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2014 ASI Top 25: Leading Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Manufacturers

Included with each company's listing are contact information, estimated 2013 sales figures (if publishable), and a company profile.
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This issue of Adhesives & Sealants Industry magazine brings the ASI Top 25, our exclusive ranking of the top 25 worldwide manufacturers of adhesives and sealants.


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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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Case Study: A Thermoplastics Compound Manufacturer is Going to the Next Level

A manufacturer of thermalplastics compounds finds multiple benefits with underwater pelletizing systems and belt dryers.
By Jürgen Skanda
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Founded by the Ghidini family in 1983, Soredi S.p.a. is a manufacturer of thermoplastic compounds based in the northern Italian town of Cologne, a 72-km (45-mile) drive due east from Milan.


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Case Study: A Speedy Solution for Glue Extender Production

A rotary batch mixer helps in the efficient production of wheat flour for glue extenders.
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Since 1982, Idaho Milling and Grain has produced wheat flour in a process that involves measuring, milling, and mixing. The industrial-grade wheat flour is then formulated into a glue extender for the wood products industry.


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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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Nonwovens Disposable Hygiene: A World of Opportunity for Adhesive Manufacturers and Dispensing Equipment Suppliers

Adhesive manufacturers and dispensing equipment suppliers can partner in helping disposable hygiene manufacturers efficiently produce higher quality products while reducing costs.
By Alan Ramspeck
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Today's consumer wants it all—disposable hygiene products with high, consistent performance but at the lowest price. Producers strive to balance changing and increasing demands of consumers, sensitivity to sustainability, and the need to manage production costs and efficiency in order to remain competitive and profitable.


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Photovoltaic Module Rail Bonding with Acrylic Foam Tapes

This paper received the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council's 2014 Carl A. Dahlquist Award for Best Technical Paper.
By Scott R. Meyer
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To justify the cost of building viable solar farms, photovoltaic (PV) module installations must offer long-term performance.


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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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