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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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Troubleshooting Case & Carton Failures: Poor Adhesion

Troubleshooting Case & Carton Failures: Poor Adhesion

As a packaging professional, it’s not common to heavily think about the adhesive. After all, if you’re not thinking about adhesive, isn’t that a good sign? If there’s one thing we know to be true about glue, it’s either that it sticks or it doesn’t stick. Glue can sometimes fly under the radar, especially if…

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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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