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Distributor Roundtable: Exploring the Relationship Between Distributors and Adhesives and Sealants Manufacturers

Chemicals/materials distributors and adhesives and sealants manufacturers can forge true partnerships for the benefit of the entire industry.
July 1, 2014

The relationship between chemicals/materials distributors and adhesives and sealants manufacturers is no longer just about product delivery. To better understand the dynamics of these ever-evolving partnerships, I recently reached out to key industry players and ASI’s extensive online community.


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Rise of Wireless Technology Poses Security Risks for Manufacturers

More manufacturing workers are now using their own mobile devices to monitor and control industrial equipment.
July 1, 2014
The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon that is reshaping information technology (IT) in business offices now is spreading to the manufacturing sector, with employee-owned smartphones and media tablets playing an increasingly important role in manufacturing settings this year and beyond.
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Serve to Be Great: 11 Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery and a Boardroom

By simply shifting focus away from short-term goals and financial gain toward more effectively serving the people on their teams, leaders can create conditions for superior long-term results.
July 1, 2014

A recent Gallup poll shows that only 30% of Americans are actively engaged at work. That doesn’t come as a big surprise to Matt Tenney, author of Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom.


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Case Study: PPG Aerospace Coatings Add Character to Cathay Pacific Jet

Eight custom colors of topcoat were applied to the third edition of "The Spirit of Hong Kong."
July 1, 2014

Coatings by PPG Industries’ aerospace business create the colorful characters and “The Spirit of Hong Kong” livery on Cathay Pacific Airways’ Boeing 777-300ER airplane, painted to support the “Hong Kong: Our Home” campaign of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.


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Focus On: Industrial Packaging Goes Green

A new study shows that reusable industrial packaging substantially reduces carbon emissions.
July 1, 2014

A new lifecycle assessment shows that using reconditioned industrial packaging saves hundreds of millions of pounds of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually in the U.S. and Canada.


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Case Study: Structural Adhesives Increase Productivity for Electric Vehicle Assembly

Clean Motion relies on structural adhesives to provide strength and reduce weight in its Zbee electric vehicle.
July 1, 2014

The innovative Zbee three-wheeler is an ultra-light, energy-efficient electric vehicle designed by Clean Motion AB, located in Lerum, Sweden, with its manufacturing site in Trollhättan.


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Case Study: Foam Tape Helps Specialty Appliances Provider Seal the Deal

tesa tape helps an appliance manufacturer improve door seals for freezer units.
July 1, 2014

As products for industrial, medical, and personal use continue to become more sophisticated, there is a growing need for enhanced research, testing, and storage techniques to support these evolutionary and revolutionary products.


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Case Study: Adhesive Promotes Unbreakable Displays in Automotive Applications

A new high-tech adhesive prevents glass splinters in vehicle crashes.
July 1, 2014

SCHOTT and DELO® Industrial Adhesives have collaborated to develop an unbreakable glass cover composite for vehicle navigation and entertainment screens, in which a high-tech adhesive bonds the display to the special glass cover.


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Developing Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives for Low-Temperature Applications

When formulating pressure-sensitive adhesives for low-temperature applications, the advantages of SBS copolymers should be considered.
July 1, 2014

FINAT defines low-temperature adhesion as the ability of pressure-sensitive coated material to adhere at temperatures below 5°C. Today, many applications require adhesion that must be maintained at temperatures of -25°C or lower.


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Market Trends: Opportunities for Growth in Automotive Sector Continue for Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings

The global automotive coatings, adhesives and sealants market is predicted to grow at an annual rate of 5.59% from 2013 to 2018.
July 1, 2014

The global automotive coatings, adhesives, and sealants market is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.59% from 2013 to 2018, according to “The Global Automotive Coatings, Adhesives, and Sealants Market 2014-2018,” a recent report from TechNavio.


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