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3M’s Commitment to Sustainability Attracts Top Talent

Posted on 3/14/2019 10:49:39 AM. By ASC

The adhesive and sealant industry is fast becoming known for a host of sustainability initiatives. 3M, for example, has set sustainabilit...

  

Ancient Adhesive Provides Archaeological Clues

Posted on 2/25/2019 5:14:38 PM. By ASC

It’s reasonable to assume that people started using adhesives as soon as they discovered that some substances are sticky – an...

  

Details of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) BOD Meeting and the Building Innovation Conference

Posted on 2/14/2019 4:22:41 PM. By Paul Bertram

The New Year started off with the NIBS Board of Directors meeting in January followed by the Building Innovation Conference held in Washi...

  

With More Than 40 Years on the Market, This Water-Based Contact Adhesive Stays the Course

Posted on 2/11/2019 5:34:58 PM. By ASC

3M marks more than 40 years on the market for its Fastbond 30NF water-based contact adhesive. Also, thanks to the move towards solvent-fr...

  

New Adhesives End Thin Metal Welding Woes

Posted on 2/6/2019 1:08:44 PM. By ASC

New adhesives from manufacturer Plexus offers an alternative to welding that could save manufacturers rework and surface imperfections. P...

  

Diisocyanates: The Chemical Behind Polyurethane and its Many Uses

Posted on 1/30/2019 2:42:19 PM. By ASC

Polyurethane is ubiquitous in today’s world. Soft foams, hard foams, coatings, elastomers, sealants, appliances, apparel and more a...

  

Adhesives for Solar Energy

Posted on 1/29/2019 4:54:03 PM. By Deb Bhattacharjee

Photovoltaic energy has evolved to be a very significant source of electrical power.  It is now possible to manufacture large scale,...

  

W Ratings Continued – Usefulness, Testing, Limitations

Posted on 1/28/2019 4:11:00 PM. By Sharron Halpert

Our last post talked about how W ratings for firestop floor penetrations came about, how they are tested and we talked a little bit about...

  

The Woman Who Quieted New York's Subways with Cotton, Sand and Sealant

Posted on 1/25/2019 1:14:13 PM. By ASC

Built in the 1870s, New York City's elevated railway had a significant problem - the sound of the trains running along the tracks was so ...

  

Tape Offers an Easy, Lightweight, Multi-Purpose Solution to Manufacturers – and it Keeps Getting Better

Posted on 12/13/2018 9:38:06 PM. By ASC

Designers and engineers are turning to adhesives to achieve the outcomes they’re looking for, and adhesive tapes are part of the re...