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ITW Dynatec to Spotlight Dedicated Solutions for the Packaging Industry at Pack Expo 2015

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, September 9, 2015

ITW Dynatec has recently created a dedicated Packaging Group, serving the specific packaging needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end user companies. Scott Holzwarth, Global Business Unit Manager - Packaging for ITW Dynatec commented, “We have developed exclusive programs for packaging OEMs that combine best-in-class hot melt solutions with competitive pricing, to help our OEM partners meet both performance and margin requirements.” ITW Dynatec is well aware that they are one of several hot melt adhesive providers in the packaging market. To help meet customer’s needs, and remove concerns about being locked in to using one provider, ITW Dynatec has designed their applicators and components to be compatible with existing packaging lines. In addition, the company has several “proof of process” labs, where interested customers can experience for themselves on-side evaluation of multiple hot melt assemblies in action.

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Scientists Glue Tiny RFID Chips on Bees

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Bees are essential pollinators that contribute to as much as one third of the world’s food supply. But their numbers are declining due in part to Colony Collapse Disorder and the Varroa mite. To better understand the daily stresses that impact bees, tiny RFID chips are being glued to the backs of worker bees and will transmit information about when and where the bees travel and the conditions in which they live. Professor Paulo de Souza—CSIRO Science Leader—commented, “The tiny technology allows researchers to analyze the effects of stress factors including disease, pesticides, air pollution, water contamination, diet and extreme weather on the movements of bees and their ability to pollinate.” The research requires manually gluing the tiny RFID chips to the backs of individual bees. The chips are 0.1 inch squares weighing 0.0002 ounces. When glued in place, they are less weight than the bee commonly carries in pollen.

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Taking Hold: Adhesives Tackle Multiple Materials

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Many materials, including complex composites, are appearing in aerospace, automotive assemblies, consumer electronics and medical devices. Fastening these materials together is a major challenge, but adhesives are proving an attractive option for a broad range of applications. Adhesives offer opportunities for lightweighting, absorbing or evenly distributing stress, joining dissimilar materials and assembling smaller components. In medical applications, there is increasing demand for adhesives to bond silicone components and for adhesives that are safe for skin. In aerospace and electronics, optically clear adhesives are needed, as well as adhesives capable of bonding low surface energy (LSE) substrates, such as molded silicones, ultra-high molecular weight films, carbon composites and plastics. In addition to complex materials, in particular plastics, mechanical fasteners may not be an option. Kent Larson, application scientist for Dow Corning Electronics Solutions, highlighted the importance of adhesives in modern assembly, saying: “In particular, wearable electronics showcase the need for designs with advanced functions combined with evolving user expectations of pleasing aesthetics, reliability, and safety for skin contact. These requirements mandate multilayer surfaces that can only be constructed with adhesives.”

 

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Carnegie Mellon Spinoff nanoGriptech is First Mass Manufacturer of a Strong and Sensitive Gecko-Inspired Adhesive

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NanoGriptech, a spinoff company from Carnegie Mellon University, has announced the commercial release of Setex™. Setex is a dry adhesive capable of repeatedly gripping and releasing without leaving a residue. It has the potential to meet the needs of automotive, manufacturing, medical, defense, aerospace and apparel industries and is the first commercial adhesive inspired by the adhesive mechanism geckos use to climb slippery and steep surfaces. Multiple other gecko-inspired adhesives have been developed, but have not been brought to market because of weak peel strength or prohibitive manufacturing costs. Setex, however, is extremely strong and several square inches can support hundreds of pounds. Watch a video about how Setex works here. Already, nanoGriptech’s customers include NASA, the US Department of Defense, and Fortune 500 companies.

 

NanoGriptech will be presenting at the upcoming ASC Fall Convention in Pittsburgh October 19-21, 2015.

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Adhesive Hardens with Low-Voltage, could Mend Surgical Challenges

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A new adhesive developed at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore hardens with the application of low voltage. The adhesive has exciting potential for uses that range from sealing surgical incisions to repairing ships while they are still in the water. The adhesive has been nicknamed “Voltaglue.” Assistant Professor, Terry Steele, was one of the researchers leading the team that developed Voltaglue, and stated: “We had to find a way to make glue which cures (hardens) when we want it without being affected by the environmental conditions, so electricity was the best approach for us. The hardness of our glue can be adjusted through the amount of time we apply a voltage to it, which we call electrocuring.” The research team’s results were recently published in Nature Communications. The ability to modulate hardness with voltage is part of what makes this adhesive exciting. Eventually, the same or similar adhesives could be cured hard enough for boat repair, or cured to a flexible, rubber-like consistency to seal incisions after surgery or secure medical equipment to a person’s skin.

 

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How Sugru's Inventor Knew Her Idea Would Stick

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh spent six years and around 8,000 work hours for her dream of moldable glue. The glue was inspired by her childhood on a farm where replacing broken items wasn’t always possible. The result of Ni Dhulchaointigh’s hard work is Sugru, a moldable adhesive that can adhere to aluminum, glass, wood, and plastic. Since its release in 2010, more than five millions packs of the moldable glue have been sold in 160 countries. But this fall will make one of the largest growth opportunities for Sugru as it expands retail partnerships to include Target, Fry’s and Lowes. “I felt so strongly about it and worked so tenaciously to make the idea real because of this sense that people are getting tired of superficial and throwaway relationship with their stuff,” said Ni Dhulchaointigh. She and the company behind Sugru are looking forward to sustainable growth and establishing a brand that will hopefully put a tube of Sugru in every kitchen drawer.

 

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Supplier to Provide Inks and Adhesives to Package Printers in Latin America

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sun Chemical has launched the SunLam lamination adhesives in the Latin American market. This makes Sun Chemical the first to provide both ink and adhesives to package printers. The SunLam range includes water-based, solvent-free, and solvent-based laminating adhesives to suit a broad range of needs. These adhesives were designed for flexible packaging applications, lamination, aromatic retort and food packaging. Fast-curing combinations of adhesive and hardener reduce the time between lamination, slitting and shipping. Converters can also take advantage of SunLam’s adhesive with oxygen barrier properties and can avoid using a film layer. Sun Chemicals will provide localized expertise and service to support SunLam users in Latin America.

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Gecko-Inspired Adhesive Could Lead To Robot That 'Crawls' Across Spaceship Exterior to Make Repairs

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are currently developing a very strong adhesive that leaves no residue. The adhesive is inspired by an extensively studied biological adhesive system: the tiny hair-like structures and physiology that allows geckos to adhere to smooth surfaces and then seamlessly let go. Unlike other adhesives, NASA’s adhesive aims to be repositionable without losing adhesion. This would allow the adhesive to be used in applications such as the feet of robots that need to take many steps in order to complete a task. The adhesive is particularly exciting for use in space where most adhesives do not adhere normally. Grippers developed with the adhesive can withstand 35 pounds of force and function in microgravity. The adhesive has been incorporated into the Lemur 3 climbing robot. The development team commented the goal is that, "We might eventually grab satellites to repair them, service them, and we also could grab space garbage and try to clear it out of the way.”

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Tapes for Hard-to-Stick UV Coated Material

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Essentra Specialty Tapes, Inc. has introduced several double-sided tapes with ability to adhere to UV-coated materials. Adhesive tapes typically have poor adhesion on UV coated materials, such as: boxes, cartons, posters, P.O.P. displays, lightweight forms, easels, shelf tabs, wobblers, danglers and many other printed displays. To get around this complication, printers often block out areas for tape to adhere or use spot coatings. These work arounds involve added time and expense. Andrew Ford, Essentra Director of Sales, describes an example of the benefit of tapes that will adhere to UV coating: “A printer for one of our customers forgot to block out areas on the customer’s UV coated cell phone cartons.  After the entire job was run, reworking the printed carton material was no longer an option, and the entire order would have had to be scrapped.  However, when the customer discovered that our unique Essentra tapes will work on these defective packages, they were able to save the production run.” The new tapes are available in the Duraco Red line.

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Mussel-Inspired Waterproof Medical Adhesives Use Sustainable Soybean Oil as Base Material

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is providing $390,000 for a team at the University of Akron to design and test a waterproof medical adhesives derived from soybean oil. There are many natural adhesives that work well in wet and harsh conditions. The team at Akron is basing their adhesive on the adhesive mussels use to stay firmly attached to hard substrates in spite of waves and tides. Many man-made adhesives are currently petroleum based, and moving to adhesives based on renewable resources is desirable; this project is using sustainable soybean oil as a starting material. One of the team’s leaders, Dr. Abraham Joy, commented on the project, “Our long term goal is to understand the molecular basis of adhesives that are effective in wet environments. The knowledge gained from such studies will provide the foundation for designing adhesives for various challenging applications — such as medical adhesives that will function in presence of body fluids.”

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