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  • 3 Online Woodworking Tools You Won't Want to Miss

    Aug-06-2015 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    Woodworkers increasingly rely on online tools for project design plans, color matching, calculations and inspiration. Since the World Wide Web contains 4.68 billion pages, with 47 million referring to woodworking, you may have missed a few that could prove invaluable. (...) <read more>

  • Five Common Causes for Problems in Wood Lamination

    Jun-29-2015 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Jaye Schroeder

    Uneven panels. Plant temperature. Glue application, improper stock preparation, press time and/or pressure can compromise the quality of laminated wood products. Here are five things that affect performance in panel-on-frame, veneer/solid core or high-pressure lamination – and what you can do to avoid them.(...) <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>

  • The Top Seven Applications For Our New EPI Adhesives

    Feb-05-2015 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Jaye Schroeder

    R&D starts with discovering market needs. That’s where Franklin began in developing our new line of EPI adhesives to meet the specific challenges customers face. Here’s a quick look at our five new Advantage and ReacTITE EPI products, their fit in the market and the certifications they meet. All are emulsion polymer isocyanates (EPI) derived from either acrylic or vinyl acetate and all are no-added formaldehyde adhesives.(...) <read more>

  • What's NeXT in Kitchen Cabinet Design Will Require New Skills

    Dec-02-2014 | Comments: 2 | Posted In: | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    Kitchen cabinets, countertops, and even closet designs are moving ever more rapidly to express fashion trends. To produce the colors, glosses, and textures, new technology, hardware and new materials will be required. (...) <read more>

  • AJ Adhesives Assists Kaskaskia Regional Port District with Their Boardroom Look

    Oct-28-2014 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: AJ Adhesives

    St. Louis, Missouri - AJ Adhesives, Inc. worked with our friends at Kaskaskia Regional Port District to create an amazing centerpiece for their boardroom.(...) <read more>


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