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Focus On: Industrial Packaging Goes Green

A new study shows that reusable industrial packaging substantially reduces carbon emissions.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
By Alejandro C. Esquivel De La Garza
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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.
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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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Automation in the Metering, Mixing and Dispensing of Adhesives and Sealants

Diverse automation and manual metering, mixing,and dispensing options are necessary to suit a variety of industrial applications.
By Mark Sorenson
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Manufacturers are demanding increasingly robust and cost-effective solutions when facing challenges in bonding, potting, and form-in-place gaskets. As a result, two-part fluids are increasingly being specified to provide higher quality, consistency and endurance.


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Case Study: Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm Pumps Provide the Glue of the Operation for an Adhesives Manufacturer

Air-operated double-diaphragm pumps offer multiple benefits for adhesive and sealant manufacturing operations.
By Bernd Reitemeyer
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As a high-volume manufacturer of adhesives and sealants, SABA Dinxperlo B.V. has encountered some “sticky” situations over the years.


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Rapid Adhesive Bonding by Induction and Microwave Curing

Induction and microwave curing procedures must be evaluated and customized according to the specific application.
By Arno Maurer
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Adhesive bonding in industrial production often requires very short curing times. In the case of reactive adhesives, this generally means high curing temperatures.


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Advancements in UV LED Curing Technology for Adhesives

The gaps that previously existed between traditional lamp solutions and UV LED-based curing systems have been narrowed.
By Pamela Lee
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Assembly and manufacturing processes are highly dependent on the rapid and effective curing of ultraviolet (UV) adhesives. Historically, mercury arc lamps have been used as the curing source in a wide range of industrial applications and processes to polymerize adhesives.


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