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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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Employee Spotlight: Cory

Employee Spotlight: Cory

From being the first one in the building to ensure a smooth start for the day to often staying late to ship the last order, Cory is in charge of overseeing our warehouse operations. It’s been almost a year since he has transitioned from Material Handler to Warehouse Coordinator. Without a doubt, Cory has excelled…

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Troubleshooting Case & Carton Failures: Cold Resistance

Troubleshooting Case & Carton Failures: Cold Resistance

Have you been following our series on adhesive packaging failures? If so–congrats–you’ve reached the end! If this series is new to you, you can learn about the different types of failures we’ve discussed and how to solve them here: Part 1 – Adhesive Pre-Set Part 2 – “Chewing Gum Failure” Part 3 – Poor Adhesion…

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Troubleshooting Case & Carton Failures: Heat Resistance

Troubleshooting Case & Carton Failures: Heat Resistance

Packaging heat failure isn’t something you usually notice immediately. One day you’re manufacturing product, packaging it, and shipping it out to a warehouse. All of the packages are sealed and appear to have a good bond. That is, until the boxes arrive at the warehouse. They’ve popped open and are no longer sealed. What occurred…

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Troubleshooting Case & Carton Failures: Poor Compression

Troubleshooting Case & Carton Failures: Poor Compression

Identified the right type of adhesive? Check. Applied adhesive at the correct temperature and amount? Check. Successfully sealed your package? If you’re unable to check this off your list, there are a number of possible reasons why. One of the reasons your packaging may fail is due to poor compression. If you’ve missed our previous…

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