Raw Materials and Chemicals

Evonik Names Lintech Distributor of the Year

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Lintech International recently announced it has received the 2013 “Distributor of the Year–Distribution Excellence Award” from Evonik Corp.
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Oxea Completes Specialty Esters Plant in China

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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.
By Susan Sutton
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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.
By Mark Watson
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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.
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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.
By Alejandro C. Esquivel De La Garza
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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.
By Susan Sutton
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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

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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

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


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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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