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Ask Dr. Dave: June 2013

How can we get some of our sealants approved for drinking water applications?
June 3, 2013

QUESTION: We would like to get some of our sealants approved for drinking water applications. How can we do this?


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Ask Dr. Dave: May 2013

Several types of products can provide high electrical conductivity for assembly applications.
May 1, 2013

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


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Ask Dr. Dave: April 2013

Dave Dunn shares details regarding UV adhesives/coatings for a medical device assembly.
April 1, 2013

QUESTION: We use a UV adhesive/coating for assembling the plastic and metal components of a complex medical device. We need to optimize our curing process and ensure that the adhesive is fully cured with maximum properties. What are the most important factors?


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Ask Dr. Dave: March 2013

Can you offer some advice regarding the sourcing of monomers for acrylic adhesives formulations?
March 1, 2013

We are formulating acrylic adhesives (both reactive acrylics and anaerobics), but are having problems with the sourcing of monomers. Some suppliers can’t seem to give us monomers that produce shelf-stable products, even though they purport to have added extra free-radical stabilizers. Can you offer some advice?


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Ask Dr. Dave: February 2013

Dr. Dave answers a question about the recycling of adhesives and sustainability in the adhesives industry.
February 1, 2013

QUESTION: In the manufacturing world, the recycling of materials and the use of “green” materials are popular trends that are increasingly coming under legislative pressures. What about the recycling of adhesives and sustainability in the adhesives industry?


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Ask Dr. Dave: January 2013

January 7, 2013

QUESTION: We have a lab freezer that goes down to -32°C, and the seals are torn and need replaced. What do you recommend?


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Ask Dr. Dave: December 2012

November 30, 2012

QUESTION: We have been advised to use an organosilane adhesion promoter in an acrylic adhesive to bond glass to metal.


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Ask Dr. Dave: November 2012

November 1, 2012

QUESTION: We are attempting to bond and seal a small steel casting onto a steel plate.


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Ask Dr. Dave: October 2012

October 1, 2012

QUESTION: We use cyanoacrylate adhesives in several assembly operations, but we are reluctant to use them for parts that might be used outdoors. What do you recommend?


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Ask Dr. Dave: September 2012

September 4, 2012
We use pressure-sensitive labels in our bottling operation. They work well, but are quite expensive. Is there a fast, low-cost alternative?
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