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Volume 11, Issue 79

FOCUS ON: Hypro™ 2800X95 HTPB 

Hypro™ 2800X95 HTPB  is a hydroxy-functional polybutadiene RLPs designed for production of soft, flexible urethanes, even at low temperatures. Excellent water/moisture resistance. These features are ideal in applications such as window sealants, electrical encapsulants, and urethane adhesives. Emerald provides advanced resins and additives technology to solve tomorrow’s problemstoday. Visit the full Emerald portfolio at ASC (#400):  

Kalama™ K-Flex® Non-phthalate Plasticizers

EPALLOY™  and HyPox™ Specialty Epoxy Resins 

FOAM BLAST® Defoamers

Hilton Davis® Low/No-VOC Dispersions

Hypro™ Reactive Liquid Polymers

Masil® Reactive Silicones/Silanes

ERISYS™ Monomers & Modifiers 

Omicure™ Catalysts & Accelerators, and more...

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Industry News

Associated Industries Becomes Henkel Authorized Distributor
Associated Industries is now an approved Henkel authorized distributor and will carry Henkel’s structural adhesives and surface-treatment products... more.

Kalama Chemical Opens Rotterdam Plant
Kalama Chemical, a business unit of Emerald Performance Materials, recently opened its new K-FLEX® operation in Rotterdam, the Netherlands...more.

Lintech a Finalist for Responsible Distribution Award
Lintech International is a finalist for the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) 2012 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award...more.

New Products

This company has updated the design features of its SUNTEST CPS+ to reportedly offer a practical, reliable and economical entry-level model... more.

TEC® POWER GROUT® RTU’s formulation can reportedly yield high chemical, UV and stain resistance and strong, color-consistent joints...more.

MACTAC®: Optically Clear Adhesive
MACtac PUREtac CL216 is reportedly the only optically clear adhesive specifically designed to stay on packaging and labeling applications for health, food and other products...more.

E-News Survey

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In Case You Missed It: AkzoNobel CEO Büchner Takes Leave of Absence
AkzoNobel’s Supervisory Board recently announced that CEO Ton Büchner is taking a leave of absence as a result of a medical condition. Click here to read the full article.

October Issue Highlight: Label Design
One company’s switch to clear, pressure-sensitive technology enhanced its brand image, expanded its product line and promoted label efficiency. Click here to read the full article.

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E-News Survey Results (9/25/12)

Do you think the government is over-regulating businesses?

Yes: 78.3%
No: 21.7%

"From Sarbanes Oxley to Dodd- Frank and everything in between"

"Not yet but going in that direction"

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