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Flexible Glass for Flexible Electronics

Posted By ASC, Monday, May 18, 2015
Updated: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Three German companies are collaborating to make flexible glass electronics. The goal is to create ultra-thin, flexible glass that is laminated with adhesive tape that adds functional layers. For example, the laminating layers could hold in place organic electronics. The three companies participating are SCHOTT AG, tesa SE, and VON ARDENNE GmbH. tesa® barrier tapes will create a hermetic encapsulation for electronics components. The adhesive tape can provide full surface encapsulation, and the hope is that this technology can be developed to protect sensitive organic electronics from oxygen and humidity. The adhesive tape layer would also prevent lateral diffusion of encapsulated liquids or gasses. Glass is an excellent top ultra-barrier because it is chemically impermeable and does not have pin holes. A major goal of the collaboration is to create the next generations of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). Ultimately flexible glass only 25 to 150 microns thick could be available as rolls with adhesive for lamination or laminated OLEDs for use in the manufacture of consumer electronics.

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Surgical Glue Approved for Use inside the Body

Posted By ASC, Monday, May 18, 2015
Updated: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Medical adhesives are increasingly used in place of, or along with, stitches. Until recently, none of these adhesives could be used inside the body. Now, the US Food & Drug Administration has approved TissueGlu from Cohera Medical for use inside the body. TissueGlu is non-toxic and biodegradable, meaning that it will safely breakdown over time. It was developed because a team at the University of Pittsburgh was attempting to create a tissue regeneration membrane. While working on that project, they accidentally discovered a sticky, glue-like substance, and fortunately they recognized its potential. That sticky substance went through extensive testing and refinement to become TissueGlu. Testing demonstrated that the adhesive is strong, safe, and effective. Its use can help reduce fluid accumulation by holding tissues closely together. Ultimately it can improve recovery and reduce complications after surgical procedures. TissueGlu has been approved for use in operations that remove extra fat and skin, as well as breast cancer and lymph node dissection surgeries.

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Automotive News PACE Award Recognizes Sika for its Collaboration with BMW

Posted By ASC, Monday, May 18, 2015
Updated: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sika, a leading manufacturer of specialty adhesives for construction and industry, has won two awards in the 2015 Automotive News’ Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence (PACE) Award Show. The prestigious PACE Awards were given in Detroit, MI last month. Sika was recognized with a product innovation award for Sikaflex Ultra-High Modulus Adhesive (UHM), as well as an Innovation Partnership Award for their collaboration with BMW. Sikaflex UHM is a high-modulus, fast-cure adhesive used to bond the Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Life Module to the aluminum chassis Drive Module on the BMW i3 and i8. The judging panel reviewed all of the PACE Finalists, as well as their respective OEMs, and recognized BMW for a unique high level of collaboration with Sika in development of the BMW i3. Dave Jones, Head of Global Automotive at Sika, commented on the awards, “Today’s cars require innovative products enabling OEMs to meet their manufacturing needs and performance goals. I am proud that Sika can provide the full range of technology to support our customers’ lightweighting needs.”

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Sika Corporation's Retail Group Launches Extreme Grip Adhesive

Posted By ASC, Monday, May 18, 2015
Updated: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sika Corporation recently released their new, instant-grab adhesive, SikaBond® Ultimate Grab. This new product is a one-component, moisture-cure, polyurethane adhesive. SikaBond® Ultimate Grab is designed to remove the need for nails and screws in a range of indoor and outdoor applications and is compatible with substrates including brick, glass, metal, concrete, wood and ceramics. Superior adhesion and elastic technology allows SikaBond® Ultimate Grab to quickly form a strong bond and provide long-term durability. The elastic technology in this adhesive also provides maximal bond flexibility. In the US, SikaBond Ultimate Grab will be available through The Home Depot, and more production information can be found here

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Mallard Creek Polymers Discusses Adhesive Options Available to Formulation Professionals

Posted By ASC, Monday, May 18, 2015
Updated: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mallard Creek Polymers, Inc. (MCP) will be discussing polymer concepts to meet challenging adhesive requirements.  They will be showcasing their expanding range of Acrylic Polymer Emulsions at the PSTC Tape Summit. MCP’s adhesives include pressure-sensitive adhesives with their innovative styrene-butadiene emulsion polymers. A central feature of MCP’s business is developing customized product for individual clients. Lower-cost, high-performance formulations are available with their In-Process Modification technology (2007 PSTC) and new developments in tackifier chemistry.  Styrene-butadiene chemistry has outstanding shear performance and specific adhesion to difficult substrates. For example, MCP’s Rovene 5044 has demonstrated shear and tack equal to industry standard, high-solids, acrylic adhesives. MCP is currently expanding their line of acrylic polymer emulsions for masking tape production. More information can be found in the MCP Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Product Selection Guide.

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ASC WELCOMES TWELVE NEW MEMBERS IN 2015

Posted By Mike Newman, Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Updated: Thursday, May 28, 2015


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Media Contact:

Mike Newman

Member Engagement Specialist

(301) 986-9700 ext. 119

Mike.newman@ascouncil.org



 ASC WELCOMES TWELVE NEW MEMBERS IN 2015

12 New Members Add to Council Strength and unified voice


May 12, 2015 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) welcomed twelve new members to its ranks since the start of the year.  The new member companies represent different aspects of the adhesive and sealant supply chain, including raw materials suppliers, manufacturers and technical adhesive and sealant consultants.

“Leaders are taking note of the positive changes happening at ASC and voting to be part of that change by joining the Council and becoming actively involved,” notes Matthew E. Croson, president of ASC.  “We are pleased to have 12 new members joining the Council so far in 2015 and look forward to engaging with them on new ideas and value drivers.”

The following companies have joined the Council in 2015:

 

Chem Link, Inc.

Supplier


 

Concrete Sealants, Inc.

Manufacturer


 

Dow Corning Corp.

Manufacturer


 

Eclectic Products, Inc.

Manufacturer


 

The International Group

Supplier


 

JDA Associates

Service Supplier


 

Lianda Corporation

Supplier


 

Mapei Corporation USA

Manufacturer


 

PPG Industries

Manufacturer


 

Shanghai Bitoner Resin C0.

Supplier


 

Synthomer, LLC

Supplier


 

V&C Manufacturing

Manufacturer




           

                       

“With the implementation of the ASC long range plan members have a variety of choice when it comes to engaging in new programs and services,” says Steve Duren, Senior Director of Membership Services. “A focus on education, new segmented market reports and growth on emerging markets are just some of the highlights to the 17 different areas we are focusing resources. We are looking forward to a very active 2015 and beyond.”

To learn how the new Long Range plan can impact your company, view the video or read about the plan here.

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 301-986-9700, extension 105 or Mike Newman, Member Engagement Specialist, at mike.newman@ascouncil.org or 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 128 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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RECORD CROWD ATTENDS SPRING CONVENTION IN NASHVILLE

Posted By Matt Croson, Friday, May 8, 2015
Updated: Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 x111

matt.croson@ascouncil.org

RECORD CROWD ATTENDS SPRING CONVENTION IN NASHVILLE



Expanded EXPO, Strong Technical Content, Networking Draws Industry


May 8, 2015 – Bethesda, MD –
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) drew 592 total attendees to its Spring Convention and EXPO held April 20-22 in Nashville, TN.  The 592 attendees are a record for both the Spring and Fall Convention, not including the year ASC hosted the World Adhesive Conference.  Total attendance includes full paid attendees, partial or one-day attendees, EXPO participants, speakers and media. 

“Based on the preliminary results of the post-Convention survey, attendees were drawn to this year’s event for the EXPO, strong technical content, and numerous networking oriented events,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “It’s clear our strategy of expanding the EXPO, adding strong technical content, and including as many networking opportunities as possible is paying dividends as the industry comes together to stay aware of innovation, keep up with formulation strategies and meet other industry professionals.”

The Spring Convention was held at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN.  This year’s programming included bio-based adhesive formulation, raw materials, building and construction, and regulatory affairs oriented tracks.  Overall, there were 45 sessions held over the 2 day period.  In addition, the EXPO included 85 exhibits, the largest number of exhibits the Council has ever had for a Spring or Fall Convention. 

“Our Long Range Plan includes a focus on innovation, and one of the best sources of innovation for the formulation community are our raw materials suppliers, which is why we focus considerable time and attention to the EXPO,” adds Croson.  “Having new raw materials suppliers participating in the EXPO provides the opportunity for our formulating members to focus on what’s new, what’s different and have considerable dialogue in order to innovate based on customer needs.”

In addition to the programming and EXPO, the Spring Convention provided ample opportunities to network, including a Golf Outing, Welcome Reception, New Member Lunch, EXPO Reception, and Closing Reception. 


“The ASC Spring Convention and EXPO is one of the primary value drivers of Council membership, and we appreciate the support of our members, EXPO participants and programming committee as they collaborated to make this year’s meeting a success,” notes Croson.  “We also look forward to coming together at our Fall Convention this October 19-21 in Pittsburgh, PA.  For a list of our upcoming events, please visit www.ascouncil.org/events.”



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The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the $40 billion global adhesive and sealant industry.  The Council is comprised of 131 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, representing 75% of the U.S. industry.  “Innovators secure the future with adhesives and sealants” is the vision of ASC, and the Council produces programs that support five strategic objectives covering Career Education, Community Knowledge Integration, Innovation, Unified Industry Voice and Accelerate Growth. Information on ASC can be found at www.ascouncil.org.  Industry solutions and news can be found at www.adhesives.org or www.sealants.org.  
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Dow Corning Silicone Innovations Help Increase Competitiveness of Solar Energy

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Updated: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Dow Corning presented innovative and state-of-the-art silicone solutions at the 9th International Photovoltaic Conference and Expo. Dow is committed to improving solar energy production efficiency and the competitiveness of solar energy in the market. Dow Corning PV-5802 Electrically Conductive Adhesive is a high-performance adhesive used for constructing a photovoltaic module’s back connections. PV-5802 can contribute to exceptional performance during lead testing and hail and ice impact testing. Also notable, Dow Corning PV-6212 Cell Encapsulant is an optically clear silicone with excellent resistance to potential induced degradation. PV-6212 Cell Encapsulant offers mechanical, thermal and dialectric protection. These adhesives were used to make the world’s first silicone encapsulated dual-glass photovoltaic module, which was on display at the Photovoltaic Conference and Expo. Potting agents and frame sealing solutions are also available through Dow.

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Avery Dennison Introduces New Hi-Tack Adhesive For Opaque and Digital Vinyl Films

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Updated: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has introduced a new Hi-Tack performance adhesive for use with Avery Dennison Easy Apply technology. These products allow brand graphics to stay intact in harsh outdoor conditions. The new Hi-Tack Easy Apply adhesive works with Air-Egress technology and Avery Dennison 900 Supercast and 700 High Performance opaque vinyls to create highly durable graphics. “By offering Avery Dennison opaque and digital films with Hi-Tack adhesive and Easy Apply technology, companies have the opportunity to create new, dynamic decals and branding that will last longer,” commented Roxanne McSpadden, Marketing Director, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. This is vital for original equipment manufacturers seeking to prominently brand equipment. Applications include recreational vehicles, as well as commercial light- and heavy-duty equipment. Hi-Tack adhesive securely binds vinyl to challenging substrates, including powder-coated paints, low-surface-energy plastics, fiberglass and glossy or matte finish protective clear coats. Combining this adhesive with Easy Apply Air-Egress technology results in faster application and reduces the likelihood of bubbles.

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Royal Expands Portfolio with Acquisition of Adhesive Maker

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Updated: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Royal Holdings Inc., through their Kommerling UK Ltd. Subsidiary, has acquired Chemical Innovations Ltd. (CIL) from the Vita Group. This acquisition will expand Royal’s capabilities and product portfolio. CIL develops and produces high performance adhesives for bonding rubber to metal, plastic, fabric and glass. Their target market is automotive and industrial applications, including anti-vibration, belts, hoses and friction products. Through a network of about 40 distributors, CIL serves over 50 countries in the European, Asian and U.S. markets. Royal intends to retain CIL’s work force of 40, management team and plant in Preston. In addition, CIL will keep its name for the time being and become part of the Royal Adhesives & Sealants Group. Royal offers a broad range of specialty produce for complex bonding, laminating and sealing applications. Royal CEO, Ted Clark, noted that the companies are a good fit, with a common emphasis on working closely with customers to provide solutions that add value to the customer’s finished product. Kommerling Managing Director, Dick Spalton, added that CIL has an experienced and talented management team and that Royal will work with them to continue developing the market for CIL’s products.

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