Industry In Action February – April 2019

February - April 2019

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Sticking power

Building on its proud history, Bostik has moved from a glue manufacturer into a smarter adhesive future. By Meg Crawford Just shy of 130 years since its inception as the Boston Blacking Company in Massachusetts, Bostik has gone on to secure its position as a global leader in sealants and adhesives. While it started out [...]

February - April 2019

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The ties that bind

The success of this cutting-edge construction project could rest on around half a million plastic zip ties. By Shane Conroy A new $80 million molecular research facility at the University of Wollongong could help scientists find new treatments for a range of diseases. The cutting-edge Centre for Molecular and Life Sciences is currently under construction, [...]

February - April 2019

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Leading by example

Multi-award-winning builder Rob Spadaccini has spent three years as president of the Master Builders Association and a lifetime in residential construction. Here he reflects on what’s required to succeed and thrive in a tough business. By Kerry Faulkner Rob Spadaccini’s building company had a phenomenal year in 2017, winning Australian Home of the Year in [...]