Finished Adhesives and Sealants

Technology and application updates, as well as the latest news and in-depth features involving finished adhesives and sealants.

ARTICLES

Ask Dr. Dave: What are the best products for filling the seams after assembling acrylic countertops?

Reactive acrylic adhesives vary from surface-activated flexible adhesives to two-component adhesives.

Dave Dunn's October 2014 column.


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IP in Depth: Avoiding Unnecessary Disclosures in Patent Applications

The distinction between disclosing how to practice an invention and explaining how an invention works is important to understand when drafting patent applications.

The disclosure of an invention in a patent application must meet the “enablement” provision of the U.S. Code, which states that the “specification shall contain a written description of the invention, and of the manner and process of making and using it, in such full, clear, concise, and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art to which it pertains, or with which it is most nearly connected, to make and use the same.”


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4 Trends Impacting the Global Adhesives and Sealants Industry

The adhesives and sealants community will meet this month to discuss trends and new technologies at the ASC Fall Convention and Expo.

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) supports a $43 billion global industry whose reach spans all market segments and sub-segments.


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Editor's Memo: Managing Expectations

It's vital that we communicate our expectations and/or share our ability to fulfill specific requirements.

I recently had to schedule hip replacement surgery. The scheduler at the surgeon’s office went through various details with me, and then assured me that she would be sending me a packet with lots of information regarding the procedure, the hospital stay, post-op therapy, etc. A month passed, and no packet.


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Ellsworth Adhesives Announces LED Webcast

Ellsworth Adhesives recently announced it is partnering with Dow Corning to sponsor a live, interactive webcast, “Next Generation LED Optics from Dow Corning.
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H.B. Fuller Third Quarter Revenue Grows 2.4%

H.B. Fuller Co. recently reported financial results for the third quarter that ended August 30, 2014.
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Henkel to Acquire the Bergquist Co.

Henkel recently announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the Bergquist Co.
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Glaza Named Sika Senior Product Engineer

Sika Industry recently announced the promotion of Scott Glaza to the position of senior product engineer.
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DOE Announces $17 Million to Advance Highway Transportation Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $17.6 million to develop and deploy efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies.
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Henkel Announces Supplier Awards

Henkel Adhesive Technologies recently announced the recipients of its Supply Performance, Supplier Innovation and Supplier Sustainability awards.
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EVENTS

Industry

Adhesives 101, Part 2 webinar

3/19/14
United States
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces its Training Academy schedule for 2014 which will include 14 new program titles that includes a blend of 101/201 training, business trends webinars and value-added regulatory topics. Read More

Industry

Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference

10/1/14
Springfield, MA
United States

Whether you are a top manager seeking ideas to motivate and engage your leadership team, a middle manager trying to better understand how to balance improvement and daily management, or a floor employee who wants to take charge of improvement in your department, the two-day Northeast Conference is the single best, most time and cost-effective means to drive your organization to a new, sustainable level of improvement.

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Industry

SEMICON Europa 2014

10/7/14
Grenoble
France

SEMICON Europa 2014 will be held in Grenoble, France, from October 7-9, 2014.

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Industry

COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014

10/7/14
Messe Dusseldorf
Germany

Some 440 exhibitors from 25 countries are expected. About 85% of the available exhibition space has already been booked. COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 is posting record numbers to kick off the ninth year of the event.

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Industry

Wood Adhesives & Feedstock 2014

10/16/14
Melia Bali
Indonesia

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to: Wood Adhesives and Feedstock.

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Industry

ASC Fall Convention

10/20/14
Greenville, SC
United States

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry.

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Industry

ASC Board of Directors meeting

10/20/14
Greenville, SC
United States

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry.

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Industry

Waterborne Adhesives Short Course

10/20/14
Greenville, SC
United States

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry.

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Industry

The Assembly Show

10/28/14
Rosemont, IL
United States

At The ASSEMBLY Show you will have the chance to meet with suppliers, buyers and users of assembly equipment in manufacturing plants interested in the latest technological advances in custom automated assembly systems, robotics, screwdriving, adhesives, dispensing, plastics assembly, presses, conveyors, fasteners, packaging, workstations, welding, vision systems, and much more!

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Industry

Introduction to Pressure-sensitive Adhesive Workshop 2014

11/3/14
Amsterdam
Netherlands

By popular demand AWA Conferences & Events and Chemsultants International are returning again in 2014 with an introductory workshop focused on pressure-sensitive adhesive technology.

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Multimedia

Videos

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ASI April 2014 Photo Gallery

Our April 2014 issue is now available!

Podcasts

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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Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

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2014 October

You won't want to miss our October issue: industry trends from the ASC, converting and packaging, testing, a preview of The Assembly Show, and more!

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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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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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