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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.
By Susan Sutton
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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.
By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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Food packaging is an industry that involves special requirements.


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Readers Most Interested in ExxonMobil’s Latest Expansion

Last week, news from ExxonMobil regarding a new ethane cracker drew the most reader interest.
By Susan Sutton
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This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.


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Soudal’s Acquisition of Accumetric is Top News

Readers last week were most interested in Soudal’s announcement that it would acquire Accumetric and move its headquarters to Kentucky.
By Susan Sutton
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This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.


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Readers Most Interested in Sika Acquisition

Last week, Sika’s acquisition of Klebag Chemie drew the most reader interest.
By Susan Sutton
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This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.


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Personal Smartphones for Business Use

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In last week’s survey, we asked: Do you use your personal smartphone or other device to complete tasks as part of your job?
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Minimum Wage

By Teresa McPherson
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Last week's survey discussed the Seattle City Council's approval of a minimum wage increase to $15/hour.
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Award and Acquisition: Sika Takes Two Spots in Top 5

Honda’s recognition of Sika received the most reader interest last week.
By Susan Sutton
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This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.


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Ask Dr. Dave: What is the best way to judge the effectiveness of an adhesive bond?

Dave Dunn's June 2014 column.
By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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It is a common misperception that the material should always break before the adhesive bond.
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IP in Depth: Effective Preissuance Submissions

Preissuance submissions are a one-chance opportunity to present prior art in such a way that an examiner will be convinced to apply the prior art to reject pending claims in a patent application.
By Michael Gzybowski
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"The preissuance submission provision in the America Invents Act aims to bring the most relevant prior art to the examiner’s attention as early as possible during prosecution to enhance examination effectiveness and efficiency,” says Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) David Kappos.


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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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