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Henkel Releases New Quick-Bonding Line of Adhesives

Posted By ASC, Thursday, November 12, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Henkel has released three low-cost, multi-purpose, clear, ethyl-grade adhesives that are able to form strong bonds between a variety of materials including plastics, composites, elastomers and metals. The three formulations in the Sicomet line include a low-viscosity version as well as a high-viscosity and a gel formulation. The versatile adhesives will be used in a variety of industries ranging from the manufacture of sporting goods, costume jewellery and furniture to the construction components industry. Bonding takes place in 5 seconds, and the adhesives can withstand temperatures ranging from -104 F (-40C) to 212F (100C). When used to bond plastics, a primer should be applied. All three formulations are suitable for bonding plastics, rubbers and metals, but the gel formulation is best suited for use on porous or acidic surfaces. Henkel’s new, general purpose adhesives will be available from Canadian distributor Adheco.

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The Quartz Common Products Database

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

LATEST BLOG from ADHESIVES.ORG

 

Paul Bertram's latest BLOG at adhesives.org discusses the 'Quartz Common Products Database'...

 

The building products sector is under tremendous pressure to provide *“Full Disclosure” of material ingredients for the purpose of design professionals consideration in making material selection or de-selection.  LEEDv4, the Living Building Challenge “Red List”and the proposed ANSI update to GreenGlobes has increased the number of inquiries for “Material Transparency” reporting. Tools, reporting formats, and certifications such as PHAROS, The Greenscreen, C2C certification, HPDs (Health Product Declarations), the Declare label add to the confusion with inconsistent content reporting requirements.

It is argued that choice is good for the industry but manufacturers and their supply chain are challenged by having to respond to each of these with unique pathways for reporting “Material Transparency”.

To further exasperate the request for this information, manufacturers are already required by law to label any hazardous material and provide Safety Data Sheets SDS for each material. SDS reports end up be a large portion of the data found in the HPD and seems to most manufacturers duplication of information with the addition of Greenscreen analysis.

Keeping up on all this is a constant moving target and the latest to cross my desk is QUARTZ...Read More

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DAP Leader McLaughlin Becomes RPM Senior Vice President

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
MEDINA, Ohio – November 10, 2015 – RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced that John J. McLaughlin will take on a new role within RPM as a senior vice president. He has led RPM’s DAP Group as president and CEO for 22 years. Terry Horan, DAP executive vice president of sales and marketing, will replace McLaughlin as president and CEO. These promotions will be effective December 15, 2015. Both McLaughlin and Horan will report directly to Ronald A. Rice, RPM president and chief operating officer.

In his new role, McLaughlin will be responsible for achieving manufacturing, supply chain, logistical and operational efficiencies at RPM’s more than 50 operating companies around the world. He will also lead the strategic connections initiative between RPM business units that is leading to growth opportunities and cost reductions. 

“John is a highly skilled business leader and has been the entrepreneurial force behind DAP for nearly 30 years,” stated Frank C. Sullivan, RPM chairman and chief executive officer. “We look forward to having him put his unique talents to work for RPM on a broader scale as he unlocks value in our operations and drives collaboration between our companies worldwide.”

McLaughlin joined DAP in 1986 and held various sales and management positions until being named president and CEO in 1994. He previously was with multinational consumer products company Procter & Gamble and global pharmaceutical corporation Bristol-Myers Squibb. McLaughlin holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Northeastern University.

Prior to joining DAP, Horan served as president of The Master Lock Company and president and CEO of Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, North America. He also spent 11 years with another RPM business unit, Rust-Oleum Corporation. During his tenure at Rust-Oleum, he...READ MORE

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Medical Adhesive Hydrogel Helps to Stop Bladder Leaks in Stress Urinary Incontinence

Posted By ASC, Monday, November 9, 2015
Start up company Soft Health Technologies has launched a hydrophilic foam patch designed for women suffering from Stress Urinary Incontinence. The device prevents leakages instead of using the traditional absorption approach. An adhesive hydrogel makes this over-the-counter device practical, allowing women suffering from this condition to enjoy an active lifestyle without fear of embarrassment. The FDA has already cleared the device which will be sold under the brand name ‘Finess' after successful clinical trials. The Finess is placed over the urethral opening, and the adhesive forms an effective seal. Adhesive hydrogels are resistant to moisture but although they are sticky, they don’t adhere to cells, making hydrogel coated medical products easy to remove comfortably. The secret to hydrogel adhesion is pressure rather than a bond formed between skin cells and the adhesive.

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New Multi-Purpose Clear Sealant/Adhesive From Sika

Posted By ASC, Thursday, November 5, 2015
Sika Canada has released a new, ‘crystal-clear’ multipurpose adhesive for construction or DIY applications. The single-component clear adhesive is solvent-free and can be used to bond multiple substrates including metals, plastics, glass, tiles, concrete, plywood, drywall and enamelled or painted surfaces.

Sikaflex Crystal Clear can be used as an adhesive or sealant either indoors or outdoors and is able to tolerate humid or wet environments. Once cured, the clear adhesive can be left as is or can be painted over. The new adhesive/sealant uses silane terminated polymer technology that allows for rapid curing at room temperature without bubble formation during curing. Silane terminated polymers have high weatherability and good elasticity.

Sika Canada is a subsidiary of Swiss-based Sika AG, a company that produces chemicals, coatings, sealants and adhesives for the construction, automotive and alternative energy industries.

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Consumer Electronics Device Manufacturers Turn to Adhesives for Solutions

Posted By ASC, Thursday, November 5, 2015

Consumer electronic devices keep getting smaller, and that leaves no room for traditional fasteners. Manufacturers are turning to adhesives technology that allows for bonding different substrates to one another. These adhesives increasingly have to perform multiple functions. Apart from bonding and sealing, they are also employed to cushion components and insulate them against heat. They also have to be able to reduce the stress that results from the differing expansion coefficients of materials.

 

The adhesives and sealants used in consumer electronic devices must be able to withstand both heat and cold, and the adhesives used in wearable devices must be non-toxic and tolerate exposure to chemicals such as those found in skin creams and sun-blocks. The multi-layer surfaces that are used in manufacturing wearable electronics could be bonded with silicone-based adhesives. Dow Corning is currently working on silicones that will be able to bond the many different substrates used. These include metal, glass, plastics and elastomers.

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Engineering Tips from DesignWorld Online Offer Insight on Achieving Sound Structural Bonds Using Adhesives

Posted By ASC, Friday, October 30, 2015

Engineering website DesignWorldOnline has observed that adhesive bonding can produce much stronger, more structurally sound bonds than traditional welding, screwing and riveting.  This is especially true of polymer bonding or bonds involving multi-metal mixes. However, designers must take the surface area needed to form a sound bond into account, since end-to-end joining of materials will not provide sufficient structural strength. Overlaps, tongue in groove designs and the use of sleeves for cylindrical joins are recommended, and these should be provided for during the design stage. Designs should also allow for an adequate bonding gap to ensure that consistent adhesive layer thickness can be achieved...MORE

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ASC PUBLISHES VOICE OF CUSTOMER RESEARCH

Posted By ASC, Thursday, October 29, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact:

Steve Duren

Senior Director of Membership

(952) 300-8280

Steve.Duren@ascouncil.org


 

ASC PUBLISHES VOICE OF CUSTOMER RESEARCH

 Ducker Worldwide Study Details Customer Needs Within
Passenger Automobile, Light Trucks, Heavy Trucks and Busses


October 29, 2015 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC), in partnership with Ducker Worldwide, has published its “Grow the Vertical-Voice of the Customer Research.”  The report is part of ASC’s Growth Objective – one of the five key pillars of the ASC Long Range Plan

The Growth initiative is intended to provide ASC members key information, trends and market information that will drive adhesive and sealant growth opportunities in key sub-segments within Transportation. The data collected will help ASC members better understand significant market drivers, key applications from end users perceptions, challenges and estimated utilization for fastening and sealing. 
 
“The ASC Board of Directors is engaged in a dialogue on how to add value to membership by supporting Growth Strategies managed by the Council,” reports Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “We are in the initial phase of the growth objective programming, ‘concepting’ ideas and determining the role ASC can play in warming the market for the increased use of adhesives and sealants within growth oriented segments, including the transportation space.”

The Board will now consider other tactics that support downstream education and outreach efforts to the end user community, leveraging the data found within the report.

“ASC will be making available the Growth Study conducted by Ducker and as a member value and will be free to ASC Members. Coverage in this study has information on the light duty car and truck markets, specialty trucks, on highway trucks and bus sub segments,”notes Steve Duren, ASC’s Senior Director of Membership Services.  “Auto manufacturers, tier 1 suppliers and other important pieces of the downstream supply chain were interviewed within the report, providing a clear glimpse on strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for the adhesives and sealants industry.”


To learn how the more about the ASC Grow the Vertical study visit the ASC Store.

 

To learn more about the ASC, visit www.ascouncil.org or contact Steve Duren, Sr. Director of Member Services, at steve.duren@ascouncil.org or 952-300-8280 or Mike Newman, Member Engagement Specialist, at mike.newman@ascouncil.org or 301-986-9700 x 119

 

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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 134 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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Light-Curable Adhesives from Dymax for Medical Appliance Manufacture

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Dymax has developed and released new light-curing adhesives for medical device manufacture. Applications for the adhesives include the manufacture of catheters, tube sets, reservoirs, respiratory masks, syringes, and oxygenators. The company also produces adhesives for the appliance, aerospace, industrial, electronics and metal finishing industries. The new 215-CTH-UR-SC LED-optimized catheter adhesive for medical device manufacture changes color as it cures, and allows technicians to determine whether bonds are secure by inspecting them under UV light. The LED-curing adhesive fluoresces red under UV light, allowing for easy quality control. 215-CTH-UR-SC is compatible with a variety of substrates including Nylon 12 and PEBA. Other developments from Dymax include adhesives for needle bonding, BlueWave LED flood curing systems and BlueWaveQX4 high intensity spot curing systems. The clear, solvent-free medical adhesives and light-curing systems can be used to bond metal, glass and various medical plastics.

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New Adhesive from Arkema for ‘Difficult’ Packaging Films Eliminates Primers, Saves Energy

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Oxygen barrier films and the relatively slow process of bonding unprimed reverse printing films to metallized films have presented packaging-lines with challenges in the past. But Arkema’s new adhesive, Lotader 4613 will simplify the packaging process. Not only is it possible to us the adhesive without making use of a primer, but it can be used at temperatures of 68F (20C) or lower, allowing for energy savings. This innovation will offer opportunities for greater bond strength or the ability to increase packaging-line productivity without compromising bond strength. Lotader 4613 melts at a temperature approaching 212F (100C), increasing the thermal resistance of packaging. The adhesive forms part of the Lotader range which includes adhesives for unprimed films, primed films, and adhesives intended for blending with Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE). The addition of Lotader 4613 increases the range of solutions available to the flexible packaging industry.

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