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 email@example.com
To view the listing online,
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
“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.