GDI Adhesives is a manufacturer of hot-melt and water-based pressure-sensitive adhesives located in Germantown, Wisconsin just north of Milwaukee and specializes in acoustic and partition, automotive, electronics, laminating and converting, tape and label, product assembly, packaging, and a variety of niche industries such as filter assembly and foam assembly. One relatively unique industry that is growing in popularity these days and with which GDI is involved is insect adhesives.
Adhesive ApplicationsNext-Generation Adhesive Solutions
Adhesive Applications is to adhesives what the ancient Greeks’ King Midas was to gold. Because, no matter where one turns in the twenty-first century, a large percentage of the world’s manufactured commodities are held together by myriad adhesive compounds. I spoke with this visionary team to learn more about just how they do it.
RegO® ProductsInnovation in Action
With over a century of experience as a highly regarded global manufacturer of highly engineered flow control, RegO® Products has supported mission critical applications in the liquid propane, liquid natural gas, and industrial gas markets for a long time. The reason it is a trusted name is because it is deeply committed to investing in its own success.
HAHN Automation, Inc.Have Automation Solutions, Will Travel
For decades, Germany’s reputation as a world leader in engineering and technology has remained unshakable. The HAHN Group from Rheinböllen, Germany, has taken innovative industrial automation and robotics solutions to the U.S. and worldwide.
Ramsey WinchBetter Winches Make a Better World
For almost 80 years, the Ramsey Winch Company continues to serve as a globally leading manufacturer of planetary gear winches and hoists, worm gear hydraulic and electric winches. And as the team themselves put it, when you want to work, they’re ready… and the winch will work!
Bell and HowellA Next-Generation Service Organization
As a next-generation service organization, Bell and Howell has been investing in the tools, technology, and training needed to help customers increase efficiency and reduce operational costs.
Zemarc CorporationForward-Thinking Engineering
Zeke Zahid founded Zemarc Corporation in 1976 with a vision to bring only the best value-added products, services, and solutions to the fluid power market. Over the decades, the Los Angeles-based business has grown to become a global leader in industrial distribution, with branch offices throughout California and more than fifty employees with a combined 150 years’ experience in the fluid power and motion control industry.
Russells Technical ProductsTest Chamber Solutions Built to Last
Michigan-based Russells Technical Products manufactures test chambers and systems. The company’s roots reach back as far as the 1940s and Ken Russell, the then-operator of Ken Russells Refrigeration, a commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) business. Ken Russells Refrigeration was a precursor to Russells Technical Products, which went on to design and manufacture environmental test chambers, which are generally used to expose specific environmental conditions to various products, materials, or components.
AOTCO Metal FinishingRocket Men Will Understand – Lightweight Metals Mean Larger Payloads
The electroplating of beryllium and of magnesium, ultra-lightweight metals used in aerospace components, is a super-specialized process perfected by AOTCO – the Always On Time Company.
Elcon PrecisionExploring Opportunities
Elcon Precision LLC manufactures precision components and assemblies for multiple industries. Based out of San Jose, California, Elcon primarily serves market sectors like aerospace, medical, defense, and energy storage. The company’s processes generally involve developing smaller components for large applications such as X-ray systems and surgical devices for the medical market; ion engines, satellites, and space flight systems for aerospace clients; or ejection systems in helicopters. Its wide range of products and industries served along with its commitment to a higher standard of manufacturing places it in an enviable position amongst its competitors.
Space Tech Expo USA 2021The Meeting Place for Space Technology
From asteroid mining to NASA’s self-driving Perseverance Rover exploring the possibility of ancient life on Mars, interest in space exploration and discovery is at an all-time high, with Space Tech Expo USA a premier industry event in North America.
Packaging & LabelingThe Business of Branding
Wrapping up old-fashioned packaging ideas may be more difficult for some industries than others. Difficulties aside, however, the reality is that, as climate change begins to hit home around the world, it is time to get creative and far more benevolent toward our planet. In this feature, we explore several solutions to some urgent packaging issues that some of the world’s biggest brands are embracing.
Recycling Realities in a Throwaway SocietyWhy They Call It The Blues
Reduce, reuse, recycle: We’ve all heard the slogan, and most of us try our best to adhere to the principles of buying less, adopting green initiatives when possible and carefully loading up the recycling bin for weekly collection. But after the Blue Box is emptied and the truck drives away, what do we really know about the ensuing process? How much of what we diligently attempt to recycle to save the planet actually makes a difference? Wanting to help stop climate change, mitigate waste in landfills and eliminate ocean pollution isn’t as clear cut as we might think, because the recycling industry is a lot less about saving the environment and a lot more about economics.
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