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March 23, 2016 - Automotive Flexible Packaging

Benefits of Using SBCs in Certain Adhesive Formulations

Styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) are the largest volume category of thermoplastic elastomers. By being thermoplastic elastomers, SBCs possess the mechanical properties of rubbers and the processing characteristics of thermoplastics. They consist of at least three distinct polymers, two hard polystyrene end blocks that add strength and one soft, elastomeric, rubber midblock. This structure and thermoplastic …

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Adhesives Education Series: Acrylic Adhesives

Acrylic adhesives provide strength, immediate tack and the capacity to bond to a variety of substrates, including hard-to-bond plastics and oily metals. As a result, they are a popular type of adhesives used for a vast array of applications. Let’s take a closer look at what acrylic adhesives are, their features, key sectors and some …

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February 13, 2016 - Flexible Packaging

JB Water-Based Adhesives

Bostik offers a complete line of resealable adhesive products for medium and high performance applications in the food packaging and consumer goods industries. In addition to M-Resins, Bostik’s JB water-based adhesives offer reliable, cost-effective, flexible resealability. What are Water-Based Adhesives? Water-based adhesives are adhesives that use water as a carrier or diluting medium. They are …

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The Advantages to Using Polyolefins in Certain Assembly Applications

Hot melt adhesives are becoming as popular as they are versatile. As cited in Adhesives and Sealants Magazine, these adhesives are gaining market attention due to their fast-setting speed, relatively low cost and low environmental impact. There are several types of chemistries used to manufacture hot melts, including polyamides and polyolefins. While polyamides offer advantages …

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