To create proper bonds for pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), both the adhesive properties and substrate properties are critical. The highest concerns for the substrate are the surface chemistry and surface roughness.
Adhesive and sealant industry professionals can discover new technologies and innovations at upcoming ASC Convention and Expo.
October 1, 2015
This year, the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) Fall Convention and Expo will take place at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh. From October 19-21, industry professionals, end users, and researchers will have the opportunity to network, visit the exhibition space, and learn and participate in various lectures and courses.
Whenever and wherever high-viscosity adhesives and sealants need to be mixed, the choices have been clear cut: either the classic vertical double planetary mixer or the proven double-arm sigma blade mixer have been the mixers of choice when the product viscosity rises past the hundreds of thousands of centipoise, and well into the millions of centipoise.
Effective curing of ultraviolet (UV) adhesives is an important aspect in the assembly and manufacturing of many products. Historically, mercury arc lamps have been used as the curing source in a range of industrial applications and processes to polymerize adhesives, coatings, and inks.
Food safety matters continue to take center stage across the entire supply chain. Over the last two decades, a series of high-profile international food safety concerns—from bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), listeria, dioxin and other toxins—have given rise to industry-driven initiatives such as the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and other legislative actions around the world.
In addition to the exhibition hall, the show will host a keynote speaker on sustainable improvement and lean manufacturing, three afternoon workshops, and various lectures and presentations.
October 1, 2015
The ASSEMBLY show is scheduled to take place October 27-29 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. In addition to the exhibition hall, the show will host a keynote speaker on sustainable improvement and lean manufacturing, three afternoon workshops, and various lectures and presentations in the Showcase Theater.
The “Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index,” a new tool created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), remains on a soft note, falling 0.4% in May from the previous month, on a three-month-moving average (3MMA).