Finished Adhesives and Sealants

H.B. Fuller First Quarter Revenue Essentially Flat

April 2, 2014
H.B. Fuller recently announced net income for the first quarter of 2014 of $14.6 million, compared to $20.7 million in last year’s first quarter.
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New Home Sales Drop 3% in February

April 2, 2014
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 3.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 440,000 units in February.
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Ask Dr. Dave: Is there a way to bond PTFE with regular adhesives?

Dave Dunn's April 2014 column.
April 1, 2014

It is necessary to treat the surface aggressively with chemical agents.


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Advancing Adhesives: High-Performance Epoxy Paste for Aircraft Applications

A new structural adhesive for metal and composite aircraft parts reduces cure time and costs.
April 1, 2014

Primary and secondary structures that comprise modern aircraft are typically combinations of metals and lightweight carbon fiber- or glass fiber-reinforced polymer composites joined using high-performance adhesives.


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Focus On: Adhesive Suppliers and Manufacturers Make Strides in Serving the Packaging Sector

A key requirement of any leading adhesive company is not only to meet customers' needs but to predict them.
April 1, 2014

From the first recorded use of industrial adhesives during the time of the pharaohs in Egypt until today, our industry has had two consistent driving forces: the changing needs of the industries we serve, and the innovation necessary to meet those needs.


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Differential Release Liners Defined

Differential release liners often serve as critical components in the manufacture of tapes, fiber composite and medical materials.
April 1, 2014

Differential release liners play a critical role in the coated product supply chain and adhesives product development.


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Nashville Welcomes the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council's Tape Summit 2014

Pressure-sensitive adhesive professionals from around the world will convene April 28-May 2 for this key tape industry event.
April 1, 2014

This spring, suppliers, manufacturers and other tape industry professionals will convene at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., for the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) Tape Summit 2014.


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Strategic Solutions: Championing Executive Leadership in Internet Marketing

Your internal house should be in order before you spend marketing dollars to attract new customers.
April 1, 2014

In the rapidly evolving field of B2B Internet marketing, I have worked with dozens of small- and medium-sized manufacturers and distributors on their strategies for being “found” online by the right people: buyers, engineers and users of their products.


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Editor's Memo: The "People" Business

We don't have to be in the hospitality business to recognize that our interactions with others can make or break us.
April 1, 2014

I’ve been doing a fair amount of traveling lately, and I had a somewhat below-average experience while checking out of one hotel.


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PSTC: Test Methods

April 1, 2014
This association has released the 16th edition of its “Test Methods for Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes.
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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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2014 April

Our April issue focuses on pressure-sensitive adhesives, including a preview of PSTC's 2014 Tape Summit, as well as converting/packaging and composites!

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