Articles by Karen Kramer

Editor&#8217;s Memo<br>Leaving on a High Note for the Adhesives Industry

Karen's final column for ASI thanks all those who have helped the magazine and introduces the new editorial staff.
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Editor&#8217;s Memo<br>Predicted Growth in Chemicals Supported by Adhesives

This year’s Material Handbook has been updated and expanded with 75 new categories and their definitions, and a large increase in supplier listings.
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Focus On CHEMCENTRAL Streamlines: Its Distribution Strategy

CHEMCENTRAL has implemented a new operating strategy designed to expand and enhance the company's customer and market force. Termed "Regionalization," this new strategy centralizes support functions into regional business centers while retaining sales and operations at its many distribution sites throughout the country.
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Editor&#8217;s Memo<br>Staying Connected With Adhesives

Our editorial focus this month is on what might appear to be three divergent areas: construction, pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs), and dispensing and curing.
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Editor's Memo<br>Giving the Lady What She Wants

Karen discusses the importance of what both the customer and supplier should expect in service from one another.
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Focus On Building the Industry<br>ASC&#8217;s BTI Program Fosters Industry Growth<br>Positive Outlook Envisioned for Structural Adhesives

ASC continually looks for ways to grow the industry. Karen Kramer writes about what what they see ahead.
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Editor&#8217;s Memo<br>Celebrating a Decade of Adhesives

Karen discusses ASI's 10-year anniversary.
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A Decade of Adhesives

What better way to start the year of our tenth anniversary of publishing ASI magazine than to recap the accomplishments of the adhesives and sealants industry over the past decade? To do this, we tapped into the expertise of our editorial advisory board and others who volunteered to participate.
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Editor'sMemo<br>Educational Opportunities -- A Way to Increase Levels of Workforce Commitment

Results from Chicago-based Aon's first-ever Manufacturing @ Work(tm) study, released by Aon Consulting's Loyalty Institute, show that employers can do more to increase overall levels of workforce commitment.
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Editor's Memo<br>Higher R&D Funding Forecast With Reservations

This year, total R&D expenditures in the United States are expected to increase about 3.5 percent to $285.6 billion in 2002.
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