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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 […]

FRANKLIN ADHESIVES & POLYMERS: Microsphere PSA

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 […]

Mixer Keeps Hot-Melt Adhesives Cool

HMT Manufacturing produces hot-melt adhesives and laminating systems that join almost any material, such as fabric, wood, melamine, foil and cork, to virtually any substrate including plywood, polystyrene, rubber, steel, and foam. Customers range from makers of building materials and RVs to woodworkers and retailers. Most of HMT’s adhesives are cast as films, which the […]

Covestro Invests in BioBTX | Adhesives & Sealants Industry

Covestro recently announced that the company has become a shareholder in BioBTX, a company that recovers raw materials by recycling plastic waste. By participating as a strategic partner in BioBTX, Covestro is enabling the construction of the world’s first innovative demonstration plant for the BioBTX ICCP-Technology in the Netherlands. The technology makes it possible to […]

LUBRIZOL: Bio-Based Resin | Adhesives & Sealants Industry

Lubrizol has expanded its bio-based thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) portfolio for adhesives with the addition of Pearlbond™ ECO 590 HMS TPU for hot melt adhesives (HMAs). The high-performing resin from a renewable source can be applied by adhesive formulators or designers in furniture, edge banding, electronics, hot melt film, textile lamination, seam tape, footwear, and transportation. […]

MAXWELL: Butyl Tape | Adhesives & Sealants Industry

Maxell’s Butyl Tape is a versatile product for many DIY endeavors, supporting everyday needs with ease. The product is suitable for fixing leaks, sealing windows, or securing roofing materials.  Maxell has launched the M.A.P. system, a solution for airtight seals and moisture management for exterior and/or interior membrane, sheathing, and pipe penetration. This high-quality, easy-to-use […]

3M Expands Nebraska Facility | Adhesives & Sealants Industry

A new 90,000-square-foot expansion at 3M’s facility in Valley, Nebraska, will increase the plant’s manufacturing capacity and add new jobs to the community. The $67 million investment includes new production lines, equipment and a warehouse, and will help 3M more quickly meet customer demand for the company’s personal safety products. The expansion of the plant […]

Fraunhofer Scientists Develop Adhesives from Feathers

Adhesives are almost always based on fossil raw materials such as petroleum. Researchers at Fraunhofer have recently developed a process that allows to utilize keratin for this purpose. This highly versatile protein compound can be found, for instance, in chicken feathers. Not only can it be used to manufacture a host of different adhesives for […]

Lohmann Releases Sustainability Report | Adhesives & Sealants Industry

Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG has released its 2023 sustainability report. The report showcases its commitment to future-oriented corporate governance and significant contributions to sustainability. The full report is available here.  Highlights of the report include: The award winning TwinMelt technology. This technology enables up to 66% lower energy consumption per square meter of adhesive […]

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