Before 2020, I always thought it would be fascinating to live through a truly “historic” time. The massive losses of the past year—both human and economic—have cured me of that naïve perspective. However, the continued upheaval has also shown how resilient, supportive, and innovative we can be in the face of multiple crises.
We rely on electronics for almost every aspect of our daily lives. With the advent of compact components and circuitry, it is difficult to think of many products that do not incorporate electronics in some fashion. What you might not think about is how fragile these electronics can be and how they can become easily damaged or degraded by environmental conditions.
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.
As consumers around the world increasingly focus on ways they can help alleviate climate change, manufacturers (and their suppliers) are exploring myriad options for making their processes and products more sustainable—and thus more attractive to these eco-conscious end users.
IPC APEX EXPO 2021’s virtual platform will allow attendees, exhibitors, and speakers to easily navigate more than 100 technical conference sessions, professional development courses, and product demonstrations.
March 2, 2021
IPC APEX EXPO 2021 is being held virtually on March 8-12, 2021. “Given ongoing COVID-19 health and safety concerns and continued restrictions for large gatherings and events in California, it was not feasible to safely convene the nearly 9,000 expected participants at IPC APEX EXPO 2021,” said John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO. “The event will now take place in a safe, all-virtual format.”
The seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic entered the consciousness of most people I know (in the U.S., anyway) in March 2020. I specifically remember circling the date on the calendar when it truly sunk in for me: March 13. What a difference a year makes.
I realize that the meter/mix equipment can be a major inconvenience. Adhesives come in two forms, namely two component or one component. Two-component adhesives are mainly epoxies, reactive acrylics, or polyurethanes.