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Packaging Matters

Attractive packaging really does influence buying decisions!

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Focus On: Chemicals Supplier Celebrates an Interactive Anniversary

BASF marked its 150th anniversary this year with a global interactive program focusing on energy, food and urban living.

BASF recently announced an international anniversary program to mark its 150th anniversary this year. In addition to celebrations and a historical retrospective, BASF has prepared a global co-creation program with partners on the topics of energy, food, and urban living.


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Two-Part Adhesives and Application Equipment

Many different starting materials are available in the formulation of two-part adhesives, all of which will require a variety of mixing, dispensing, and application methods.

Two-part adhesives are an ever-growing segment of the adhesive and sealant industry, with applications in aerospace, construction, automotive, consumer goods, and the DIY/repair sectors.


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Market Trends: Coatings Industry Continues to Evolve

The recent sharp drop in oil prices could force coatings prices lower if continued.

Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney recently announced it has begun its fifth “U.S. Paint & Coatings Industry” study. The industry is reportedly continuing its recovery from the global recession of 2008-2009.


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Adhesives at Work: Filters Reduce False Sealant Failures

Filtering can substantially reduce manual sealant inspection time, thus speeding up the automotive production line.

An automotive supplier uses a machine vision system to inspect up to 900 parts per min to substantially improve quality and productivity. The system checks for the presence and uniformity of a bead of sealant applied to the interior of a metal canister (see Figure 1).


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Coatings Industry Gathers in Germany

Thousands of coatings professionals will come together April 21-23 for the 2015 European Coatings Congress and Show.

From April 21-23, the international coatings industry will come together for the European Coatings Congress and Show. Delegates from coatings, adhesives, sealants, printing inks, construction chemicals and raw materials companies will gather to hear some 144 lectures in 24 sessions.


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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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