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Automotive Components Manufacturer Martinrea Opens $26M Tech Center in Detroit

Posted By ASC, 16 hours ago

Martinrea International, an automotive components manufacturer based in Canada has launched a $26 million R&D center in Detroit. The facility already provides employment for 156 workers, and the company’s fluid lab in Toronto will ultimately move to the Detroit tech center. Martinrea’s most influential clients include Ford, General Motors, Toyota, and Fiat Chrysler and auto manufacturers who have facilities in the Detroit area will be the first to benefit from the tech center’s work, including the use of adhesives for improving and lightweighting their products.

The company hopes that the tech center will help it in addressing the talent gap it is currently experiencing, not only by opening Martinrea to candidates from an expanded geographical area, but also by attracting talent to the automotive industry. The state of Michigan and the City of Auburn Hills provided incentives to make the location attractive to Martinrea decision-makers.

 

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Bostik Hosts Regional Smart Summit Alongside ANEX Presence

Posted By ASC, Friday, June 15, 2018
Updated: Friday, June 15, 2018

Bostik recently hosted a 'Regional Smart Summit' to coincide with the Asia Nonwovens Exhibition and Conference (ANEX) 2018 tradeshow. The summit took place Tuesday, June 5, 2018, one day prior to the opening day of ANEX. During this VIP event, Bostik representatives, customers, and major industry associations shared insights about the disposable hygiene industry globally and discussed the value of smart adhesive solutions.


Major associations supporting the disposable hygiene market kicked off the one-day event with a powerful presentation of their unique views of the marketplace. Bostik also shared insights on topics like: Core, Softness, Stretch and Sustainability.


In addition, Bostik participated in ANEX 2018 June 6-8, with an interactive exhibit. Product animations offered visitors the opportunity to learn about things like core and odor solutions. Bostik representatives were on-hand, answering questions, and offering their insights on smart adhesive solutions.

 

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ITW Pillar Technologies Announces New Industry 4.0 Capability

Posted By ASC, Friday, June 15, 2018

ITW Pillar Technologies, a manufacturer of advanced surface treatment and induction cap sealing systems, has announced that it has developed and commercialized PillarSync™, a new Industry 4.0-ready innovation which provides remote diagnostic monitoring of corona and plasma treater generator performance, as well as local monitoring of real-time generator performance data. The company reports that the innovation also includes real-time mapping of uptime/downtime, power output, frequency, voltage, and fault diagnostics.

According to ITW, PillarSync™ technology provides customers with immediate and continuous payback, giving them the ability to leverage remote real-time monitoring of the treater’s uptime, scheduled and unscheduled downtime, and faster diagnostic reporting in an “always-on” mode of operational monitoring. The company reports that this breakthrough development has been a critical need for its customers, since uptime is critical for creating competitive advantages in packaging converting.

ITW confirmed that its PillarSync™ technology is immediately available for all new and existing corona and plasma systems, and that demonstrations are available.

 

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Handheld 3D Skin Printer Could Replace Skin Grafts

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Researchers at the University of Toronto say they’ve developed a 3-D skin printer that could ultimately replace skin grafts and heal deep wounds. The handheld 3-D printer looks much like a tape dispenser. It uses an adhesive “bio ink” consisting of substances like collagen and fibrin that are found in natural skin. The researchers say that they can specifically tailor the “skin” that the 3-D printer produces to match individual patients and specific wounds.

The device itself weighs less than a kilogram and is no larger than a small shoe box. The scientists say that operators won’t need much by way of special training and that there is no need for the washing and incubation processes that most bioprinters require. In addition, the results could be better than those achieved using conventional skin grafts. It’s not always possible to get enough skin for the grafting process, and that can limit healing. The research team plans to continue with animal trials which it hopes will lead to approval for clinical trials on human patients.


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In-Depth Coverage of The 2017-2020 North American Market Report for Adhesives & Sealants with a Global Overview

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) has published a new North America Market Report that provides the 2017 adhesive and sealant global market size: 59 Billion U.S. Dollars and the growth forecast to 2020by segment for the following regions: North America, South America, Europe/Middle East &Africa (EMEA)& Asia Pacific (APAC).

 

Find the press release HERE.

 

The report further quantifies the seven main market segments and sub-segments for North America (USA, Canada, and Mexico) to include: Assembly Operations, Building & Construction, Consumer/DIY, Footwear & Leather, Paper, Board & Related Products including Flexible Packaging, Transportation, and Woodworking & Joinery. The report identifies key trends, end user unmet needs, ananalysis of the impact of the most recent merger &acquisitions (adhesive and sealant) transactions, raw material market dynamics, a policy shift in retail markets, key regulatory issues, adhesive and sealant specifications/test methods, a section dedicated to distribution and channels and an analysis of  industry market drivers and implications by segment.  The report also includes adhesive and sealant stakeholders’ commentary relative to their experiences and perspectives on bonding and materials trends and drivers.

 

ASC affiliate member and consulting firm The ChemQuest Group, Inc. authored the report for ASC.The ASC Global Resources Committee outlined what the membership wanted in a new North America Report, helped to craft the RFP, and served as chapter reviewers to vet ChemQuest’s research compilation and analysis.

 

 

The report is:

  • 830 slides in length
  • Formatted in PDF and was created using PowerPoint
  • Of high value for making critical business and R&D decisions through 2020, with easy to snip charts, graphics and verbatim quotes
  • Representative of the full A&S supply chain comprising 282 industry interviews with Raw Material Suppliers, Equipment Suppliers, Manufacturers, Distributors, Chemical-focused Trade Associations, Government Agencies, End Users, Consultants, Retail Channel entities, and brands and converters.

 

Examples of Companies Interviewed in the report (slides) include...

 

Focus Areas of Report Include (slides) include...

 

Table of Contents Link...

 

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Baumer hss Introduces New System for Monitoring Glue Application With Flexo Folder Gluers

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, June 12, 2018

As standards for corrugated box packaging continue to rise, the ability to check whether adhesive beads have been properly placed becomes increasingly important. In the past, manufacturers using flexo folder gluers had to make do with capacitive sensors, but these tended to be unreliable, and the feature was often deliberately disabled as a result.

 

Now, Baumer hss has introduced MLT-STA, a quality monitoring system that can be retrofitted onto existing flexo folder gluers. The company says that its solution is an economical one that will work well with any adhesive extrusion system and that it fills the quality control gap that plagued manufacturers in the past. The MLT-40 multi-bead cold glue sensor can examine up to three adhesive beads on either one or two sides of corrugated board simultaneously.

 

It takes less than a second for the MLT-STA to determine whether the adhesive beads are in the correct places, that they have not extended, and that they are the correct distance from the edge of the glue flaps. If it detects an anomaly, visual and audio alarm signals alert operators. At the same time, it marks faulty boxes with a liquid that’s visible under UV light so that they can easily be identified and removed from the production system. The equipment also generates reports that allow managers to evaluate the productivity of their flexo folder gluers. 

 

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Adhesives.org BLOG: The Universal Source for Selecting, Testing and Verifying Adhesives

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, June 5, 2018

BLOG:  The Universal Source for Selecting, Testing and Verifying Adhesives
 
By Dr. Cynthia Gosselin (guest adhesives.org blogger, ChemQuest)

Recently one of my long-time colleagues with an electrical engineering background retired. My colleague, being the inventive sort, had developed a multipurpose product with potential use in transportation OEM applications. In this case, “transportation” has a truly diverse meaning: vehicle types ranging from passenger cars to light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks to big-rig cabs.

In theory, his invention had a potential fit in other applications, but he targeted automotive as his first foray to solve a vexing industry problem. He had to define many material characteristics and ultimately prove that the product would be functional, durable and corrosion-resistant in the aggressive transportation environment, which was no easy feat. This seemingly daunting task did not faze him, however, as he had ample time to devote to it. His work was proceeding smoothly – that is – until he was faced with proving that the adhesives he planned to use would be compatible with multiple materials and substrates. Given that his expertise didn’t extend to materials engineering, he quickly conceded he needed technical advice, ideally from established adhesives suppliers.

Of course, that was only the beginning: Which suppliers would speak to him, he mused – and which questions when properly answered would facilitate material compatibility? Further, how could he verify supplier data found on a typical technical data sheet (TDS) in a manner that would be universally accepted as adhering (no pun intended) to good scientific and documentation principles without necessarily running every adhesives test known to the automotive world? After all, he had unlimited time, but not unlimited money. He sought a practical methodology that would yield the necessary data. Equally important, the data had to be...

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3M’s VHB Tape Squares Off Against Rivets in Video Test

Posted By ASC, Monday, June 4, 2018

The idea behind using adhesives to replace rivets to make completed assemblies even stronger is simple to grasp. There’s no need to make holes in the material that would weaken it, the stress of loads or impacts is spread of a wider area instead of being concentrated at the fastener, and corrosion caused by the interaction between the fastener material and the materials it joins can be eliminated.

 

3M’s VHB tape shows its mettle as an alternative to rivets in tests, and the company says that it’s cheaper, easier and quicker to use, and presents a neater appearance than a riveted bond. It also withstands very high temperatures, allowing manufacturers to assemble components before powder coating or painting processes.  The double-sided tape is being used by the construction industry, can be used to bond truck trailer sheets, and is suited to a variety of manufacturing industries.

 

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Silicone Sealants Rebranded After Dow Corning Corporation Ownership Restructuring

Posted By ASC, Thursday, May 31, 2018

Dow Corning has been a major player in the silicone sealants industry for more than seventy years and has developed many silicone technologies for industrial bonding that are still in use today. The company, previously a partner of Dow Chemical Company, has now been restructured so that Dow owns 100 percent of the silicone sealants business. The products it produces are also being rebranded to mark this change. 


The silicone sealants we know as Dow Corning Silicone Sealants will now be marketed under the new name “DOWSIL” silicones by Dow. The company says that existing products will remain unchanged despite the rebranding and that in every other respect, the specialized expertise of Dow Corning will continue to be deployed –the brand name is all that changes from a client perspective. However, the firm says that it is strengthening customer support services and hopes to provide an improved service offering to match the new brand.

 

 

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Lord Corporation To Invest $80M To Expand Pennsylvania Facility.

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lord Corporation announced plans to expand and upgrade operations at its Saegertown, PA facility with an investment of $80 million during the next five years. The company plans to add various adhesive and coating product lines and provide overall modernization to the site.


Work will begin in May and continue through 2023, adding 75,000 square feet to the existing 250,000-sq.-ft. building on Lord's 67-acre site. Lord employs more than 235 at this facility, which is the company's largest specialty chemicals, adhesives and coatings manufacturing facility.

The site produces acrylic, urethane and epoxy adhesives as well as its Chemlok-branded rubber-to-substrate bonding adhesives, primarily serving the automotive/passenger car industry. Additionally, the plant produces specialty intermediate chemicals and coatings products that are supplied to customers around the world.

"Our Saegertown facility dates back to 1962, when we began with 15 employees and a 10,000-sq.-ft. facility," Doug Lorenz, president of the firm's global performance materials business, said in a statement. "As Lord continues to grow as a global company, we are excited to expand the Saegertown facility to keep pace with the growth and needs of our customers around the world."

 

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