Composites

ACMA Responds to DOE Information Request

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The American Composites Manufacturing Association (ACMA) recently responded to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) request for information on land-based and offshore wind turbines.
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Aircraft, Engine and Parts Manufacturing Industry Revenue to Rise

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Revenue for the aircraft, engine and parts manufacturing industry is expected to rise slightly in the five years to 2018.
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Merrell Named Chairman of American Composite Manufacturers Association

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The American Composite Manufacturers Association (ACMA) recently announced new leadership.
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Scott Bader Takes Part in UK National Employee Ownership Day

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The first ever UK National Employee Ownership Day is scheduled to take place July 4 by the  Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).
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ADERIS®: Hybrid Structural Adhesives

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The multi-material adhesives can reportedly create reliable adhesive bonds where welding and riveting are now used, particularly in the assembly of composite materials and metals.
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SAE Announces Agenda for Aerospace Government and Industry Meeting

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SAE International announced details of its 2013 Aerospace Government and Industry Meeting, which will take place September 23 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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HENKEL CORP.: Social Media Presence

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This company’s automotive group recently announced the launch of a social media presence centered on vehicle lightweighting.
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Case Study: Passing the Torch

The London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony powerboat was fabricated using structural adhesives.
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The now world-famous powerboat that was driven up the Thames by David Beckham to bring the Olympic flame to the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony was a Bladerunner BR RIB 35.


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Discoloration of Elastomeric Joint Sealants

Various mechanisms and formulation components can cause sealant discoloration.
By George T. Sivy, Ph.D.
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Today’s elastomeric joint sealants are quite remarkable. For a relatively low cost, they provide much of the protection against air or water intrusion for many types of assemblies. In these applications, a sealant must adhere tenaciously to the substrates and maintain prolonged flexibility while being bombarded by wind, rain, heat, ultraviolet (UV) light, ice, dirt, and so on.


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Extending Moisture-Cure Polyurethane Binders with Water

Water extension of reactive moisture-cure prepolymer binders has proven to be a practical technology with economic and performance benefits.
By Robert Cunningham, John Lockard, and Jeff Stanley
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Moisture-cure polyurethane adhesives, or more particularly, moisture-cure polyurethane binders, are used extensively to combine particulate materials into a solid form either by molding or other processes. These particulate materials can be diverse in physical characteristics ranging from sand and small stones to recycled tire crumb, flexible urethane foam scrap, wood, and fiber.


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ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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