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Visit us at the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council's 2013 Tape Summit!

Adhesive experts from Franklin Adhesive & Polymers will be on hand at booth 23 throughout The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s 2013 Tape Summit. The PSTC is holding its annual Tape Summit on May 13-17th in New Orleans, Louisiana. The summit is an extraordinary way to build your education and knowledge on pressure sensitive adhesives. The event provides segmented and flexible learning options to help you formulate the most effective educational experience possible. Throughout the event, there will be formal board and member meetings, advanced to basic tape classes, an exhibitor showcase and the globally recognized tech seminar.

The PSTC is the North American trade association for tape manufacturers and affiliate supplies. Their main goals are to help the industry produce quality pressure sensitive adhesive tape products and to provide excellent education and training. They also work with ASTM and global trade organizations to harmonize test methods and monitor legislative and regulatory activities.

During the exhibitor showcase please visit our technical expert, Jim Herring, at booth 23 to gather information and insight on our pressure sensitive adhesives. Franklin produces a complete offering of high-performance removable, permanent and specialty pressure sensitive adhesives to meet specific label requirements for many different surfaces. Our adhesives offer various combinations of peel, tack and shear strength for specific applications – from packaging frozen foods to labels that can withstand the heat under the car hood.


Label It Sustainable - The Role of Recycling Compatible Adhesives in Eco-Efficient Packaging

The April 2012 issue of Flexible Packaging magazine featured an article from Mike Witte, director of national accounts, on sustainable packaging. In the article, Mike talks about the increasing demand for recyclable pressure sensitive adhesives and the role they play in eco-efficient packaging. Here is a brief excerpt from the article:

The call for sustainable packaging is growing louder. Retailers hear it and are pushing consumer goods manufacturers – who are, in turn, summoning the converters – to produce packaging and labeling that promises minimal impact on the environment.

Converters are scurrying to comply with their customers’, and society’s, demands. They are taking steps, occasionally leaps. Toward meeting a long-term goal to create, in the words of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, “A true closed-loop flow of packaging materials in a system that is economically robust and provides benefit throughout its life cycle – a sustainable packaging system.” 

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Bond With Us!

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers is proud to introduce its new blog, Franklin Connections. The blog was launched in December and new, informative content is continually posted to keep you reading. Our focus is on providing unique information for our three different markets: wood adhesivespressure sensitive adhesives and filter assembly adhesives. Since the start, we have posted over 48 blogs with interesting and useful content, such as: monthly gluing and coating tips, behind the scenes interviews with Franklin staff and management insights on upcoming trends in the market.

We are also very proud to have five guest bloggers who provide insight on their own area of expertise as related to our markets. We also hope to add more in the future, so if you are interested, please email us at marketing@franklininternational.com.

Each week we will continue to provide you with the very best information from the adhesives experts at Franklin. We would love to hear your opinion on our blog about our content and what else you’d like to read about. Also, please remember to subscribe to our blog’s RSS feed to follow Franklin Connections. You’ll also receive monthly email updates for subscribing. Please join in the conversation today!