Seven Ways to Reduce Adhesive Costs

Nov 15th, 2011

As manufacturers, you understand the economics: The rising costs of raw materials continue to drive up the price to produce adhesives. Sooner or later, adhesives manufacturers have no choice but to pass on at least some of the increased costs to you. Under these circumstances, you likely are more compelled than ever to minimize gluing […]

Is Brand Everything?

Sep 6th, 2011

A respected brand name opens doors. And perhaps it should. After all, a manufacturer (of adhesives or other products) who has developed a good brand has earned the market’s trust in quality of product and customer service. But should brand reputation alone determine product selection? Certainly, door and window manufacturers are wise to consider using […]

When It’s Not Wood

Jun 23rd, 2011

Door and window manufacturers trust ASTM testing standards to ensure the quality of bonding wood components for interior and exterior parts. But what standards should you follow when bonding substrates other than wood in the manufacture of doors and windows? ASTM standards cover nonstructural lumber products centered around a variety of wood species only. At […]

The Power of Green

May 3rd, 2011

At 40 years of age (as marked by the first Earth Day celebration, in 1970), the environmental movement in the U.S. isn’t young. Yet, it is stronger today than ever before – certainly within the woodworking industry. The movement unquestionably is having an impact on the manufacture of doors and windows. CARB phase two went […]

Acing ASTM Testing

Mar 1st, 2011

Successful door and window manufacturers strive to produce the highest quality products, in part through using adhesives that meet appropriate ASTM standards. The standards ensure water-resistant bonds that will hold up through the years, retaining the lasting performance and beauty of your windows and exterior doors. These standards also strengthen market confidence in the industry […]

All Adhesives are not Created Equal

Jan 11th, 2011

Ask some manufactures what type of glue they use, and they’ll nonchalantly answer, ’Oh, the white stuff’ or ‘yellow wood glue.’ These responses can make many of us in the adhesives business wince. The reality is that there is more to ‘glue’ than you might think. Many of us in the adhesives industry are dedicated […]