Author: HotMeltNews

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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The right adhesive for vehicle registration stickers

Today’s New York Times article New York’s Car Registration Stickers Don’t Stick details the frustrations of millions of NY drivers faced with stickers that don’t stick. Someone made an adhesive mistake, and the registration or inspection stickers come off. Hate to see things come unglued! The press release from the New York State DMV in […]

Start with a laugh

There’s a lot to more say about adhesives, serious and otherwise. But let’s start with a laugh, since we know adhesives is not the easiest word to type or spell. Original from Mr. Boffo on December 15, 2008.

A Trifecta of New Podcasts

It started out in a cube last year about this time. The usual Monday morning rehash review of website maintenance, strategies, metrics reviews…yawn. In an uncharacteristic burst of synapses (undoubtedly fueled by three Venti quad-shot lattes), the Webmaster mumbles something about adding podcasts about adhesives to the Ellsworth website. Marketing Manager mumbles something back about […]

Boldly Going Where No Adhesives Distributor Has Gone Before!

Bruce Springsteen said it best: “57 Channels and Nothing On.” Been there, done that. How many times are YOU sitting in front of your 60-inch Plasmatronic ultra-hi def, BluRay-capable, 7.1 Dolby-enabled, 1080p flat screen, mindlessly flipping through the channels – bored with “Ice Road Truckers,” Rachel Ray, “The World’s Dirtiest Jobs,” Suze Orman, Craig Kilpatrick, […]