June, 2015
Franklin International Donates Cost of 3,500 Trees for Hardwood Forestry Fund’s Earth Day Planting at the Wilds Conservation Center
Franklin International, a leading manufacturer of adhesives and sealants, honored Earth Day through a donation to the Hardwood Forestry Fund to cover the cost of 3,500 trees for the Wilds, a private, non-profit conservation center located on nearly 10,000 acres of reclaimed land mined for coal and in rural southeastern Ohio not far from the company’s Columbus, Ohio headquarters.

November, 2013
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers to Unveil Spray-On Adhesive for Increasing Performance of Filter Media at Filtration Expo
Filter manufacturers spray FilterFAB 3000 directly on media used in residential and commercial air-filtration to entrap more particulates. The product – a first of its kind for Franklin – makes its debut at booth #403 during the Filtration International Conference and Exposition.

June, 2013
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers Produces How-To Video Series on Proper Joint Preparation
The series of three videos demonstrates how to properly prepare and glue strong, durable joints and troubleshoot adhesive problems in joinery. They are available on Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’ new YouTube channel and during the AWFS Fair at booth #8437.

June, 2013
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers Launches YouTube Channel
Customers now can click on Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’ growing library of how-to and other types of videos on the renowned YouTube forum for sharing originally created videos. The division also maintains a blog and LinkedIn discussion group.




March, 2013

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers Launches “Ask the Adhesives Expert” LinkedIn Discussion Group
“Ask the Adhesives Expert” Discussion Group extends the Franklin International division’s renowned in-person and online technical and customer service capabilities and enables group members to share experiences and solutions.

February, 2013

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers Features Broad Range of PSAs – and Chance to Win an iPad – at ICE USA 2013
Coaters and converters are invited to stop by booth 1061 during the show for information on Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’ full range of high performance removable, permanent and repositionable pressure sensitive adhesives – and to enter a daily drawing to win a free Apple iPad.

January, 2012

Franklin Expands New FilterFAB Line of Filter Assembly Adhesives with Fast-Setting, Versatile FilterFAB 150 Sealant
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’ newest addition to the FilterFAB line of filter assembly adhesives is a versatile sealant that instantly bonds pleated glass or paper media to a wide range of framing substrates used in framed air intake panel filters.

September, 2011

New FilterFAB Line of Adhesives Brings Strength, Speed and Convenience to Filter Assembly
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’ FilterFAB line includes two powerful,
fast-setting PVA adhesives for general air filter assembly and a versatile solvent-free polyurethane adhesive for end cap potting and edge/frame sealing.

October, 2016
Leading Manufacturer of Wood Adhesives Puts Its Experience to Work Developing Top-Performing EPI Adhesive for Structural Glued Lumber
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’ new Advantage EP-950A is exceptionally resistant to water and heat and recently passed ASTM E119 wall burn testing, on top of ASTM D2559-12a testing. It is an easy-to-use, environmentally safe acrylic-based EPI that develops low foam during curing and can be used on finger jointers, cold or hot presses.

June, 2014
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers Brings High Value with New Multibond Finger Jointing Adhesive
The new Multibond FJ-3 offers a remarkably cost-effective solution for finger jointing of interior millwork and other wood products. It meets the requirements of the ASTM D—5572 Dry Use Standard and European Standard DIN EN204 D3.

December, 2013
New Quickset 1000 FR Adhesive Offers Both Fire Rating and MBDC Sustainability to Office Furniture Manufacturers
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’ newest product for bonding HPL to particleboard and fiberboards – and for installing acoustic panels on walls and ceilings – meets tough MBDC requirements for safety to humans and the environment and also passes UL723 and ASTM E84 testing for surface-burning characteristics. Strong initial tack and quick set time improve productivity in all applications.

July, 2013
AWFS Exhibitor Unveils First One-Part, Ready-to-Use PVA Adhesive to Pass Tough ASTM Testing for High Water Resistance
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’ new Advantage FJ-1 breaks ground as a one-part PVA wood adhesive that passes ASTM 5572-95 (2012) wet use testing for finger joints. The adhesive is making its debut at AWFS Fair 2013, booth #8437.

EPI Meter Mix System

July, 2012

Adhesives Manufacturer Offers Customers the Right Mix: High-Performing EPI Adhesives, Along with an Advanced Meter Mixing System
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, a division of Franklin International, now offers a compact, sophisticated meter mixing/dispensing system to qualified customers who are using Advantage® EPI adhesives in the manufacture of plywood, flooring, millwork and furniture.

March, 2011

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers Highlights Adhesives Developed for European Markets at LIGNA 2011
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, a division of Franklin International, is highlighting two renowned assembly adhesives designed to meet the performance preferences of wood products manufacturers in European markets at LIGNA 2011: Titebond 50 HV and Multibond EZ-2 HV.

December, 2010

New Multibond Contact Cement Offers Good Green Grab – and Meets LEED Green Building Requirements, Too.
Franklin Adhesives & Polymer’s new Multibond Contact Cement is a solvent-free water-based neoprene formula that contains no VOCs – but packs the power of high tack and quick dry time.

June, 2010

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers Turns to Soy to Develop First Bio-Modified Adhesive, Multibond MX-100

Rooted in research made possible through a grant from the United Soybean Board, Multibond MX-100 is Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’ first bio-modified adhesive. The Franklin International division incorporated a soy derivative into polyvinyl acetate (PVA) to create a high-performance, bio-modified adhesive for use in the manufacture of engineered hardwood flooring (hardwood plywood).


July, 2010

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers Introduces New Line of CARB-Compliant Adhesives for Plywood and Lamination Products at IWF 2010

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers is unveiling its new Plywood Line, a first-of-its-kind selection of seven CARB-compliant adhesives for plywood products, at IWF 2010. The line includes PVA adhesives, a new EPI product – and the division’s first-ever bio-modified PVA adhesives, using soy. All adhesives in the line are eligible for LEED credits.

September, 2010

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers' New Advantage EP-940 Offers Big Advantage in Bonding Treated Wood
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, a division of Franklin International, developed a new EPI Adhesive, Advantage EP-940, to bond treated lumber and other wood substrates that are difficult to glue.


December, 2014

Company Advances PSA Technology With Two Next-Generation Products for Removable, Permanent Applications
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers took two core PSAs back to the lab and emerged with high-performance versions, renamed Covinax 424-39, for permanent applications, and Covinax 265-05, for semi-removable use.


July, 2014

Company’s Highest-Performing Water-Based PSA Earns Coveted BS 5609 Certification for Marine Use
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’ Covinax 383-19, developed for use in extreme environmental conditions, shows how tough it is during underwater testing for Section 2 of the Standard BS 5609: 1986, “Printed Pressure-Sensitive, Adhesive Coated Labels for Marine Use.”


January, 2013

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers is Blogging on Franklin Connections
Division seeks to make its Franklin Connections blog an active two-way communication channel to and for customers. The blog features gluing and coating tips, management insights on industry trends and events, department interviews and guest bloggers from industry publications. 

May, 2009

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers Launches New, Repositionable Micronax Microsphere Technology

With new Micronax microsphere technology, Franklin Adhesives & Polymers brings a new level of repositionability to adhesives for use in a wide array of applications, from product decorations to wall decals. This division of Franklin International can customize microspheres to meet unique requirements for customers.

December, 2009

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers Introduces Environmentally Friendly Alternative to UV-Curable and Solvent-Based PSAs

The revolutionary new Acrynax line of acrylic polymer hot melt adhesives provides an environmentally safe alternative to solvent-based products for diverse medical and industrial applications. Acrynax offers a variety of performance choices and can be used as formulated or as an additive to other polymers.

July, 2010

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers to Unveil Three Revolutionary PSA Technologies at Labelexpo

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers is introducing a trio of groundbreaking PSA technologies at booth 1651 during Labelexpo Americas 2010: Micronax microspheres, Covinax APE-free permanent adhesives and Acrynax acrylic polymer hot melt adhesives.

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