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April 8, 2016 - Bostik News

Bostik Supports United Performing Arts Fund

In the spirit of the Bostik Way, our team members nationwide participate in community service events, building relationships with organizations and people outside of our industry. One long-standing relationship in particular is with UPAF, the United Performing Arts Fund of southeastern Wisconsin. What is UPAF? Founded in 1967, UPAF ensures the financial stability of various performing arts …

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SBCs Used in Hot Applied Hot Melt Adhesives

In recent blog posts, we discussed the benefits of using styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) in certain adhesive formulations and in HMPSAs in particular. Now, let’s take a closer look at using SBCs in hot applied hot melt adhesives: Hot Applied Hot Melt Adhesives: Hot applied hot melt adhesives are designed to offer strong bonds in the assembly of two …

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March 23, 2016 - Automotive Flexible Packaging

Benefits of Using SBCs in Certain Adhesive Formulations

Styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) are the largest volume category of thermoplastic elastomers. By being thermoplastic elastomers, SBCs possess the mechanical properties of rubbers and the processing characteristics of thermoplastics. They consist of at least three distinct polymers, two hard polystyrene end blocks that add strength and one soft, elastomeric, rubber midblock. This structure and thermoplastic …

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