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Sika’s Global Automotive Business Named Finalist for PACE Award

Sika’s Global Automotive business recently announced it has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Awards for innovation.
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Focus On: Sailing on Solar with Structural Adhesives

One solar-powered boat won the world championship with the help of structural adhesives.

The DONG Energy Solar Challenge is a highly competitive solar boat race that generates some of the most dynamic designs and construction techniques in composite technology and sustainability.


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Improving Customer Care

11 ways your employees can show customers that they care.

Caring about customers is one of the best ways to differentiate your business and gain long-term consumer loyalty. But how can employers operationalize such a “soft” skill?


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A Sealant Solution

Vinyl acetate ethylene binders provide a cost-effective option for sealant applications without compromising formulation quality.

While most consumers might not be able to visually differentiate between one caulk or sealant and another, product formulators and chemists understand the tremendous diversity between products.


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Focus On: New Technology Enables Self-Adhesive Media to be Removed Without a Trace

A new rubber formulation allows for easily removable self-adhesive print media.

Imagine printing out your best vacation snapshots and sticking them on the cupboard or refrigerator door—then peeling them off without a trace.


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Handicapping the Field: How Next-Generation Solar PV Materials Will Emerge into the Market

The search is on for materials platforms that improve the conversion efficiency of solar panels.

The solar panel industry now seems back on track following the boom-and-bust period.


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Focus On: Adhesives and Coatings Manufacturer Undergoes an Environmental Upgrade

Innovative energy-efficient equipment will help LORD reduce its environmental impact.

LORD Corp. has completed the installation of new, innovative energy-efficient equipment, including a sustainable management control system, at its Bowling Green, Ky., facility.


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Strategic Solutions: Tips for Successful Adhesives and Sealants Business Development

What is business development, and how do you increase the odds of success?

Business development can be defined several ways. To some people, it is a sales function. Others might see it as a marketing function, and yet others think it involves work with mergers and acquisitions.


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Editor's Memo: Taking Things Easy?

Maybe the goal shouldn't be taking things "easy" so much as using and enjoying our time wisely.

If you’re anything like me, the concept of “taking things easy” is totally foreign.


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Bostik Opens R&D Center Near Paris

Bostik recently announced it has inaugurated the Bostik Smart Technology Centre, a new research and development center in Venette, France, near Paris.
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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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A recent survey found that nearly eight out of 10 men (77%) say they have flexible work schedules, and 79% say they feel somewhat or very comfortable using flex time. Would you use flex time if offered by your employer?
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