Commentary Stories

IP in Depth: Compact Prosecution

Compact prosecution was originally conceived to speed up examination, shorten pendency and increase efficiency of patent prosecution.

The concept of “compact prosecution” was introduced in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the 1960s.


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Q&A About Polyurethane: Increasing Market Requests for Sustainable Adhesives

How is the adhesive industry addressing market requests for increased sustainability?

Researchers have identified a number of global trends that will have an impact on the adhesive business. One major trend is to use energy more efficiently—both to protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions and from a basic cost-of-energy standpoint.


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Strategic Solutions: Selling Green

Companies need to tell the whole story when they are marketing "green" product attributes.

Green, bio-based, renewable, eco-friendly—no matter which label we attach, the current marketing buzz is about environmentally conscious products.


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Regulatory Review: TSCA Reform - Can the Senate Get There in 2014?

TSCA reform seems to be at a legislative crossroads this spring.

About this time last spring, the U.S. Senate actually appeared on the brink of tackling reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).


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Up for Discussion: Bidding Exercises Spell Bad News for Adhesives and Sealants Industry

The process' sole purpose is driving down costs for the customers at the expense of the suppliers.

No matter what you call them—RFQs, RFPs, online auctions, reverse auctions or bids—they all spell bad news for the adhesives and sealants industry. These exercises will ultimately do irreparable harm to the industry as a whole.


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Editor's Memo: The Green Stuff

Developing successful green products is much trickier than most people might think.

Wouldn’t it be great if doing the right thing automatically brought big rewards?


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New Organizational Structures

Could an organizational approach that focuses on self-governance and a more equal distribution of power be successful in the workplace? 


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Top 5 News that Sticks

Readers Most Interested in PPG Personnel Announcement

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.

News regarding personnel appointments from PPG drew the most reader interest last week.


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Summer Vacations

Will you use all of your alloted vacation time this summer? 


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Top 5 News that Sticks

Momentive News Tops List for Second Week

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
Readers were again most interested in news from Momentive, this time regarding a green chemistry initiative.
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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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