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  • Special Delivery in Slovenia

    Feb-15-2017 | Comments: 5 | Posted In: | Posted By: Jessica Burgund

    More than 40 years since dispatching its first-ever overseas shipment – to Slovenia, then, a republic of Yugoslavia – Franklin International is celebrating another first in the transportation of goods not to, but within, that country: Logos for the company’s two divisions emblazoned across a new van (or, as it’s commonly called in Slovenia, a “kombi”) that delivers adhesives to local customers of distributor KLP d.o.o. in this small, but rugged, country.(...) <read more>

  • 3 Online Woodworking Tools You Won't Want to Miss

    Aug-06-2015 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    Woodworkers increasingly rely on online tools for project design plans, color matching, calculations and inspiration. Since the World Wide Web contains 4.68 billion pages, with 47 million referring to woodworking, you may have missed a few that could prove invaluable. (...) <read more>

  • Five Common Causes for Problems in Wood Lamination

    Jun-29-2015 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Jaye Schroeder

    Uneven panels. Plant temperature. Glue application, improper stock preparation, press time and/or pressure can compromise the quality of laminated wood products. Here are five things that affect performance in panel-on-frame, veneer/solid core or high-pressure lamination – and what you can do to avoid them.(...) <read more>

  • All for the Want of a Trustworthy Adhesive: A Cautionary Tale

    Apr-02-2015 | Comments: 2 | Posted In: | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    The adhesive story of the decade is without a doubt that of Lumber Liquidators. If you haven't been following the story, Lumber Liquidators, for the past couple years, have been charged by various parties, including stock fund managers, with selling flooring in California that is not compliant with the California Air Resources Board criteria for formaldehyde gas emissions.(...) <read more>

  • Top 5 Reasons to Use Water-Based Adhesives for Filter and Filter Media Assembly

    Mar-05-2015 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Dan Pikula

    Water-based – or waterborne – adhesives have come into their own as the high-performance alternative to solvent based adhesives in the manufacturing of many products, including air and liquid filters. Plus, these adhesives actually offer manufacturers a number of benefits over their solvent-based counterparts. Here’s a look at the top five advantages of using water-based adhesives in filter and filter media assembly.(...) <read more>

  • The Top Seven Applications For Our New EPI Adhesives

    Feb-05-2015 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Jaye Schroeder

    R&D starts with discovering market needs. That’s where Franklin began in developing our new line of EPI adhesives to meet the specific challenges customers face. Here’s a quick look at our five new Advantage and ReacTITE EPI products, their fit in the market and the certifications they meet. All are emulsion polymer isocyanates (EPI) derived from either acrylic or vinyl acetate and all are no-added formaldehyde adhesives.(...) <read more>


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