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Bostik’s New R&D Center is Top News

A new R&D facility for Bostik drew the most reader interest last week.
This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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Website Design

How important is it for your organization's business or brand to have an elegant, simple website design?
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Readers Most Interested in Dow Divestments

Last week, readers were most interested in Dow’s announcement regarding divestments.
This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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Children and Smartphones

Is it appropriate for a child age 14 or under to have a smartphone?
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Henkel Acquisition is Top News

Henkel’s agreement to acquire Bergquist drew the most reader interest last week.
This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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Rideshare Companies and Competition

Is the extra competition in the livery market via ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft a good idea?
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Big-Ticket Purchases in 2014

Last week, we asked readers if they were planning a big-ticket purchase yet this year, such as investing in a new home or home remodel, or purchase of a new or used vehicle or a major appliance.
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Ask Dr. Dave: What are the best products for filling the seams after assembling acrylic countertops?

Reactive acrylic adhesives vary from surface-activated flexible adhesives to two-component adhesives.

Dave Dunn's October 2014 column.


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IP in Depth: Avoiding Unnecessary Disclosures in Patent Applications

The distinction between disclosing how to practice an invention and explaining how an invention works is important to understand when drafting patent applications.

The disclosure of an invention in a patent application must meet the “enablement” provision of the U.S. Code, which states that the “specification shall contain a written description of the invention, and of the manner and process of making and using it, in such full, clear, concise, and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art to which it pertains, or with which it is most nearly connected, to make and use the same.”


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Editor's Memo: Managing Expectations

It's vital that we communicate our expectations and/or share our ability to fulfill specific requirements.

I recently had to schedule hip replacement surgery. The scheduler at the surgeon’s office went through various details with me, and then assured me that she would be sending me a packet with lots of information regarding the procedure, the hospital stay, post-op therapy, etc. A month passed, and no packet.


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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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