Franklin Connections Blog

  • For Architectural Woodworkers, Panel Matters

    Dec-02-2013 | Comments: 3 | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    When Architectural Woodwork Institute members gather, the discussion always turns to panel and veneer, defining aspects of commercial architectural millwork. At last month’s 61st AWI Convention in Orlando was no exception, where AWI board president Michael Bell recounted the state of the architectural wooding business.(...) <read more>

  • Better Filtration Through Fibre Selection

    Nov-27-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Mark Holmes, Filtration + Separation

    Advances in filtration can come in many different ways and forms. One of the most interesting that I have come across this year has involved new developments in microfibre technology.(...) <read more>

  • Taking Strides Towards Sustainability

    Nov-25-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Jaye Schroeder

    Most of you have taken steps, large or smaller, to reduce the negative impact of your operations upon the environment and produce greener goods. And you likely know about the MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry) Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM program,(...) <read more>

  • Winter Glue Shipments

    Nov-20-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Karl Forth, CabinetMaker+FDM

    We visited a company that makes vinyl-covered doors and components in the Midwest recently, in an area that has cold winters. The owner told me that they buy their glue for the coldest months ahead of time.(...) <read more>

  • Wood Adhesive Gluing Tip

    Nov-18-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Abbe Raabe

    Excessive squeeze out of woof glue when pressure is applied to substrates might indicate(...) <read more>

  • Generations

    Nov-13-2013 | Comments: 2 | Posted By: Tom Polischuk, packagePRINTING

    The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) held its Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas last month under the theme of “My Generation – Leading Strategies for Multigenerational Trends and Technologies.” As the theme suggests, the focus of the session presentations was on generational tendencies and technology trends and leadership.(...) <read more>