Articles by Richard B. Jones

Strategic Solutions: Corporate Leadership

Strategic Solutions: Capturing Hidden Value

Internal complexity issues can have an adverse impact on a company's profitability if they are not properly addressed.
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STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS: Top-Line Growth: The Strategic Implications

Several important factors can help when identifying and executing a strategy to successfully grow the top line.
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STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS: The North American Polymeric Concrete Repair Market

Much has been written and published about the U.S. construction chemicals market, which is estimated to be valued at close to $8 billion and growing at a rate of over
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STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS: Overview of North American Structural Adhesives in Transportation

In North America, this $1.2 billion industry is projected to grow about 3-4% annually through 2013.
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Figure 1. Without question, the past two years have been a huge challenge for all companies worldwide, including those that manufacture adhesives and sealants. As Figures 1 and 2 show,
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STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS: It's Eleven O'Clock ...Do You Know What Your Competition is Doing?

This article discusses Competitive Analysis - what it is, where to find it and how to effectively use it.
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STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS: Avoiding Misalignment between Corporate Strategy and the Sales Process

This article discusses how to successfully align the tactical plans of a sales organization with its overall strategy, ensuring that corporate objectives are met and the overall strategy is sustainable.
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STRAGEGIC SOLUTIONS: Hidden Issues with UV Adhesive and Coating Applications

The key drivers behind the growth of radiation cure over the past several decades are well established: higher productivity, improved performance and environmental compliance. To that end, much has been written over the years regarding the features, advantages and benefits of radiation curing, along with numerous articles about UV/EB products and equipment. What are not often covered are the “hidden” issues associated with these applications - issues not often seen or experienced until after the process is up and running.
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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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Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

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ASI 2014 Buyers GuideASI's Buyers' Guide

Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 


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