Manufacturers

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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IP in Depth: Expediting Patent Application Examinations

The USPTO developed four programs designed to speed up the examination of patent applications.
January 2, 2014

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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Market Trends: Growth Continues for Asia-Pacific Coatings Market

The five largest coatings suppliers in the Asia-Pacific Region are projected to capture 28% of worldwide sales in 2013.
January 2, 2014

Coating consumption in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to be 16.45 million tons worth $48.3 billion in 2013, according to the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney.


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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.
January 2, 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.
December 2, 2013

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