Formulators

Automation in the Metering, Mixing and Dispensing of Adhesives and Sealants

Diverse automation and manual metering, mixing,and dispensing options are necessary to suit a variety of industrial applications.

Manufacturers are demanding increasingly robust and cost-effective solutions when facing challenges in bonding, potting, and form-in-place gaskets. As a result, two-part fluids are increasingly being specified to provide higher quality, consistency and endurance.


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Advancements in UV LED Curing Technology for Adhesives

The gaps that previously existed between traditional lamp solutions and UV LED-based curing systems have been narrowed.

Assembly and manufacturing processes are highly dependent on the rapid and effective curing of ultraviolet (UV) adhesives. Historically, mercury arc lamps have been used as the curing source in a wide range of industrial applications and processes to polymerize adhesives.


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Market Trends: Additive Manufacturing on the Rise

3D printers will increasingly be used to manufacture direct production parts and finished goods in a variety of applications.

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, allows solid objects to be built from a series of layers using plastic, metal, or other materials. This technology can thereby produce sophisticated structures with greater flexibility and efficiency and less waste compared to traditional manufacturing techniques, which require longer setup times and higher material and labor costs.


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IP in Depth: Effective Preissuance Submissions

Preissuance submissions are a one-chance opportunity to present prior art in such a way that an examiner will be convinced to apply the prior art to reject pending claims in a patent application.

"The preissuance submission provision in the America Invents Act aims to bring the most relevant prior art to the examiner’s attention as early as possible during prosecution to enhance examination effectiveness and efficiency,” says Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) David Kappos.


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Editor's Memo: Potpourri

We've got lots of exciting things happening: the annual Dispensing & Curing Equipment Directory, the ASI Top 25 and the ASI Readers' Choice Awards.

I have so much exciting information to share with you that I almost don’t know where to start.


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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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