncil.org

                              

ASC WELCOMES EIGHTEEN NEW MEMBERS IN 2015


New Members Drawn to Council Education, Advocacy and Growth Efforts


September 21, 2015 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) welcomed eighteen new members to its ranks since the start of the year.  The new member companies represent different aspects of the adhesive and sealant supply chain, including raw materials suppliers, manufacturers and technical adhesive and sealant consultants.


“New members are the lifeblood of any organization as they bring new voices and energy to the association dynamic,” notes Matthew E. Croson, president of ASC.  “We are pleased to have 18 new members join ASC– a record for growth in one year –and we look forward to actively engaging with them on industry issues, educational training and proactive advocacy.”


The following companies have joined the Council in 2015:


Chem Link, Inc.
Supplier
Concrete Sealants, Inc.
Manufacturer
Dow Corning Corp.
Manufacturer
Eclectic Products, Inc.
Manufacturer
The International Group
Supplier
JDS Associates
Service Supplier
Lianda Corporation
Supplier
Mapei Corporation USA
Manufacturer
PPG Industries
Manufacturer
Shanghai Bitoner Resin CO.
Supplier
Synthomer, LLC
Supplier
V&C Manufacturing
Manufacturer
Coperion
Corporation
Supplier
Plasmatreat USA Inc.
Supplier
Akron Rubber
Development Lab
Service Supplier
Resinate Materials
Group Supplier
Rogitex International
Supplier
Rooftop Equipment
Supplier

 

“With the implementation of the ASC long range plan members have a variety of choice when it comes to engaging in new programs and services,” says Steve Duren, Senior Director of Membership Services. “A focus on education, new segmented market reports and growth on emerging markets are just some of the highlights to the 17 different areas we are focusing resources. We are looking forward to a strong close to 2015 and an active 2016 with our new training academy roll out.”


To learn how the new Long Range plan can impact your company, view the video or read about the plan here.


To learn more about the ASC, visit www.ascouncil.org or contact Steve Duren, Sr. Director of Member Services, at steve.duren@ascouncil.org or 301-986-9700, extension 105 or Mike Newman, Member Engagement Specialist, at mike.newman@ascouncil.org or x 119.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The Council is comprised of 128 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors and industry consultants, representing more than 75% of the U.S. industry with operations around the world. Offering education, legislative advocacy, professional networking and business growth solutions for its members, the ASC is the center of knowledge and catalyst for industry growth on a global basis for manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. For more information about ASC, visit www.ascouncil.org.

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ASC urges GSA to Include Green Globes Certification In Model Commercial Leasing Provisions

Posted By Mark Collatz, Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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Mark Collatz

(301) 986-9700 ext. 112

mark.collatz@ascouncil.org

 

ASC urges GSA to Include Green Globes Certification

In Model Commercial Leasing Provisions

 

September 16, 2015 Bethesda, MD –The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) has submitted comments to U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of High-Performance Green Buildings urging the inclusion of the Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes® certification program in draft model leasing provisions being developed as required by the “Better Buildings Act of 2015.”  The provisions are intended to encourage building owners in the private sector as well as state, county and municipal governments to invest in all cost-effective energy and water efficiency improvements.

 

ASC’s comments noted that current draft document only references the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED® rating system, yet in several other federal leasing model documents, GSA has broadened its approach and referenced GBI and USGBC’s certification programs.

 

“It has been federal policy that agencies may use any certification system that otherwise meets federal criteria,” said Mark Collatz, ASC’s director of regulatory affairs.  “Both Green Globes® and LEED® do that and by ensuring that both may utilized in these provisions, building owners and managers have options to develop answers for energy efficiency that will make sense to them.”

 

 

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The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the $40 billion global adhesive and sealant industry.  The Council is comprised of 131 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, representing 75% of the U.S. industry.  “Innovators secure the future with adhesives and sealants” is the vision of ASC, and the Council produces programs that support five strategic objectives covering Career Education, Community Knowledge Integration, Innovation, Unified Industry Voice and Accelerate Growth. Information on ASC can be found at www.ascouncil.org.  Industry solutions and news can be found at www.adhesives.org or www.sealants.org.  

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