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Boosting ROI with Powerful PR and Social Media

Trade show success involves planned marketing and public relations efforts before, during, and after the show.

Next month, the American Coatings Show and the Adhesive and Sealant Council Spring Convention and Expo will draw thousands of key players in the global adhesives, sealants, and coatings industries to Atlanta and Orlando, respectively.


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Materials Roundtable: Let's Talk Materials

Without quality materials that are often tailored to specific applications, the adhesives and sealants industry could never fully succeed.

Raw materials and chemicals are literally the building blocks of the adhesives and sealants industry. Without quality materials that are often specifically tailored to specific applications, our industry could never fully succeed.


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Case Study: Corrugated Converter "Sticks It" to High Costs

An automated gluing system reduces labor by 80% and cuts glue usage by two-thirds.

The Gibson Box Co. has produced corrugated pallets, build-ups and other packaging products since 1999, but company President David Gibson would turn back the clock four years if he could.


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Common Problems with Common Tests

Understanding manufacturer instructions and test standards can help prevent problems when testing to industry standards.

Testing to industry standards provides repeatable methods for comparison and quality assurance purposes.


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Modular and Flexible Automated Pail Processing

With the future uncertain, manufacturers look to automation comprising modular subsystems that offer infinitely flexible capabilities.

Adhesive and sealant manufacturers continuously strive to invest their available capital budgets on acquiring pail processing equipment that will reliably and efficiently serve their current manufacturing needs, in addition to fulfilling their future requirements.


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Eliminating Common Metering and Dispensing Problems

Dispensing equipment manufacturers are designing end-of-tool metering units to help eliminate errors.

As the market continues to push the production of lighter, stronger, and more chemical-resistant epoxies, polyurethanes, and silicones, the importance of using accurate metering and dispensing equipment grows as well.


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Advancing Adhesives: A Natural Feedstock

A new carbon-negative bio-butanol production technology uses cellulose as its feedstock.

ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute), Taiwan’s largest and a leading international high-tech applied research institution, recently introduced ButyFix, reportedly the first biochemical technology for bio-butanol transportation fuel production with a negative carbon footprint.


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Market Trends: Growth Continues for Asia-Pacific Coatings Market

The five largest coatings suppliers in the Asia-Pacific Region are projected to capture 28% of worldwide sales in 2013.

Coating consumption in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to be 16.45 million tons worth $48.3 billion in 2013, according to the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney.


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Top 5 ASI Market Trend Stories of 2013

Hot-melt adhesives drew the most interest.

Below are the five most-viewed market trends stories on the ASI website for 2013.*


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Top 5 ASI New Product Stories of 2013

Finished adhesive products drew the most interest in 2013.

Below are the five most-viewed new product announcements on the ASI website in 2013.*


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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.

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