Technology is evolving rapidly—not only in the adhesive dispensing world, but in all of manufacturing—to meet ever-changing customer demands. New products launch more frequently than in the past, bringing new features and advanced controls to the market every few years.
W.R. Meadows began in 1926 as a supplier of asphalt and wood fiber expansion joints.
June 1, 2016
In 1926, a young entrepreneur in Elgin, Ill., understood how important transportation would be to future development in the U.S. W.R. “Bob” Meadows realized that seasonal conditions wreaked havoc on the expansion and contraction of concrete, and he saw an opportunity to control these forces by developing asphalt and wood fiber expansion joints.
Exhibitors and visitors will gather in historic Vienna to discuss growth strategies in adhesives and sealants.
June 1, 2016
From September 7-9, participants will gather in Vienna, Austria, to attend the FEICA 2016 European Adhesive and Sealant Conference and Expo. The event will feature exhibition space, a business forum, breakout sessions, and two networking events.
Researchers have developed a new coating that could make ice simply slide off of equipment and car windshields.
June 1, 2016
On your car windshield, ice is a nuisance. On an airplane, a wind turbine, an oil rig or power line, it can be downright dangerous. In addition, removing it with the methods available today—usually chemical melting agents or labor-intensive scrapers and hammers—is difficult and expensive.
UV spot-curing systems have been used in assembly and manufacturing processes for over 30 years. Historically, mercury arc lamps have been used as the curing source in a range of industrial applications and processes to polymerize adhesives. With their broad spectrum and high output, lamps have provided an effective solution for many years.
Sustainability initiatives are becoming an expectation across all industries, especially construction. In fact, homebuilders report that, by 2020, more than 60% of their projects will incorporate green building materials.
California regulators are at it again. In the name of providing transparency for consumers, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEEHA) may be on the brink of creating more confusion for the public―at the expense of those doing business in the state.
The PSTC's Tape Summit 2016 comes to Orlando to showcase the latest in PSA tape know-how.
May 2, 2016
The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) will host the 2016 Tape Summit and Spring Membership Meeting May 2-6 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. The event will offer PSA professionals the chance to learn about the latest trends in PSA technologies and regulations, explore the exhibition space, and network with other industry professionals.