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Personal Smartphones for Business Use

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

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.

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.
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.

"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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Editor's Memo: Potpourri

We've got lots of exciting things happening: the annual Dispensing & Curing Equipment Directory, the ASI Top 25 and the ASI Readers' Choice Awards.

I have so much exciting information to share with you that I almost don’t know where to start.


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3M Personnel Announcement in Top Spot

Last week, readers were most interested in the appointment of a new VP for 3M.

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.


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Net Neutrality Concerns

Should streaming service providers like Netflix be able to pay companies like Verizon or Comcast to create a "fast lane" that would ensure higher downloading speeds for their data? 


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#ASITop25

Is Your Company in the Top 25?

Our exclusive ASI Top 25 listing will rank the leading worldwide manufacturers of adhesives, sealants, and adhesive and sealant products.
This is by far our most popular article of the year, and we’d love to hear from as many of you as possible!
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Readers Most Interested in 3M Patents

An announcement from 3M regarding a milestone in innovation garnered the most 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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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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