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New PVA Offers High Value for Plants Around the World

Whether operating in Brazil, China or the United States, wood products plants seek cost-efficiency in production. And Franklin Adhesives & Polymers has just introduced a new adhesive that will help them achieve it.

Our new Multibond FJ-3 delivers great value in a high-performance, easy-to-apply wood adhesive. It offers you all the convenience and power of a one-part crosslinking PVA adhesive: developed specifically for finger jointing of interior wood stock in Latin America and other global markets, it easily exceeds the requirements of ASTM D-5572 Dry Use Standard and European Standard DIN EN204 D3. It also offers superior heat resistance, enabling bonded stock to withstand high temperatures in the field and during overseas shipping.

Multibond FJ-3 also keeps things moving back in your factory: It requires no mixing, has good handing capabilities and is easily extruded on most finger joint systems, maximizing your productivity. And, although Multibond FJ-3 is highly resistant to water once cured, this water-based adhesive is cleaned up with water in the wet state.

Our newest Multibond product can shorten your production time. But a drum of this adhesive also lasts a long time. It exhibits excellent stability, providing a 12-month shelf life – increasing the cost-efficiency of this product for our customers across the globe.

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The Right Answer for Hydraulic Press Calculations

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers has made it immeasurably easier to calculate pressure on a hydraulic press used for laminating panels (hot or cold) with a recent white paper entitled Hydraulic Press Calculations.

The use of two different measurement systems – English and Metric – and alternate units for length, area and pressure within those systems can complicate the calculation process and lead to expensive errors in your plant. Hydraulic Press Calculations provides a simple equation to compute the right pressure for the best possible bonding quality. The paper also supplies conversion charts to help you plug the right unit of measurement into this equation. It wraps up with a helpful example that demonstrates how you would calculate the ideal hydraulic line pressure to press specific panels.

For a free copy of Hydraulic Press Calculations white paper, click here or e-mail You also can find our Web-based hydraulic pressure calculator online.

Blogging on Green

At 40 years of age (as marked by the first Earth Day celebration, in 1970), the environmental movement in the U.S. isn’t young. Yet, it is stronger today than ever before – certainly, within the woodworking industry.

Michelle Tobbe, Franklin’s technical director, Wood Adhesives, explores the role of adhesives in green construction in her Sticky Stuff blog, which appears bi-monthly on Door and Window Manufacturer Magazine (DWM) website.

In May’s blog, entitled “The Power of Green,” Michelle emphasizes that choice of adhesives is pivotal in meeting the call for environmental responsibility. Formaldehyde and VOC content are critical in meeting CARB requirements or earning coveted LEED points.

Although many manufacturers now produce green adhesives, Michelle urges customers to look for green products that also perform well, meeting both environmental regulations and your particular production processes. She also suggests looking for adhesives manufacturers that have demonstrated leadership in the development of green adhesives.

To read more about Michelle’s views on green adhesives in the wood industry, you might want to read “The Power of Green” on the DWM homepage. Tell us what you think of green and what you look for when buying green adhesives and other products.