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Raw Material Pricing

As the economy seems to be improving, petrochemical materials – including those which are used to make all types of adhesives – are on the rise costwise. Not only does the rise of oil impact the pricing, but it appears capacity (commonly referred to as iron in the ground) and geopolitical issues are affecting cost. […]

2010 American Coatings Show & Conference a Great Success!

The 2010 American Coatings Show & Conference wrapped up on April 15, and the general consensus of the organizers as well as all whom PCI staff spoke with was that the event was a success. Numbers were up from 2008, with 328 exhibitors and about 6,7…

Green Pallet Initiative

Wisdom Adhesives is embarking on a new initiative further “Greening” our commitment to become more and more environmentally friendly with the use of corrugated pallets and tote containers.  The pallets are produced using Wisdom Adhesives own GreenBond Sustainable Adhesives.  The corrugated pallets and corrugated tote bins (pictured here) are an offshoot of the Wisdom Incubator […]

One Step Into The Great Unknown

If we had a nickel for every time someone asked us if we had a page on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, all of us here at Ellsworth would be able to retire tomorrow. Sure, we got bold and set up this blog and went one step further and posted podcasts on a variety of adhesive-related […]


As hard as I try to maintain optimism and really look in all the nooks and crannies for signs of a major turnaround – it is still tough out there. When you have been in the industry as long as I have it is so frustrating and sad to see a lack of …

Tin Whiskers – Not the Name of a New Heavy Metal Band

Tin Whiskers. The name of a new heavy metal band? The name of a feline superhero created by the fertile imaginations at Marvel Comics? A new line of jewelry for your domestic Tabby? Wrong again, my friends. Briefly, the phenomenon of tin whiskers is a problem caused by tiny shards of lead-free solder migrating to other exposed parts of […]

Here Comes A New Decade!

No big surprise that the last year is one we’re glad to leave behind. All of us faced unprecedented challenges that we thought we’d never see in our lifetimes. Here at Ellsworth we’d like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to all of our customers who placed their trust in us in 2009 to deliver the […]

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