The harsh conditions of space place a set of constraints on the technologies that take us there. Of primary concern when it comes to space system design is the adhesive chosen to hold everything together. Find out what it takes to perform in the vacuum of space, and why silicone adhesives will continue to be the adhesive of choice in many aerospace applications.
Two years ago, ASI reported the successful introduction of Meta-Tec (patent pending), a new environmentally friendly advanced adhesive technology from W.F. Taylor. Since then, Meta-Tec has been field-tested in a number of products ranging from wood flooring adhesives to concrete sealers, with impressive results.
When used with appropriate crosslinkers and tackifiers, acrylic polymer systems can be designed to adhere to many different surfaces. One area, however, where acrylic-based systems have not performed so well is in adhesion to low energy plastic surfaces. This article examines one company's efforts to fill such a void in the pressure-sensitive adhesive industry.
High shear viscosity of PSA dispersions has to be controlled carefully to achieve excellent coating properties at ever-increasing coating speeds needed to realize cost-effective production of adhesive tapes, labels or foils.
Automated flow-in-place gasketing refers to the use of industrial automation such as XYZ tables and articulated arm robots to apply a variety of flowable materials to act as a gasket on different substrates.