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New Adhesives from Jowat, Uapco and Savare Improve Mattress Manufacture

Posted By ASC, Friday, January 22, 2016

Adhesive companies are rising to the challenge of producing hot melt and water-based adhesives that can bond the metals, foams and fibers used in mattress manufacture quickly and efficiently while offering flexibility, better-than-ever bond strength and product improvements.

 

North Carolina based Jowat Corp is producing quick-bonding hot melt adhesives not only for the bonding of the full spectrum of bed components, but also for the furniture, packaging and automotive industries. A company spokesperson notes that hot melts are popular for bonding foams and pocket coil assemblies as well as fabrics and fibers.

 

UAPCO is also working on adhesives for the mattress industry. One of the challenges faced is the demand for roll packed mattresses that require strong yet highly flexible adhesives. Water based adhesives that have a high transfer efficiency are also in demand and UAPCO’s SprayClean all but eliminates over spray offering a 95% transfer efficiency.

 

Meanwhile, Savare is working on no-noise adhesives that can be used in cushions and mattresses to bond the ‘comfort layers’ in such a way that there will be no sound when the user moves about.

In all three instances advances are being made in line with changing and developing client needs and in close collaboration with manufacturers in need of the innovative solutions provided by adhesive technologies.

 

 

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Adhesives.org Article: Marine Adhesives Deliver Reliable Solutions for Boating Repairs

Posted By ASC, Thursday, January 21, 2016

Modern marine adhesives are durable, water-tight and easy to apply, with many adhesives being suitable for below waterline repairs. The following seven adhesives are among the marine adhesives available to the public.


West Marine Epoxy Aluminum Putty Stick and West Marine Marine Epoxy PuttyStick are examples of adhesives that are easy to apply and suitable for below the waterline repairs. A flexible adhesive, Marine-Tex FlexSet, is noted as being highly versatile and suitable for bonding dissimilar substrates, while J-B Weld Original Cold Weld Formula, a resin adhesive blended with metal filings has a particularly high tensile strength. Loctite Epoxy Instant Mix 5 Minute is versatile and easy to use, while Loctite Epoxy Plastic Bonder and the Gorilla Glue Pen are suitable for above-the-waterline repairs.

 

‘Boating’, a powerboat enthusiasts’ magazine recently tested these seven marine adhesives for pressure resistance, water-tightness and breaking strength, publishing their findings.


 

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VIDEO: A Fly’s Eye View Demonstrates How Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Work

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A forty-eight second video clip demonstrates how a frog’s tongue adheres to its prey –and the biomimicry that makes pressure sensitive adhesive tapes work. Watch the way in which the frog rolls its tongue over its prey before retracting it. As the tongue retracts, it is no longer in contact with its target, but strands of mucus known as fibrils remain stuck to the prey insect, pulling it back into the frog’s mouth. These fibrils are pressure-sensitive, just like the adhesives used in adhesive tapes and bandages.


Biomimcry helps the adhesives industry solve engineering challenges by looking at the ways in which nature has solved similar problems. Thus the frog’s tongue or the sticky pads on a gecko’s toes provide inspirations for adhesives technologists, helping them to come up with new solutions to modern challenges by imitating the strategies that have been perfected in nature over thousands of years. 


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New Dual-Function Lamination Machine from Union Tool Corporation

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A new lamination machine for the Expanded Polystyrene industry has been designed and produced by Union Tool Corporation. The machine applies hot melt adhesives, thus acting as a Hot Melt Roller Coater, but also laminates adhesive backed films on to the substrate, a process that previously required the use of an additional Hot Roll Laminator.


As a result Expanded Polystyrene Products (EPS) can be laminated to materials that need to be bonded to the polystyrene substrate with hot melt adhesive coatings, or be used to bond products that have a heat activated adhesive coating that only requires activation for bonding to occur.


The machine will be used in bonding EPS to roofing materials, packaging, paper, andfiberglass as well as fabrics. The new equipment will save factory floor space by combining functions that previously required separate machines and is expected to reduce labor costs.


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New Needle Bonding, Flexible Epoxy and UV-Cure Adhesives from Cyberbond, Permabond and Novagard

Posted By ASC, Monday, January 18, 2016

Cyberbond LLC has introduced a new thixotropic, UV curable medical-grade adhesive for the bonding of multiple substrates in needle assembly. These include metals, plastics and glass, and both similar and dissimilar substance used in needle assembly can be bonded using the adhesive. Curing of cyberlite U306 takes as little as 4 seconds when exposed to UV radiation, and sheer strength on polycarbonate is 500 – 700 psi. The Apollo range of adhesives from Cyberbond bonds metal, rubber and plastics and consists of rapid-curing cyanoacrylate adhesives.

 

Permabond Engineering Adhesives have developed a range of durable and flexible epoxies for engineering applications and the electronics industry, including self-leveling Permabond MT382 and non-flowing MT3821. The epoxies can be used to bond and seal a number of substrates, including various plastics, metals and nylon. One of the primary advantages of these epoxies is the low shrinkage during curing, making the epoxies suitable for use in sensitive electronic assemblies.

 

Novagard Solutions Inc. on the other hand, is focusing on its UV-cure silicone sealants that allow for rapid curing. An additive can be introduced in order to allow for rapid curing even when it is not possible to introduce UV light. The flexible, solvent-free sealant adheres to plastics, metals and other common substrates.

 

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New ‘eGap’ Surface Treatment System Increases Precision in Air-Gap Settings

Posted By ASC, Thursday, January 14, 2016

ITW Pillar Technologies, manufacturers of surface treatment and induction cap sealants for the packaging, converting and printing industries, has introduced a new surface treatment electrode gapping system that will make precise electrode gapping easier. Operators of corona and atmospheric plasma stations are required to achieve extremely precise air-gaps, and prior to the introduction of the new surface treatment product, this had to be achieved using feeler gauges. This manual method of air-gap setting was often difficult to achieve with the necessary precision.

 

The new surface treatment makes it possible for the operator to set up and adjust air gaps from their HMI stations. The precision electronic setting of the electrode-to-ground roll gap, results in perfect air gap settings and a reduction in errors and waste by ensuring consistent surface adhesion and treatment levels and is already in use internationally on both wide and narrow web treating systems.

 

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Adhesives.org Article: Make 2016 YOUR Year to Switch to Adhesives – Design, Manufacturing and Materials Considerations

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Product designers and manufacturers are increasingly replacing traditional fasteners with adhesives, more often than not achieving superior bonds, better aesthetics and improved durability, but when making this change, there are several design, production process and materials considerations that should be borne in mind.


The first of these is the type of assembly required, for example, a simple attachment or a full surface lamination may be required. The substrates to be bonded and the requirements for the bond help adhesives experts to recommend the correct adhesives to be used. The type of production process used, manual or automated, should also be taken into account as well as the environmental conditions the product will be exposed to in its end-use. For example, UV exposure, temperatures and exposure to chemicals will affect the choice of adhesive. Cost should also be taken into account since the use of adhesives often helps manufacturers to save on time, labor and materials. In terms of bond-strength, a toughened epoxy adhesive provides a much stronger bond than rivets, bolts, spot welds or even full welds.


Engineers seeking time-savings when transitioning to adhesives can reduce or eliminate the qualification period needed to determine the suitability of adhesives for specific applications by partnering with adhesives suppliers and manufacturers.


You can find more information HERE.


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ASC Training Academy Announces 2016 Schedule and New Subscriptions Model

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact:

Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 x111

Matt.Croson@ascouncil.org


 

ASC TRAINING ACADEMY ANNOUNCES 2016 SCHEDULE 
AND NEW SUBSCRIPTION MODEL

 

New Model Adds Tremendous Value to Member Company Training Programming;
Avery Dennison, Resinall Corporation and 3M Sign On to New Program

 

 


January 12, 2016 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) will produce 15 live Training Academy webinars in 2016; the technical and business oriented topics will range from “New Predictive Approaches in Product Safety” to “Sealant Testing and Advances in Outdoor Weathering.”  These live, 1 to 1.5 hour long educational programs are designed to provide ASC member company personnel with technical insights, emerging trends and critical information that supports both learning and training objectives for individuals and corporations.  The program is also open to industry attendees.

 

A copy of the comprehensive 2016 Training Academy Live Webinar Schedule is available for download HERE.


Created in 2012, ASC’s Training Academy has delivered between 12-15 live webinars to the adhesive and sealant industry each year, with an average of 400 attendees participating annually.  These live webinars then become part of the Council’s On-Demand services, and include 30+ titles that are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


“ASC’s Training Academy has been a powerful component to ASC Member Companies’ training efforts, as we are able to bring new speakers and insights to members in a simple, engaging format via our web platform,” says Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “We have evolved the program to include an on-demand component, and this year, will add value via a new subscription pricing model which will deliver considerable savings and flexibility for member companies and add value to their membership in the Council.”

 

 

NEW SUBSCRIPTION MODEL SAVES MONEY WHILE DELIVERING VALUE


ASC will offer two subscription models beginning in January 2016. Three ASC member companies have already purchased an unlimited subscription plan for their organization including Avery Dennison, Resinall Corporation and 3M. The subscription options include:


Full Corporate Subscriptions – Participating companies receive access to all live Training Academy webinars, access to the Council’s entire OnDemand webinar library, and can send an unlimited number of personnel through the Council’s developing Certificate Program, which will launch in the first quarter.  Pricing for this program is $3500 for members and $5,000 for non-members.


Lite Corporate Subscriptions – Participating companies receive access to all live Training Academy webinars, access to all of the Council’s On Demand webinars, and can send up to four employees through the Council’s developing Certificate Program.  Pricing for this program is $1,800 per year for members and $2,500 for non members.


A La Carte Pricing Model Continues –ASC members and non-members will continue to be able to connect to Training Academy programs by paying on a per event basis, if they do not wish to purchase a subscription plan.  Individual line Pricing will be $199 for members and $249 for non-members (2 person max), per event, or corporate pricing of $499 for members and $549 for non-members, who wish to broadcast to many attendees fortwo access lines (sites.)


Pricing for Certificate Program Only - for those interested in registering for the ASC Adhesive and Sealant Certificate Program only, discounted webinar pricingwill also be available. Pricing for each employee to access the required 12 course selections for the certificate program will be $900 per employee for members (compared with $2,388 a la carte) and $2,000 per employee for non-members (compared with $2,988 a la carte.)


“The new subscription model is a clear example of the power of association – the Council has leveraged its member resources – reserves built up over time – to deliver a cost effective training program that allows your current and new business and technical employees to be trained, educated and brought up to speed on emerging trends – at an extremely affordable price,” adds Croson.  “We project a full corporate subscription will save a company thousands if they went to the open market to find the training we are delivering. We are pleased to see that three members have already purchased subscriptions for their organizations.”

 

 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN FINAL DEVELOPMENT STAGE


One of the value drivers of the subscription program is ASC’s soon-to-be-launched Certificate Program.


This program has been in development for the past 12 months, and will include six Core fundamental courses, and six electives relevant to specific adhesive technology or chemistry needed.  The program is designed as a new employee training program which will deliver fundamentals of learning to ensure new hires are up to speed on adhesive and sealant technology, testing and terminology.

Fundamentals of adhesives and sealants, polymer science, adhesion, formulating and testing are all part of the Core program, and then participants can choose six electives from the Training Academy to round out their learning in technologies and chemistries of interest.


The 12-class Certificate Program will have proficiency exams for each course and have a la carte pricing as well, to provide flexibility in pricing. 


“ASC’s Certificate program will help ensure your newly hired chemist or sales professional, who may have been in chemicals sales, now has a strong understanding of adhesives and sealants from both a technical and business perspective,” says Croson.  “Imagine the new employee jumping right into this type of training as part of a company on-boarding process; this is our goal – to deliver fundamentals training and begin a long journey of delivering educational oriented value alongside each new employee as they start their career leveraging ASC Training Academy materials.”


A copy of the 2016 Training Academy Live Webinar Schedule is available for download HERE.

 

To register your company for the Subscription Plans, please click HERE.  Members will need to log in to receive the member pricing.


To learn more, contact Connie Howe, Technical Services Manager at ASC via email at connie.howe@ascouncil.org or Malinda Armstrong, Senior Director of Meetings at malinda.armstrong@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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New Adhesives for 2016 from Hernon and Palm Labs

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hernon Manufacturing Inc. is launching a two-component methacrylate adhesive under the brand name Fusionbond370. It is able to bond thermoplastics, metal, wood and composites and will be used for marine, automotive and construction applications. Apart from being able to bond dissimilar substrates, the adhesive is fatigue and impact-resistant and is able to tolerate exposure to salt spray while maintaining the integrity of bonds at temperatures ranging from -100 F to 250 F. Shear strength varies from 620 psi to 3,000 psi depending on substrate.

 

Palm Labs Adhesives is expanding its range of fluorescent Cyanoacrylate adhesives with Turbo Fuse 130 FY, an adhesive with a curing time of 24 hours at room temperature. When exposed to ultraviolet light, the adhesive glows yellow, allowing for easy inspection of bonds. It is able to bond plastics, metals, elastomers and wood with a shear strength of 3,000 psi at temperatures of -65F to 180F.

 

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New Adhesives for 2016 from 3M and Dymax

Posted By ASC, Monday, January 11, 2016

2016 will once again see the introduction of new adhesives for a variety of applications. 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes has recently released its new Scotch-Weld acrylic adhesive, a two part adhesive that remains workable for 25 minutes, curing to a strength of 1,000 psi within 50 minutes. 3M’s new acrylic adhesive has a higher impact resistance than other acrylic adhesives on the market, and has a shelf-life of 18 months without requiring refrigeration.

 

On the medical appliances front, Dymax Corp has released 1405-M-UR-SC, a light-curing adhesive suitable for needle bonding applications. Once again, Dymax has made use of its See-Cure color change and Ultra-red fluorescing properties to make quality control and inspection easier for medical device manufacturers. When uncured, the adhesive is blue in color, but once cured it becomes clear. When exposed to low intensity black light, the adhesive fluoresces red, allowing for easy inspection of the bond. 1405-M-UR-SC is suitable for bonding stainless steel, polycarbonate, acrylic and ABS.

 

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