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  • Special Delivery in Slovenia

    Feb-15-2017 | Comments: 5 | 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: 2 | 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>

  • 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>

  • 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>

  • Water, water everywhere. Nor any drop to drink

    Jan-10-2013 | Comments: 13 | Posted In: | Posted By: Mark Holmes, Filtration + Separation

    When Coleridge published The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in 1798, he cannot possibly have imagined the importance of desalination over 200 years later. Desalination is already big business and is set to grow further.(...) <read more>


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