Michael Gzybowski concentrates his practice on patent prosecution, providing support for patent litigation and counseling clients on patentability, infringement and validity issues, and licensing agreements.
We’ve been trying to get the metal button of a rear-view mirror to bond to a new windshield. We’re in the summer heat of Las Vegas where it is routinely over 110°F―and even hotter inside a closed car. We’ve tried all the typical glues but, while the button will cure and hold, it falls off when the mirror is attached.
I’m excited to announce the ASI Top 25 in this issue! Our annual ranking article details the leading worldwide manufacturers of adhesives and sealants to provide readers with an overview of the top players in the industry. Each company listing includes annual revenue for 2016 (if publishable) and contact information, as well as noteworthy news items from the last year and any additional information provided by company sources.
Welcome to our annual Distributor Directory, a reference tool you can use year-round to quickly locate a distributor that best suits your needs. Distributor listings* are organized by region and include company contact information such as address, phone, fax, email, website, and key personnel.
Solvent-based contact cements, such as those based on chloroprene rubber, were traditionally used for this application. They work very well and are available in spray or aerosol versions. However, many users are now reluctant to use them because of emissions regulations, safety concerns or disposal issues.
To complement our new Equipment Handbook, this issue includes editorial coverage on equipment. Acoustic micro-imaging can produce acoustic images of internal features, including gaps, in electronic components.
Sustainability is no longer just a buzzword in manufacturing—it has become a mainstay in nearly every industry, including adhesives and sealants. In addition to reduced emissions and landfill waste, “green” products also reduce the chance of exposing workers to dangerous toxins.
We have a customer who wants to use an adhesive-backed expanded PTFE gasket strip on a steel substrate. However, the customer wants to be able to remove and reapply the strip without losing adhesion. We do not make ePTFE gasket strips, but we have imported some samples for the customer to test. They are not satisfied with the results. I must admit, I am not surprised. Is there such a thing as a PSA that can be removed and reapplied a number of times without losing adhesion?