Where can a company turn for meaningful cost savings once its other options - raw-material supply agreements, logistics and inventory control, etc. - have been exhausted? This article explores an underexploited option for companies producing formulated products.
Adhesive technology is equal parts chemistry and "black magic." The sheer number of available substrates makes it nearly impossible to test each adhesive on every type. However, by conducting tests on a selection of novel, or difficult-to-adhere-to, substrates, we can make inferences that may help narrow the choice of adhesives.