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Dow Corning's New Breathable Silicone Pressure Sensitive Adhesive for Wearable Medical Devices

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Dow Corning’s new range of silicone pressure sensitive adhesives allows for durable attachment of medical devices to skin without sensitization or irritation – even when the device is attached for long periods of time. In addition, the adhesives are breathable, allowing for permeability to air and water vapor.

 

Patients are the primary beneficiaries of this new advance, since the adhesives have been formulated to improve patient comfort when medical devices such as monitoring devices, prosthetics, ostomy devices, dressings, drapes and even hair pieces need to be attached firmly to skin for prolonged periods.

 

Medical device manufacturers will be able to apply the new adhesives to products using standard roll coating equipment for Dow Corning MG-2502 and Dow CorningMG-2402 and hot melt coating equipment for Dow CorningMG-2410, while Dow CorningMG-2401 is formulated for direct application to human skin. Dow Corning believes that the FDA approved, biocompatible range of products will stimulate further innovation in medical device technologies.

 

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Adhesive Opens New Horizons for 3-D Printing

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, February 23, 2016

3-D printing has taken customization to a new level, but the fledgling technology still faces challenges. One of these, the shrinkage and warping of nylon on build plates during printing, which had previously made the direct printing of large nylon parts onto glass impossible, has been solved with the help of adhesives technology.

 

Nylon has long been recognized as being an excellent material for printing high-strength parts, and the new adhesive, Airwolf 3D from Wolfbite solves the problem of warping and shrinkage by bonding the Nylon to glass or ceramic build surfaces. The adhesive forms a strong bond, but relaxes as the build plate cools down so that the part can easily be lifted from the surface. The adhesive therefore makes the printing of nylon directly onto glass build plates possible for the first time since 3-D printing technology was launched.

 

Wolfbite partnered with Cerrotis College polymer chemist and additive manufacturing specialist Professor Mimic to develop the environmentally friendly adhesive. New advances in poly electrolyte chemistry, polymer science and nanotechnology were applied in the development of the adhesive which is the sole solution for those seeking to use nylon printed directly onto glass or ceramic build plates.

 

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UC Santa Barbara Researchers Using Biomimicry to Develop Innovative ‘Wet’ Adhesive

Posted By ASC, Monday, February 22, 2016

Sandcastle worms are known for building hive-like shelters by gluing grains of sand together, surviving the rough and tumble of the intertidal zone in their tough little tube reefs or sandcastles. Now UC Santa Barbara researchers are uncovering the secrets of this bio-adhesive, and expect to pioneer an underwater adhesive that can be used in biomedical and industrial applications that call for strong, resilient bonding in wet conditions.

 

The adhesive will not require dry curing or pressure and will be suitable for bonding a variety of substrates including metals, plastics, glass, and biological tissues. The porosity of the adhesive mimics cellular structures found in nature, making bonds less susceptible to cracking and facilitating bonding under wet conditions. The researchers hope to perfect an adhesive that will bond rapidly, even under adverse conditions, and that will not require the use of organic solvents.

 

They note that existing wet glues that perform as well as natural substances in terms of rapid bond formation and stickiness have yet to be developed, and believe that biomimicry of sandcastle worms and mussels will result in an adhesive that does not require complex application processes while satisfying the need for an easy-to-use, durable yet effective wet adhesive.

 

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ASC to Publish New Market Report Focused on Hot Melt Technology in North America

Posted By ASC, Thursday, February 18, 2016
Updated: Monday, February 15, 2016

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Steve Duren

Senior Director

(952) 300-8280

Steve.Duren@ascouncil.org


  

ASC TO PUBLISH NEW MARKET REPORT FOCUSED ON HOT MELT
TECHNOLOGY IN NORTH AMERICA

 

 ChemQuest to Partner with ASC for a July 1 Expected Publishing Date

  


February 18, 2016 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces that it is launching a Hot Melt market report targeted for launch on July 1, 2016. The new report will be authored ChemQuest, a research organization based in Cincinnati, OH and an ASC Affiliate Member.

 

“This new report will have significant qualitative inputs from key parts of the value chain,” says Steve Duren of ASC. “The report will include size and scope of the market, interviews with downstream customers, discuss key channels to market in big box and e-commerce and provide overview of key feedstocks that are the building blocks for Hot Melt Adhesive formulations.”

 

The ASC Hot Melt Technology in North American is the seventh of eight new market reports being published by ASC as part of its Long Range Plan to add value to membership. The Market Reports fall under the “Community Knowledge Integration” strategy, which is a key pillar of the overall ASC Long Range Plan.

 

The new report will focus on two key segments in the Hot Melt marketplace; Packaging and Hygiene markets segments. “ASC members will learn about key trends and market drivers as we are focusing interviews on the following sub-segments: Case & Carton, Envelope, Paper Converting, Tobacco, Diapers, Feminine Hygiene, Bedding and Meat Pads” adds Duren.

 

The ASC Global Resources Committee developed the Request for Proposal for all of the new market reports, including the Hot Melt Report, and will guide the process in through Q2-2016.

 

“We appreciate the guidance the Global Resources Committee has provided and will continue to provide, as the Council ensures the programs it delivers are 100% member focused,” added Duren. “Anyone interested in joining the effort from ASC member companies is welcomed as we want as many voices as possible contributing to this important value driver.”

 

To learn more about this new reportand other ASC Market Reports members can contact Steve Duren, Senior Director of Member Services at steve.duren@ascouncil.org


  

 

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3M Sells Pressurized Polyurethane Foam Adhesives Business to ICP Group

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, February 17, 2016

3M’s Pressurized Polyurethane Foam Adhesives business (Polyfoam) has been sold to Innovative Chemical Products Group (ICP Group), a company in the Audax Private Equity portfolio. Previously part of 3M’s Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division, the Pressurized Polyurethane Foam Adhesives business will now form part of ICP Group’s product portfolio, while 3M continues to focus on tapes, adhesives and sealants.

 

The product range transferred to ICP consists of pressurized polyurethane foam adhesives intended for use by construction professionals in roofing and insulation of buildings. A polyurethane foam adhesive for bonding insulation board to roofing membrane for low-slope roofs is among the products in this range which also includes a two-component adhesive for clay or concrete roof tiles.

 

ICP already produces architectural coatings, sports surface coatings, and specialty coatings for the construction industry.

 

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California Bridge Problems Finally Solved With Industrial Sealant

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ever since it was still under construction, Caltrans, the state agency responsible for the bridge’s planning, construction, and maintenance, has been struggling with water leaks in the hollow support structure of the Bay Bridge in Oakland, California that put the steel support cables at risk of corrosion. After spending $1.4 million on an ineffectual attempt to plug those leaks, a simple, cost-effective and practical solution in the form of a sealant has been implemented.

 

The hundreds of holes drilled into the structure to allow the guardrails to be installed were initially believed to be the source of the problem, but despite plugging these, water continued to leak into the structure. It later became apparent that the water was leaking in through gaps that were present on the roadway’s side of the guardrails. An industrial sealant was applied to seal the join between road and guardrail, and according to engineers, the hollow steel structure is now weatherproof despite recent heavy rains.

 

The sealant will have to be applied every seven years, but this solution is nevertheless much more cost-effective than re-engineering the guardrails, an eventuality that had been considered necessary should all else fail.

 

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Fashion Design and Apparel Students Learn the Importance of Sew-free Bonding

Posted By ASC, Monday, February 15, 2016

Textile Technology students at Germany’s Albstadt-Sigmaringen University will be getting hands-on lessons in textile bonding techniques in a specially equipped laboratory. This first for textile technology students was achieved through a partnership between the university and Bemis Associates, producers of sew-free bonding solutions for a number of luxury brands.

 

A university spokesperson said that students would now be able to learn how to apply the latest innovations and techniques, equipping them to apply bonding technologies to solve design and construction challenges. The students will be given exposure to the use of the adhesive films, primer solutions and liquid adhesives that make the production of stitch-free garments possible.

 

Sew-free techniques allow apparel designers greater design flexibility, improve garment durability, and offer opportunities to enhance the aesthetics of finished products. The students at Albstadt-Sigmaringen University will now have the opportunity to test, research and physically work with sew-free adhesive solutions.

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ASC to Launch Industry Awards Program in 2017

Posted By ASC, Monday, February 15, 2016
Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 x111

Matt.Croson@ascouncil.org


  

ASC TO LAUNCH INDUSTRY AWARDS PROGRAM IN 2017

 

 Membership Committee to Spearhead Innovation Oriented Efforts;
Calls for Volunteers

  


February 15, 2016 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) 

announces that it is launching an innovation oriented award program in 2017.  The working title of the program is, “ASC’s Innovation in Application” Award, and is being designed to highlight the use of an adhesive or sealant technology in a new or novel application.


“The ASC Innovation in Application Award will recognize and honor the use of an industry technology that has impact in a new or different way, in order to promote the innovation orientation of our industry,” says Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “Innovation is one of five key strategies making up the Council’s Long Range Plan, and this new program will focus on promoting our industry while recognizing one of its members.”


The award will be overseen by the ASC Membership Committee and is currently in product development.  The committee is reviewing many ideas on how to approach this new program, and will be working on this program with a goal of announcing it in October 2016, and awarding its first recipient at the Spring Convention and EXPO in 2017.


“This new program will add value to the ASC Spring Convention and EXPO as it will give attendees a chance to come together as an industry, celebrate innovation from a member company, and network with attendees participating in the leading industry event, on an annual basis,” adds Croson.  “ASC members are engaged in solving some of the world’s leading challenges and it’s time that we honor some of the most innovative approaches that are being shared by our innovative member companies.”


To support the development of the ASC Innovation in Application Award program, members can contact Steve Duren, Senior Director of Member Services at steve.duren@ascouncil.org.


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The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The Council is comprised of 138 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors and industry consultants, representing more than 75% of the U.S. industry with operations around the world. Offering education, legislative advocacy, professional networking and business growth solutions for its members, the ASC is the center of knowledge and catalyst for industry growth on a global basis for manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. For more information about ASC, visit www.ascouncil.org.
 

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Electric Motor Permanent Magnet Positioning Simplified with 3M Adhesives Technology

Posted By ASC, Thursday, February 11, 2016

The drive towards global energy efficiency extends to the design of electric motors that reduce energy losses. Permanent magnet motors are considered to be the solution, but bonding the magnets to the engine’s rotors previously required the use of liquid adhesives, and mispositioning of magnets resulted in rework and waste.

 

Now, a new adhesive system from 3M in the form of a low-tack double-sided tape that combines a modified structural epoxy adhesive and a thickness control system simplifies the process. The Magnet Bonding AdhesiveAU-205 combines high bond strength with chemical resistance, and contains no Volatile Organic Compounds, thereby improving workplace safety.

 

The tape makes precise positioning, and repositioning of the magnets (when necessary) possible. It can be ‘metered’ through cutting or slitting, thereby reducing ‘squeeze out’ of the adhesive when pressure is applied and overcomes the problem of shifting when pressure is unevenly applied. In addition, the degree of control over bond line thickness is optimized, allowing for exact setting of the air gap between rotor and stator, improving the motor’s energy efficiency.

 

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Nestle Turns to Adhesives Partners to Help Exceed Regulatory Requirements

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Adhesives for the packaging industry represent a large market for specialist adhesives companies. The products used in packaging must ensure packaging stability while meeting manufacturers’ aesthetic requirements, and laminated packaging consisting of several layers bonded with adhesives is the norm. At the same time, sustainability and packaging safety are also of concern.

 

Nestle, producers of some of the world’s most well-known food brands, recently spoke on the importance of packaging adhesives that meet its safety and compliance requirements. Food safety is a vital consideration, and Nestle’s adhesives industry partners ensure that the company is able to stay one step ahead of best-practice regulations, not only meeting, but exceeding regulatory requirements. For example, no orthophthalates or BPA are used in Nestle’s packaging.


Nestle believes that strong relationships with their suppliers in the adhesives industry have contributed to improved packaging safety through technical partnerships and new technologies.



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