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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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INTERTAPE POLYMER GROUP INC.: L-Clip Tape

A new medium-strength (194 lb/in) filament L-clip tape is now available.
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FAQs about Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

Brands and label converters must consider several factors when choosing a pressure-sensitive adhesive for their application.

Brands and label converters must consider several factors when choosing a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) for their product application—from cost and sustainability to performance to design.


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Focus On: Bostik Celebrates 125 Years of Innovation

Global adhesive specialist marks the anniversary of the company's founding in 1889.

Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist for industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets, marks its 125th anniversary this year.


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Flexible Packaging Market to Improve through 2019

North America is the leader of the market for packaging, accounting for more than 30% of the market—and it is still growing.
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Selecting Adhesives: Converting Every Opportunity into Success

Knowing the basics of converting is helpful when choosing the best adhesive for an application.

Choosing the right adhesive for a specific application is not always simple. Many articles have been devoted to discussing the topic, often focusing on how the end use of a given pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) product should play into the decisions.


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Eco-Friendly Adhesives for Converting and Packaging

Starch-based adhesives offer a number of benefits in converting and packaging applications.

Packagers and converters are always seeking the most efficient, cost-effective adhesives. Many times, synthetics are not the most reliable solutions. This is especially true in an era when U.S. companies of all types are encouraged to find more environmentally friendly options.


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Hot-Melt Adhesives 101: A Primer for Users

Hot-melt adhesives are ideal for a variety of applications.

For many people, the glue sticks and glue guns they buy at their local hobby or hardware store are an introduction to hot-melt adhesives—but these products are only a small glimpse of what is possible in the world of hot melts.


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FLEXCON: Topcoated Polypropylene Films

This company has expanded its line of THERMLfilm® NEXgen™ products to offer new top-coated polypropylene films.
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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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