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Ask Dr. Dave: How should I choose between an acrylic adhesive and an epoxy?

Dave Dunn's January 2014 column.

 Both types of adhesives are very versatile; the choice depends on your operating environments and manufacturing situation. 


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Common Problems with Common Tests

Understanding manufacturer instructions and test standards can help prevent problems when testing to industry standards.

Testing to industry standards provides repeatable methods for comparison and quality assurance purposes.


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Modular and Flexible Automated Pail Processing

With the future uncertain, manufacturers look to automation comprising modular subsystems that offer infinitely flexible capabilities.

Adhesive and sealant manufacturers continuously strive to invest their available capital budgets on acquiring pail processing equipment that will reliably and efficiently serve their current manufacturing needs, in addition to fulfilling their future requirements.


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Eliminating Common Metering and Dispensing Problems

Dispensing equipment manufacturers are designing end-of-tool metering units to help eliminate errors.

As the market continues to push the production of lighter, stronger, and more chemical-resistant epoxies, polyurethanes, and silicones, the importance of using accurate metering and dispensing equipment grows as well.


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IP in Depth: Expediting Patent Application Examinations

The USPTO developed four programs designed to speed up the examination of patent applications.

In August 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reported a backlog of 591,665 patent applications waiting to be examined and an average total pendency (time from filing to end of examination) of 29.4 months.


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Editor's Memo: New Year's Resolutions

Chances are, finding ways to work smarter and faster will be on your list of goals for 2014.

The beginning of each calendar year is a great time to take stock of our business and try to make some work-related New Year’s resolutions (aka, goals).


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Top 5 ASI Market Trend Stories of 2013

Hot-melt adhesives drew the most interest.

Below are the five most-viewed market trends stories on the ASI website for 2013.*


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Top 5 ASI New Product Stories of 2013

Finished adhesive products drew the most interest in 2013.

Below are the five most-viewed new product announcements on the ASI website in 2013.*


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Top 20 ASI Feature Articles of 2013

Industry leaders, trends and innovation continue to interest readers.

Below are this year’s 20 most-viewed articles on the ASI website.*


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Top 50 ASI News Stories of 2013

Stories involving acquisitions and expansions garnered a lot of interest this year.

Below are the 50 most-viewed news stories on the ASI website in 2013.*


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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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