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Mactac Expands Manufacturing Capabilities | Adhesives & Sealants Industry

Mactac® recently announced an expansion in the company’s manufacturing capability, enabling production of industrial tapes from all four primary adhesive technology platforms. Through its newly acquired Minneapolis facility, Mactac has added solvent and aqueous coating capacities to its hot-melt rubber and UV-cured acrylic technologies.   The expansion allows Mactac to offer customers a wider range […]

The Value Two Pathways Brings for Manufacturing Heat-Sealable Packaging

In the flexible packaging value chain, raw material suppliers, converters, and film producers work to ensure brand owners receive a finished package that meets performance requirements. For heat-sealable packages in particular, there are two pathways to achieve this. Converters can purchase heat-seal adhesive coatings directly from an adhesive supplier and manufacture a finished film themselves; […]

Wacker Acquires Manufacturing Assets and Know-How of Bio Med Sciences

WACKER has acquired the manufacturing assets and know-how of U.S.-based Bio Med Sciences Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, to expand its expertise and business in silicone-coated healthcare products. A corresponding purchase agreement was signed between WACKER and Bio Med Sciences Inc. As part of the acquisition, a majority of Bio Med Sciences’ workforce will also move to […]

Sustainable Manufacturing = Uncommon Common Sense

Sustainable manufacturing practices equate to uncommon common sense. In essence, the less waste, greater efficiency, and reduced materials and energy used in the manufacturing process, the more sustainable, better for the environment, and better for the bottom line. According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), sustainability is a top concern of manufacturers, and an […]

RadTech Event Highlights Sustainable and Responsible Manufacturing

Professionals from across industry interested in sustainable and responsible manufacturing will gather in Orlando, Florida, for the RadTech UV+EB Technology Expo & Conference 2024, the largest gathering of UV+EB industry experts worldwide. The conference, which is taking place May 19-22, will spark innovation in UV and EB technologies across a spectrum of industries. With the […]

Spark Connections: Explore Manufacturing Optimization at the Adhesives & Bonding Expo

Adhesives & Bonding Expo, the largest, free-to-attend trade fair and conference for industrial bonding products and manufacturing in North America, is returning for its fourth edition from June 25-27, 2024, in Novi, Michigan. Register to attend and you’ll gain easy access to the co-located Foam Expo taking place in the same hall. Visit to find […]

Chemours Receives Two DOE Awards for Sustainable Manufacturing Practices

The Chemours Co. was recently honored with two awards from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants initiative, which recognizes partners for outstanding accomplishments in energy efficiency, decarbonization, water efficiency, or waste reduction projects or practices. This is the second year that Chemours has been recognized with both Better Project and Better […]

NIST Announces Competition for AI-Focused Manufacturing USA Institute

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plans to announce an open competition for a new Manufacturing USA institute focused on using artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the resilience of U.S. manufacturing. NIST anticipates that $70 million in federal funds will be invested in this new institute over five years, […]

Jowat Opens New Adhesive Manufacturing Location in China

Jowat has opened a new manufacturing location in China, underscoring its commitment to close customer contact around the globe and expanding its innovation capacities. Located in Zhejiang province, around 70 kilometers from Shanghai, the new facility is set to produce approximately 9,000 tons of tailor-made adhesives annually for the Asian market starting from the second […]

Government Officials Announce Unitech North America, LLC to Establish its First US Manufacturing Site in Tennessee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter, and Unitech North America, LLC officials announced the company will invest $30 million to locate its first U.S. facility in Tennessee. “Tennessee’s strong business climate and exceptional workforce attract global brands like Unitech to our state. I am grateful that Unitech […]

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