Columns

EDITOR'S MEMO: Dispensing Information

June 1, 2008
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
The monthly roundup from Editor Teresa McPherson.

This issue of Adhesives & Sealants Industry magazine includes our annual Dispensing and Curing Equipment Directory. This paid directory is an invaluable tool for applicators and end users of adhesives and sealants. The information is organized alphabetically by supplier in an easy-to-use format, with advertisers listed in red. Each company’s listing features its physical and Internet addresses, phone and fax numbers.

A searchable version is also available on our Web site in both the chart and directory formats. Use our convenient Google-based search engine to locate the product or supplier you are interested in. For information about being listed in next year’s guide, contact Peg Van Winkle at (614) 760-4222 or e-mail vanwinklep@bnpmedia.com.

To view the listing online, visit www.adhesivesmag.com.

To complement the directory, this month’s editorial includes a focus on equipment. In “Feeling is Believing,” we feature a short article on a new dispensing application for an important market - adding Braille to packaging.

“The Challenge of Substrate Selection for Label Stocks and Protective Films” examines the challenge of substrate selection for label stocks and protective films. Many factors must be considered when selecting the best substrate for a printed label or graphic, or a non-print application such as a protective overlaminate, including die cutting and durability requirements, as well as the necessary level of conformability and dimensional stability. The article discusses understanding the converting and end-use requirements and then matching a product to those needs.

“Ensuring Effective Robotic Dispensing” looks at how to ensure effective robotic dispensing. Whether you’re considering the purchase of a new robotic dispensing system or just considering converting or upgrading an existing line, a number of factors will determine the project’s ultimate success.

“Green” continues to be a hot topic in the industry, and rightly so. In our “Green Roundtable,” we talk to several key adhesive and sealant manufacturers to get their take on green manufacturing. Read the article to find out how they define “green,” the advantages of using green products, and more.

Links

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine.

Recent Articles by Teresa McPherson

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

ASI April 2014 Photo Gallery

Our April 2014 issue is now available!

Podcasts

ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

More Podcasts

Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

ASI December 2014 cover

2014 December

The annual Buyers' Guide is here! You won't want to miss this.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Bonding Plastics

Are you involved in bonding plastics or other difficult-to-bond substrates?
View Results Poll Archive

THE ADHESIVES STORE

handbook-sealant-tech.gif
Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

More Products

ASI 2014 Buyers GuideASI's Buyers' Guide

Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40px twitter_40  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40 google+ icon ASI 30px

Clear Seas Research

With access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.