Franklin Connections Blog

  • New Lamination Adhesive for Fire-Rated and Borated Boards

    Aug-16-2019 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Jessica Robbins

    Franklin Adhesives & Polymers has simplified production of flame retardant panels with the introduction of a lamination adhesive – Advantage 460 – developed specifically for bonding HPL and wood veneer to fire-rated or borated particleboard and fiberboard.(...) <read more>

  • High-Performing EPI System for SIPS Production

    Aug-16-2019 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Jessica Robbins

    Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’ new Advantage EP-980 is approved by the ICC-ES in evaluation report ESR-3845 and meets the requirements of Norma CH2148, the standard for residential use in Chile. It is easy to use, cures quickly, works well across a wide temperature range during and after production and offers excellent heat, water and solvent resistance.(...) <read more>

  • PSTC Tape Summit 2019

    Aug-16-2019 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Jessica Robbins

    Franklin is still reeling from the excitement of the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s Tape Summit 2019. In May of this year, we attended the PSTC Tape Summit in Baltimore, Maryland. Our team was able to gain much insight on new trends, meet with current and potential customers, as well as network with many industry professionals. We were very excited to present a poster at the poster session for the very first time, showcasing one of the extraordinary projects that we have been working on.(...) <read more>

  • Special Delivery in Slovenia

    Feb-15-2017 | Comments: 6 | Posted In: | Posted By: Jessica Burgund

    More than 40 years since dispatching its first-ever overseas shipment – to Slovenia, then, a republic of Yugoslavia – Franklin International is celebrating another first in the transportation of goods not to, but within, that country: Logos for the company’s two divisions emblazoned across a new van (or, as it’s commonly called in Slovenia, a “kombi”) that delivers adhesives to local customers of distributor KLP d.o.o. in this small, but rugged, country.(...) <read more>

  • All for the Want of a Trustworthy Adhesive: A Cautionary Tale

    Apr-02-2015 | Comments: 3 | Posted In: | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    The adhesive story of the decade is without a doubt that of Lumber Liquidators. If you haven't been following the story, Lumber Liquidators, for the past couple years, have been charged by various parties, including stock fund managers, with selling flooring in California that is not compliant with the California Air Resources Board criteria for formaldehyde gas emissions.(...) <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>