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Focus On: Industrial Packaging Goes Green

A new study shows that reusable industrial packaging substantially reduces carbon emissions.

A new lifecycle assessment shows that using reconditioned industrial packaging saves hundreds of millions of pounds of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually in the U.S. and Canada.


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Case Study: Structural Adhesives Increase Productivity for Electric Vehicle Assembly

Clean Motion relies on structural adhesives to provide strength and reduce weight in its Zbee electric vehicle.

The innovative Zbee three-wheeler is an ultra-light, energy-efficient electric vehicle designed by Clean Motion AB, located in Lerum, Sweden, with its manufacturing site in Trollhättan.


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Case Study: Foam Tape Helps Specialty Appliances Provider Seal the Deal

tesa tape helps an appliance manufacturer improve door seals for freezer units.

As products for industrial, medical, and personal use continue to become more sophisticated, there is a growing need for enhanced research, testing, and storage techniques to support these evolutionary and revolutionary products.


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Soft Silicone Adhesives Crucial for Atraumatic Advanced Wound Care Dressings

Silicone adhesive dressings minimize pain, promote wound healing, and improve clinical and financial outcomes for caregivers.

Mention the words “silicone” and “medical” in the same sentence, and it’s arguable that most people will immediately think of silicone’s well-known (and occasionally maligned) usage in artificial breast implants. However, silicone has other significant and successful applications in medical products.


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Case Study: Adhesive Promotes Unbreakable Displays in Automotive Applications

A new high-tech adhesive prevents glass splinters in vehicle crashes.

SCHOTT and DELO® Industrial Adhesives have collaborated to develop an unbreakable glass cover composite for vehicle navigation and entertainment screens, in which a high-tech adhesive bonds the display to the special glass cover.


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Developing Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives for Low-Temperature Applications

When formulating pressure-sensitive adhesives for low-temperature applications, the advantages of SBS copolymers should be considered.

FINAT defines low-temperature adhesion as the ability of pressure-sensitive coated material to adhere at temperatures below 5°C. Today, many applications require adhesion that must be maintained at temperatures of -25°C or lower.


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Market Trends: Opportunities for Growth in Automotive Sector Continue for Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings

The global automotive coatings, adhesives and sealants market is predicted to grow at an annual rate of 5.59% from 2013 to 2018.

The global automotive coatings, adhesives, and sealants market is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.59% from 2013 to 2018, according to “The Global Automotive Coatings, Adhesives, and Sealants Market 2014-2018,” a recent report from TechNavio.


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Regulatory Review: Adhesives Manufacturers Blindsided from the Left Coast

While the easier approach might be to look the other way and let a handful of impacted manufacturers fight this battle alone, I'm not sure it would be a wise one.

We all knew it was coming. The California’s Safer Consumer Regulation has been on everybody’s radar screen for years.


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Editor's Memo: Distributor Partners for the Adhesives and Sealants Industry

The relationship between distributors and manufacturers in the adhesives and sealants industry has evolved far beyond simple product delivery.

Welcome to our annual Distributor Directory, a year-long reference tool designed to help you quickly locate a distributor that best suits your needs.


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Ask Dr. Dave: How can we get our adhesives approved for food/beverage or medical applications?

Dave Dunn's July 2014 column.

Food packaging is an industry that involves special requirements.


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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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