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).
Forecasting is an essential part of many business processes, including new product planning and development. Forecasts of future sales are used to justify investment and resources for new product development.
Many "failed" projects are actually marketable in other areas. An industry consultant shares his top three categories of failed projects and how they became successful.
September 1, 2015
As a consultant in the silicones business over the last 20 years, I’ve found myself in some pretty sticky situations. I have been asked to make many new products, as well as help fix others considered “broken” in a customer’s process; many of these are outlined in the case history section of my book, Silicone Elastomer Handbook.