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Progressing Approaches to Sustainably Managing Building Materials

Posted on 6/20/2019 3:05:34 PM. By Paul Bertram

This blog is an update to last year’s topic on “Sustainable Material Management” where I provided a checklist of Enviro...

  

Marketing with NGOs: Polishing Your Reputation or Guilt by Association?

Posted on 6/6/2019 2:29:32 PM. By Ujjval Vyas

In my most recent blog post, I encouraged product manufacturers in the adhesives and sealants sector (and product manufacturers in genera...

  

If You’re Marketing in the DIY Sector, You May Need to Check Your Ethics

Posted on 4/2/2019 3:07:15 PM. By Ujjval Vyas

Marketing products for the DIY residential and building construction sector poses interesting ethical questions for manufacturers of mate...

  

Electrically Conductive Adhesives

Posted on 3/25/2019 4:48:53 PM. By Deb Bhattacharjee

There is a growing need of electrically conductive adhesives for the assembly and fabrication of electronic packaging devices, integrated...

  

Adhesives for Composites

Posted on 2/19/2019 4:14:29 PM. By Deb Bhattacharjee

High performance adhesives have increasingly been used in transportation, construction, appliance, general industrial, marine, consumer e...

  

Details of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) BOD Meeting and the Building Innovation Conference

Posted on 2/14/2019 4:22:41 PM. By Paul Bertram

The New Year started off with the NIBS Board of Directors meeting in January followed by the Building Innovation Conference held in Washi...

  

Adhesives for Solar Energy

Posted on 1/29/2019 4:54:03 PM. By Deb Bhattacharjee

Photovoltaic energy has evolved to be a very significant source of electrical power.  It is now possible to manufacture large scale,...

  

W Ratings Continued – Usefulness, Testing, Limitations

Posted on 1/28/2019 4:11:00 PM. By Sharron Halpert

Our last post talked about how W ratings for firestop floor penetrations came about, how they are tested and we talked a little bit about...

  

Edible Adhesives - It's Time for a New Innovation

Posted on 1/11/2019 5:09:29 PM. By Deb Bhattacharjee

With the increase in dietary concerns, there is a need for a new edible material which can be used for adhering spices to foods, particul...

  

W Ratings for Buildings – The What, Where and How of Water Ratings

Posted on 11/27/2018 5:13:20 PM. By Sharron Halpert

We have been talking about the four different ratings from firestop F rating for fire, T rating for temperature, L rating for air leakage...