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Chemistry in Action

BASF refocuses its identity as a chemical company
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Assembly EndUser: The Use of Valves in Automatic Liquid Dispensing Systems

In configuring the proper dispensing system, it is not only improtant to select the correct robotic system, but also the suitable valve for the material being dispensed.
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Online Exclusive: Automating Adhesive Application - A Case Study

KR 6 robot.Founded in 1962, Reinhardt-Technik is a major supplier of dispensing and mixing equipment located outside of Dortmund, Germany. Recently, the company needed to automate a process for preparing
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Flying High

PPG Aerospace seal caps selected for F-16 fighter
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Ship Shape

Responsible freight practices in the adhesive market
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Using Hydrogenated Rosin Resins to Optimize Adhesive Formulations

This article is the second in a series designed to address the fundamentals of adhesive and sealant formulation.
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Assembly EndUser: Using Design of Experiments to Trim Plastic Bonding Times

This article addresses application pressure vs. bonding time when adhering clear plastic viewing-lens panes to the back of hand-held device housings during assembly.
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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Katrina Rocks Gulf Coast, Affects Chemical Production

With winds of 145 mph, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, halting chemical production across much of the region. While damage assessments are still being conducted, initial reports indicated that most major petrochemical facilities did not suffer major structural damage.
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Assembly EndUser: Crash Course on Choosing the Right Adhesive

There is little argument that using automotive adhesives is becoming a popular collision-repair method for metal bonding, plastic bonding, metal-to-plastic bonding, plastic repair, seam sealing, and foam application. But, with all of these repair options, how does one choose the right adhesive for each application?
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Packaging EndUser: Hot-Melt Help

Designer hot-melt adhesives based on metallocene polyolefin copolymers boost productivity and economy in packaging operations.
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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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You won't want to miss our October issue: industry trends from the ASC, converting and packaging, testing, a preview of The Assembly Show, and more!

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Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

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ASI 2014 Buyers GuideASI's Buyers' Guide

Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 


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