Manufacturers

Advancing Adhesives: Magnetic Pollen Replicas are a Sticky Business

Magnetic pollen replicas offer multimodal adhesion in iron oxide coatings.
March 1, 2014

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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Boosting ROI with Powerful PR and Social Media

Trade show success involves planned marketing and public relations efforts before, during, and after the show.
March 1, 2014

Next month, the American Coatings Show and the Adhesive and Sealant Council Spring Convention and Expo will draw thousands of key players in the global adhesives, sealants, and coatings industries to Atlanta and Orlando, respectively.


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Strategic Solutions: A New Decision-Making Framework

March 1, 2014

On a daily basis, television, newspaper, and radio fill their programming with “experts” who are all too eager to prognosticate where the stock market will be in 12 months, how quickly the sea will rise in the next 100 years, or who will win the Super Bowl and why.


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Q&A About Polyurethane: Prepolymers with Low Isocyanate Content

What might cause problems with reproducibility in prepolymers with low isocyanate content?
March 1, 2014

We manufacture prepolymers with an isocyanate content of 15-20% NCO using a variety of diphenylmethane-based isocyanates and polyether polyols.


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Editor's Memo: Focusing on Innovation

People who are involved in R&D must be incredibly determined and continually optimistic.
March 1, 2014

"What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step toward something better.” – Wendell Phillips, Abolitionist


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Case Study: Corrugated Converter "Sticks It" to High Costs

An automated gluing system reduces labor by 80% and cuts glue usage by two-thirds.
January 2, 2014

The Gibson Box Co. has produced corrugated pallets, build-ups and other packaging products since 1999, but company President David Gibson would turn back the clock four years if he could.


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Common Problems with Common Tests

Understanding manufacturer instructions and test standards can help prevent problems when testing to industry standards.
January 2, 2014

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.
January 2, 2014

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.
January 2, 2014

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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Advancing Adhesives: A Natural Feedstock

A new carbon-negative bio-butanol production technology uses cellulose as its feedstock.
January 2, 2014

ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute), Taiwan’s largest and a leading international high-tech applied research institution, recently introduced ButyFix, reportedly the first biochemical technology for bio-butanol transportation fuel production with a negative carbon footprint.


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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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