Franklin Connections Blog

  • Which Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Should I Use?

    Dec-16-2014 | Comments: 3 | 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>

  • 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>

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

    Apr-17-2014 | Comments: 1 | 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>

  • White Paper Explains PSA Basics

    Oct-21-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Abbe Raabe

    Since the 1935 introduction of the first self-sticking label, adhesives manufacturers have developed an ever-wider range of pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) to meet specific requirements for a broadening array of applications. Today, the industry offers hundreds of different permanent, removable and repositionable PSAs to coat paper, cellophane, plastic film, foil and fabric, for use in countless end products.(...) <read more>

  • Sunny Forecast for PSAs

    Jan-09-2013 | Comments: 2 | Posted In: | Posted By: Todd Hunt

    The new year – and beyond – look promising for makers of tapes and labels in general and for Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, as a respected supplier of pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs), in particular. The PSA tape and label markets are trending upward and expected to grow globally(...) <read more>