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Government Shutdown

By Kelsey Seidler
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After failing to reach an agreement on the nation's health care law, the U.S. government began a partial shutdown on Tuesday for the first time in nearly 18 years. Do you think the shutdown is a reasonable course of action at this time?


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Ask Dr. Dave: October 2013

We want to bond steel to foamed polystyrene in large bond areas.
By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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QUESTION: We want to bond steel to foamed polystyrene in large bond areas, and we want to use a cost-effective adhesive that doesn’t take long to dry. Is a hot melt the way to go?


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Top 5 News that Sticks

News Involving Titanium Dioxide Holds Top Two Positions

Titanium dioxide news drew a lot of interest last week.
By Susan Sutton
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This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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Editor's Memo: ASC Fall 2013

By Susan Sutton
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The industry will soon gather in Minneapolis for the Adhesive and Sealant Council’s (ASC) Fall Convention and Expo, which will be held October 21-23 at the Hilton Minneapolis.


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Quantitative Easing

By Kelsey Seidler
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The Federal Reserve recently announced that it will continue its quantitative easing program. Do you think continuing the program was a good decision?


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World’s Largest Adhesives Facility is Big News

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
By Susan Sutton
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The announcement of the opening of Henkel’s new Dragon Plant in China grabbed an almost unprecedented amount of interest last week.


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Housing Markets

By Kelsey Seidler
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Some 291 metropolitan areas across the country now qualify as improving housing markets, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for September. Is the housing market improving in your area?


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Bonding Symposium Focuses on Improving Adhesion

Our industry is constantly evaluating how to best improve processes and product quality.
By Susan Sutton
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ASI is serving as media sponsor for Surface TechDays.


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RPM Acquisition Garners Most Interest

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
By Susan Sutton
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News regarding acquisitions was very popular last week.


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Trade-Related Barriers

By Kelsey Seidler
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Do you think trade-related barriers are disproportionately affecting U.S. SMEs that export to the EU, compared to larger U.S. exporters?


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