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Reduce Failures and Cost with the Right Adhesive Amount

When it comes to using hot melts, it can be easy to think that the more glue you apply, the better adhesion you’ll get. But this isn’t necessarily the case. In fact, applying more glue than needed can hurt your bottom line. Overconsumption can result in adhesive stringing and slow set speeds, leading to pop-opens

By |2020-05-05T12:17:55-04:00October 12th, 2017|Hot Melts 101, Packaging|

Move over, E-books. Print is Making Its Comeback

There’s something special about flipping through the pages of a print book. It is certainly a personal experience that cannot be replaced by the electronic e-book version. This seems to be a sentiment that many of today’s readers share. According to the Association of American Publishers, e-book sales declined 18.7% during the first three quarters

By |2020-05-05T12:19:22-04:00July 18th, 2017|Bookbinding|

Judging a Book Beyond its Cover: QC for Bookbinding

At a time when customers can choose between e-books or print books, today’s print and publishing market is competitive. But despite the growth of digital communications, print still remains the most popular format for books. With the print industry showing no signs of slowing down, there is little room for quality issues. Books must be

By |2020-05-05T12:20:06-04:00July 12th, 2017|Bookbinding|

How Spine Glue Thickness Can Affect Bookbinding Integrity

When you pick up a book, have you ever wondered how all of the pages manage to stay together? How some books pass through the hands of many and remain in good condition to be enjoyed by the next person? Next time you sit down to read a book, you can thank the glue holding

By |2020-05-05T12:20:40-04:00June 23rd, 2017|Bookbinding|

Choosing the Right Bookbinding Adhesive

Did you know that the craft of bookbinding was thought to originate in India? Religious scriptures were copied on to palm leaves with a metal stylus. The leaf was then dried and rubbed with ink, staining the wounds in the leaf. Twine was threaded through each end through wooden boards to create a palm-leaf book.

By |2020-05-05T12:21:26-04:00June 8th, 2017|Bookbinding|

How Adhesive Bead Width May Impact Your Bottom Line

How much does the bead width of your adhesive matter? As it turns out, it matters quite a bit. Bead width is closely related to adhesive performance. Perhaps you begin seeing pop-opens or poor adhesion on your packaging line. While there are many possible causes for these issues, your adhesive bead width could be one of

By |2020-05-05T12:22:06-04:00April 27th, 2017|How-To, Packaging, Support|

Employee Spotlight: Jennie

One day you might find Jennie on the phone helping a customer. Another day, you may find her in the warehouse entering customers’ orders. While Jennie’s primary role is customer service, she is trained in multiple areas and wears many hats within the company. It’s not uncommon to find her working alongside other departments to

By |2020-05-05T12:23:02-04:00January 12th, 2017|Employee Spotlight|

The Winter Guide for Water-Based Adhesives

It’s that time of the year for warm flannel, toasty fires and hot cocoa. It’s also the time of the year that can impact your gluing process if you’re in the packaging industry. There’s no bigger catalyst for changing the behavior of an adhesive than temperature. Temperature influences adhesive performance to a large degree. When

By |2020-05-05T12:25:12-04:00December 8th, 2016|Packaging, Support|