Formulators

Ask Dr. Dave: Why are some waterborne adhesives called latex, others called dispersions and yet others emulsions?

Dave Dunn's August 2014 column.
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Many companies use different terms to disassociate their water-based adhesives from adhesives based on natural latex.


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Market Trends: Silicone Sales Continue to Rise

A decisive advantage for manufacturers of silicone is the variety of sales markets for silicone products.
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Silicones are irreplaceable in many industrial sectors. Silicone elastomers, oils and resins are the most important product types that are manufactured based on quartz sand.


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Mixing and Dispersing Silicones

Proper care during the mixing process ensures that time and energy input is minimized while the utility of the formulation is optimized.
By Stephanie Shira
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When producing a new adhesive or sealant product, the formulation must first be worked out.


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Advancing Adhesives: Hot-Melt Adhesives are Packed to Perfection

What's old is new again with new packaging for hot-melt adhesives.
By André Ebbers
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The expression “old wine in new bottles” refers to dressing an old, well-worn idea in new garb.


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Strategic Solutions: State of the U.S. Adhesives and Sealants Industry

U.S. adhesive and sealant manufacturers have benefited from an economy that has been growing quicker than other developed economic regions.
By A. Todd Muhleman
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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.


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Editor's Memo: 2014 ASI Top 25

The exclusive ASI Top 25 details leading companies in the worlwide adhesives and sealants industry.
By Susan Sutton
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I'm thrilled to invite you into the third annual ASI Top 25 issue!


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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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Case Study: PPG Aerospace Coatings Add Character to Cathay Pacific Jet

Eight custom colors of topcoat were applied to the third edition of "The Spirit of Hong Kong."
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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.


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