The global manufacturing industry has faced many challenges and has had to adapt to growing megatrends across the globe to remain competitive. Manufacturers have had to become more customer focused and flexible to keep up with consumers who are better informed about products on the market and expect new and improved products on demand.
This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week on our website, as well as our eNewsletter and social media platforms.
Adhesives are often a better way to assemble plastics than by using mechanical assembly with fasteners. For example, fiberglass composites are routinely bonded with epoxy or reactive acrylic adhesives in the automotive and marine industries because they give high strength and durable bonds.
Construction and automotive repair often require controlled blends of adhesives and sealants. Reliable and efficient applications can depend on precise and repeatable placement of epoxies and other two-component (2K) adhesives and sealants for such tasks as concrete anchoring, crack injection, foam insulation, seam sealers, bumper repair, windshield installation, and sound deadening.
Hovertravel successfully completed sea trials on two 12000TD craft constructed with SCIGRIP’s adhesive bonding techniques.
October 3, 2016
Griffon Hoverwork, a designer and manufacturer of technically advanced hovercrafts, has collaborated with SCIGRIP to develop and produce its latest vessel. The newly completed 12000TD is a 22-m passenger craft that reportedly represents a significant shift in manufacturing techniques for the UK hovercraft company.
Replacing mechanical fasteners with adhesives offers a host of benefits in the transportation industry.
October 3, 2016
With the explosion of internet shopping over the past few years, demand for delivery vehicles has skyrocketed. As a result, vehicle manufacturers have had to strive for maximum payload to keep delivery costs to a minimum. The continuing focus for manufacturers is to increase the payload of their vehicles, thereby increasing their efficiency.