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Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC acquired the assets of the Ball Ground aircraft sealant repackaging business from Graco Supply

Posted By ASC, Thursday, June 8, 2017

Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC ("Royal"), announced on June 2, 2017 that it has acquired the business assets of the Ball Ground aircraft sealant repackaging business (Ball Ground) from Graco Supply.

Based in Ball Ground, GA, the business provides point of use pre mixed and frozen aircraft sealants and other unique packaging and application kits to aircraft manufacturers and their subcontractors. Ball Ground has achieved AS 9100, ISO 9001 and NADCAP quality approvals. The Ball Ground business will be integrated into and operate under the name Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC and will continue to be located in Ball Ground, GA.

"The acquisition of the Ball Ground business is a logical step in our strategy to develop a global aircraft sealant business. Graco Supply, who has been our distributor/partner since we entered the aircraft sealant business over ten years ago, has been instrumental in supporting the development of our sealant business," said Ted Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Royal.

 

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Adhesives Key to World-First Lightweight Composite Motorhome

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Motorhome manufacturers the Swift Group have designed and assembled a glass-reinforced-plastic (GRP) motorhome with no timber or ply in the bodywork. This is a world first from a company that has long been known for its use of revolutionary materials. The company introduced its innovative SMART HT motorhome to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary.

Swift works in close collaboration with its adhesives supplier, Scigrip which supplies cyanoacrylate, methyl methacrylate, anaerobic and UV-cure adhesives. Another advance springing from this collaboration was the elimination of mechanical fasteners from the fuel filler cap of the Esprit motorhome. In this instance, Scigrip supplied its SG 5,000-06 methyl methacrylate adhesive, a high viscosity two-part adhesive which is able to bond GRP components as well as metals and coated metal parts.

The all-composite motorhome has performed well in rigorous endurance testing that simulates six years of use and which includes curb strikes and thermal performance tests.

 

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Teenager Launches Medical Adhesive Tape Business to Help Diabetics Using Wearable Devices

Posted By ASC, Monday, June 5, 2017

Nineteen-year-old Meghan Sharkus may still be a student, but she has launched her own company. She noticed that friends who use wearable insulin or glucose monitors would stop using them because the tape that holds them in place didn’t stay in place.

Researching the issue, she found that 60 percent of people stop using their medical monitoring devices because of issues with the tape that secures them. But Meghan’s tape does more than just help devices to stay on. Young people can choose to make a statement with adhesive patches shaped like footballs, animals or hearts, or they can opt for pretty floral patterns.

She’s chosen a super-thin adhesive that allows medical device users to adjust their adhesive patches, removing and replacing them comfortably. Despite the ease with which the patches peel off, they remain firmly attached to skin, even under wet conditions. Meghan says that the response to her new product has been overwhelming, and she is currently running a kickstarter campaign for her new business, ExpressionMed.

 

 

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New Headlamp Bonding Adhesives from HB Fuller

Posted By ASC, Friday, June 2, 2017

HB Fuller has announced the release of two new adhesives for headlamp bonding. The formulations, swift®bond 2139/1 and swift®bond 2140 are two component adhesives that are combined with swift®hardener 2111 before use. According to the company the products have been designed for use at room temperature to eliminate the need for special dispensing equipment, and both adhesives have fogging resistance higher than 130°C and are able to maintain bond strength at temperatures greater than 120°C. 

 

HB Fuller says its new adhesives more than meet global standards and will contribute to increasing speed and improved quality in the manufacturing process while optimizing component durability.

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Covestro Wins ACC Product Safety Award

Posted By ASC, Thursday, June 1, 2017

This year, polymer producer Covestro LLC received its second consecutive Product Safety Award from the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The award is given in recognition of organizations that continually improve product safety and stewardship programs. In Covestro’s case, it recognizes the company’s work with the US Green Building Council. Together, the two organizations piloted a new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credit.

 

During Covestro’s participation, it submitted three of its products for evaluation and verification of ingredients by an external auditor. After an exhaustive evaluation process, Covestro received LEED credit for all three products. The company credits its adherence to the ACC’s Responsible Care Product Safety Code for its success. All ACC awards are decided by a panel consisting of both internal and external specialists, and exemplary performance is required to qualify companies for an award. Only two companies qualified for awards this year.

 

Covestro’ high-performance polymers are used in the automotive, electrical and electronics sectors as well as the medical and sports and leisure industries.

 

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Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Publishes Research on New Materials and Their Industry-Wide Impact

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Center for Automotive Research has published a report on its research into the impact of new materials on automotive industry’s training needs. New materials mean new methods and new tools, dies, molds, jigs, and fixtures. As a result, even the most experienced auto industry workers must be trained to deal with these materials. In addition, new apprentices must also follow a curriculum that takes these advances into account.

 

CAR says that its investigations indicate a need for an increased focus on human capital investment for the industry in order to address an acute shortage of highly-trained artisans in the US. It calls on businesses and training institutes to work in partnership, allowing technical colleges to align their curricula with new technological directions.

 

Internationally, emissions reduction requirements will see automakers producing ever more lightweight vehicles using advanced materials, and this affects the entire industry as well as related industries such as tool and diemakers. 

 

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Cera C-Cure Renames Itself to Match Its Adhesive Brand. Prepares for Aggressive Marketing Drive.

Posted By ASC, Thursday, May 25, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cer C-Cure, makers of the Crocodile brand range of tile adhesives and grouts, has renamed itself Jorakay Corporation, simultaneously announcing its intention to market aggressively in neighboring countries. The Thai adhesives company is targeting Myanmar and Vietnam in particular, aiming to achieve a 15 to 20 percent growth in revenue.

 

The word “Jorakay” means “Crocodile,” and the company says that the name change was undertaken to better align the company name with its well-known brand. Crocodile tile adhesives and grouts have long been preferred by the Thai construction industry, and Jorakay, which has 4,000 distributors in the CLMV countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam), says it aims to lead the Southeast Asian Market.

 

Jorakay will also be looking at expansion into new markets, and has ISO status, but aims to maintain its local market share while seeking further opportunities abroad. The company says that it believes it can remain competitive, growing its market share despite a slump in the construction industry and intensified competition.

 

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ChemQuest's Dr. Cynthia A. Gosselin Receives ASTM Award in Toronto

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Dr. Cynthia A. Gosselin of The ChemQuest Group, Inc. has been awarded the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International’s Kenneth J. Boedecker, Jr. Distinguished Service Award for her leadership role as an officer within Committee A05’s Technical Subcommittee A05.11 on Coated Sheet Specifications.

 

The Kenneth J. Boedecker, Jr. Distinguished Service Award is the highest award that can be given to a member of Committee A05 on Metallic Coated Iron & Steel Products. Established in 1998, this award recognizes exemplary leadership and significant technical contributions such as organizing a new field of standards activity or strategic direction, authoring new standards or major revisions to A05 standards, as well as the coordination of interlaboratory test programs and conducting key research. 

 

A Materials Engineer by training, Dr. Cynthia Gosselin has over thirty years of international experience in the development, testing and product introduction...

 

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ASC Presentation NOW AVAILABLE: Adhesives and Sealants as an Enabling Technology for Lightweight, Safe, and High Performing Steel Vehicles

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Chairman of the ASC “Task Force on Growth”- Ana Wagner of Dow Automotive presented at the Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) event on May 17, 2017. This 30 Minute talk was entitled “Adhesives and Sealants as an Enabling Technology for Lightweight, Safe, and High Performing Steel Vehicles.”

 

The presentation is now available for review and download at adhesives.org HERE under the White Papers & Presentation section of the transportation landing page.

 

“OEM and tier I stakeholders in the automotive marketplace should be aware of the efforts within ASC to help the design and specification community become more aware of the impact that adhesives and sealants have on vehicle body structures. Light weighting, bonding dissimilar materials, and reducing noise vibration and harshness (NVH) are just a few of the benefits the adhesives and sealants provide, says Wagner.” “The GDIS show is a premier opportunity to be in front of those engineers and influencers that make decisions on materials and steel technology.”


The ASC Task Force on Growth is focused on providing value chain partners with industry neutral information that help ASC members grow the market for adhesives and sealants. The ASC transportation landing page contains white papersblogsvideosreports, and on-demand webinars.

 

More information can be found at the ASC Transportation Landing Page HERE.

For more information about ASC visit www.ascouncil.org or contact Steve Duren, Senior Director of Membership: steve.duren@ascouncil.org or 952-300-8280.

 

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BASF and HP Indigo to Collaborate in Developing New Water-Based Packaging Adhesives

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, May 23, 2017

BASF and HP Indigo will be working together to develop water-based adhesives suitable for use on flexible packaging that is printed with HP Indigo’s ElectroInk process. This digital printer is designed for rapid printing, and together with BASF, HP hopes to offer its clients the right lamination adhesives to further enhance its clients’ experience with the printer.

 

BASF has already developed several lamination solutions for digitally printed packaging both in the dry lamination and food packaging sectors. The company will now tailor-make an adhesive to specifically match the HP Indigo process. It says that its unique polymer design will help HP’s clients to achieve accelerated production and greater efficiency.

 

The new adhesives to be developed will be based on BASF’s experience with Epotal DP3820X and Basonat LR 9056 which produced high-quality lamination when used with HP Indigo’s Pack Ready coating.

 

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