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PSAs for Automotive Bonding and Noise Reduction

Historically, automobiles assembled exclusively with mechanical fasteners and welding were heavy and not very fuel-efficient. Today, approximately 70 lbs of adhesive products replace more than 200 lbs of mechanical fasteners, decreasing overall weight and increasing fuel efficiency.
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The Coming China Crisis: Fact or Fiction?

Just how real is the possibility of a crisis in China?
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Automotive Advances

Quality automotive interiors require versatile hot-melt adhesives
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Innovations in Glass Bonding

This article details Dow Automotive's role as a manufacturer of adhesives and sealants for the automotive and commercial transportation industries.
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Ready, Set, Stick

Recently introduced next-generation surface-insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesives offer improved shelf-life stablity and even faster initial cure speeds than current surface-insensitive technology.
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Important Characteristics of Several Common Adhesive Tests

This article examines several common adhesive tests used in both industry and research, and indicates where there is often misuse and confusion regarding the meaning of test results.
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Will the Real Six Sigma Please Stand Up?

The rapid and widespread acceptance of Six Sigma has sparked a veritable stampede of self-proclaimed "experts" claiming to have the knowledge to put the methodology into action. What steps can you take to tell a Six Segma Black Belt from an impost
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Growth Opportunities

What are they and where can you find them?
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RPM Improves Direct Materials Purchasing Using Enterprise Software

With Optiva Strategic Sourcing, RPM is able to pursue broader rathianization from aggregating a much greater portfolio of materials and packaging.
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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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We're covering high-tech applications, mixer technologies, the packaging of adhesives and sealants, and more in our January 2015 issue. Don't miss it!

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Bonding Plastics

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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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