Composites

Case Study: Passing the Torch

The London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony powerboat was fabricated using structural adhesives.

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.

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.

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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Drying with Sound

Acoustic drying can accelerate the converting and printing process.

In today’s mercurial economy, it is increasingly difficult for any printer or converter to remain profitable. Pressures come from multiple sources, including the fluctuating costs of utilities, the rising costs of raw materials and the continuous demand for ecologically friendly resources.


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Zircotec Develops Heatshield Coating

ThermoHold® GOLD (for composites) and ZircoFlex® GOLD reportedly provide protection from both conductive and radiant heat sources due to a blend of ceramic insulation and real 24 carat gold, providing 98% reflectivity.
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Composites 2013

This year’s event will provide educational sessions and networking events for manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and other industry experts from 36 countries.


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