Franklin Connections Blog

  • 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>

  • Which Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Should I Use?

    Dec-16-2014 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Erin Wolford, Flexible Packaging Magazine

    For some, looking for the correct pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) for a certain product is like a guessing game. But that’s where adhesives specialists, like Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, come in. Franklin has come up with a very handy questionnaire that will help to determine the best adhesive for your specific application. Located on the company’s website called The Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Bonding Questionnaire, you will need to supply information regarding your coating, including: (...) <read more>

  • What's NeXT in Kitchen Cabinet Design Will Require New Skills

    Dec-02-2014 | Comments: 3 | Posted In: | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    Kitchen cabinets, countertops, and even closet designs are moving ever more rapidly to express fashion trends. To produce the colors, glosses, and textures, new technology, hardware and new materials will be required. (...) <read more>

  • Five Key Considerations in Selecting an Adhesive for Filter Assembly

    Nov-11-2014 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Dan Pikula

    With more than a dozen different types of adhesives out there – and numerous adhesives manufacturers formulating their brands of each – selecting the best adhesive product for fabricating your filters can be a tough job. Where do you start? Here are five basic considerations in selecting the right adhesive for your application.(...) <read more>