Franklin Connections Blog

  • Franklin's New Radio Frequency Press

    Feb-22-2021 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Zack Zollinger

    Franklin Adhesives & Polymers is investing in its customers’ future growth, and its own. The industrial technical service lab at Franklin recently purchased a newer radio frequency (RF) press.(...) <read more>

  • 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>

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

    Aug-06-2015 | Comments: 2 | 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: 4 | 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: 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>