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Compostable Packaging Adhesives – Challenges, Types, Testing and the Eco Footprint

Posted on 9/9/2020 2:31:44 PM. By David Speth

With the advent of the Covid 19 pandemic, more consumers are shopping from home or using delivery services to get products they used to p...

  

Science vs. the Humanities: Curiosity, Passion, and Skepticism Meet

Posted on 7/1/2020 3:13:08 PM. By Ujjval Vyas

I have had recent conversations with scientists who all seemed resigned to the irreconcilability of the sciences and the humanities. ...

  

Seeing is Believing – Qualitative vs. Quantitative Measurements

Posted on 6/10/2020 12:33:04 PM. By David Speth

One of the things I have noticed recently is an increased reliance on quantitative measurements.  Advances in testing equipment have...

  

ASC Brings Back Economy Watch as a Free Service to ASC Members to Help Navigate the US Economy

Posted on 5/29/2020 3:00:24 PM. By Steve Duren

ASC published ‘Economy Watch’ from roughly 2012-2015. This publication was brought to market in that timeframe as an informat...

  

ASC’s New ITR Market Forecasting Tool to Provide Lead Time on Markets and Correlate Members Sales Data

Posted on 3/12/2020 4:38:46 PM. By Steve Duren

The ASC current long range plan identifies community knowledge integration as a key pillar within the ASC overall strategy. Section 2.1 o...

  

The Value of Formulators

Posted on 2/11/2020 10:59:07 PM. By David Speth

When I started college a lifetime ago, we were given a series of placement tests. One of them purported to determine our “specializ...

  

New Materials and Bonding Challenges for the Electric Vehicle Age

Posted on 7/22/2019 6:29:22 PM. By George Ritter

Several automakers throughout the world have made it clear they are planning for significant increases in electric vehicle production wit...

  

Where to Bond in Vehicle Assembly Operations?

Posted on 6/11/2019 2:22:55 PM. By Dan Daley

Let’s discuss selecting a plant location for joining two parts with structural adhesives during vehicle assembly. My example is an ...

  

Adhesives for Minimalist Packaging

Posted on 5/7/2019 10:18:48 PM. By George Ritter

In the 1990’s, as a senior chemist and laboratory director, I managed about twenty R&D scientists who supported our then-portfo...

  

Adhesive and Sealants Use in Automotive Drive Train: How do Internal Combustion Engines differ from Electric Motors?

Posted on 3/25/2019 5:14:46 PM. By Jim Swope

As a generality, the similarities of adhesive and sealant use in internal combustion engines (IC) and electric vehicle motors (EV) are ac...