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HMAs vs. HMPSAs: Understand the Difference

Hot melt adhesives (HMAs) and hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives (HMPSAs) are two common types of adhesive technologies for a range of markets and applications. Learn about their distinctions to better understand which one to choose for your needs.  HMAs: These adhesives are 100% solid solutions that form a bond as they cool. Generally thermoplastic, HMAs …

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July 27, 2018 - General Transportation

3 Passenger Rail Trends That Provide OEM Opportunities

As the global passenger rail market continues to grow and innovate, it poses attractive opportunities for OEMs and suppliers alike in an effort to address our evolving society and fuel growth further. Gain insight into key trends shaping the passenger rail market and how manufacturers can capitalize on them. Trend #1: Sustainability As pressures from …

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July 16, 2018 - General Transportation

3 Ways Boat Manufacturing is Changing

In a recent blog post, we looked at leading recreational boat trends fueling growth. Now, gain insight into how boat manufacturing itself is changing to appeal to a broad consumer audience. New Boat Designs As consumers look for versatility and convenience in their products, boat manufacturers are taking note. New “crossover” boat designs are emerging …

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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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