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ASC Announces High-Level Changes to its Executive Committee and Board of Directors

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announced changes to its Executive Committee and Board of Directors effective January 1, 2024.  Shamsi Gravel, vice president of Regional Development, Evonik, and David White, senior vice president for Quality and Risk Management, Sika, are new members of the Executive Committee who will serve two-year terms.  Paul Emery, regional […]

Ancient Adhesive Discovered on Neanderthal Tools

A team of scientists has discovered that Neanderthals created stone tools held together by a multi-component adhesive. Its findings, which are the earliest evidence of a complex adhesive in Europe, suggest these predecessors to modern humans had a higher level of cognition and cultural development than previously thought. The work, reported in the journal Science […]

Demand Grows for Additives in EV Adhesives and Sealants as Consumers Go Electric

Global demand for electric vehicles (EV) is growing as consumers look to reduce their impact on the environment. With increasing government policies and consumer demand, the need for new and innovative materials used in the production of EVs is also growing. According to the Global EV Outlook 2023 by the IEA, EV sales exceeded 10 […]

LANXESS Expands Distribution Partnerships in North America

LANXESS Co’s. Material Protection Products (MPP) business unit has expanded partnerships with Lintech International, Omya Specialty Minerals, and DKSH for increased distribution of industrial preservatives in North America. The agreements increase the distributors’ portfolios into the Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and Elastomer (CASE) markets. This partnership is in addition to LANXESS’ acquisition of IFF’s microbial control […]

Bodo Möller Chemie Expands Distribution in the Aerospace Market

Bodo Möller Chemie has acquired 50.1% of distribution company Losi Group, a solutions provider for bonding composite materials and surface technologies for the aerospace industry, defense sector, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), motorsport, and the high-tech automotive industry. The Losi Group is able to advise and supply over 250 clients in more than 50 countries […]

PPG: Aerospace Adhesives | Adhesives & Sealants Industry

PPG announced that it has added two adhesives to its aerospace portfolio: PPG PR-2940™, an epoxy syntactic paste adhesive (ESPA) for bonding the internal structures of an aircraft; and PPG PR-2936™, an adhesive that incorporates the properties of a shim and sealant for attaching the outer skin of an aircraft to the internal structures. “We […]

Covestro and RWE Increase Share of Renewable Power for Covestro’s Belgium Site

Covestro and RWE have signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for the supply of power and guarantees of origin from offshore wind turbines in the North Sea for the Covestro production site in Antwerp, Belgium. The contract runs from 2026 to 2030 and will enable Covestro to increase the share of renewable energy needed […]

Selecting the Best Packaging for Your Adhesive or Sealant

Packaging of adhesives and sealants can take many forms. The best packaging for a product depends on a number of factors, including: application needs, such as typical application quantity and application environment; shelf-life requirements; and characteristics of the product, such as one-component and two-component formulations. Packaging for adhesives and sealants is also designed for optimal […]

One-Step Cure Adhesive Facilitates Efficient Assembly of ADAS Cameras

The latest innovation in one-step cure adhesives from Henkel is bringing speed, efficiency, and sustainability to the assembly of high-resolution advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) camera and lidar modules. Loctite Ablestik NCA 01UV is an active-alignment adhesive that can be cured in a single step with just three seconds of UV LED light exposure. Eliminating the […]

Henkel Strengthens Its Adhesive Technologies Business with Strategic Acquisition

Henkel has signed an agreement to acquire the U.S.-based Seal for Life Industries LLC from Arsenal Capital Partners. Seal for Life is a specialized supplier of protective coating and sealing solutions in a broad variety of infrastructure markets, such as renewable energy, oil, gas, and water. The company operates globally and generated sales of approximately […]

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