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OEM Supplier Uses Dispensing System to Manufacture Airbag Controllers

September 1, 2002
Fluid Research Corp., Tustin, Calif., has supplied Delphi Delco Electronic Systems, Kokomo, Ind., a worldwide supplier of automotive components, with a new dispensing system to precisely meter, mix and dispense a urethane potting compound to help protect airbag-controller/circuit-board modules.
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Meter/Mix System Keeps Up With Production Demands for World-Class Builder of Luxury Yachts

September 1, 2002
The benefits of epoxy have long been known throughout the boat-building industry, particularly with regard to medium- and large-sized hulls.
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Cyanoacrylate Dispenser Helps Torque-Tool Manufacturer Tighten Up on Quality

September 1, 2002
A routine adhesive-dispensing process recently presented Seekonk Manufacturing Co., Seekonk, Mass., with one of the bigger challenges in its 60-year history.
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United Airlines Bonds Torlon Inserts in Aircraft Floor Panels With Polyurethane Adhesive

September 1, 2002
To reduce weight and increase the corrosion resistance of floor boards installed on its fleet of Boeing aircraft, United Airlines recently replaced metal-panel inserts with advanced Torlon(r)* polyamide-imide inserts.
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Throughput Calculator Estimates Automated Dispense Time

September 1, 2002
The calculator tool was created based on empirical measurements of the P-200 Point-to-Point Automation Platform, combined with mathematical, theoretical formulas.
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Temperature Control, Dispensing Precision Key to Auto-Component Assembly

September 1, 2002
The encapsulation of ignition distributors by a Tier 1 supplier of automotive components requires special materials and a dispensing system with precision temperature controls and exact material metering.
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Rheological Evaluation of a Thermosetting Urethane Sealant Used in a Medical Device

August 1, 2002
Urethane-based thermoset polymers are used as adhesives and sealants because of their desirable chemical and mechanical properties.
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Fine-Tuning Viscoelasticity of EB-Cured Adhesives to Optimize Performance

August 1, 2002
There is currently a great deal of commercial interest in the use of EB curing for packaging and industrial applications.
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Tube Supplier Cuts Lead Times in Half or More for Sealants Packager

August 1, 2002
Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., EVER is a leading manufacturer of collapsible aluminum tubes used for packaging products in a variety of industries -- including adhesives and sealants.
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Understanding Converting and Application Requirements

August 1, 2002
While pressure sensitive adhesives suppliers may know their customers' needs, understanding the needs of their customers' end users is just as important.
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