Franklin Connections Blog

  • 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>

  • Which Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Should I Use?

    Dec-16-2014 | Comments: 2 | 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>

  • Forecasted New Technology Spanning the Next 10 Years

    Jun-10-2014 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Erin Wolford, Flexible Packaging Magazine

    A newly released report from research firm Smithers Pira brings an interesting angle to the flexible packaging and labeling sector. There will be 5 “disruptive technologies” in the packaging sector by 2023. These include: (...) <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>