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Efficient Curing with Innovative UV Technologies

New options make curing processes more efficient and sustainable.

Ultraviolet (UV) coatings are cured by UV light. They contain almost no solvents that may evaporate during the curing process. Instead, the UV curing process is achieved through polymerization—a crosslinking reaction of the coating constituents.


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UV Curing with Lasers

Lasers may provide the ultimate light source to achieve ultra-fast polymerization and micronic resolution.

The photo curing extent of styrenic block copolymer (SBC)-based adhesive formulations applied as a uniform layer on a Mylar film can be readily determined by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).


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Case Study: Automated Dispensing for Safety, Quality and Productivity

A dental equipment manufacturer has enhanced its gluing and assembly operation with the introduction of an advanced robotic gluing and assembly system.

The adhesives and sealants industry has long played an important role in the manufacture of dental equipment. The use of strong-bonding adhesives has enabled A-dec, Inc., one of the largest dental equipment manufacturers in the world, to assemble various components reliably and economically.


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Focus On: Nordson EFD Celebrates 50 Years of Dispensing Innovation

Nordson EFD holds a worldwide reputation as a customer-focused organization.

Nordson EFD, a Nordson company, is marking its 50th anniversary this year with participation in numerous North American and international trade shows, a global advertising and public relations campaign, and special customer incentive programs. A global leader in precision fluid dispensing and fluid management systems, Nordson EFD manufactures dispensing equipment to apply controlled amounts of the adhesives, lubricants and other fluids used to assemble a variety of products.


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Product Profile: Simplifying Case and Carton Sealing

A new hot-melt delivery system is designed to improve uptime and deliver cost savings.

Graco Inc. recently announced its new InvisiPac™ Tank-Free™ hot-melt delivery system for case and carton sealing applications is available through distributors.


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Coatings Innovation: PPG Earns Award of Excellence

The business was recognized for coatings used in the restoration of a historic battleship.

PPG Industries’ Protective and Marine Coatings (PMC) business recently received the 2013 Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence from The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) during the SSPC 2013 event held January 14-17 in San Antonio, Texas.


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Ask Dr. Dave: May 2013

Several types of products can provide high electrical conductivity for assembly applications.

QUESTION: We are looking for adhesives with high electrical conductivity for several assembly operations. What alternatives do we have?


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Coatings Innovation: New Environmental Road Markings Improve Safety

The road markings incorporate tiny glass beads that reflect the light from headlights in dark or wet conditions.

Road markings ensure traffic safety, but there are differences among them, both in terms of quality and eco-friendliness. Evonik Industries has conducted an independent lifecycle assessment (LCA) and found that DEGAROUTE-based road markings protect not only road users but also the climate.


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Carbon Nanotube-Based Coatings

New coatings containing CNTs offer enhanced strength and corrosion resistance.

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are nanometer-scale tubular structures consisting entirely of carbon atoms. They represent a newly discovered elemental form of carbon and have remarkable properties in terms of mechanical strength, thermal conductance and electrical conductivity.


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Build Your Knowledge at PSTC’s Tape Summit 2013

Attendees of Tape Summit 2013 will benefit from a variety of focused learning opportunities.

The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s Tape Summit 2013 will be held May 13-17 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, La. Industry professionals will benefit from a variety of focused learning opportunities, including Tape University, TECH 36, and the Exhibitor and Technical Poster events.


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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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