2017-2020 North American Market Report for Adhesives and Sealants

Posted on 6/7/2018 10:02:34 PM. By Steve Duren, Senior Director Member Services

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) has published a new North America Market Report that provides the 2017 adhesive and sealant global...

  

The Universal Source for Selecting, Testing and Verifying Adhesives

Posted on 5/31/2018 5:06:41 PM. By Dr. Cynthia Gosselin (guest blogger, ChemQuest)

Recently one of my long-time colleagues with an electrical engineering background retired. My colleague, being the inventive sort, had de...

  

Surfactants for Waterborne Adhesives and Sealants

Posted on 11/29/2017 2:36:50 PM. By Deb Bhattacharjee

Surfactants are surface active agents lowering surface tension or interfacial tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid...

  

Regulatory Guidelines for Adhesives in Food Packaging

Posted on 10/26/2017 2:22:06 PM. By Deb Bhattacharjee

Adhesives, though used in a small amount (about 1 wt% of the overall package), offer a very important function to the overall food packag...

  

Let's Talk Bioadhesives

Posted on 8/10/2017 8:34:20 PM. By Deb Bhattacharjee

Bioadhesives are naturally occurring polymeric materials with adhesive properties.  It is often used to describe a glue formed synth...

  

Imparting Barrier Properties in Flexible Packaging Application: Part 2

Posted on 3/14/2017 3:38:28 PM. By Deb Bhattacharjee

In an earlier blog HERE, the discussion centered on the fundamentals of barrier properties, how it can be best achieved in a practical an...

  

Overview of the ASC 2015-2019 Water Based Adhesives in North America MARKET REPORT

Posted on 2/6/2017 4:51:12 PM. By Steve Duren

The ASC 2015-2019 Water Based Adhesives Report will be the eighth market report that ASC has published over the past 40 months. This repo...

  

Pressure-sensitive Adhesive Expands Label Functionality

Posted on 1/24/2017 4:20:52 PM. By Hallie Forcinio

Pressure-sensitive (P-S) adhesive is literally the “glue” that makes it possible for labels to perform beyond their tradition...

  

Imparting Barrier Properties in Flexible Packaging Applications

Posted on 1/18/2017 3:56:42 PM. By Deb Bhattacharjee

Each layer in multilayer flexible packaging serves unique property for the benefit in its end use application, esp. for improving the she...

  

Label Improvements Often Depend on Adhesive

Posted on 10/24/2016 4:56:22 PM. By Hallie Forcinio

The adhesive heavily influences the performance and sustainability of label structures. Chemical formulas and substrate/adhesive compatib...