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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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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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