Franklin Connections Blog

  • AJ Adhesives Assists Kaskaskia Regional Port District with Their Boardroom Look

    Oct-28-2014 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: AJ Adhesives

    St. Louis, Missouri - AJ Adhesives, Inc. worked with our friends at Kaskaskia Regional Port District to create an amazing centerpiece for their boardroom.(...) <read more>

  • Stand-ins for Wood at IWF 2014

    Sep-23-2014 | Comments: 3 | Posted In: | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    The critical role of adhesives in the evolution of secondary wood manufacturing was everywhere, as evidence at the 2014 International Woodworking Fair, held in August in Atlanta. As wood, the fundamental industry consumable, becomes more expensive(...) <read more>

  • Labelexpo is Coming: Are You Ready?

    Sep-08-2014 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Erin Wolford, Flexible Packaging Magazine

    Labelexpo Americas 2014 is fast approaching, and if you’re attending the event, I’m sure you’re in the thick of booth visits and travel preparations. I know I am! This year’s event is sure to be an exciting one. There are so many interesting and new technologies that are going to be released. The word on the street is that at least 3 completely new print technologies, including 3D printing, will be unveiled at the show. This is excellent news for the labeling and printing industry. (...) <read more>

  • Kudos to Our Lab on This Breakthrough Adhesive Technology

    Aug-13-2014 | Comments: 1 | Posted In: | Posted By: Todd Hunt

    We want to give credit where it’s due: Everyone in the R&D lab who worked on the new Covinax 234-01, step into the limelight and take a bow for developing an incredible pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) that is sure to open some new possibilities for customers that seek this exceptional combination of performance characteristics.(...) <read more>

  • McClure Tables: The Bond Beyond Glue

    Jul-22-2014 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Abbe Raabe

    We just make the adhesives. But we are gratified by the products our customers create using them. Take McClure Tables, a Grand Rapids-based maker of handcrafted shuffleboard tables. Owners Todd and Judy McClure produce a couple of hundred tables (and (...) <read more>

  • Smart Technology Smooths Defects

    Jul-08-2014 | Comments: 2 | Posted In: | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    Consumers are of two minds on furniture and cabinetry design: the popular glossy surfaces with seamless edges, as well as the textured with even rough surfaces. The glossy appeal follows the iPhone look, sleek perfection, simplicity and spare. It caters to the “technology rules” mindset.(...) <read more>