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Emerging Hot-Melt Technologies for Package and Container Sealing

New technology has eliminated many of the drawbacks of the previous generation of hot-melt adhesive equipment.

Package and container sealing is a key component of today’s complex manufacturing processes. Manufacturers require a system that quickly delivers consistently applied adhesive while fitting into streamlined packaging lines. Many companies turn to hot-melt adhesive delivery systems for their packaging needs.


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Market Trends: "Smart" Packaging on the Rise

Active and intelligent packaging demand is expected to grow 8% annually to 2017.

Demand for active and intelligent packaging in the U.S. is forecast to expand 8% annually to $3.5 billion in 2017, well above total packaging demand growth.


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Focus On: Adhesive Suppliers and Manufacturers Make Strides in Serving the Packaging Sector

A key requirement of any leading adhesive company is not only to meet customers' needs but to predict them.

From the first recorded use of industrial adhesives during the time of the pharaohs in Egypt until today, our industry has had two consistent driving forces: the changing needs of the industries we serve, and the innovation necessary to meet those needs.


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Case Study: Corrugated Converter "Sticks It" to High Costs

An automated gluing system reduces labor by 80% and cuts glue usage by two-thirds.

The Gibson Box Co. has produced corrugated pallets, build-ups and other packaging products since 1999, but company President David Gibson would turn back the clock four years if he could.


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New Specialty Resins Joint Venture Draws Interest

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.

Our top news story from last week involves a new specialty resins joint venture.


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Strategic Solutions: State-of-the-Industry Report

Recovery in the U.S. continues on solid footing, with the construction sector finally showing solid signs of growth.

2013 can only be characterized as the first year in the recent past where all was quiet on the front lines of the adhesives and sealants industry—especially as compared to the significant volatility the industry has been experiencing since the beginning of the 2008 recession.


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Celanese Brand Reorganization Tops the List

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.

Last week, readers were most interested in the simplification of Celanese’s brand structure.


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Michelman Announces Paper and Corrugated Business Appointments

Michelman recently announced it has added three new team members to its paper and corrugated business unit.
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Berry Plastics Announces Executive Appointments

Berry Plastics Group Inc. recently announced that it has appointed William J. (Bill) Norman to the position of president of its Rigid Open Top Division, and G. Adam Unfried to the role of executive vice president of Strategic Planning.
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Improving Performance of Hot-Melt Packaging Adhesives

Pure monomer resins can help improve the performance of EVA-based carton closure hot-melt packaging adhesives.

Carton closure hot-melt packaging adhesives using ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) polymer systems have been used for decades due to their availability, formulation latitude and performance attributes. Packaging adhesive formulations typically contain polymer, tackifier resin and wax.


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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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