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Trying to Ignore the Silly Season

Posted on 6/25/2014 3:48:56 PM. By Mark Collatz

In Washington, D.C., there is a term for that period of time just before elections—the Silly Season.  It’s a time when i...

  

I’m WARNING You

Posted on 4/23/2014 6:47:29 PM. By Mark Collatz

I’m WARNING You I'll begin with a confession …..I have a baseball addiction.   My wife says I should seek help, bu...

  

Trending in the Adhesive & Sealant Industry - INNOVATION

Posted on 3/24/2014 1:25:17 PM. By Matt Croson

In a recent member survey that ASC conducted, 400 industry executives identified innovation as a top external opportunity and challenge.&...

  

TSCA REFORM: Can We Get There from Here?

Posted on 2/28/2014 7:08:56 PM. By Mark Collatz

In the last couple of weeks, I have spent considerable time meeting with Senate staffers trying to understand what it is going to take to...

  

FRP Repair

Posted on 10/7/2013 7:10:00 PM. By Sandy Niks

Today’s topic is a brief review of techniques used in repairing bonded fiber reinforced plastic (FRP). This includes bonding inner ...

  

Epoxy Adhesives, Part 3

Posted on 9/11/2013 8:44:12 PM. By Sandra Niks

The epoxy resins, curing agents, fillers and other additives used in formulating epoxy adhesives have been reviewed in the first two part...

  

Epoxy Adhesives, Part 2

Posted on 8/6/2013 4:51:09 PM. By Sandy Niks

In the last article the discussion on formulating epoxy adhesives started with the epoxy resins and curing agents.  It will continue...

  

Epoxy Adhesives, Part 1

Posted on 7/10/2013 7:16:51 PM. By Sandy Niks

Epoxy adhesives are frequently used for structural applications bonding rigid substrates together, such as metal to metal, fiber-reinforc...

  

Marine Applications

Posted on 6/4/2013 10:03:44 PM. By Sandy Niks

Sealants (and adhesives) have a long history in shipbuilding. Early applications used tars and pitches to seal the joints of wooden ships...

  

FIPG

Posted on 5/13/2013 6:15:45 PM. By Sandy Niks

Formed-in-place gaskets (FIPG) have been in use for a few decades in the automotive industry. Many applications are in the power train sy...