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Nappy change no problem

Disposable nappies are changing, but not to the naked eye. The change is hidden in the polymers that make up the adhesives in their non-woven materials. Will Nynas specialty oils work in the ever-changing adhesives market?

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Hot solution for hot melts

Bridging the gap between usually incompatible ingredients, mineral oils hold the key to new and more flexible formulations for hot melt adhesives.

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The trick is to make it stick

Packaging tape sticks better when made with refined naphthenic oil. Comparing the impact of different oils, Nynas found a way to finetune the adhesive properties.

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Mineral oil adhesives in metallocene polyolefin hot melts

During the past few years, metallocene polyolefin elastomers (mPO) have become significant market players and are growing continuously in several industrial segments.

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The brains of Nynas: Peter Kaali

Born in Hungary, Peter Kaali first moved to Sweden to study for his PhD. After graduating, he became a project manager at Nynas and then moved on to become technical coordinator for process and tyre oils. Find out what is on Peter's mind.

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Solubility the most important property – but difficult to measure

Solubility properties are crucial to process oils, particularly in relation to substances that need to be dissolved. Marika Joona, technical co-ordinator at Nynas R&D department, has investigated whether Hildebrand's solubility parameter can be used to describe the properties of process oils.

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Connecting the dots

Pär Wedin at Nynas proposes a shift from one point to another one, from aniline point to turbidity point. Now, standardisation bodies SIS and ISO are mulling over his proposal.

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Naphthenic oils are ideal for rust preventive agents

Corrosion costs billions every year which means that effective rust preventive agents are of great economic importance. Choosing the right oil is critical to the efficiency of a rust inhibitor. Research has shown that naphthenic oils are ideal for temporary rust preventive agents.

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Naphthenic oil improves artificial fertilisers

The use of artificial fertilisers around the world to boost agricultural production is both vital and constantly under critical scrutiny. Developing products that provide optimum benefits both economically and from an ecological viewpoint is an important challenge for the artificial fertiliser producer.

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