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  • Adhesive: Problem Solver

    Mar-28-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Tom Polischuk, packagePRINTING

    Adhesives can do it all. Even, apparently, solve a significant dilemma for a major product rollout for a major CPG company. It's back a ways now, but when PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division launched “the world's first 100 percent compostable chip bag(...) <read more>

  • Wood Adhesive Gluing Tip

    Mar-26-2013 | Comments: 2 | Posted By: Abbe Raabe

    Apply an iodine solution on broken joints to determine if the failure is in the wood or (...) <read more>

  • How a Duck Decoy and Glue Changed Furniture Design

    Mar-19-2013 | Comments: 2 | Posted By: William Sampson, Editor of CabinetMaker+FDM Magazine

    Furniture makers and designers probably don’t think about glue as essential to design, but it is. Before when furniture makers used mostly animal-based glues, which were especially subject to failure resulting from heat and moisture, joint design was absolutely crucial. (...) <read more>

  • Is Shale Gas the Way Forward

    Mar-14-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Mark Holmes, Filtration + Separation

    Filtration and separation technologies can be found in a multitude of applications and are essential processes in many industries. Some of these can be in the most extreme of conditions, both for the materials and equipment and those who operate them. None of these industries provides more challenges than the oil and gas industry. (...) <read more>

  • Wood Adhesive Gluing Tip

    Mar-12-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Abbe Raabe

    Use release agents to reduce the amount of glue build-up on clamps and presses.(...) <read more>

  • Haptic Effects in Interior Surfaces

    Mar-07-2013 | Comments: 2 | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    Firms involved in panel and veneer production have seen rising interest in textured surfaces. The trend is rooted in several areas. The textured wood surface harkens to more natural lumber qualities, with intentional imperfections and saw blade effects remaining on rough-hewn panels and solid woods.(...) <read more>


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