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The U.S. Forest Products Laboratory has certified three pressure sensitive adhesives developed by Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, a division of Franklin International, as recycling compatible. The certification follows a joint research project between Franklin and the University of Minnesota to reduce or eliminate pressure sensitive adhesive particles from pulp made from recycled office waste paper.

February 19, 2009 — Company officials of tesa tape, inc. are pleased to announce that Sean Struble has accepted the position of National Marine Sales Specialist. In this role, Mr. Struble will be responsible for adhesive tape sales and service to boat and yacht builders and suppliers throughout the United States.

July 01, 2005 — Tape manufacturer adds non-tacky adhesive films that offer design flexibility, ease of use and a variety of performance properties to product line.

September 24, 2006 — Hexis is introducing a series of vinyl films for solvent inkjet printing with a new structured liner and adhesive that make the product repositionable during application and allowing convenient elimination of air bubbles.

April 25, 2008 — Stockwell Elastomerics’ adhesive lamination capabilities solve the application engineering problem of securely bonding silicone foam gaskets, closed cell silicone sponge enclosure gaskets and cushioning pads to powder coated metal and certain low surface energy plastics using high strength pressure sensitive acrylic adhesives. Stockwell Elastomerics is a custom manufacturer of silicone gaskets, pads and silicone rubber / elastomeric components for demanding requirements in the technology equipment sector.

March 08, 2009 — Ms. Ilse Rodewald has been appointed to the position of “Application Engineer – Automated Tape Application” and will support tape automation processes within the corrugated industry and building / construction markets.

March 03, 2008 — Officials of tesa tape, inc. welcome David Watson to the company’s sales force.

December 18, 2009 — Glue Dots International, manufacturer of Glue Dots® Brand double-sided pressure-sensitive adhesive products, has announced its transition to 100% recycled paperboard packaging for its retail roll adhesive products. Glue Dots are widely used by consumers for craft, school and home projects.

January 21, 2010 — MatrXâ„¢ is a new mircro-dot pressure sensitive adhesive pattern for permanent or removable substrate to substrate bonding. This technology is a cleaner, safer and more cost effective alternative to hot melt glue or transfer tape.