Franklin Connections Blog

  • Putting PSI in Its Place

    May-06-2014 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Cindy Smith

    New customers frequently tell us, right off, that they want an ultra-strong adhesive for their production line. We give them an understanding nod – then ask them to tell us exactly what they will be bonding. Although adhesive manufacturers often emphasize the strength of their products, the fact is, once cured, all wood adhesives(...) <read more>

  • 2014 PSA Outlook: Market Streams toward Water-Based Products, Smart Production

    Apr-17-2014 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Todd Hunt

    Label 2014 a good year for PSA tape and label manufacturers. We expect the PSA tape and label markets to grow three to five percent globally this year, with significant contributions from Asia and South America. Use of aqueous PSAs – already the leading label technology (...) <read more>

  • Timber Towers Using CLT Grow Markets for Wood

    Apr-17-2014 | Comments: 5 | Posted In: | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    Continued advances in cross laminated timber (CLT) and wood framing techniques now make wood high-rises practical. A key enabling technology are adhesives. Architects Skidmore Owings & Merrill provided an update on urban construction trends at last month's American Assn. for the Advancement of Science in Chicago(...) <read more>

  • 2014 Wood Adhesive Outlook: Poised to Help Customers Make the Most of a Good Year

    Apr-17-2014 | Comments: 2 | Posted By: Jaye Schroeder

    Franklin Adhesives & Polymers enters 2014 with the same optimism we began 2013. Even if this year will not be quite as strong as last, the housing market continues to improve, national unemployment is down to 6.7% and, according to the National Association of Manufacturers, the wood industry picked up more than nine thousand new jobs. (...) <read more>

  • International Outlook for 2014: Localized Support, Globalized Labeling System and More

    Mar-04-2014 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Danielle Milam

    Only those companies that “think big” can adequately serve and expand across the global market. Franklin International is one of those companies. Consider our key goal – to be the most trusted adhesion company in the world” – alongside the fact that we successfully deliver a broad array of wood glues to 35 (...) <read more>

  • Labeling Outlook: Big Changes Ahead!

    Feb-25-2014 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Erin Wolford, Flexible Packaging Magazine

    Congratulations! The labeling industry is alive and thriving! However, some major changes to the industry could cause a bit of a shake up. New labeling requirements include not only the FDA requirements on drug safety labeling which came about in Q4 2013, but there have also been talks of a revamp of Food Nutrition Facts labels as well.(...) <read more>


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