According to the company, this epoxy foam offers good adhesion to a variety of substrates, is particularly suitable for void-filling applications, and has good compressive strength for the backfilling of parts.
October 17, 2019
Robnor ResinLab recently announced the launch of a new development material, PX19-GE3259-03.
If you look around your workplace, I’m certain that most things you see have been assembled in one way or another—from the telephone and computer to the very chair you spend most of the day sitting in. This month, people from all sectors of the assembly industry will gather at The Assembly Show, scheduled for October 24-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. Now in its fifth year, the event will offer three days of educational sessions, hundreds of exhibiting companies, thousands of industry professionals, a dynamic keynote speaker, and two networking receptions.
Adhesive selectors, whether published guides or human, typically begin with determining which adhesive product or products will adhere to the substrate. That approach is necessary for repair applications, and may even be necessary for fixing a production issue on-the-fly. Engineers working in assembly need to consider the functionality of the device first. Adjusting substrate materials, processes, or joint designs may also be considered, but not automatically required. Next, testing to verify performance is necessary—and strongly recommended.
Acrylic adhesives offer the advantages of increased cost efficiencies, better aesthetics and improved impact resistance compared to other methods for the assembly of complex structures. Recently, new acrylic technology has been developed that offers superior lap-shear strength, high elongation and high bake resistance, as well as excellent failure mode across difficult-to-bond metal substrates. These “next-generation” acrylic adhesives are ideal for meeting the rigorous demands in various manufacturing and fabricating segments, including commercial vehicles, wind and energy equipment, and industrial equipment.
Read all about packaging, from formulating packaging adhesives to choosing the best packaging option for your product. This issue also includes the 2020 Raw Materials and Chemicals Overview in this issue, so be sure to check it out!