Converting/Packaging

Selecting Adhesives: Converting Every Opportunity into Success

Knowing the basics of converting is helpful when choosing the best adhesive for an application.

Choosing the right adhesive for a specific application is not always simple. Many articles have been devoted to discussing the topic, often focusing on how the end use of a given pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) product should play into the decisions.


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Eco-Friendly Adhesives for Converting and Packaging

Starch-based adhesives offer a number of benefits in converting and packaging applications.

Packagers and converters are always seeking the most efficient, cost-effective adhesives. Many times, synthetics are not the most reliable solutions. This is especially true in an era when U.S. companies of all types are encouraged to find more environmentally friendly options.


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Hot-Melt Adhesives 101: A Primer for Users

Hot-melt adhesives are ideal for a variety of applications.

For many people, the glue sticks and glue guns they buy at their local hobby or hardware store are an introduction to hot-melt adhesives—but these products are only a small glimpse of what is possible in the world of hot melts.


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Hooven-Dayton Receives Corporate Plus Membership from NMSDC

Hooven-Dayton Corp. (HDC) recently announced it has received Corporate Plus® designation by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
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FLEXCON: Topcoated Polypropylene Films

This company has expanded its line of THERMLfilm® NEXgen™ products to offer new top-coated polypropylene films.
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MACtac Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Bemis Co. Inc. recently announced that it has reached an agreement to sell MACtac to a California-based private equity firm for a purchase price of $170 million.
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Advancing Adhesives: A New Wave of Waterborne Dispersions for Adhesives and Coatings

Water-based polyolefin dispersions offer versatile benefits for coatings and adhesives.

Think artificial turf, personal care items, carpet backing and pizza boxes have nothing in common? Think again.


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MACTAC® PERFORMANCE ADHESIVES GROUP: Packaging Adhesive

This company’s latest adhesive technology that will be featured on MACtac’s squeezable films and polypropylene products.
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MACtac Inks Receive UL Recognition

MACtac® Performance Adhesives Group recently announced it has received Underwriter Laboratories (UL) Recognition for its EFI Jetrion UV digital label inks.
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3M: Case Sealers

A new line of 3M-Matic™ case sealers is available, each designed with interchangeable tape heads (2- and 3-in.) and dual extruded columns.
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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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