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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 […]

Majority of Industry Executives Predict Chemicals M&A to Rebound Within the Next 18 Months

Management consultancy Kearney has released a new report, Chemicals M&A: Deal Activity Remains Sluggish but Rebound Signs Are There, which discusses industry trends and makes predictions for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the chemicals sector for the coming year.  “Pressure is mounting for the chemicals M&A market to open up,” noted Andrew Walberer, Kearney […]

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 […]

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 […]

SYENSQO: Aerospace Adhesive | Adhesives & Sealants Industry

AeroPaste® 1003 from Syensqo is a new grade of the company’s epoxy-based structural paste adhesives, joining the AeroPaste 1006 and 1100 products. According to Syensqo, the aerospace adhesive will increase part assembly efficiency and provide great processing flexibility, making it ideal for targeted high production rates in markets such as advanced air mobility, commercial aerospace, […]

Taking Action in the EU to Create a Sustainable Chemical Industry

A group of four EU Member States — the Netherlands, France, Ireland, and the Czech Republic — are proposing an overarching long-term European policy framework to achieve the transition from fossil to sustainable carbon feedstocks in the chemical industry. More supportive member states are expected to join this proposal soon, as it provides a clear […]

Industry Leaders Partner to Reduce Emissions in Adhesive Products

Henkel Adhesive Technologies, Kraton Corp., and Dow Inc. have achieved a reduction in product carbon footprint for two of Henkel’s North American flagship products for end-of-line packaging. The products are TECHNOMELT® SUPRA 100 and TECHNOMELT® SUPRA 106M. The TECHNOMELT SUPRA 100 LE and TECHNOMELT SUPRA 106M LE formulas are designed with biobased alternatives that reduce […]

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