Raw Materials and Chemicals

Oxea Completes Specialty Esters Plant in China

Oxea recently announced that its specialty esters plant in Nanjing, China, is now mechanically complete.
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Distributor Roundtable: Exploring the Relationship Between Distributors and Adhesives and Sealants Manufacturers

Chemicals/materials distributors and adhesives and sealants manufacturers can forge true partnerships for the benefit of the entire industry.

The relationship between chemicals/materials distributors and adhesives and sealants manufacturers is no longer just about product delivery. To better understand the dynamics of these ever-evolving partnerships, I recently reached out to key industry players and ASI’s extensive online community.


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Rise of Wireless Technology Poses Security Risks for Manufacturers

More manufacturing workers are now using their own mobile devices to monitor and control industrial equipment.
The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon that is reshaping information technology (IT) in business offices now is spreading to the manufacturing sector, with employee-owned smartphones and media tablets playing an increasingly important role in manufacturing settings this year and beyond.
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Serve to Be Great: 11 Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery and a Boardroom

By simply shifting focus away from short-term goals and financial gain toward more effectively serving the people on their teams, leaders can create conditions for superior long-term results.

A recent Gallup poll shows that only 30% of Americans are actively engaged at work. That doesn’t come as a big surprise to Matt Tenney, author of Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom.


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Developing Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives for Low-Temperature Applications

When formulating pressure-sensitive adhesives for low-temperature applications, the advantages of SBS copolymers should be considered.

FINAT defines low-temperature adhesion as the ability of pressure-sensitive coated material to adhere at temperatures below 5°C. Today, many applications require adhesion that must be maintained at temperatures of -25°C or lower.


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Editor's Memo: Distributor Partners for the Adhesives and Sealants Industry

The relationship between distributors and manufacturers in the adhesives and sealants industry has evolved far beyond simple product delivery.

Welcome to our annual Distributor Directory, a year-long reference tool designed to help you quickly locate a distributor that best suits your needs.


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Kraton Innovation Center Opens

Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. recently announced the opening of its new Kraton Innovation Center in Belpre, Ohio.
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Maroon Establishes Inside Sales Department

Maroon Inc. recently announced it has launched an Inside Sales Department at its Avon, Ohio, headquarters.
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Top 5 News that Sticks

Readers Most Interested in ExxonMobil’s Latest Expansion

Last week, news from ExxonMobil regarding a new ethane cracker drew the most reader interest.

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


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Sartomer Americas Appoints Two Account Managers

Sartomer Americas recently announced it has named Chris Halvorsen and Bruce Bradley senior account managers.
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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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