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Better Health at Bargain Prices: Six Ways to Institute an Affordable Workplace Wellness Program

Smaller businesses just don't have the resources to promote and support workplace wellness - or do they?

Workplace wellness programs are very popular right now. In fact, according to the 2012 Deloitte Survey of U.S. Employers, 62% planned to increase wellness and preventive health programs.


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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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Market Trends: Solvents Market on the Rise

The global solvents market value is predicted to increase by 4% per year until 2021.

Solvents are an important part of adhesive, paint, varnish and printing ink formulations.


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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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UV/Vis Energy-Cure Adhesives and Sealants: Industry Trends, Chemistry, and Packaging

Applications for energy-cured coatings, adhesives and sealants have grown rapidly.

With governments and corporations increasingly emphasizing innovation, advanced materials, new energy technologies, and sustainability, applications for energy-cured coatings, adhesives, and sealant systems have grown rapidly.


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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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CE Marking Compliance: Risks and Rewards for Sealant Manufacturers

Sealant manufacturers should be aware of the new harmonized European Standard for the construction industry.

The construction industry’s new harmonized European Standard (hEN) has brought conformity to any product declaration or performance claim, and allows free movement of materials throughout the European Union member states.


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Carbon Dioxide-Based Polycarbonate Polyols for Polyurethane Systems

PPC polyols are a sustainable, low-cost option with performance properties exceeding those of conventional polyols in polyurethane RHM adhesives.

Traditional polyurethane reactive hot-melt (RHM) adhesives make use of blends of polyester, polyether and, in rare cases, conventional petroleum-based polycarbonate polyols.


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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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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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