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How to Increase Substrate Surface Energy

As discussed in a recent blog, low energy substrates are gaining popularity in many manufacturing processes. These substrates offer benefits, such as durability, flexibility and cost effectiveness. Yet while adhesives have been adapting to challenges that low surface energy poses, these substrates also can adjust. Take a look at certain ways to increase their surface …

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The Latest Innovations in Wine Packaging, What They Mean for Adhesives

Reaching $61.8 billion in 2017, the U.S. wine market continues to grow as consumer preference for wine drives demand. With online distribution making it easier for smaller wineries to reach consumers combined with wine’s wide range of flavors and price points, it’s unlikely this market growth will slow down any time soon. As a result, …

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Leading Consumer Trends That Impact Snack Food Packaging

According to Mordor Intelligence, the global snack food market is expected to reach $639 billion by 2023 as consumer incomes grow and economies flourish. Gain insight into leading consumer trends and how they impact snack food packaging. Health Consciousness Driven largely by younger consumers’ increased health consciousness, the snack food market has adapted to meet …

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Troubleshooting Two Common Hot Melt Adhesive and Equipment Problems

In a recent blog, we discussed hot melt adhesive application methods and variables to consider. Now, let’s look at troubleshooting two common hot melt adhesive problems: charring and stringing. Hot Melt Adhesive Charring in Reservoirs Char is comprised of burned particles that result from the thermal degradation of organic substances. This can include: Certain adhesives …

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