Vehicle manufacturers are improving fuel economy while reducing emissions by lightening the overall weight through material replacement. Using thermoplastics and adhesives instead of traditional screws and metals create less weight.
I have worked with companies that manufacture superglue and polyurethane glue, both of which are single-component, no-mix adhesives. Superglue, which is the common term for cyanoacrylate adhesive, has been around for about 60 years. In contrast, the polyurethanes are about 20 years old in the retail market and somewhat older in professional woodworking. I admit to using both types of adhesive regularly.
A new system comprising a curing oven, regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO), and secondary and tertiary heat exchangers can help reduce operating costs while ensuring the safe removal of volatile organic compounds during composite bonding processes.
Among all chemical curing techniques, convection and radiant thermal curing represent the most widely used applications for adhesives and sealants. During the curing process, adhesives and sealants usually pass through two physical transformations—evaporation and condensation—while being applied to other materials.
Applications for the 128-32 series include conductive splicing of ribbon cables, electrical attachment of surface-mounted devices, and bonding of flex circuits to PC boards and electroluminescent panels.
January 21, 2021
The new 128-32 series of anisotropically conductive B-stageable silver-filled epoxy adhesives can be applied by screen-printing, dipping, and syringe dispensing.
The new 94 Series AFB heat-activated tapes from Avery Dennison Performance Tapes are reportedly engineered to deliver the high holding power required for rubber extrusion bonding in industrial applications.
January 14, 2021
Avery Dennison Performance Tapes has extended its acrylic foam bonding portfolio with the release of the 94 Series product line.
On Demand The next generation of rosin esters offer excellent bonding strength, significantly light color and high stability, providing adhesive formulators with a new choice of high-performance biobased tackifiers.
With a focus on the process chain of joining/bonding by means of gluing, molding, sealing, and foaming, Bondexpo offers detailed and system solutions for present and future challenges in the field of joining and bonding a broad range of materials.