The actual costs of workers’ injuries go beyond the obvious (e.g., hiring a temporary employee or covering workers’ compensation claims) and include indirect costs such as lost productivity and bottom-line impact.
For plastic parts, coatings and paints are more than just a protective skin; they provide the product with optical and haptic characteristics that decisively influence customers’ perceptions—and buying decisions.
Coatings suppliers have entered a period of heightened uncertainty.
February 2, 2015
The global market for medical device coatings is expected to grow to $6.3 billion by the end of 2014 and $9 billion in 2019, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3% from 2014 to 2019, according to a recent report from BCC Research.
Jowat Adhesives is no stranger to product innovation. As a leading global supplier of adhesives, shipping more than 75,000 tons of product annually, it continually invents new formulations to meet the bonding requirements of its customers in the paper and packaging, wood processing, furniture manufacturing, textile, automotive, building, and graphic arts industries.
The packaging marketplace has a clear need for more functionality in barrier technologies that can provide varying degrees of preservation and protection for many substrates used in food and other packaging.
In mature markets, disposable diaper and feminine hygiene products have reached market saturation. Since consumers of these products expect reliable absorption and no leakage, their purchase decisions are now based on other differentiating factors, such as scent and softness—but also thinness.
Many factors determine the size and format of the optimal adhesive, sealant or coating package.
January 5, 2015
More and improved packaging options are available today for two-part chemistries than ever before, including side-by-side cartridges for extrusion or spray, dual syringes, syringe kits, jar kits, twin pouches (both burst and clipped), barrier kits, injection kits, and premixed and frozen syringes/cartridges.