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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.
By Susan Sutton
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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.
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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.
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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.
By Todd Hawkins
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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.
By Stacy Hoge
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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.
By Randy Byle
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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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Case Study: Polyurethane Sealants Lead to Energy Savings

Bridging the gaps in a building can bring significant heating and cooling savings.
By Jay A. Johnston Ph.D., George Z. Pavlovich, and Shen Tian
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Fourteen tubes of polyurethane sealant and an older suburban Western Pennsylvania home made for a perfect fit to seal in noteworthy energy savings.


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Lignin in the Laboratory

The use of lignin could bring about a green, cost-effective way to develop adhesives and sealants.
By Dale Mitchell
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A new source of lignin has been developed that produces a consistent quality for commercial quantities.


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Dibenzoate Plasticizers in Waterborne Acrylic PSAs

New blends of dibenzoates have recently been introduced for adhesives and other applications.
By William Arendt, Marianne M. Conner, and Emily McBride
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Plasticizers are normally used in polymeric systems to soften or to improve the processability of a composition.


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Advancing Adhesives: Magnetic Pollen Replicas are a Sticky Business

Magnetic pollen replicas offer multimodal adhesion in iron oxide coatings.
By John Toon
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Researchers have created magnetic replicas of sunflower pollen grains using a wet chemical, layer-by-layer process that applies highly conformal iron oxide coatings.


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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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2014 September

Our September issue features articles focusing on high-tech applications and raw materials, as well as a preview of the ASC Fall Convention and Expo. Check it out today!

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