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Bostik Launches First Olefin Elastic Attachment Adhesive

Posted By ASC, Monday, November 28, 2016

Bostik, a member of the Arkema group of companies, has announced the launch of a new olefin elastic attachment adhesive. The product is the first high-stress hot melt polyolefin adhesive that can be used to attach elastic strands to items such as disposable diapers and adult incontinence products. Previously, polyolefin adhesives were only suitable for low-stress applications. It will be marketed under the trademarked name “Brilliance™”.

 

The company says its adhesive will perform reliably across substrates and different types of elastics, and is compatible with a variety of application equipment types and line speeds. This allows manufacturers to make production line alterations and improvements without having to be concerned about adhesive performance being affected. The adhesive offers opportunities for improved fit and leakage protection while offering a higher bond strength, low odor and reduced bleedthrough.

 

Brilliance™ was developed in partnership with disposable hygiene product manufacturers, and was tested in Bostik’s US, French and Asian facilities.

 

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CDC Study Trumpets the Benefits of Dental Sealants

Posted By ASC, Monday, November 21, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has studied dental sealants that are applied to teeth to prevent decay, and found that over a two-year period, the sealants prevented 80% of cavities. Over a four-year period, children whose teeth had been treated with dental sealants had 50% less cavities.

 

Some parents are concerned about exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) through dental sealants, but although traces of BPA can be found in saliva during the first 24 hours after application, no BPA was found in saliva thereafter. In addition, blood tests did not indicate the presence of BPA in the bloodstream after dental sealant application. Dentists say they have never treated any patients who had an adverse reaction to the sealant.

 

CDC personnel point out that procedures used to treat decaying teeth will expose children to far more chemical agents than sealants, and conclude that dental sealant risks are negligible and that benefits far outweigh any perceived risks.

Children’s teeth should be treated with sealants as soon as fissured teeth (molars and premolars) begin to appear. However, adults are also able to benefit from dental sealant technology, provided their teeth have not previously been filled.

 

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Specialty Rosin, Polyterpene Resins and Sensory Ingredients Company Pinova Inc. Acquired

Posted By ASC, Thursday, November 17, 2016

Symrise AG has finalized an agreement with DRT regarding the latter’s acquisition of Pinova Inc, producers of specialty rosin, polyterpene resins and sensory ingredients used in, amongst others, the adhesives and coatings industry. DRT will be taking on Pinova’s product portfolio and its manufacturing facility in Brunswick. The transaction is valued at $150 million, and Pinova’s 2016 revenue is expected to total $111 million. Symrise and DRT have agreed to collaborate in their product development efforts and the supply of strategic raw materials. Symrise will continue to obtain raw materials through Pinova.

 

Antitrust approval is still awaited, but this is expected to occur at the end of 2016, allowing DRT to integrate Pinova products and facilities with its existing Effingham County, Georgia investment in new production facilities. The company said that the two facilities would complement each other, providing further growth opportunities for the company. Symrise says that it will be focusing on advancing its Scent and Care business with Pinova forming an important part of its ingredients supply portfolio.

 

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New Banner Hem Tape from Essentra Eliminates Stitching/Welding

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Duraco® BHT Banner Hem Tape, a new product from Essentra Specialty Tapes eliminates the need for stitching or welding the edges of fabric and vinyl banners. The double-sided tape is being produced in 1, 1½ and 2 inch widths, and is said to add extra strength to banners exposed to strong winds. The manufacturer reports that the tape produces a smooth hem and clean corners that allow for easy application of grommets. In addition, the tape withstands all weathers and will reduce the production cost of banners owing to its time-saving potential.

 

Although this is not the first time that the adhesives industry has found ways to eliminate time-consuming stitching while simultaneously creating a neater and stronger end-product, the new tape is the first of its kind and fills a previously unmet need.

 

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Adhesives.org Article: Adhesives Boost Loudspeaker Production Efficiency

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The demand for loudspeakers is growing. Whereas the average car used to have four loudspeakers and two tweeters, modern cars can have as many as 20 speakers. To make loudspeakers, at least seven bonds are required per speaker, and the adhesive has to be flexible to enhance sound through vibration damping. In addition, the bonds must resist impact, exclude humidity, and tolerate temperature variations.

 

Although cyanoacrylates are still widely used, the bond between the spider and voice coil can be achieved more efficiently when a UV or light curing adhesive is chosen. Not only is it possible to achieve bonding in 10 seconds or less, but these adhesives will tolerate the high temperatures that come from energizing the voice coil.

 

Efficiencies are also realized when light curing adhesives are used to bond the “spider” to the “basket” and the membrane to the voice coil. Many manufacturers could benefit if they integrate light-curing adhesives into production lines to reduce the volume of work in progress by speeding curing time. It is possible to obtain the 20 newtons per centimeter peel resistance that…

 

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Toray Plastics Launches New Polypropylene Films and Sealant for High Altitude Packaging

Posted By ASC, Monday, November 14, 2016

When goods are transported at high altitudes, the lower air pressure in aircraft holds causes the packaging to inflate. The increased pressure on the package seal may cause it to pop, a problem that has confronted food packaging companies until recently. Now Toray Plastics (America) has launched a range of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films which, when combined with a proprietary sealant, eliminate or significantly reduce high-altitude package popping.

 

The new range of films, dubbed Over-the-Mountain (OTM) films, are intended for use in food packaging pillows, pouches and stand up pouches. Channel leaks in challenging seal areas are eliminated by using a high-performance sealant that also prevents oils from leaking out of packaging leaving behind greasy residues.

 

Apart from solving package seal problems, the robust new films allow for 2-ply lamination, helping companies to speed the packaging process while saving costs. Existing BOPP film production line equipment need not be adapted to accommodate the new film.

 

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Tarkett Releases Three New Environmentally Friendly and Time Saving Flooring Adhesives

Posted By ASC, Friday, November 11, 2016

Flooring and sports surface company Tarkett has announced the release of three new flooring adhesives with low emission formulas. All three have attained C2C (Cradle to Cradle) Certification. In addition, flooring installations can be expedited thanks to elevated moisture and pH limitations, dramatically reducing the time needed for adhesives to dry.

 

Tarkett 959 will be used in installing vinyl tile and plank flooring and has achieved Gold Level certification. SpraySmart 901 features spray-on application without the need for primer, and is suitable for use across a wide range of flooring materials including sheet flooring, rubber tiles and VCT. The third adhesive, RollSmart is applied with a paint roller for an even finish and dries in just 10 minutes. The product allows for a 75% reduction in the time needed between application and flooring material installation. It is designed for use in the installation of sheet flooring and Vinyl tile flooring. Both RollSmart and SpraySmart 901 allow for immediate heat welding.

 

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AUTOMOTIVE BLOG: Automotive Adhesives and Sealants Build Brand Equity and Consumer Appeal

Posted By ASC, Monday, November 7, 2016

BLOG: Automotive Adhesives and Sealants Build Brand Equity and Consumer Appeal

 

By Marc Benevento, Adhesives.org Expert Blogger

 

Much has been written about how adhesives and sealants help automakers improve the performance, safety, and fuel economy of cars and light trucks. By helping to increase the strength, stiffness, and durability of a steel, aluminum, or multi-material vehicle body, adhesives and sealants can help manufactures make cars that are fun to drive, while meeting federal fuel economy and safety standards. Examples can be found in prior blogs on the subject, a recent ASC webinar and white paper, plus other industry publications.


What has not been discussed as frequently is how adhesives and sealants are used to make vehicles more aesthetically appealing to consumers. Adhesives and sealants enable refined and elegant design in the vehicle interior and exterior by joining dissimilar materials to create desired effects. Since vehicle appearance attracts buyers and influences perceived vehicle quality, adhesives and sealants play an important role in both sales and brand equity. It is yet another reason that adhesive selection decisions are made very cautiously and deliberately by the automotive industry.

 

The vehicle interior is where the buyer spends time and interacts with the car. For that reason, vehicle manufacturers go to great lengths to make sure the front seat passengers, who have the greatest influence on the purchase decision, enjoy a comfortable and well-appointed cabin. This includes the use of a wide variety of materials selected to appeal to occupants’ senses of sight, touch, and smell, for applications such as...

 

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ChemQuest Reports on Demand for Emerging Low Bake Single Component Epoxies for OEMs at ASC’s 2016 Fall Convention

Posted By ASC, Friday, November 4, 2016

At ChemQuest’s presentation at the 2016 ASC Fall Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana in October entitled “The Next Generation of Epoxy Adhesives Technology for Transportation Assembly: Low Bake One-Component Epoxies”, Dan Daley, senior consultant, discussed the long-awaited, emerging low bake 1K epoxy technology that is being developed to address an unmet need in OEM assembly operations.

 

ChemQuest reports that new low bake 1K epoxies will meet OEMs’ assembly needs. The adhesives will reduce production costs, and will deliver better performance than full immersion e-coat systems. Auto and truck body designers often specify 1K epoxy adhesives since they provide superior bonding performance and production line efficiency. However, these previously required high temperature curing in an e-coat system.

 

Now, low bake 1K epoxies will eliminate the need for costly high bake systems while still offering the same performance. However, using low-bake adhesives may necessitate some changes in materials choices or production processes, since materials such as bake-hardenable steel will no longer be subjected to sufficiently high temperatures. Nevertheless, the reduced capital investment in production line equipment should prove attractive, and will allow companies lacking capital and infrastructure to make use of technology that would otherwise be beyond their reach.

 

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EMS Launces New UV Cured Epoxy for Electronics Assembly Released

Posted By ASC, Thursday, November 3, 2016

Engineered Material Systems (EMS) specializes in the supply of materials for electronic circuit assembly. Its new 535-11M-12 UV cured epoxy can be used in the assembly of disk drives, camera modules, circuit assembly and optoelectronics. The new adhesive can be used in screen printing processes, and eliminates warping in electronic assemblies. Other uses include lens bonding, chip encapsulation for smart cards and photonics assembly bonding.

 

535-11M-12 is non-conductive and cures quickly under high intensity UV light. Additionally, the epoxy is antimony-free, has low outgassing and exhibits a high degree of flexibility. The new adhesive forms part of EMS’ range of circuit assembly, semiconductor, camera module, printer head, disk drive and photonics assembly adhesives.

 

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