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Top 30 ASI Feature Articles of 2014

The ASI Top 25 again tops the list; readers also continue to be interested in articles focused on new technologies and opportunities for adhesives, sealants and coatings.

Below are the year’s most-viewed feature articles on the ASI website (posted and viewed from 1/1/14 to date).


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Top 15 ASI Market Trends Stories of 2014

Stories focused on the coatings market drew a lot of interest, as did multiple end-use opportunities for adhesives and sealants.

Below are the year’s most-viewed market trends stories on the ASI website (posted and viewed from 1/1/14 to date).


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Top 50 ASI News Stories of 2014

News regarding mergers and acquisitions, as well as new facilities and expansions, garnered a lot of interest.

Below are the year’s most-viewed news stories on the ASI website (posted and viewed from 1/1/14 to date).


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Top 10 ASI New Product Stories of 2014

Stories focused on finished adhesives were popular again this year.

Below are the year’s most-viewed new product stories on the ASI website (posted and viewed from 1/1/14 to date).


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How to Use the Adhesives & Sealants Industry 2015 Buyers' Guide

The Buyers' Guide is divided into five main sections.

Welcome to ASI’s annual Buyers’ Guide, a purchasing and applications resource for raw materials, equipment and services used to manufacture adhesives and sealants, pressure sensitives, and adhesives and sealants products such as tapes and labels.


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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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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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