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Upcycling: new catalytic process turns plastic bags into adhesives

Converting polyethylene packaging into high-value products incentivizes plastics recycling

22-Dec-2020

While many cities and eight states have banned single-use plastics, bags and other polyethylene packaging still clog landfills and pollute rivers and oceans. One major problem with recycling polyethylene, which makes up one-third of all plastic production worldwide, is economic: Recycled bags end ...

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Super liquid-repellent dry adhesives

Scientists outsmart nature

30-Apr-2020

A specific fibril tip shape design is the key to achieving elastic dry fibril adhesives with super liquid repellency. This new bioinspired material opens up many possibilities for use, as it prevents any form of liquid droplet or layer from hindering or degrading its adhesion. Stuttgart – ...

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The combination of plant-based particles and water forms an 'eco' super-glue

25-Feb-2020

In a study published in Advanced Materials, researchers at Aalto University, the University of Tokyo, Sichuan University, and the University of British Columbia have demonstrated that plant-derived cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) can form an adhesive that fully integrates the concepts of ...

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Follmann acquires Chemical Alliance

24-Jan-2020

With effect from 1 January 2020, Follmann has acquired the Russian adhesive manufacturer Chemical Alliance based in Moscow with about 20 employees. After the acquisition of the British adhesive manufacturer Sealock (PSA hot melts, hot melts and dispersions) and the take-over of the majority ...

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Paving the way to a bio-based future for the European chemical industry

EU project RoadToBio publishes roadmap

20-May-2019

How can the share of bio-based raw materials used in the European chemical industry be increased to 25 % by 2030? As conclusion of its two-year work, the EU project RoadToBio has published a roadmap that outlines how this goal could be achieved. Based on the analysis of nine product groups, the ...

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Eco-friendly formulations based on vegetable oils

Solvent-free adhesives

10-May-2019

There is an increasing demand for green products, but for them to be genuinely sustainable, manufacturers must also use adhesives and paints that are made of bio-based feedstocks. Advanced materials developed in Fraunhofer labs point the way forward. Demand for organic products is booming. ...

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Bodo Möller Chemie expands in Sub-Saharan Africa

Global specialty chemicals expert opens office in Kenya

22-Jun-2018

The Bodo Möller Chemie Group continues to increase its presence in Sub-Saharan Africa and opens a new office in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. At the new location Bodo Möller Chemie is offering specialty adhesives, epoxy resins, additives and pigments from suppliers like Huntsman Advanced ...

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AkzoNobel expands paint business in Southeastern Europe

19-Jun-2018

AkzoNobel has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Fabryo Corporation S.R.L. (Fabryo), becoming the leader in the Romanian decorative paints market. The transaction includes two production facilities and six distribution centers for decorative paints, adhesives and mortars, ...

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Follmann acquires the British adhesive manufacturer

03-May-2018

With the official signing of the contract on 27 April 2018, Follmann has acquired the adhesive manufacturer Sealock Ltd. based in Andover. Sealock Ltd. develops, produces and sells hot-melts and water-based adhesives for the packaging industry, including for example PSA hot-melts which optimally ...

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Gabriel Performance Products acquires Royce International

10-Apr-2018

Gabriel Performance Products announces the acquisition of Royce International. Headquartered in Sarasota, FL, Royce is a custom solutions provider of specialty epoxy resins, diluents, curing agents, and additives. These are sold under the RoyOxy TM trademark into CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, ...

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