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  • HERMA Unveils 42Lpp, an Easy-peel, Plasticizer-free Adhesive for Films (Jul 24, 2014)
    HERMA is causing a minor sensation with its removable and entirely plasticizer-free adhesive 42Lpp after its endorsement for direct food contact by the German test institute ISEGA. Approval has been granted not only for dry and moist foodstuffs, but also for fatty foods. The 42Lpp adhesive can be peeled off many surfaces absolutely cleanly, without leaving either any residue or an outline. This property is retained even after prolonged exposure to light and heat.
  • Intrexon to Produce Farnesene from Methane Using its Bioconversion Tech. (Jul 24, 2014)
    Intrexon Corporation announced its Industrial Products Division has achieved the bioconversion of methane to farnesene in the lab with its proprietary platform. Farnesene is a key building block chemical for diesel fuel, and also for other lubricants and specialty products, including cosmetics, rubber, and plastics. This is the second product, following isobutanol, which Intrexon has upgraded from natural gas employing its unique cellular engineering capabilities.
  • Dymax's Adhesive Speeds Assembly Processes & Ensures Full Cures with New Encompass™ Tech. (Jul 23, 2014)
    Dymax adhesives formulated with new Encompass™ technology incorporate the company’s patented See-Cure color-change and Ultra-Red™ fluorescing technologies into one light-curable product. As a result, manufacturers gain efficiencies from rapid, on-demand curing with easy cure confirmation and post-cure bond-line inspection.
  • Global Emulsion Polymer Market to Reach USD 44.22 Billion by 2020: Grand View Research (Jul 23, 2014)
    The global emulsion polymer market is expected to reach USD 44.22 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Growth of major end use industries such as paints & coatings and adhesives coupled with regulatory support across various nation is expected to remain key driving factors for the market. Environmental benefits associated with the use of emulsion polymers have been significantly instrumental in enhancing market penetration.
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  • Lux Research Expects First Lignin-based Product to be in Market by 2021 (Jul 23, 2014)
    Lignin has a potential market worth of $242 billion across 13 select products alone, but commercialization of these lignin derived chemicals such as BTX (a mixture of benzene, toluene, and xylene) and cyclohexanol lags growing feedstock supplies, according to Lux Research.
  • Elevance & Genting to Develop Renewable Chemicals for End-User Markets (Jul 22, 2014)
    Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. announced a new collaboration with Genting Plantations Berhad through Genting Integrated Biorefinery Sdn Bhd (GIB), to be located in the Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC) in Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Everkem Diversified Products Unveils TruSil 100 Silicone Sealant for Construction & more (Jul 22, 2014)
    Everkem Diversified Productss introduces TruSil 100 Silicone Sealant to its Seal Tite™ brand of sealants and adhesives. TruSil 100 meets ASTM-C920 performance criteria (+/- 25% joint movement), remains flexible at temperatures as low as -55°F (-48.3°C), and can withstand continuous exposure to temperatures up to 400°F (204.4°C), all while meeting low Volatile Organic Compounds (V.O.C.) requirements.
  • Quimidroga to Distribute Novomer’s Converge® PPC Polyols in Spain, Portugal and Turkey (Jul 21, 2014)
    Novomer Inc has named Barcelona-based Quimidroga s.a. as an authorized distributor of Converge® polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polyols in Spain, Portugal, and Turkey. Quimidroga will distribute commercial quantities of Novomer’s new 1000 and 2000 molecular weight Converge® PPC polyols for use in polyurethane formulations targeted at adhesive, coatings, sealants, elastomers, and rigid and flexible foams.
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  • Scientists Uncover Mystery Behind the Super Sticking Strength of Barnacle Glue (Jul 21, 2014)
    It has been more than 150 years since the famed biologist Charles Darwin described the cement glands of barnacles and their adhesive properties. Since then, it has been a target to create a synthetic glue that is just as strong underwater and develop surfaces to which barnacles cannot stick, especially as they cause $7.5 billion a year in wasted fuel for the global shipping industry. But scientists had to understand how they do it first.
  • Sun Chemical at Labelexpo Americas: to Showcase its Range of Solutions for Tag, Label & more (Jul 21, 2014)
    At Labelexpo Americas 2014, Sun Chemical will showcase its full range of solutions for the narrow web, tag and label, and converting markets, from inks, coatings, and consumables to brand protection, low migration, pre-press services with high-definition digital plate technology, packaging design/brand consultancy, and a dispenser program which lowers ink spend by up to 25 percent.
  • Avery Dennison at Labelexpo Americas: to Present Innovations to Drive Growth of Converters (Jul 18, 2014)
    Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials will highlight numerous innovations that will expand business opportunities for converters at Labelexpo Americas 2014. The labeling industry’s premier trade show runs Sept. 9-11 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
  • Global Bio-chem & Edeniq to Develop Bio-chemicals Using Corn Stover-based Sugar Tech. (Jul 18, 2014)
    Global Bio-chem Technology Group Company Limited has announced it has signed a letter of intent with Edeniq, Inc. to develop and commercialize the processes to convert corn stover to industrial sugars for use in the production of chemicals, fuels, and other bio-based products.
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  • SAPICI's Waterborne PUR Adhesives for Flexible Packaging Help Nurturing Industrial Innovation (Jul 18, 2014)
    SAPICI innovative waterborne polyurethane adhesives for the Flexible Packaging industry have been selected to study new multilayer structures for high-performing flexible packaging applications. The initial results of the research, conducted by the Packaging Division of the Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences of the University of Milan, IT, show enhanced physical properties along with increased sustainability values, opening new paths for the flexible packaging industry.
  • Wacker to Raise Price of Vinyl-based Dispersions in Americas & Greater China (Jul 18, 2014)
    Wacker Polymers is to raise its prices for vinyl acetate-ethylene and ethylene-vinyl chloride-based copolymer dispersions of the VINNAPAS® and VINNOL® brand in the regions Americas and Greater China. As customer contracts allow, effective August 1, 2014, prices will be raised by 0.03 USD per pound in the Americas. In Greater China, prices will increase by 300 CNY per ton.
  • BETAMATE™ 1630 Structural Adhesive from Dow Automotive Wins 2014 R&D 100 Award (Jul 17, 2014)
    R&D Magazine has recognized BETAMATE™ 1630 structural adhesive from Dow Automotive Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, as one of the 100 most technologically significant products introduced in the past year. The adhesive was evaluated for design, development, testing and production as judged by an independent panel and R&D Magazine editors and is one of five Dow innovations recognized with a 2014 R&D100 award.
  • Evonik and GCL Sign LOI to Build Plants for Production of Silicon Compounds in China (Jul 17, 2014)
    Evonik Industries and Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon Technology Development Co. Ltd. have signed a letter of intent to establish a joint venture for the production of fumed silica and ultra-pure silicon tetrachloride in China. Evonik will hold a 60 percent share in the joint venture. The plants, which will have an annual capacity of over 20,000 metric tons, will be built in Xuzhou (Jiangsu Province, China) and are scheduled to start-up operation in 2016. The entire project has yet to be approved by the executive bodies.
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  • Henkel Expands its Range of LED-compatible Loctite® Adhesives (Jul 17, 2014)
    Henkel has expanded its comprehensive offering of LED-compatible Loctite® adhesives, sealants, potting materials and threadlockers. The LED-compatible line now includes 38 products that improve the reliability and help lower the manufacturing costs of these lighting devices. While the presence of incompatible adhesives can impair the performance of LEDs, use of LED-compatible Loctite® products helps to ensure long life, even for components exposed to extreme temperatures, dust/dirt, vibration and underwater submersion.
  • Univ. Project Secures Funding to Develop Glue as Replacement of Nuts & Bolts in Aircrafts (Jul 17, 2014)
    A University of Limerick research project which aims to develop new ways to join components has been awarded €1.35 million funding through the Science Foundation Ireland Investigators Program.
  • Bio-based Industries JU Calls for Proposals to Support Research & Innovation Activities (Jul 16, 2014)
    The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking is a public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium. Running from 2014 to 2024, it has a total budget of EUR 3.705 billion, of which about 75% will be contributed by the private partners. The Bio-based Industries JU organized calls for proposals for supporting research, demonstration and deployment activities.
  • Dow Corning Innovates Structural Silicone Sealant to Overcome Façade Construction Challenges (Jul 16, 2014)
    Dow Corning Corporation has introduced a new structural silicone sealant as a high-performance solution to some of the glazing challenges currently faced by façade contractors and manufacturers. Easy-to-use, fast-curing Dow Corning® 121 Structural Glazing Sealant can potentially simplify installation and reduce repair time.
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