A study at the University Hospital Basel has confirmed the effectiveness of an antimicrobial coating on adhesive films.
December 22, 2021
In a clinical study that lasted several months, the effectiveness of antimicrobial-treated surfaces against hospital pathogens was examined under real-life conditions at the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland. The research team confirmed that a treated adhesive film has 98% effectiveness against microbes.
A conversion unit enables two-component adhesives to become as simple to use as their single-component counterparts while providing better efficiencies and increased cost savings.
December 20, 2021
A new benchtop dispenser combines the simplicity and versatility of a dual-barrel cartridge with bench-mount support, pneumatic foot pedal, air logic, control panel, and all the equipment needed to convert dual-cartridges to a benchtop potting, encapsulating, bonding, and dispensing system.
When someone mentions medical adhesives, the first thought that often comes to mind is skin adhesion. It’s understandable, since nearly everyone has worn some type of medical adhesive product—from a simple bandage to an electrode, athletic tape, IV cover, and so on. However, an entire world of medical adhesives goes unnoticed by many: diagnostics.
Packaging and dispensing systems can help adhesive manufacturers easily and reliably pack their formulations while minimizing waste and allowing end users to efficiently apply the products.
December 13, 2021
The design of packaging and dispensing systems can go a long way in supporting adhesive manufacturers and end users in the pursuit of increased efficiencies. Particularly with the optimal filling and application of 2-component adhesives, it’s fundamental to obtain reliable bonds.
A large contract packaging provider is enjoying a variety of benefits after installing a fully automatic tube filling and sealing system.
December 8, 2021
Sterling Contract Packaging, Inc. (Sterling CPI) of Moore, S.C., is one of the largest providers of contract packaging services in the Southeast. The company provides complete turnkey solutions—from product and package procurement through to the point of distribution—for non-regulated consumer products.
A progressive cavity (PC) pump is a positive displacement pump that facilitates accurate feeding of medium- to high-viscosity materials such as thermal pastes or gels. It ensures minimal waste of material, reducing the environmental impact of the manufacturing process. PC pumps also provide many operational advantages, including continuous flow (doesn’t require reload), constant volume at variable speeds, no pulsation, and low maintenance.
According to data from S&P, year-to-date global M&A transaction volume through the third quarter of 2021 was up 34% compared to the first nine months of 2020 and 14% over the same period in 2019. The average reported transaction value in 2021 is 29% higher than in 2020 and up 19% over 2019. What is driving this activity? Well, it’s a few things.
Wow, what a year. It’s like 2020 turned to 2021 and said, “Haha—beat that!” Unfortunately for us, 2021 responded with a hearty “Challenge accepted!” and proceeded to foment chaos with manic enthusiasm.
Pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) offer easy application and secure bonding, including adhering wound care dressings to skin. Skin is a variable substrate, however, and consideration must be given to various skin types to ensure dressings can be securely attached and easily removed without skin damage.