Articles by Dave Dunn Ph.D.

Ask Dr. Dave: April 2013

Dave Dunn shares details regarding UV adhesives/coatings for a medical device assembly.

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?

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.

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: July 2012

We have been using epoxy adhesives for many years in our assembly operations for metals and plastics. However, one of our suppliers is trying to convince us to try his polyurethanes. How do these adhesives compare to other engineering adhesives?


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