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Mactac Expands Manufacturing Capabilities | Adhesives & Sealants Industry

Mactac® recently announced an expansion in the company’s manufacturing capability, enabling production of industrial tapes from all four primary adhesive technology platforms. Through its newly acquired Minneapolis facility, Mactac has added solvent and aqueous coating capacities to its hot-melt rubber and UV-cured acrylic technologies.   The expansion allows Mactac to offer customers a wider range […]

Sustainable Technologies and Growth in Asia-Pacific Drive Adhesives and Sealants Market

Adhesive material holds two surfaces together, providing adhesion and durability. They are ubiquitous in our lives, from the glue that holds smartphone parts together to the sealants that waterproof homes. Adhesives and sealants are essential in many industries and play an important role in bonding, joining, and sealing applications. They come in many forms, including […]

Trinseo Installs Solar Panels at Facility in Finland

Trinseo recently celebrated the completion of a solar panel installation project at its latex binders manufacturing facility in Hamina, Finland, which became operational on June 12. A key project of the company’s decarbonization strategy to help meet its 2030 Sustainability Goals, the facility partnered with Finnish electricity supplier Helen Oy for a 10-year energy consumption […]

Henkel Announces Application Center in North Vietnam

Henkel has launched a second Application Center in Thanh Hoa, north Vietnam, to expand its support for leading sports and fashion brands in Asia-Pacific and Greater China. Henkel reports that the new Application Center will complement the company’s existing center in Bien Hoa, Ho Chi Minh, to advance local capabilities and create further opportunities for […]

CHARLES ROSS & SON CO.: Reconditioned Double Planetary Mixer

Beyond crafting new, durable mixers, ROSS Mixers also specializes in refurbishing existing equipment and providing customers with the same one-year warranty from the date of shipment as new equipment. Meticulously restored by highly skilled mechanics and engineers, every component of the mixer undergoes thorough inspection, repair, re-polish, and testing, ensuring quality and performance. The newly […]

Precise Dispensing for Medical Wearables

High-performance adhesion technology is a significant factor in ensuring that medical health parameters can be easily monitored in real time without any location restraints. In combination with modern sensors, it provides the basis for developing intelligent, portable, and increasingly compact diagnostic devices. Production of such wearables requires high-precision dispensing systems for applying small volumes of […]


Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, a leading innovator of water-based pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), has launched a new REACH-compliant microsphere PSA, Micronax 300-01. Micronax 300-01 is developed for use with ultra-removable applications, such as removable labels, linerless labels, and wall graphics. It offers greater mechanical stability and reduced foam, which improves the coating process.  Microsphere technology opens […]

OQ Chemicals’ Texas Site Receives ISCC Plus Sustainability Certification

Chemical company OQ Chemicals has received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus for its production site at Bay City, Texas. The certification marks a significant milestone for the company, which is already certified at its European sites in Monheim, Germany; Marl, Germany; Oberhausen, Germany; and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  ISCC is a globally recognized […]

ASC Adds 15 New Members Since the Start of 2024

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) welcomed 15 new members to its ranks since the start of the year. The council reports that the new member companies represent diverse segments of the adhesive and sealant supply chain, including raw materials suppliers, manufacturers and affiliate technical adhesive and sealant consultants. “I’m excited to welcome these 15 […]

EPA Proposes New Rule Regarding Exposure to NMP

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that would protect workers and consumers from exposure to the solvent n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). EPA’s 2020 risk evaluation found that this chemical causes serious health effects, including miscarriages and reduced fertility, as well as damage to the liver, kidneys, immune […]

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