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Readers Most Interested in Sika Personnel Appointment

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
By Susan Sutton
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A personnel announcement from Sika drew the most reader interest last week.


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Internet-Connected Devices

By Kelsey Seidler
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How many Internet-connected devices do you currently own, both for work and personal use?


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HORN’s Expanded Agreement with BASF is Top News

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
By Susan Sutton
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Last week, readers were most interested in HORN’s expanded distributor agreement with BASF.


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Distributor Roundtable

We’re compiling a Distributor Roundtable piece for a future issue, and your input will be invaluable.
By Susan Sutton
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The relationship between chemicals/materials distributors and adhesives and sealants manufacturers is not just about product delivery anymore.


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Ask Dr. Dave: What is a good adhesive for bonding glass to metal?

Dave Dunn's May 2014 column.
By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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 Bonding glass to metals can be done successfully, although it is often necessary to choose systems that have appropriate "adhesion promoters." 


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IP in Depth: Compact Prosecution

Compact prosecution was originally conceived to speed up examination, shorten pendency and increase efficiency of patent prosecution.
By Michael Gzybowski
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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?
By Dr. Jeffrey F. Dormish and Heinz-Werner Lucas
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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.
By James (Jim) E. Swope
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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.
By Mark Collatz
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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.
By Lex Reynolds
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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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