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Troubleshooting Case & Carton Failures: Adhesive Pre-Set

Troubleshooting Case & Carton Failures: Adhesive Pre-Set

You’ve packaged your product, sealed the box, and are ready to ship. You’re close to getting product out the door when you notice that the boxes have popped open. Unfortunately, pop-opens can cause downtime and increase your costs. Case and carton failures can happen for a number of reasons. In this four-part series, we’ll address…

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RS Industrial, Inc. Joins Contract Packaging Association

RS Industrial, Inc. Joins Contract Packaging Association

RS Industrial is proud to announce that we are now an Associate Member of the Contract Packaging Association. We are excited to begin networking and building relationships with contract packagers to help them meet their goals. RS Industrial, Inc. Joins Contract Packaging Association Buford, GA. (PRWEB) February 24, 2016 RS Industrial, Inc., a leading distributor and manufacturer of…

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How to Use a Wet Mil Film Gauge

How to Determine Your Adhesive Thickness What is a wet mil film gauge? A wet film gauge is a tool used to quickly and easily measure the thickness of your adhesive coating after it has been applied to your substrate. As indicated by the name, the tool measures thickness in units of mils. One mil…

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5 Reasons You Might Consider a Cyanoacrylate Glue

5 Reasons You Might Consider a Cyanoacrylate Glue

How Cyanoacrylate Glue May Increase Productivity As a purchaser in manufacturing or assembly, you know that the supplies you select for the job will impact the quality of your final product. Although the adhesive can be a small part of the assembly process, it is the “glue” that literally and figuratively holds your product together. Depending…

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Cyanoacrylate Adhesives in Filter Assembly

Cyanoacrylate Adhesives in Filter Assembly

Application Spotlight: Filter Assembly with Cyanoacrylate Adhesives Have you ever accidentally stuck your fingers together using a cyanoacrylate adhesive (aka “super glue”)? If the answer is yes, then it’s no surprise. Many of us have goofed up and done it at some point! Cyanoacrylates are incredibly strong and fast-acting. This makes them particularly ideal for…

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Cyanoacrylate Adhesives for Your Tough Assemblies

Meet Your Assembly Demands with Cyanoacrylate Adhesives Every industry has its challenges, but assembly is home to some of the most demanding applications. High-performance applications such as air filters, automotive and rubber gaskets have very rigorous demands. They often involve difficult to-bond substrates, exposure to chemicals, solvents and extreme temperatures. Assemblies must be built to…

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Edge Banding with Adhesives 101

Edge Banding with Adhesives 101

How unsightly would it be if the edges of your kitchen cabinets and countertops were left raw and unfinished? Fortunately, we don’t have to spend much time thinking about this since there’s a process called edge banding to thank for those smooth, finished edges. What Is Edge Banding? Edge banding refers to both the process…

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Adhesives in Woodworking: Tips for Finger Jointing

Adhesives in Woodworking: Tips for Finger Jointing

If you’re a manufacturer in the woodworking industry, you’re likely familiar with the reliable, age-old process of finger jointing. When manufacturing wood products, such as furniture, cabinets, windows or doors, we know how important it is that your finished product is nothing short of durable. When two pieces of wood are cut in a rectangular…

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Case Study: RS Industrial Reduces Downtime and Increases Production with “Easy Clean” Adhesive

Case Study: RS Industrial Reduces Downtime and Increases Production with “Easy Clean” Adhesive

One of the largest supermarket chains in the U.S. was unable to meet its production numbers for labeling of spice bottles. Their current adhesive caused tremendous buildup, resulting in a large amount of downtime dedicated to cleanup of the labeler. The customer needed a new solution that would provide excellent bottle labeling performance, yet display…

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