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Optimal Running Temperature of Cake Glue

Posted on August 5th, 2015 by Maria Verros

You would be surprised how many equipment, and application issues could be resolved simply by adjusting the running temperature of your adhesive.

A question that our lab gets very often from our customers and prospects is in regards to the best temperature to run our cake glues to ensure that their operation…
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The Easiest Way To Accurately Measure Solids in Adhesive

Posted on July 29th, 2015 by Maria Verros

We get this question very often!

Many of our customers and prospects wonder the easiest way to accurately measure solids in adhesive. A refractometer is a simple, and inexpensive way to accurately measure solids. This will ensure that you are getting the most out of your adhesive. Our Technical Service Manager, Greg Brown,…
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Avoiding Box Pop-Ups in Packaging

Posted on July 21st, 2015 by Maria Verros

This was a very highly requested video!

Our technical team has worked with a number of prospects and existing customers in the packaging industry that are experiencing box pop-ups. Rigid box and laminating companies have struggled finding easy to use adhesives to bond difficult packaging substrates. This limited what materials they could use and…
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A Closer Look: Paper Packaging

Posted on July 8th, 2015 by Maria Verros

Paper packaging makes up a large portion of the packaging we use today.  Ongoing expansion of the industry is expected  as “the packaged food industry is anticipated to drive the market for paperboard packaging, which comprises packaging of packaged fruits, meat and seafood, cheese, staples, vegetables, and ready-made packaged…
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The State of U.S. Manufacturing

Posted on June 29th, 2015 by Maria Verros

According to the Institute for Supply Management, U.S. manufacturing growth improved in May for the first time in six months.  While the growth index didn’t jump significantly, from 51.8 in April to 52.8 in May, any reading above 50 reflects expansion. This is great news, but why the jump?

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What’s all the buzz about sustainable packaging?

Posted on June 1st, 2015 by Maria Verros

When industry giants like Apple® announce their very ambitious green packaging goals, it’s a topic that is hard to ignore.

A new study from Dotcom Distribution surveyed over 500 online shoppers about their shopping preferences. Some of the findings were:

57 percent say that green packaging is important to them
61 percent have taken green packaging…
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Hide Glue’s Reversibility Advantage

Posted on March 31st, 2015 by Kelly Benjamin

The reversibility property of hide glue for wood applications provides an advantage over other types of glue.  This provides greater flexibility for not only new jobs, but also for the repair and restoration of old ones.

Common wood applications that benefit from hide glue’s reversibility property range from the production…
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