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Gluing Wood: A Sticky Business

Nature spends decades putting wood together into a tree. Then we take the tree from the woods, saw it into smaller pieces, dry it, and saw it into even smaller pieces. Finally, we begin to glue these smaller pieces back into larger pieces, trying to obtain the shape, size, and other properties that we want rather than the properties that the wood had when it was in the tree. Actually, this process of putting wood back together usually works out fairly well, but there are times when things do not go right. This article discusses the basics of gluing wood—requirements, good practices, and problems to watch out for.


​McClure Tables Presses for Success in Shuffleboard Production
Table shuffleboard is a game; but producing superior shuffleboard tables is not – especially for manufacturer McClure Tables. Based in Grand Rapids, MI, McClure Tables takes seriously its mission to construct top-quality shuffleboard tables that are on par with fine wood furniture. Company owners, husband and wife team Todd and Judy McClure, point out that Grand Rapids once was the furniture capital of America, with a “rich history of fine woodworking craftsmanship” that is alive again at McClure. <read more>


Recycling Compatible Adhesives

Adhesives have, historically, posed serious problems for recyclers. Adhesives themselves are not recyclable, but the papers to which they are affixed, are. By removing the adhesives - like the ones found on the back of a postage stamp - papers become recyclable commodities. <read more>
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Autumn Gluing Tips
In the early autumn, gluing conditions are close to ideal. This is also a good time to perform maintenance on machinery. Our semi-annual list of maintenance items includes <read more>

The Growing Role of Adhesives in Increasing HVAC Filtration Efficiency

For years, filter manufacturers have relied on adhesives to put together various components of the HVAC filters they make, so as to assemble the filter media or bond it into a frame or end cap. Now, they are looking to this veratile substance to increase performance of the filter media itself. <read more>

A Label’s Stickiness Involves Chemistry, and Determining Just What It’s Supposed to Do

Without an adhesive, a label is just a piece of paper or film. Of a pressure sensitive label’s three core components – substrate, adhesive and liner – it’s fair to say that the adhesive is the part that puts “pressure sensitive” in a pressure sensitive label. Perhaps it doesn’t get the recognition that papers, films and inks get in a label’s success, as adhesives are not visual, but their importance should not be understated. Adhesives are all about performance. <read more>


Understand PSA Technology for Optimal Tape, Label Application Benefits
Since the 1935 introduction of the first self-sticking label, adhesives manufacturers have been busy developing an ever-wider range of pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) to meet specific requirements for an increasing array of applications. <read more>

Label It Sustainable - The Role of Recycling Compatible Adhesives in Eco-Efficient Packaging

The call for sustainable packaging is growing louder. Retailers hear it and are pushing consumer goods manufacturers - who are, in turn, summoning the converters - to produce packaging and labeling that promises minimal impact on the environment. <read more>


Microsphere adhesives: New Performance and Applications - Featured in Converting Quarterly

Abstract:. Basic microsphere adhesives technology has been around since the late 1960s. Yet, coaters and converters have only begun to touch the possibilities of microspheres – still the most repositionable pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) available. At the same time, recent advancements in microsphere technology have expanded uses for these revolutionary adhesives. <read more>


New Adhesives Line From Franklin - Featured in Filtration News

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’, a division of Franklin International, has just launched a noteworthy new line of adhesives that are the strongest - and - among the quickest setting available for fabricating filters. Dubbed FilterFAB, the new line launches with three impressive adhesives that, together, can handle most bonding applications in filter assembly. Included are two water-based adhesives for assembly and a polyurethane adhesive for end cap potting and edge/frame sealing.

Understanding Adhesives for Filter Fabrication - Featured in Filtrations & Separation Magazine

Up and down the production line at filter manufacturing plants, adhesives are mixed, extruded and coated onto components. Given the vital role of adhesives in filter assembly, filter manufacturers want to know more about them. This article provides some basic information geared to helping them understand and select the right adhesive technologies for specific bonding applications in their plants. <read more>


New FilterFAB Line of Adhesives Brings Strength, Speed and Convenience to Filter Assembly

Franklin Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’ FilterFAB line includes two powerful, fast-setting PVA adhesives for general air filter assembly and a versatile solvent-free polyurethane adhesive for end cap potting and edge/frame sealing. <read more>

New, Repositionable Micronax Microsphere Technology

With new Micronax microsphere technology, Franklin Adhesives & Polymers brings a new level of repositionability to adhesives for use in a wide array of applications, from product decorations to wall decals. This division of Franklin International can customize microspheres to meet unique requirements for customers. <read more>

New Flex Water-Based Adhesives Give Printing Companies the Flexibility to Print Adhesives In-House

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’ new Flex line of permanent, removable and repositionable water-based adhesives enables printing companies to run adhesives on their flexography equipment – and give customers the precise construction they want on a multitude of print jobs. . <read more>

EPI Meter Mix System

AWFS Exhibitor Unveils First One-Part, Ready-to-Use PVA Adhesive to Pass Tough ASTM Testing for High Water Resistance.

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’ new Advantage FJ-1 breaks ground as a one-part PVA wood adhesive that passes ASTM 5572-95 (2012) wet use testing for finger joints. The adhesive is making its debut at AWFS Fair 2013, booth #8437.


Adhesives Manufacturer Offers Customers the Right Mix: High-Performing EPI Adhesives, Along with an Advanced Meter Mixing System

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, a division of Franklin International, now offers a compact, sophisticated meter mixing/dispensing system to qualified customers who are using Advantage EPI adhesives in the manufacture of plywood, flooring, millwork and furniture.