There are two UV-curable silicone release systems on the market. One is based on silicone acrylates and cures by way of a free-radical mechanism; the other release system uses epoxy silicones and cures in the presence of cationic initiators.
The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc. (ASC) has announced the following featured speakers for its 2005 Spring Convention and Exposition, scheduled for April 17-20 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, OH.
Historically, automobiles assembled exclusively with mechanical fasteners and welding were heavy and not very fuel-efficient. Today, approximately 70 lbs of adhesive products replace more than 200 lbs of mechanical fasteners, decreasing overall weight and increasing fuel efficiency.