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Adhesive and sealant formulation and ingredients

Formulating for the needs of tomorrow with (Un)Common Bonds

Adhesives and sealants are key and core to almost every product we use, every day. Unless something is grown or developed from a single piece of substrate, attachment is necessary when creating most any product. As products in this world become ever more complex, attachment requirements become greater along with a need for higher efficiency. As such, lightweight products with less space available for connection are at the heart of what is driving the adhesives and sealants market growth.

 

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The adhesives market is vast, covering countless applications, all of which require very specific developmental needs. All of these submarkets are growing at a fantastic pace, creating endless opportunities for manufacturers like you to capitalize.

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(Un)Common Bonds Webinar Series: Adhesive formulations capabilities and offerings on specific end applications 

 

September 15, 2021 | 1 p.m. CST

Scott Howard and Warren Ebenezer present antioxidant and phenolic resin chemistry to aid modern development needs.



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September 21, 2021 | 1 p.m. CST

Paul Lewis explains how to formulate a thermoset and presents opportunities for cooperative developments with the our CASE Lab & Testing facility.

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September 27, 2021 | 1 p.m. CST

Koustubh Kulkarni and Michaela Hofbauer present solutions for light-weighting and sustainability through their amorphous polyolefins, resins and rosins.

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October 1, 2021 | 1 p.m. CST

Audrey Liss presents on acrylic polymer emulsions that deliver technical and sustainable benefits for general and specialty waterbased caulks & sealants.

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October 7, 2021 | 1 p.m. CST

Aaron Brothers and David Truong present on developments in High Flow HSBC Technology for Adhesive Applications.

 

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October 13, 2021 | 1 p.m. CST

Rob Olson presents solvent-free solutions for pressure sensitive adhesives.

 

 

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Waterbased Contact
Waterbased Contact
Thermoset
Thermoset
Solvent Based PSA
Solvent Based PSA
Packaging
Packaging
Hot Melt
Hot Melt
Construction
Construction

Water-Based Contact Adhesive

Our water-based contact adhesive is low odor, very low VOC and is suitable for multiple adhesive applications where high temperature resistance is important.

SI Group

  • HRJ-11112:  Aqueous emulsion of a thermoplastic, high melting point terpene-phenolic tackifier resin.

  • LOWINOX™ 22M46:  Antioxidant and long-term stabilizer which effectively protects synthetic rubbers.

Solvay

  • AEROSOL®  OT-75:  High performance surfactant to aid wetting of low energy surfaces. 

Denka Performance Elastomers

  • Neoprene 750:  Aqueous polychloroprene dispersion with very good heat resistance.

Zochem LLC

  • ZOCO 101:  High quality, fine particle size, zinc oxide stabilizer for adhesives.

AMCO Proteins

  • Ammonium Caseinate:  Dispersant for antioxidant and zinc oxide; stabilizer for adhesives.

PQ Corporation

  • Sodium Silicate:  Provides pH adjustment and stability.

Suppliers

Fast Cure Epoxy Adhesive

Our fast curing epoxy adhesive is ideal for bonding wood, concrete, hard plastics and metal substrates. It has excellent sag resistance for use on vertical or horizontal surfaces. Each of the two components is color-coded: one's white, one's black, so customers can see when they are fully mixed. It can also be used to fill holes in vertical or horizontal structures and to bond crack injection ports to concrete.

Olin

  • D.E.R. ™ 362: Modified liquid epoxy resin without diluent, with minimal crystalization resistance.

  • D.E.H. ™ 622: Modified amine curing agent with extremely high reactivity and ability to cure down to -5°C.

Cabot

  • Cab-O-Sil®  Ultrabond Fumed™ Silica:  Highly efficient sag resistance additive specifically designed for epoxy adhesives.

  • Monarch®  120: Easy to disperse carbon black pigment for color coding one of the reactive components.

INEOS Pigments

  • RCL595: High opacity white pigment for color coding one of the reactive components.

Univar Solutions

  • Nonyl Phenol Epoxy Grade: A low viscosity accelerator developed specifically for epoxy applications.

Suppliers

Solvent-based Pressure Sensitive Adhesive

Our solvent-based pressure sensitive adhesive is fast drying and has excellent bond strength for use in a wide range of applications.

Kraton

  • Kraton™ D-1161:  A high strength thermoplastic SIS polymer with excellent elasticity.

Eastman

  • Piccotac™ 1115:  An aliphatic C5 tackifier with low color, a high softening point and high molecular weight giving excellent cohesion properties.

SI Group

  • Anox™ 20:  Hindered Phenolic Antioxidant which effectively protects polymers against degradation during long-term aging.

  • Weston™ 705T: Liquid phosphite Antioxidant which functions synergistically with Anox 20.

Univar Solutions

  • PCBTF, Methyl Acetate, Cyclohexane:  Fast evaporating solvents for rapid drying characteristics.

Suppliers

Packaging Adhesive

Packaging adhesives formulating technologies include tried and true EVA hot melt technologies as well as water based starch and Polyvinyl Alcohol solutions. Differentiate your offering with new technologies in the packaging adhesives applications space with new water resistant technologies as well as low odor, low emission resin tackifiers and polymers.

Eastman Chemical

  • Aerafin™ 35: Higher tensile strength APO with good elongation at lower melt viscosity.

  • Kristalex™ 3105SD: Provides useful compatibility with EVA grades with up to 30% vinyl acetate and is useful in formulating low-color, low-odor adhesives with good low temperature properties.

  • Eastotac™ H130W: In applications where low-color is required, the W-grade resins are suggested. Eastotac H-130W has excellent compatibility with APAO (amorphous poly-alpha-olefins), metallocene-catalyzed polyolefins, as well as the midblock of SIS (styrene-isoprene-styrene), and SEBS (styrene-ethylene/butylene-styrene) block copolymers, and is frequently used in packaging adhesives.

Dow Chemical

  • Elvax®  EVA Copolymers: This is THE go-to base polymer for hot melt adhesives. Available in a variety of vinyl acetate contents and melt indexes.

SI Group

  • Anox™ 1315: Liquid phenolic antioxidant often paired with phosphite for synergistic performance improvement.

  • Weston™ 705T: Innovative nonylphenol-free, high purity liquid phosphite, with higher phosphorus content and more effective than solid phosphite AO 168 and TNPP types.

Kuraray

  • Exceval™: Ethylene modified polyvinyl alcohol giving improved water resistance, wet film strength and formulation viscosity stability.

Tate & Lyle

  • Stadex: Naturally derived corn starch based dextrins provide increased water solubility and viscosity stability including reduced paste viscosity.

Suppliers

Hot Melt PSA

This hot melt pressure sensitive adhesive is easy to process and has balanced adhesion properties for use in a wide range of tape applications.

Kraton

  • Kraton™ D-1161: A high strength thermoplastic SIS polymer with excellent elasticity. 

Eastman

  • Piccotac™ 1095:  An aliphatic C5 tackifier with low color and excellent thermal stability, giving superb peel and tack properties. 

SI Group

  • Anox™ 20:  Hindered Phenolic Antioxidant which effectively protects polymers against degradation during long-term aging. 

  • Weston™ 705T:  Liquid phosphite Antioxidant which functions synergistically with Anox 20.

Calumet 

  • Calsol™ 550: A low viscosity naphthenic plasticizing oil with very low color.  

Suppliers

Construction Adhesive

Univar Solutions’ cutting edge low-VOC Construction Adhesive formula options deliver high performance as well as biobased materials for sustainability.

Kraton

  • Kraton™ D-1152: High tensile strength SBS block copolymer, lower VOC capable formulating.

Dow Chemical

  • Voramer™ MR Binders: Durable, solvent-free, and environmentally friendly! Property benefits delivered include adhesion to particles, flexibility, shock absorption, abrasion resistance, tailored permeability, hydrolytic stability and weatherability. 

Dow Silicones

  • Xiameter™ OHX-4050: Polydimethylsiloxane polymer with terminated, curable silanol functionality. 

SI Group

  • HRJ-2765: Thermoplastic novolac resin tackifier for solvent adhesives having compatability with most adhesive elastomer types: SBR, PU, PCP, Block copolymers, NR, and NBR.

Eastman Chemical 

  • Melhi-E™: Primarily sourced from living pine trees, Melhi-E(TM) is a resin that boasts renewability, a darker color, high acid number & high softening point.

  • Tacolyn™ 5003: Excellent adhesion and high temperature resistance.

Braskem

  • Unilene®  C9 Hydrocarbon Resins: Economical grades of hydrocarbon resin tackifiers, some giving higher temperature performance.

TPC Group

  • Polyisobutylene: PIB provides light tack in adhesives and sealants forming a moisture barrier giving long term water resistance and NO ODOR as a non-reactive additive.

Denka

  • Neoprene Latex 671A: High tensile rubber gives toughness in adhesives.

Suppliers

4 core tenets of Adhesives (Un)Common Bonds:

 

  1. Strong, but Lightweight: From airplanes to automobiles to aquariums, virtually every industry is moving its developments toward lighter weight technology, without sacrificing strength of connection. Adhesives offer these benefits over mechanical fastening by introducing homogenous, even distribution of bonding and utilizing materials which are inherently less dense. Additionally, adhesives offer the benefit of rigidity OR flexibility, which is very important in many new designs involving composites and similar materials.

  2. Sustainable: The push toward lightweight materials is also a driver toward sustainability. Lower weight transportation vehicles means less fuel is consumed. By sourcing sustainable chemicals for production of adhesives—which are taking the place of mechanical fasteners—the market is able to drive the green claim two fold on reduction of metals and similar mined materials that are highly detrimental to the environment.

  3. Expansion of At-Home: Whether it’s the pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) on the label from your favorite online outlet or the caulking around your new bathtub installed in your latest DIY project, everything done at home is increasing the demand on adhesives and sealants.

  4. Univar Solutions at Your Disposal: Given our breadth of suppliers, Univar Solutions has access to the most robust offerings available and desired. Additionally, we can offer customers and suppliers assistance when it comes to formulation development, analytical testing, and positioning of products.

 


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