Recent innovations in the electronics industry, such as hybrid vehicles, mobile electronic devices, medical applications, digital cameras, computers, defense telecommunications, and augmented reality headsets, touch nearly every part of our lives.
Better resistance to UV, abrasion, scratching, and impact. Better adhesion and improved properties for water-based formulation. The demands on today’s coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE) create a long list of desirable properties for feedstocks.
Have you ever run your hot-melt tank above the adhesive manufacturer’s recommended operating temperature? Did someone on the line ever forget to turn the equipment off at the end of the day? What about drips on the tank lid, or that one spot on the nozzle that always seems to collect buildup?
As part of a collaborative project focusing on coatings and joining systems for lightweight materials, the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Army Research Laboratory (ARL) tasked PPG to develop a high-strength, highly ductile structural adhesive to meet the requirements of the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) test method standard MIL-PRF-32662, Tier I-III specification. MIL-PRF-32662 incorporates a decade of rigorous research efforts to statistically correlate the complex ballistic response of adhesively bonded armor assemblies to universally translatable and commercially relevant quasi-static mechanical properties.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is turning 100 this year, but it’s not resting on any laurels.
February 22, 2021
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2021. While the official festivities will be held during SOCMA Week 2021, scheduled to take place October 20-22 at the Royal Sonesta in New Orleans, La., the association is also focusing on many additional initiatives throughout the year.
Incorporating compositions into process or assembly/device claims, although restrictive, can afford some protection. But is it enough?
April 15, 2021
The global adhesives and sealants market grew from approximately $45 billion in 2010 to around $63 billion last year, according to The Adhesive and Sealant Council’s recently released “2020-2023 North American Market Report for Adhesives and Sealants, with a Global Overview.” During this period, over 200 patent applications (simple family groups) in the technical fields of adhesives and sealants were filed across the five major IP jurisdictions (US, EU, CN, JP, KR).
We’re focusing on adhesives in assembly applications in this issue of ASI, and it’s always exciting to see the industry’s development of new technologies in this sector, as well as the increasing willingness of OEMs and others to accept them.
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.
In the last Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) “Tape Talk” column and recent ASI Insider video, we discussed a number of topics, including our plans for Tape Week 2021, our adjusted strategy in light of the ongoing public health emergency, and the results of our record-attended Fall Member Business Meeting. Suffice to say, a lot has changed since then.