Franklin Connections Blog

  • Wood Adhesive Gluing Tip

    Dec-28-2012 | Comments: 2 | Posted By: Abbe Raabe

    When using two-component adhesives, the product should be under agitation prior to (...) <read more>

  • Core Tech: The Start of Something Big

    Dec-13-2012 | Comments: 2 | Posted In: | Posted By: Abbe Raabe

    Customers seldom meet the people who comprise Franklin’s Core Tech Team. But many of you know well the adhesives technologies that have emerged from this group – which stands at the forefront of innovation at our company. Core Technology works behind the scenes at Franklin International, in a high-tech laboratory befitting its mission, researching advanced technologies that will make their way into product development labs at the company. (...) <read more>

  • Wood Adhesive Gluing Tip

    Dec-13-2012 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Abbe Raabe

    We recommend that substrates cure for at least 24 hours before planing or sanding when using a water-based wood adhesive.(...) <read more>

  • Made in the USA

    Dec-12-2012 | Comments: 4 | Posted In: | Posted By: Don McCloskey

    The Great Recession might have produced a new generation of bargain hunters. Yet, however price-conscious, people have continued to prefer – and purchase – goods bearing the “Made in the USA” labels. These goods might have costs more than their counterparts made in China or elsewhere; however, people saw the U.S.A.-made products as higher quality and, therefore, the better value.(...) <read more>

  • The Wood Industry's Research Lab

    Dec-05-2012 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    Wood shops and wood production factories alike have a need for research, to develop new products, new methods, and to test materials. The very largest panel and solid wood products manufacturers have the resources to conduct their own research, often in in-house labs and testing facilities(...) <read more>

  • Welcome to Franklin Connections!

    Nov-30-2012 | Comments: 2 | Posted In: | Posted By: Abbe Raabe

    I’m Abbe Raabe, editor of Franklin Connections and marketing communications for the Adhesives & Polymers division of Franklin International. I am pleased to introduce our blog, Franklin Connections, to support our customers and the industries we serve. Franklin Connections serves as our brand’s entry into the world of social media. Our division is excited to be able to deliver useful information in an informal and interactive format. (...) <read more>