Specialty Adhesives by National Polymer

Specialty Adhesives: Design and Formulation

Recent developments in UV light curing technology Hybrid vs. Dual Cure Adhesive Technology Prior to advent of advanced curing technology, hybrid adhesives were the first evolution of improved specialty adhesives performance.  Hybrid adhesives cure through a multi-step process, often using a drying phase followed by a curing phase. More recently, various curing techniques have been employed to improve the adhesive …

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Roll to Roll Coating Development — The Path to Success!

National Polymer Roll to Roll Coating Development Services combines skilled product development and engineering expertise with specialized methodologies to create roll to roll coated products ranging from very straight forward applications to the most technically challenging. Our team has a successful track record of handling very complex development projects that lead to effective commercialization for our clients. Roll to Roll …

Formulation Services at National Polymer

Formulation Services: What to Know

Achieve successful product outcomes utilizing formulation services, formulation development, and formulation chemistry Formulation services, sometimes referred to as formulation chemistry or formulation development, is a segment of chemistry that addresses the formation of a compound. Compounded materials are pervasive in the products we use everyday and include pharmaceuticals, paints, inks, composites, plastics, concrete, and more. Even the oatmeal you had …

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Polymer Product Development: The National Polymer Approach

There are many companies that operate in the broad field of polymeric materials, some specializing in manufacturing, others in product testing or product development, while still others may conduct “pure” research. There are also many companies that operate across a range of these activities, optimizing their equipment and human resource allocations as their needs dictate. While every company’s strategy is …

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Roll Coating: Why Choose National Polymer For All Your Needs

National Polymer is a leading research, development company that specializes in polymeric materials. National Polymer is also a manufacturing company which produces custom polymer related goods at scale for our clients who require high quality, customized, niche products. Because we can handle every phase of the process from concept to design to scale-up to production, we can deliver a service …

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Deformulation and Beyond

Composition Deformulation & Reformulation Best Practices Simply put, deformulation is figuring out what something is made of and/or how it is made. It is often referred to as “reverse engineering.” Deformulation consists of a series of analytical methods and techniques used to determine the composition of a material. Also of interest, is how the various chemical components which make up …

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Hydrophobic Coatings and Superhydrophobic Coatings

What are these types of engineered coatings and what are is the difference between them? Hydrophobic Coatings Hydrophobic coatings are a type of engineered coating specifically designed to repel water. They are formulated from materials that “hate water”. When you apply water to this type of coating, the water will separate into dome-shaped individual droplets. Being hydrophobic can be thought …

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Understanding Engineered Coatings

Engineered coatings are designed for a specific purpose in the manufacturing process in order to add desired features to a component or product. They are often classified by a predominant property that they possess, by a critical element of their composition, or by the unique application that they were designed for. There are many types of engineered coating types, such …

What is Contract Manufacturing and How Does it Relate to Batch Production?

In the ever-growing world of entrepreneurship through online marketplaces like Amazon, any aspiring businessperson can use contract manufacturing to create a product and start selling immediately. Contract manufacturing is known as an arrangement between a company hiring another manufacturing company to produce the entirety of their desired final product.  The company seeking the final product can choose a contract manufacturer …

The Advantages of Batch Production

This post is intended to provide an overview of the advantages of the batch production manufacturing method vs. continuous process. The batch production process has grown over the years and this post should help you understand why. Batch production is a method of manufacturing where the products are made as specified groups or amounts, within a specific time frame. A …