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Focus On: Adhesive Mixing Technology Can Help Facilitate Sustainability in Dental Practices

A new adhesive mixing technology can save money by reducing materials consumption.
June 2, 2014

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of the economy and manufacturing. The production of dental materials is no exception; here, too, sustainability is playing a crucial role in developing advanced, environmentally friendly technology.


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Innovation and the Future of Liquid Filling Machines for Adhesives and Sealants

Nozzles and gravity-fed direct-fill systems can improve filling accuracy and throughput.
June 2, 2014

Given the challenge to fill any kind of container with any kind of liquid, engineers have diligently researched hundreds of product applications—from adhesives and sealants to coatings, and chemicals and lubricants to foods and beverages—in order to design machines that will fill containers rapidly and accurately.


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Case Study: Ammunition Sealant Dispensing System

A custom ammunition sealant dispensing system reduces production costs and saves time while increasing accuracy and quality.
June 2, 2014

Hernon Manufacturing recently announced the installation of a custom ammunition sealant dispensing system at Sellier and Bellot.


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Market Trends: Additive Manufacturing on the Rise

3D printers will increasingly be used to manufacture direct production parts and finished goods in a variety of applications.
June 2, 2014

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, allows solid objects to be built from a series of layers using plastic, metal, or other materials. This technology can thereby produce sophisticated structures with greater flexibility and efficiency and less waste compared to traditional manufacturing techniques, which require longer setup times and higher material and labor costs.


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IP in Depth: Effective Preissuance Submissions

Preissuance submissions are a one-chance opportunity to present prior art in such a way that an examiner will be convinced to apply the prior art to reject pending claims in a patent application.
June 2, 2014

"The preissuance submission provision in the America Invents Act aims to bring the most relevant prior art to the examiner’s attention as early as possible during prosecution to enhance examination effectiveness and efficiency,” says Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) David Kappos.


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Top 5 News that Sticks

3M Personnel Announcement in Top Spot

Last week, readers were most interested in the appointment of a new VP for 3M.
June 2, 2014

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.


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Composites Structures Study Seeks Contributors

June 2, 2014
Contributors are wanted to study the demand for a UK-based large composites structures center as part of a study for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
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3M’s Post-it Brand Sponsors Startup Weekend

May 30, 2014
3M recently announced its Post-it® brand is sponsoring Startup Weekend, a program intended to help entrepreneurs launch their businesses in one weekend, organized by the non-profit UP Global.
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Henkel Receives Sustainability Award

May 30, 2014
Henkel Corp. recently announced it has received the Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BD) 2013 Sustainability Award.
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#ASITop25

Is Your Company in the Top 25?

Our exclusive ASI Top 25 listing will rank the leading worldwide manufacturers of adhesives, sealants, and adhesive and sealant products.
May 28, 2014
This is by far our most popular article of the year, and we’d love to hear from as many of you as possible!
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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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