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CGM Will Be Closed on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day

Don't forget to double check your adhesive stock before the holiday weekend.

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Case Study: Leveraging Adhesive Technology to Support Healthcare Workers

Learn how Chicago Glue and Systematics are supporting healthcare workers during the global pandemic.

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Our Co-Founder Irwin Katz is Proud to be a Boilermaker!

Purdue University creates a non-toxic adhesive alternative to what is currently available - based on what marine animals make themselves.

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CGM Welcomes Becky Grotjan to the Team!

Becky joined CGM in November of 2019

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CGM Implements 5S Methodology

How we put "shine", "set", "shine", "standardize" and "sustain" into action!

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CGM offers digital solutions to reduce paper use and lower our carbon footprint.

Did you know? We offer safe and secure electronic invoicing and accept electronic payments.

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CGM recognizes everyday as Earth Day

April 22nd is the 50th anniversary of the world coming together to build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and planet.

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CGM will be closed Friday 4/10 for Good Friday

Don't forget to double check your adhesive stock before the holiday weekend.

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CGM Employee Spotlight: Adam Norton

Congratulations! Adam has been part of the CGM team for 6 years

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CGM’s Essential Guide to Movies During Physical Distancing

In last week’s internal newsletter, we challenged our employees to put together a list of binge-worthy TV shows and movies to enjoy over the weekend while practicing physical distancing. Below is a collaborative list from our team, however……one overachiever compiled a list by genre and added a synopsis and review. Are we missing a show you love? Let us know!

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CGM Employee Spotlight: Christian Montesdeoca

Christian is celebrating 2 years with CGM this March. Congratulations!

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CGM Employee Spotlight: Lalo Mendoza

Congratulations! Lalo has been part of the CGM team for 12 years

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CGM Employee Spotlight: Maria Hernandez

Maria has been a part of the CGM team for 18 years! Congratulations!

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CGM Employee Spotlight: Tracy McMahon

Congratulations! Tracy is celebrating 9 years at CGM this February!

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CGM Employee Spotlight: Nirel Inman

Nirel is celebrating 26 years at CGM this December!

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CGM's Holiday Office Closures

We will be closed on 12/24, 12/25 and 12/31, 1/1

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Why Your Adhesive Equipment Needs Preventative Maintenance

Your adhesive equipment is important. Not only does it need to be checked and cleaned, but it deserves it!

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CGM Employee Spotlight: Beatriz Alvila

Join us in congratulating Beatriz for 16 years at CGM!

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CGM Will Be Closed for Thanksgiving

Our offices will be closed on Thursday 11/28 and Friday 11/29

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CGM Employee Spotlight: Marisol Barrera

We're wishing a happy 8 year work anniversary to Marisol!

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Essential Technology to Keep Your Machines Running Smoothly

Asset Essentials software allows us to streamline our repair process so we can get your equipment back on the production line where it belongs faster than ever before.

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CGM Employee Spotlight: Michelle Weippert

Michelle is celebrating 4 years with Chicago Glue!

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Cold Weather is Upon Us! Are You Prepared?

Avoid a glue-mergency by ordering your adhesives, specifically your liquid adhesives, well in advance.

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Time-Based vs Distance-Based Pattern Controllers

How do you know which pattern controller to use? It all comes down to your production line.

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CGM Employee Spotlight: Brad Siegal

Join us in wishing Brad a happy work anniversary!

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How Dyne Levels Are Used for Troubleshooting Adhesive Applications

Dyne markers measure the surface energy of the materials they are applied to. Here's what each level means:

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CGM Employee Spotlight: Jennifer Larson

Jennifer is celebrating 17 years at Chicago Glue & Machine!

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CGM Will Be Closed on Labor Day

Don't forget to double check your adhesive stock before the holiday weekend.

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Join Us in Welcoming CGM’s Newest Team Members!

We're thrilled to have Nikola and Jim on the CGM team.

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What’s the Impact of Environmentally-Friendly Packaging on the Adhesive Industry?

The opportunity for innovation in the glue industry is unfolding before our eyes.

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CGM Employee Spotlight: Steve Hake

Join us in wishing a happy work anniversary to Steve this month!

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CGM Employee Spotlight: Francisco Miranda

Francisco is celebrating 17 years at Chicago Glue this July!

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Is the InvisiPac System Right for You?

If you want to save between 20% and 40% on glue, YES!

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How to Changeover Adhesive in Your Hot Melt Equipment

Follow our recommended steps below to make sure the transition to your new adhesive is as seamless as possible.

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CGM Will Be Closed on 7/4 and 7/5

Happy Fourth of July! Don't forget to double check your adhesive stock before the holiday weekend.

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CGM Employee Spotlight: Paula Nudo

Paula is celebrating five years at Chicago Glue this June!

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CGM Employee Spotlight: Omar Mendoza

This month Omar is celebrating 13 years with Chicago Glue.

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CGM Awarded H.B. Fuller’s “Distributor of the Year” Award

This award honors CGM’s leadership in the adhesive industry as well as our partnership, transparency, and loyalty to H.B. Fuller.

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4 Advantages of Metallocene Hot Melt Adhesives

Metallocenes have an overall better performance with four main advantages over EVAs.

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CGM Employee Spotlight: Rafael Palacio

Rafael is celebrating 28 years at Chicago Glue & Machine!

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Preventing Char in Hot Melt Adhesives

Here are ways you can be proactive in preventing char in your hot melt operations and keep your production line running smoothly.

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CGM Employee Spotlight: Nelson Fajardo

Nelson has been working at Chicago Glue for six years as a Machine Operator.

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What’s the Difference Between Resin and Dextrin Adhesives?

While they can sometimes be used in the same laminating applications, their features are quite different and can make a big impact on your application.

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CGM Will Be Closed on Good Friday 4/19

Please don't hesitate to call us at (630) 250-0700 if you have an emergency.

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CGM Celebrates 35 Years in Business!

Learn more about the founders of Chicago Glue & Machine, Irwin and Chuck.

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How to Prevent Air Line Oilers from Shutting Down Your Adhesive Equipment

Did you know that oil in the air can be detrimental to your hot melt equipment?

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May the Force Be with You: The Science of Sticking

Have you ever wondered what makes glue sticky?

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Carlsberg Abandons Plastic Rings for Glue in Eco-Friendly Solution

Not only is their adhesive solution impressive, but the impact it will have on the environment is even more unbelievable.

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