The monthly roundup from Editor Teresa McPherson.
This issue of Adhesives
& Sealants Industry
magazine includes our special 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.
Our staff has made every effort to collect information from all of the
companies in the field. We will work throughout the year to provide any changes
or updates on our online version of the listing and in next year’s supplement.
For information about being listed in next year’s guide, contact Peg Van Winkle
at (614) 760-4222 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the listing online, visit www.adhesivesmag.com
To complement the directory, this month’s editorial includes a focus on
equipment. In “UV/EB-Curable Systems” we feature a short introduction to light
curing. The application of ultraviolet light (UV)- and electron beam
(EB)-curable systems has expanded far beyond the older, more established
graphic arts and wood coatings, and now includes laminating and other
“The Two-Component Revolution” explains how a new mixing system simplifies
two-component meter, mix and dispensing operations by reducing downtime for
cleaning and maintenance.
Green is always an important topic in manufacturing. “Biodegradable Polymers in
Adhesive Systems” examines biodegradable polymers based on renewable resources
and their applications in resins, coatings and adhesives.
A new quarterly feature, “Business of Adhesives and Sealants,” examines an
issue every manufacturer is currently facing: the Employee Free Choice Act.
This act passed the full House of Representatives on March 1 and may become law
this year. And look for more coverage of industry issues in the future - topics
will include regulation and transportation of chemicals, including adhesives