Formulators

Rubber-Based Hot-Melt Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

Rubber-based hot melts show great promise for a wide range of applications in both tapes and labels.
April 1, 2014

The choice of elastomers based on styrene block copolymer (SBC) technology for tapes and labels has traditionally been split between solvent and hot-melt systems.


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Nashville Welcomes the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council's Tape Summit 2014

Pressure-sensitive adhesive professionals from around the world will convene April 28-May 2 for this key tape industry event.
April 1, 2014

This spring, suppliers, manufacturers and other tape industry professionals will convene at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., for the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) Tape Summit 2014.


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Strategic Solutions: Championing Executive Leadership in Internet Marketing

Your internal house should be in order before you spend marketing dollars to attract new customers.
April 1, 2014

In the rapidly evolving field of B2B Internet marketing, I have worked with dozens of small- and medium-sized manufacturers and distributors on their strategies for being “found” online by the right people: buyers, engineers and users of their products.


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Advancing Adhesives: ExxonMobil Announces Major Tackifier Expansion

A new facility will provide the hot-melt adhesives industry with nearly double the global production of hydrogenated tackifier.
April 1, 2014

ExxonMobil Chemical Co. has announced plans to build what is reportedly the world’s largest hydrogenated tackifier manufacturing facility at its recently expanded petrochemical complex in Singapore.


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Editor's Memo: The "People" Business

We don't have to be in the hospitality business to recognize that our interactions with others can make or break us.
April 1, 2014

I’ve been doing a fair amount of traveling lately, and I had a somewhat below-average experience while checking out of one hotel.


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Previewing the Adhesive and Sealant Council's Spring Convention and Expo

The event will provide attendees with an in-depth look at major trends and research in the adhesives and sealants industry.
March 1, 2014

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) Spring Convention and Expo will welcome hundreds of visitors from around the world for the 2014 event, which will be held April 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla.


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Previewing the American Coatings Show and Conference

Major topics for the event will include VOC reduction and sustainability in coatings.
March 1, 2014

The American Coatings Show and Conference (ACS) will take place April 8-10 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta


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The Next Big Thing in Coatings is Very Small

Emerging coating chemistry has shown promise as a potent and affordable weapon in corrosion prevention.
March 1, 2014

History is filled with coatings. It’s not clear why prehistoric painters covered their cave walls with animal images, but today we cover surfaces with paint and other coatings for both protection and decorations.


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UV LED Curing Technology

UV LED curing is fast becoming an accepted, user-friendly technology for a variety of manufacturing processes.
March 1, 2014

UV LED curing refers to a technique that uses “energy” output from the light emitting diodes (LEDs) in the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum to treat coatings, adhesives, inks and other UV-curable materials.


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Case Study: ERP System Helps Chemical Distributor Boost Productivity

Real-time visibility across operations can help boost productivity and business agility.
March 1, 2014

When you are responsible for manufacturing and distributing over 10,000 different products, real-time visibility is critical to running an efficient and agile business.


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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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