End Users

Editor’s Memo: And the Winners Are…

The construction industry continues to control the demand for sealants.
November 1, 2013

This issue of ASI is very exciting for our staff, because we’re able to announce the winners of the first-annual ASI Readers’ Choice Awards!


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Ask Dr. Dave: November 2013

Are epoxy adhesives with short cure times strong and durable?
November 1, 2013

QUESTION: I see many so-called “five-minute” epoxy adhesives (and sometimes ones with even shorter cure times). Are these adhesives truly strong and durable?


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5 Trends Impacting the Adhesive and Sealant Industry

The ASC has identified multiple trends and responded with Convention and Training Academy programming.
October 1, 2013

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) has targeted five trends that it sees impacting the industry. The adhesive and sealant community will discuss these types of issues and opportunities at the ASC Fall Convention and Expo, which will be held October 21-23 in Minneapolis.


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Assembly in Action

Assembly Show attendees will include salespeople, engineers and managers from a variety of industries, including aerospace/defense, electronics, consumer products, automotive, and medical/pharmaceutical.
October 1, 2013

This fall, visitors to the inaugural Assembly Show will enjoy an event that has been specially designed for suppliers, buyers and users of assembly technology and equipment.


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Product Profile: Static Mixers

Mixer design enables complete mixing and flow division.
October 1, 2013

Kenics® KM series static mixers from Chemineer Inc. feature a patented helical mixing element that can produce complete radial mixing and flow division for any combination of liquids, gases or solids.


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Silicone Technology for Aerospace and Aircraft

Silicone’s versatility makes it a valuable asset for demanding industries.
October 1, 2013

Over the last 50 years, the aerospace and aircraft industries have used silicone in an ever-growing number of applications. Silicone inherently has high dielectric strength (typically ≥ 500 V/mil) and a large coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), allowing it to absorb stresses during thermal cycling.


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Surface Treatment Effects

Surface treatments can affect bond strength on hard-to-bond substrates.
October 1, 2013
Although five major bonding mechanisms are associated with adhesion promotion, two primary factors predominately influence the adhesion of any type of polymer to another substrate: chemical surface-to-surface interaction at the molecular level, and the wettability of the adhesive so as to enable surface spreading. Adhesion values can also be influenced by the matrix, or vehicle, that enables surface wet-out.
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Mechanical vs. Adhesive Bonds in Assembly

Using multiple materials in assembly can provide many advantages.
October 1, 2013

Adhesive bonding can be used to assemble identical materials or materials of different types; the purpose of such an assembly is to transfer mechanical loads in a given environment.


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Evolving Pressure-Sensitive Tape Adhesives

Technology is keeping pace with demands for increasingly industrial applications.
September 5, 2013

Industries ranging from automotive and consumer electronics to building and construction are designing and manufacturing products that call for increasingly sophisticated bonding solutions.


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Ask Dr. Dave: September 2013

Is it true that epoxy adhesives contain the same BPA that has been shown to be harmful when used to make drinking bottles?
September 5, 2013

Is it true that epoxy adhesives contain the same BPA that has been shown to be harmful when used to make drinking bottles?


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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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Our April issue focuses on pressure-sensitive adhesives, including a preview of PSTC's 2014 Tape Summit, as well as converting/packaging and composites!

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