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Adhesive and Sealant Technologies Make Self-Repairing Tires Possible

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Japanese tire manufacturers Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd have produced a prototype tire that repairs itself when pierced. The innovation is made possible thanks to a 3mm layer of adhesive sealant mix that coats the inside of the tire. If the tire is pierced, the sealant reseals the breach quickly with minimal loss of tire pressure even when holes are as large as 5mm in diameter. The loss in pressure is so minimal that drivers may not even be aware that their tire was punctured. If a nail pierces the tire, the sealant will create a seal around the metal, and when the nail is removed, the sealant will close off the resulting hole quickly.

 

Additionally, a team formed by four research scholars from Odisha, India recently received the coveted ‘Create the Future Design Contest – 2015’ NASA award. The team from VSSUT developed a multi-chambered tubeless tire filled with a liquid layer of sealants and rubber particles, which prevent leakage of air in case of puncture.

 

These sealants will be compatible with all brands of tires and seem likely to become a common feature in the future thanks to the improved convenience and safety it offers motorists.

 

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2016 EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award Nominations

Posted By ASC, Monday, November 16, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced its request for nominations for its 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for companies or institutions that have developed a process or product that better protects public health and the environment. 

The EPA is sponsoring the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards in partnership with the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute® and together with members of the chemical community including industry, trade associations, and academic institutions.

Awards will be given in the following six categories and nominations are due to the EPA by December 31, 2015:

 

  • Focus Area 1: Greener Synthetic Pathways
  • Focus Area 2: Greener Reaction Conditions
  • Focus Area 3: Greener Chemical Products
  • Small Business (for a technology in any of the three focus areas above developed by a small business)
  • Specific Environmental Benefit: Climate Change (for a technology in any of the three focus areas above that reduces greenhouse gas emissions)

Visit the EPA's website to access more information on this year's challenge and HERE to download the Nomination Package Information Booklet.

 

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ASC ADJUSTS ANNUAL MEETING LINEUP: Consolidates Annual Convention and EXPO – Adds Executive Leadership Conference

Posted By ASC, Friday, November 13, 2015
Updated: Thursday, November 12, 2015

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ASC ADJUSTS ANNUAL MEETING LINEUP

Convention 2.0 Project Consolidates Annual Convention and
EXPO – Adds Executive Leadership Conference


Executive Committee Creates Convention 2.0 Task Force to Align Value


 

November 13, 2015 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to adjust its annual meeting lineup by hosting a single Convention and EXPO in the spring, and adding an annual Executive Leadership Conference in the fall.  These changes will be implemented in 2017. The voting took place at the recent Board of Directors Meeting held on October 19 in Pittsburgh, PA.

 

“The new annual meeting lineup is 100% focused on engagement,” noted Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “We envision enhanced supply chain interaction and our flagship event will become even more important when it is hosted once a year. Additionally, focused executive level engagement will be promoted by creating an opportunity for our industry’s leaders to gather annually in order to consider the future.”

 

Historically, the Council has hosted two annual Conventions and EXPOs, one in the spring and one in the fall.  In addition, the Council hosted a biennial Leadership Conference every other year.  Following the adoption of the Long Range Plan, and the addition of 17 new programs and services, many of which require face-to-face meetings, the Board asked the industry how best to align our annual meeting lineup to add value.

 

ASC created a board level task force to consider changes, ensuring that member needs were taken into account, while also considering the economic impact to the Council itself. 

 

“ASC leadership wanted to make sure that industry was supportive of adjusting the lineup, but also ensure that we wouldn’t cripple the Council’s ability to deliver value,” reports Croson.  “We had nearly 70% member respondents supporting the idea, and even higher support from suppliers. The Task Force concluded that an adjustment was what members valued and recommended the changes to the Board.”

 

ASC’s Annual Meetings have averaged 534 attendees from 2011-2015.  From 2006-2010, the average was 360 attendees.  In addition, the Council’s EXPO has grown from 35 exhibitors per meeting to 70 exhibitors per event.

 

“Given the growth of the Convention and EXPO, the Task Force felt comfortable that an adjustment to a single Convention and EXPO each year would continue to keep the Council in a strong financial position to serve the industry,” noted Croson.  “But most importantly, it would continue to add value by making it THE must attend event for our industry.”

 

 

TASK FORCE WILL CONTINUE TO ALIGN VALUE


On Friday, November 6th, the ASC Executive Committee announced that a new task force would be convened to review the Convention and EXPO structure and make a recommendation to the Board by October 2016. They will consider any changes that need to be made in order to ensure that members receive the maximum value from their participation.

 

“Now that the Board has adjusted the overall lineup, the EC wants to make sure that membership and staff thinks about how many educational tracks we need, how to co-locate our short courses, when board and committee meetings will be held, etc,” notes Croson.  “We will pull together a task force made up of members that can help guide technical programming as well as the networking and EXPO side of the equation, with the goal of taking a look at the entire structure of the program to ensure that members get the strongest value possible.”

 

 

2016 ANNUAL MEETING LINE UP IN PLACE – MARK YOUR CALENDARS

 

While the annual meeting lineup is changing for 2017, next year’s lineup is already in place and members should mark their calendars.  ASC’s Convention and EXPO and short course lineup is as follows:

 

April 18-20, 2016 – Spring Convention and EXPO
New Orleans, LA

 

April 18-19, 2016 – Hot Melt Short Course
New Orleans, LA

 

June 14-15, 2016 – Structural Adhesives Short Course
Baltimore, MD

 

October 17-19, 2016 – Fall Convention and EXPO
Indianapolis, IN

 

October 17-18, 2016 – Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Short Course
Indianapolis, IN

 

All details at www.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 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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2015 Fall Convention & EXPO Service Projects IMPACT Report

Posted By ASC, Thursday, November 12, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

For the 2015 Fall Convention and EXPO in Pittsburgh, The Adhesive and Sealant Council decided to offer something completely new to conference attendees. ASC wanted to leave the host city better than when attendees arrived.

Making that idea come to life, ASC and Pittsburgh Cares teamed up to provide conference participants with two projects. On Monday, October 19th, volunteers spent their afternoon at Pittsburgh's historic Point State Park to remove debris in planter beds, pull weeds, and give the area an overall sprucing.

On Tuesday, October 20th, conference attendees who were unable to leave for the day were provided with an in-house volunteer opportunity. Attendees assembled care packages and notes of encouragement for homeless veterans in the Pittsburgh region.

 

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ASC ATTENDEES' IMPACT...


 

 

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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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