As of February 8, 2016, Tembec will suspend operations at its Senneterre sawmill for an indefinite period due to the persistent weakness in the North American softwood lumber market and the high cost of wood supply in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. This represents 148 direct jobs at Tembec. "The suspension of operations is related to the current low-selling prices of stud lumber, combined with the high cost of wood supply. While this is difficult for our employees, contractors and the communities affected, this decision is necessary to minimize losses," said James Lopez, Tembec's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We continue to carefully assess the evolution of market conditions and to work with the Government of Québec to find solutions to the high cost of fiber."
Mactac® releases the latest edition of its industry-preferred foam bonding guide, which offers the most recent updates and guidance in adhesive-foam selections.
An excellent resource for fabricators and converters, the guide aids in adhesive selection for foam bonding applications – from gaskets, seals, and gap-filling to thermal and acoustical insulation, vibration dampening, filtration, dunnage, cushioning and everything in between.
“Mactac is a known expert in material handling and we’ve tested many popular grades of foam to confidently recommend adhesives based on our research,” says Janet Page, Senior Marketing Manager, Mactac Performance Adhesives. “The newest edition of our customer-favorite foam-bonding guide offers our latest recommendations to help customers select the best adhesive for their application.”
To generate the guide, Mactac partnered with several key foam manufacturers to closely evaluate core grades of foam commonly used in combination with pressure-sensitive adhesives. Foam manufacturer partners included K-Flex, Armacell, Monarch, Rogers, Palziv, Zotefoam, and W.T. Burnett.
The guide suggests adhesive-foam pairings as well as adhesion recommendations for general foam chemistries. Featured Mactac adhesives include high-performance and versatile rubber adhesives, cold temperature and low-VOC adhesives, and aggressive, high-performance, and modified acrylic adhesives.
“Mactac actively monitors developments in the world of foam materials and will continue to develop adhesives designed to work with these products,” Page adds.