Investigating phase separation in elastomer-toughened adhesives with DMA

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Many of the polymers that are used in adhesives are relatively brittle materials. To improve their toughness, different fillers or toughening agents are incorporated in the adhesive formulations. Phase separation occurs during the process of monomer conversion to polymer. An understanding of the phase separation behavior under different curing conditions and the development of the morphology are important. This editorial summarizes the application of the DMA in the investigation of thermal properties and phase separation in elastomer-toughened ethyl cyanoacrylate adhesive bulk films.

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Insights from the Adhesive Technology Conference in Germany

For the 20th time, the “Joint Research in Adhesives Bonding Technology” colloquium took place in Würzburg (Germany). 230 participants discussed their research results, new developments and challenges together. From the many interesting and informative presentations on the first day, four trends pointing the way to the future will be revealed.

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Zukunftstrends beim Kolloquium „Gemeinsame Forschung in der Klebtechnik“

Zum 20. Mal findet aktuell in Würzburg das Kolloquium „Gemeinsame Forschung in der Klebtechnik“ statt. 230 Teilnehmer diskutieren gemeinsam ihre Forschungsergebnisse, Neuentwicklungen und Herausforderungen. Aus den vielen interessanten und informativen Vorträgen am ersten Tag werden vier zukunftsweisende Trends sichtbar.

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