Articles Tagged with ''epoxies''

Ask Dr. Dave: November 2013

Are epoxy adhesives with short cure times strong and durable?

QUESTION: I see many so-called “five-minute” epoxy adhesives (and sometimes ones with even shorter cure times). Are these adhesives truly strong and durable?


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Ask Dr. Dave: September 2013

Is it true that epoxy adhesives contain the same BPA that has been shown to be harmful when used to make drinking bottles?

Is it true that epoxy adhesives contain the same BPA that has been shown to be harmful when used to make drinking bottles?


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Focus On: Pumping and Metering Advancements

Adhesives can provide a better bond than welding or mechanical fasteners in many cases.

The composites industry is full of interesting technologies and products. In the world of composites, diversity can be seen at every turn.


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Bonding Composites: From Performance to Fashion

Adhesive formulators are developing a variety of bonding systems to meet the needs of the dynamic composites industry.

Composite materials, including carbon fiber, are often preferred over conventional materials such as metal because they are lightweight, versatile and resilient.


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Innovative Dispensing Technology for Material Formulators

Technically advanced dispensing systems continue to evolve for the precision formulating of adhesives and sealants.

Material formulators continue to define and develop new formulations of epoxies, silicones, polyurethanes, and acrylics for their customers’ product assembly applications.


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China Structural Adhesive Output Remains Strong

In 2007-2011, China’s output of structural adhesives presented a compound annual growth rate of 16.6%, higher than the growth rate of 13.6% of the adhesive industry in the same period.
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Ask Dr. Dave: July 2013

Can you suggest ways to improve an adhesive system in terms of moisture/water sensitivity?

QUESTION: We are successfully structurally bonding Belgian Blue Stone—also called Petit Granit (a non-porous limestone material)—with a two-component epoxy in an industrial process.


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Toughening Epoxy Adhesives

The addition of a polyurethane segment into the epoxy polymer improves strength and heat resistance for commercial epoxy adhesives.

Due to their different physical properties, epoxy adhesives and polyurethane adhesives are sold into different segments of the adhesives market.


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CVC Thermoset Specialties Appoints Mexico Distributor

CVC Thermoset Specialties, an Emerald Performance Materials company, recently announced it has appointed High Chem Specialties Mexico S.A. de C.V. as its exclusive distributor in Mexico.
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HUNTSMAN: Adhesives, Edge Filler

This company has released several new products, including: a structural epoxy adhesive with high hot-wet glass-transition temperatures.
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Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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