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The Dangers of Counterfeit Dental Products

Counterfeiting costs manufacturers significant revenue and puts thousands of jobs at risk.
July 1, 2013

The manufacturing of counterfeit, imitation products has long been a problem in the consumer goods sector—and is becoming increasingly troublesome in the dental industry.


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Reducing Costs with Safety Ventilation

Properly analyzing ventilation air can lead to energy and cost savings.
July 1, 2013

Energy is a significant cost of production. As energy costs rise, it becomes more difficult to pass on the increases to customers in the price of products and services. Regardless of current energy costs and trends, however, an energy-efficient process is more competitive.


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Formaldehyde and Health Risks

Negative health effects caused by formaldehyde can be avoided through safe ventilation practices and detection instruments.
July 1, 2013

Formaldehyde is a chemical widely used to manufacture building materials and various household products. Formaldehyde resin is an adhesive commonly used in woodworking, especially in veneer and lamination work. It is known for open working time, rigidity and moisture resistance.


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Editor’s Memo: Championing Innovation

I’m thrilled to announced we’re launching the ASI Readers’ Choice Awards.
July 1, 2013

One of the things I love about my job is being able to see all of the ingenuity and hard work that go into the development of innovative new products and technologies.


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Ask Dr. Dave: June 2013

How can we get some of our sealants approved for drinking water applications?
June 3, 2013

QUESTION: We would like to get some of our sealants approved for drinking water applications. How can we do this?


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Open for Business: Taking Advantage of Economic Development Incentives

Companies can use economic development incentives to boost profits.
June 3, 2013

Companies that are starting up, moving or expanding may be able to tap into state and local economic development incentives to save significant money and improve profitability. With 12.1 million people unemployed nationally, states, in particular, are bidding against one another to attract and retain business.


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Coming Face-to-Face with Facebook and Twitter

Social networking sites provide both challenges and opportunities.
June 3, 2013

Whether you are into social networking or not, its popularity cannot be denied. In October 2012, Facebook hit one billion active users. Twitter has more than 200 million active users who send a billion tweets a week. Clearly, more and more companies are turning to social networking sites to advertise their products and services, deliver messages, and improve customer service.


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Case Study: Progressive Cavity Pumps to the Rescue

The right progressive cavity pump can improve mixer discharge rates and minimize maintenance requirements.
June 3, 2013

As a member company of the AISIN Group, Aisin Chemical contributes to the automotive industry by developing and producing chemicals, friction materials and plastic parts. Aisin Chemical specializes in adhesives, coatings, and friction materials for transmissions and brake pads.


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Converting to Electron Beam Technology

Interest in EB technology has grown significantly in recent years.
June 3, 2013

The world continues to embrace initiatives fostering more environmentally friendly “green” processes, and the converting industry is not exempt from this pursuit. All aspects of the converting process are being scrutinized, including the need to make the adhesives and sealants component of converting more environmentally friendly.


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Advancing Adhesives: Physicist Develops New Silicone Rubber

The new material may find applications as a packaging tape, as a shoe insole, as padding for prosthetics, and much more.
June 3, 2013

If anything bothers University of Virginia physicist Lou Bloomfield, it’s a wobbly table. So much so that he actually invented a material to eliminate the problem. The material, a type of silicone rubber that is both rigid and fluid—a “viscoelastic” solid—can be placed under a table leg where it conforms to the shape of the leg bottom and the floor surface, perfectly filling the gap.


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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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