Packaging of Adhesives and Sealants

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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KITPACKERS: European Website

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This company, an Ellsworth Adhesives company, has launched a new European website.
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Modular and Flexible Automated Pail Processing

With the future uncertain, manufacturers look to automation comprising modular subsystems that offer infinitely flexible capabilities.
By Jim Manoussakis
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Adhesive and sealant manufacturers continuously strive to invest their available capital budgets on acquiring pail processing equipment that will reliably and efficiently serve their current manufacturing needs, in addition to fulfilling their future requirements.


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Editor's Memo: New Year's Resolutions

Chances are, finding ways to work smarter and faster will be on your list of goals for 2014.
By Susan Sutton
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The beginning of each calendar year is a great time to take stock of our business and try to make some work-related New Year’s resolutions (aka, goals).


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Editor's Memo: How to Use the Buyers' Guide

The Buyers’ Guide is divided into five main sections: Associations, Product Index, Product Listings, and Suppliers and Distributors.
By Susan Sutton
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This issue marks the publication of ASI’s 20th annual Buyers’ Guide, a purchasing and applications resource for raw materials, equipment and services used to manufacture adhesives and sealants, pressure sensitives, and adhesives and sealants products such as tapes and labels.


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Strategic Solutions: State-of-the-Industry Report

Recovery in the U.S. continues on solid footing, with the construction sector finally showing solid signs of growth.
By Daniel S. Murad
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2013 can only be characterized as the first year in the recent past where all was quiet on the front lines of the adhesives and sealants industry—especially as compared to the significant volatility the industry has been experiencing since the beginning of the 2008 recession.


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PROSYS INNOVATIVE PACKAGING: Cartridge Filler

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This company recently introduced its redesigned RM110HS+ cartridge filler, with speeds of up to 60 cartridges per minute.
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Sausage Packaging: A Flexible Alternative

Whether the required amount of adhesive is 40 ml or 40 L, sausage packs are a flexible alternative.
By Brett Wines
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Although the U.S. considers the 300 and 600 ml sausage packages to be industry standards, many other options are now being used worldwide.


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PCB Industry Drives Changes in Packaging

Developments in the printed circuit board industry are challenging suppliers to continuously improve quality and processes.
By Jim Enochs
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In the printed circuit board (PCB) industry, manufacturers must drive change or they don’t survive.


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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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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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