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How We Weathered Irma

How We Weathered Irma

A little over a week ago from today, Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys and moved its way up through the Southeast. As of last Friday, about 1.5 million homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia have been without power, according to Reuters. The day after Irma swept through our area, we came…

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

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…

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Judging a Book Beyond its Cover: QC for 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…

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Choosing the Right Bookbinding Adhesive

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….

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Employee Spotlight: David

Employee Spotlight: David

Just a short year ago, you could find David building amino acids for medical research at a Georgia Southern University lab. Fast forward to today, David is one of the most recent team members to join our RS Labs division as a Technical Service Chemist. In his short amount of time at RS, David has…

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Employee Spotlight: Jennie

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…

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The Winter Guide for Water-Based Adhesives

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…

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Adhere to These 3 Best Practices for Optimal Hot Melt Performance

Adhere to These 3 Best Practices for Optimal Hot Melt Performance

Throughout the day, your priority is making sure everything runs smoothly and efficiently in the plant to yield maximum production. Although a small part of the overall process, this includes your hot melt operation. There are many contributing factors that can impact the performance of your hot melt, but knowing the best practices that every…

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How to Measure Adhesive Bead Width

What is a glue line measuring guide? A glue line measuring guide is a tool that can be used to easily and accurately measure the width of your case and carton glue lines. Typically, the guide measures adhesive beads in .010” increments. For instance, the guide we use here at RS Industrial begins measuring from…

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Employee Spotlight: Chris

Employee Spotlight: Chris

Behind every product there is someone behind the scenes managing all aspects of production. For our Adhesive Squares™ products, we’re lucky to have Chris fulfill this role. Chris manages the entire production operation for our industrial division. He has the integral job of ensuring each and every Adhesive Squares™ product is consistently manufactured at the highest quality. Whether it’s making changes to the…

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