Franklin Connections Blog

  • The Definition of Teamwork

    Dec-30-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Jessica Burgund

    A young man at the ripe age of 26 walks into the laboratories at Franklin International reporting for his very first day as a part-time lab technician. Larry Owen was this man. He is currently the Senior Vice President of the Franklin Adhesives & Polymers division at Franklin International. His story is anything, but average. It is full of heart, dedication, teamwork, challenges and rewards.(...) <read more>

  • Sustainable Labeling

    Dec-23-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Tom Polischuk, packagePRINTING

    Pressure-sensitive labeling has come a long way since Ray Stanton (Stan) Avery started an entire industry in the 1930s. It is the method of choice in many consumer product categories, capturing close to a 50 percent market share in North America. (...) <read more>

  • How Green Are My Casegoods?

    Dec-19-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    Wood products sustainability initiatives have become more active as the economy recovers. Three of the biggest wood products organizations – Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA), American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) and the Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) – operate programs that set standards and targets for greener products and production. BIFMA level, KCMA Environmental Stewardship program (ESP) and the AHFA Sustainable by Design program.(...) <read more>

  • Wood Adhesive Gluing Tip

    Dec-17-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Abbe Raabe

    One side of material to be used for checking spread rates can be covered with masking tape and later removed (...) <read more>

  • Top Five Unique Applications for PSAs

    Dec-10-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Todd Hunt

    Popcorn bags. Sticky notes. Labels for pharmaceutical bottles. We sifted through numerous unique recent applications for our pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) to select those we count among the five most innovative. Here they are.(...) <read more>

  • Wood Adhesive Gluing Tip

    Dec-04-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Abbe Raabe

    When using a clamp carrier to press an edge-glued set of billets of wood, some customers allow all billets in each set to pass over the coater. In this case, since all coated edges are facing the same direction during pressing,(...) <read more>