Commentary Stories

Strategic Solutions: Fuel Economy Standards and the Adhesives Market

Robust demand is expected to offer opportunities for adhesives.
By A. Todd Muhleman
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In August 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a joint final rule for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2017-2025.


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Editor’s Memo: Materials Handbook

Welcome to our annual Raw Materials, Chemicals, Polymers and Additives Handbook.
By Susan Sutton
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As in previous years, this year’s handbook has been updated with many new products and definitions. The listings are divided into five major categories: Additives and Chemical Specialties; Oils and Fatty Acids; Resins and Base Polymers; Pigments and Dyes, Dry/Dispersions and Extenders; and Solvents.


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Do You Prefer E-Books?

By Kelsey Seidler
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Do you prefer e-books, or do you still purchase traditionally published hardcover or paperback books?


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From the Managing Editor

U.S. Economy Expanding

Do you see the economy headed in a positive direction?
By Teresa McPherson
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Good news on the manufacturing front: The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) recently released Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB)reports that the U.S. economy is slowly expanding.
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Changing the Minimum Wage

By Kelsey Seidler
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In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama called for raising the minimum wage to $9 per hour. Do you think the U.S. minimum wage should be higher?


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Using FMLA Leave

By Kelsey Seidler
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The Family and Medical Leave Act recently turned 20 years old. Have you used the FMLA to take time off work?


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Tax Season

By Kelsey Seidler
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It's tax season! When will you file your personal taxes?


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Ask Dr. Dave: February 2013

Dr. Dave answers a question about the recycling of adhesives and sustainability in the adhesives industry.
By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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QUESTION: In the manufacturing world, the recycling of materials and the use of “green” materials are popular trends that are increasingly coming under legislative pressures. What about the recycling of adhesives and sustainability in the adhesives industry?


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Regulatory Review: Categorical Considerations for VOC Regulation

Some products that are considered to be coatings may not lie within the architectural coatings rule, but may instead cross over to adhesives and sealants rules—or even others.
By Michael Schmeida
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Given any of the variety of adhesive and sealant products on the market, many ASI readers could probably determine the specific VOC rule and level that would apply.


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Editor’s Memo: Electronics Applications

CEA's 2013 International CES event was held last month; Electronics West will be held this month.
By Susan Sutton
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The Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA®) 2013 International CES event was held last month.


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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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