Packaging of Adhesives and Sealants

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


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Advancing Adhesives: Hot-Melt Adhesives are Packed to Perfection

What's old is new again with new packaging for hot-melt adhesives.
By André Ebbers
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The expression “old wine in new bottles” refers to dressing an old, well-worn idea in new garb.


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Focus On: Industrial Packaging Goes Green

A new study shows that reusable industrial packaging substantially reduces carbon emissions.
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A new lifecycle assessment shows that using reconditioned industrial packaging saves hundreds of millions of pounds of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually in the U.S. and Canada.


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PPG Adds SEMCO Packaging Capabilities at French Site

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PPG Industries recently announced it has begun operation of a new packaging unit installed at its Gonfreville, France, coatings plant and aerospace application support center.
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Soudal Acquires Accumetric, Announces Headquarters Move

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Soudal recently announced it has acquired Accumetric LLC.
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Thinking Green: Sustainable Adhesive and Sealant Packaging Options

Thinking green with adhesives, sealants and other chemicals can save you green.
By Jim Enochs
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There are many ways to think “green” in a business environment. You can buy local, use water-based or more environmentally friendly chemicals, lower or turn off the air conditioning and lights, or use recycled products. But many green solutions have a trade-off.


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Editor's Memo: The Green Stuff

Developing successful green products is much trickier than most people might think.
By Susan Sutton
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Wouldn’t it be great if doing the right thing automatically brought big rewards?


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TAPPI Announces 2014 Board of Directors

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TAPPI recently announced several new members to its Board of Directors.
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Berry Plastics Acquires Chinese Packaging Business

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Berry Plastics Group Inc. recently announced that its acquisition of the controlling interest of Qingdao P&B Co. Ltd (P&B) has been approved by the competent approval authority in China.
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Mazelin Named Contract Packaging Association Executive Director

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The Contract Packaging Association (CPA) Board of Directors recently announced it has selected John Mazelin to serve as executive director of the association.
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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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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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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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