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Ask Dr. Dave: August 2013

How can we feel comfortable when changing to a new adhesive supplier?
By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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QUESTION: The adhesives we use are now available from more than one supplier. How can we feel comfortable when changing to a new supplier?


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Focus On: Pumping and Metering Advancements

Adhesives can provide a better bond than welding or mechanical fasteners in many cases.
By Peter G. Hedger, Jr.
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The composites industry is full of interesting technologies and products. In the world of composites, diversity can be seen at every turn.


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Bonding Composites: From Performance to Fashion

Adhesive formulators are developing a variety of bonding systems to meet the needs of the dynamic composites industry.
By Laurie Gibbons
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Composite materials, including carbon fiber, are often preferred over conventional materials such as metal because they are lightweight, versatile and resilient.


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Improved Dispensing for Solar Inverters

Automated dispensing can help manufacturers improve quality and lower costs.
By Christian Ostermeier
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Automated dispensing of polyurethane (PU) is often superior to manual silicone dispensing in quality and costs.


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Innovative Dispensing Technology for Material Formulators

Technically advanced dispensing systems continue to evolve for the precision formulating of adhesives and sealants.
By David Mandeville
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Material formulators continue to define and develop new formulations of epoxies, silicones, polyurethanes, and acrylics for their customers’ product assembly applications.


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Sausage Packaging: A Flexible Alternative

Whether the required amount of adhesive is 40 ml or 40 L, sausage packs are a flexible alternative.
By Brett Wines
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Although the U.S. considers the 300 and 600 ml sausage packages to be industry standards, many other options are now being used worldwide.


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Advancing Adhesives: School Glues Go Green

Penford Products has teamed up with Elmer’s to develop natural school glues.
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Penford Products, a division of Penford Corp. and a leading global supplier of specialty bio-products for use in industrial applications including coatings, adhesives and polymers, has announced its support behind the launch of a natural school glue jointly developed with Elmer’s Products Inc.


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PCB Industry Drives Changes in Packaging

Developments in the printed circuit board industry are challenging suppliers to continuously improve quality and processes.
By Jim Enochs
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In the printed circuit board (PCB) industry, manufacturers must drive change or they don’t survive.


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Adding Value with Systems Engineering

Systems engineering can be greatly beneficial when manufacturers want to integrate structural adhesives into a particular process.
By Tim Vokes
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"Added value” is not just an overused buzzword in today’s business and manufacturing environment. It can actually be the key driver in profitability when incorporating adhesives into a manufacturing process.


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Ask Dr. Dave: July 2013

Can you suggest ways to improve an adhesive system in terms of moisture/water sensitivity?
By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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QUESTION: We are successfully structurally bonding Belgian Blue Stone—also called Petit Granit (a non-porous limestone material)—with a two-component epoxy in an industrial process.


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