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New adhesive introduced for piezoceramics

Panacol is expanding its portfolio of dual-curing acrylic adhesives with the introduction of Vitralit UD 8052 F. This material was developed for piezo actuators and sensors and it possesses a particularly high tear resistance for bonding ceramics and plastics, said the company. Vitralit UD 8052 F is a low viscosity, one-component UV curable adhesive. It is jettable, … Continue reading New adhesive introduced for piezoceramics

 

Sika expands Dubai operations and extends production to include epoxy resins

The Swiss Sika AG announced it is further expanding its production capacity in the United Arab Emirates with the commissioning of a new manufacturing facility in Dubai. In addition to concrete admixtures, epoxy resins are now being produced locally for the target market flooring. The site in Dubai was established in 2018 as a strategic … Continue reading Sika expands Dubai operations and extends production to include epoxy resins

 

Al-Hejailan Group and Dow to form JV to build PAA and emulsion polymers plant in KSA

Al-Hejailan Group and Dow recently announced an agreement to form a joint venture to design, build and operate a polyacrylic acid (PAA) and emulsion polymers plant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Al-Hejailan will hold a 75 percent stake in the JV, and Dow will have 25 percent ownership. This partnership will enable Al-Hejailan and … Continue reading Al-Hejailan Group and Dow to form JV to build PAA and emulsion polymers plant in KSA

 

EnvisionTEC, Henkel extend partnership agreement to drive next level of additive manufacturing in industrial production

EnvisionTEC and Henkel recently announced an expansion of their partnership agreement to further drive the adoption of production level 3D printing. Over the past two years the companies already have collaborated on a variety of unique applications. With the launch of EnvisionTEC’s next generation Xtreme DLP and Envision One cDLM HT printer technologies and the … Continue reading EnvisionTEC, Henkel extend partnership agreement to drive next level of additive manufacturing in industrial production

 

ASC moves World Adhesive and Sealant Conference to April 2022; Announces 2021 events

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announced that it has moved the dates of the 10th World Adhesive and Sealant Conference (WAC), currently scheduled for April 19-21, 2021, to April 25-27, 2022. The host location remains the Hilton Chicago in downtown Chicago, IL. ASC also announced that it will host a Convention & EXPO to be scheduled for … Continue reading ASC moves World Adhesive and Sealant Conference to April 2022; Announces 2021 events

 

Wacker announces investment in new production line for silicone specialties at Nünchritz site

The Munich-based chemical company Wacker announced that it will begin construction on a new production line for silane-terminated polymers at its site in Nünchritz, Germany, this year. Such hybrid polymers are used as binders for formulating high-quality adhesives and sealants, liquid waterproofing systems and environmentally friendly wood-flooring adhesives, among other applications. The investment budgeted for … Continue reading Wacker announces investment in new production line for silicone specialties at Nünchritz site

 

ASC announces winners of the 2020 Innovation Awards

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) held its 4th annual Innovation Awards at the ASC 2020 Fall Virtual Convention November 4-6, 2020. The Innovation awards recognises the top three innovations from the adhesive and sealant industry. Independent judges reviewed the following categories and weightings as part of their review process: Science and Innovation (30%); Applicability & Impact … Continue reading ASC announces winners of the 2020 Innovation Awards

 

Henkel launches EPIX technology platform in Europe

Henkel introduced its EPIX technology platform in the European market. Consumer demand for alternative materials in everyday single-use items is growing. Functionality plays a key role here, as these materials, such as paper, are expected to have the same performance as their conventional counterparts. After its successful launch in the United States, Henkel Adhesive Technologies … Continue reading Henkel launches EPIX technology platform in Europe

 

Bostik launches KIZEN™ for consumer goods packaging in MEA region

Bostik has announced the launch of KIZEN™ for consumer goods packaging in the MEA region. A leading global adhesive manufacturer in applications such as cardboard manufacturing and converting, flexible lamination and labels, Bostik is a recognised expert in food and consumer goods packaging. With KIZEN™, it’s next generation hot melt adhesive range for cardboard box … Continue reading Bostik launches KIZEN™ for consumer goods packaging in MEA region

 

Pidilite acquires Huntsman Group’s Indian subsidiary for INR2,100 crore

Pidilite Industries Ltd has signed a definitive agreement with Huntsman Group (USA) to acquire 100 percent stake in one of its subsidiaries in India, Huntsman Advanced Materials Solutions Private Ltd (HAMSPL). The company’s board approved this at its meeting on 28 October. This is for a cash consideration of approximately INR2,100 crore, excluding customary working … Continue reading Pidilite acquires Huntsman Group’s Indian subsidiary for INR2,100 crore

 

HumiSeal introduces Vivid Cure range of display bonding adhesives

HumiSeal announced the introduction of their complete line of liquid, optically clear adhesives (LOCA). LOCA materials provide enhanced optical properties and improved durability of optical devices and displays. These products are specifically formulated for those industries which require rigorous performance standards – wireless communications, automotive displays, medical devices, and aerospace and avionic controls among others. HumiSeal Vivid … Continue reading HumiSeal introduces Vivid Cure range of display bonding adhesives

 

BASF Construction Chemicals business now forms MBCC Group

BASF recently closed the divestiture of its Construction Chemicals business to an affiliate of Lone Star, a global private equity firm. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €3.17 billion, as per the press release. The Construction Chemicals business now forms the newly founded MBCC Group, headquartered in Mannheim, Germany. “Lone Star … Continue reading BASF Construction Chemicals business now forms MBCC Group

 

H.B. Fuller joins Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network

H.B. Fuller, the leading global adhesive company, announced it is now a certified member of the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier (APASS) network. “As a member of the APASS network, we will be able to use our broad market experience to help companies implement e-commerce solutions that utilise adhesives and tapes,” said Tania Montesi, e-commerce … Continue reading H.B. Fuller joins Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network

 

VDM Metals adopts Henkel’s nitric acid-free pickling process

VDM Metals Group, a German manufacturer of nickel alloys and special stainless steels, has adopted Henkel’s nitric acid (HNO3) free Bonderite C-CP (“Cleanox”) pickling process for dedicated wire products. The Bonderite C-CP product range answers market requirements within the metals industry to significantly increase the sustainability value of their production processes, said Henkel. The Cleanox … Continue reading VDM Metals adopts Henkel’s nitric acid-free pickling process

 

The only dedicated Adhesives, Sealants & Bonding Expo for MEA region

Organised by Media Fusion and Crain, the Adhesives, Sealants and Bonding Expo is the only dedicated exhibition for this niche industry in the Middle East and Africa region. The trade show will take place from 26 – 28 October 2021 at Dubai World Trade Centre, running alongside Middle East Foam & Polyurethane Expo and Sleep … Continue reading The only dedicated Adhesives, Sealants & Bonding Expo for MEA region