The outlook for the U.S. adhesives and sealants industry at the mid-point of 2014 has slightly improved over 2013. After growing just 1.9% in 2013, most economists are predicting the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) will grow 3% for 2014.
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.
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.
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.
July 1, 2014
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.
Eight custom colors of topcoat were applied to the third edition of "The Spirit of Hong Kong."
July 1, 2014
Coatings by PPG Industries’ aerospace business create the colorful characters and “The Spirit of Hong Kong” livery on Cathay Pacific Airways’ Boeing 777-300ER airplane, painted to support the “Hong Kong: Our Home” campaign of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.
Mention the words “silicone” and “medical” in the same sentence, and it’s arguable that most people will immediately think of silicone’s well-known (and occasionally maligned) usage in artificial breast implants. However, silicone has other significant and successful applications in medical products.
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.