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Cooler Named Sika Business Development Manager

Sika Corp. recently announced that Jeremy Cooler has been hired as Business Development manager for Target Market Industry, Transportation/A&C group.
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Dow Corning Six Month Sales Grow 12%

Dow Corning Corp. recently announced year-to-date sales of $3.02 billion.
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Top 5 News that Sticks

Adhesives Pricing Report in Top Spot

Readers were most interested last week in a recent report detailing expectations for adhesives pricing.
This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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More Than 24 Million Cars to Be Fitted with Apple’s CarPlay by 2019

ABI Research forecasts that in 2019 over 24 million new cars will be fitted with CarPlay.
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2014 ASI Top 25: Leading Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Manufacturers

Included with each company's listing are contact information, estimated 2013 sales figures (if publishable), and a company profile.

This issue of Adhesives & Sealants Industry magazine brings the ASI Top 25, our exclusive ranking of the top 25 worldwide manufacturers of adhesives and sealants.


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Ask Dr. Dave: Why are some waterborne adhesives called latex, others called dispersions and yet others emulsions?

Dave Dunn's August 2014 column.

Many companies use different terms to disassociate their water-based adhesives from adhesives based on natural latex.


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Market Trends: Silicone Sales Continue to Rise

A decisive advantage for manufacturers of silicone is the variety of sales markets for silicone products.

Silicones are irreplaceable in many industrial sectors. Silicone elastomers, oils and resins are the most important product types that are manufactured based on quartz sand.


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Nonwovens Disposable Hygiene: A World of Opportunity for Adhesive Manufacturers and Dispensing Equipment Suppliers

Adhesive manufacturers and dispensing equipment suppliers can partner in helping disposable hygiene manufacturers efficiently produce higher quality products while reducing costs.

Today's consumer wants it all—disposable hygiene products with high, consistent performance but at the lowest price. Producers strive to balance changing and increasing demands of consumers, sensitivity to sustainability, and the need to manage production costs and efficiency in order to remain competitive and profitable.


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Photovoltaic Module Rail Bonding with Acrylic Foam Tapes

This paper received the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council's 2014 Carl A. Dahlquist Award for Best Technical Paper.

To justify the cost of building viable solar farms, photovoltaic (PV) module installations must offer long-term performance.


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Strategic Solutions: State of the U.S. Adhesives and Sealants Industry

U.S. adhesive and sealant manufacturers have benefited from an economy that has been growing quicker than other developed economic regions.

The outlook for the U.S. adhesives and sealants industry at the mid-point of 2014 has slightly improved over 2013. After growing just 1.9% in 2013, most economists are predicting the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) will grow 3% for 2014.


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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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