Franklin Connections Blog

  • New Lamination Adhesive for Fire-Rated and Borated Boards

    Aug-16-2019 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Jessica Robbins

    Franklin Adhesives & Polymers has simplified production of flame retardant panels with the introduction of a lamination adhesive – Advantage 460 – developed specifically for bonding HPL and wood veneer to fire-rated or borated particleboard and fiberboard.(...) <read more>

  • Kudos to Our Lab on This Breakthrough Adhesive Technology

    Aug-13-2014 | Comments: 1 | Posted In: | Posted By: Todd Hunt

    We want to give credit where it’s due: Everyone in the R&D lab who worked on the new Covinax 234-01, step into the limelight and take a bow for developing an incredible pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) that is sure to open some new possibilities for customers that seek this exceptional combination of performance characteristics.(...) <read more>

  • McClure Tables: The Bond Beyond Glue

    Jul-22-2014 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Abbe Raabe

    We just make the adhesives. But we are gratified by the products our customers create using them. Take McClure Tables, a Grand Rapids-based maker of handcrafted shuffleboard tables. Owners Todd and Judy McClure produce a couple of hundred tables (and (...) <read more>

  • Skateboarding Our Way Beyond Wood Components: Five Creative Industrial Applications for Wood Glue

    Jun-24-2014 | Comments: 4 | Posted In: | Posted By: Jaye Schroeder

    Millwork, cabinetry and wood furniture might account for the bulk of our wood glue business. But you’d be surprised at some of the other manufacturers that use our glue to create their products. Here’s a look at five of some of the more interesting products we hold together.(...) <read more>