Category: Adhesive Blogs

Dog Days of Summer

Now where on earth did that expression come from anyway? Well it so happens that traditionally the “dog days” are those that fall between July 3 and August 11 – days that are often known for their extreme heat and humidity. Some say i…

The Year We Held Our Breath

In some respects, the last half of 2008 and almost all of 2009 was a time when the world collectively held its breath, as we watched the global economy come to a sudden halt and teeter on the brink of serious disaster. The money supply literally froze …

Rigid and Flexible Packaging – Which Packaging is Greener

Which packaging type is greener – rigid or flexible.  For the most part rigid packaging is derived from paper products while flexible packaging is made of plastic films.  At a first glance, one would think that rigid packaging is more green, but there are many factors to consider including: –         Markets –         Materials Used –         […]

They Are All Great Issues!

You know each issue of PCI that we finish I think is the best one – until the next month. I am always so pleased with the features, the new technology and all of the technological changes I see in the industry – particularly when you have b…

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 …