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Understanding Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives for Graphics Applications

Pressure-sensitive graphic products are ubiquitous in today’s world. They are used for outdoor advertising, in-store point-of-purchase promotions, vehicle graphics, and the traffic and safety markings (including fluorescent/reflective films) along the roads those vehicles travel. <read more>

Franklin's New Radio Frequency Press

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers is investing in its customers’ future growth, and its own. The industrial technical service lab at Franklin recently purchased a new radio frequency (RF) press. <read more>

Advantage 460: Adhesive for laminating fire-rated & borated boards

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers' new Advantage 460 is a lamination adhesive developed exclusively to minimize reaction to borates in fire-rated particleboard and fiberboard. <read more>

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Autumn Gluing Tips

In the early autumn, gluing conditions are close to ideal. This is also a good time to perform maintenance on machinery. Our semi-annual list of maintenance items includes <read more>


Top performing Advantage EP-950A from Franklin

Advantage EP-950A is an acrylic-based emulsion polymer isocyanate system (EPI) developed with exceptional water and heat resistance. It exceeds the requirements of ASTM D2559-12a, ASTM D7247-07ae1, ANSI 405-2013 and CSA 0112.10, which are required adhesive tests for many structural applications. <read more>


Gluing Wood: A Sticky Business

Nature spends decades putting wood together into a tree. Then we take the tree from the woods, saw it into smaller pieces, dry it, and saw it into even smaller pieces. Finally, we begin to glue these smaller pieces back into larger pieces, trying to obtain the shape, size, and other properties that we want rather than the properties that the wood had when it was in the tree. Actually, this process of putting wood back together usually works out fairly well, but there are times when things do not go right. This article discusses the basics of gluing wood—requirements, good practices, and problems to watch out for.


FilterFAB 2500 FOAM: New Product in Franklin's Line of FilterFAB Adhesives

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers is proud to unveil a revolutionary new product engineered to be the most efficient filter adhesive on the market. FilterFAB 2500 FOAM is a self-foaming, two-part polyurethane potting compound designed to be used for the assembly of plastic, metal or wood-wrapped panel air filters. <read more>


The Growing Role of Adhesives in Increasing HVAC Filtration Efficiency

For years, filter manufacturers have relied on adhesives to put together various components of the HVAC filters they make, so as to assemble the filter media or bond it into a frame or end cap. Now, they are looking to this versatile substance to increase performance of the filter media itself. <read more>


New FilterFAB Line of Adhesives Brings Strength, Speed and Convenience to Filter Assembly

Franklin Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’ FilterFAB line includes two powerful, fast-setting PVA adhesives for general air filter assembly and a versatile solvent-free polyurethane adhesive for end cap potting and edge/frame sealing. <read more>