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New Adhesives for 2016 from Hernon and Palm Labs

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hernon Manufacturing Inc. is launching a two-component methacrylate adhesive under the brand name Fusionbond370. It is able to bond thermoplastics, metal, wood and composites and will be used for marine, automotive and construction applications. Apart from being able to bond dissimilar substrates, the adhesive is fatigue and impact-resistant and is able to tolerate exposure to salt spray while maintaining the integrity of bonds at temperatures ranging from -100 F to 250 F. Shear strength varies from 620 psi to 3,000 psi depending on substrate.

 

Palm Labs Adhesives is expanding its range of fluorescent Cyanoacrylate adhesives with Turbo Fuse 130 FY, an adhesive with a curing time of 24 hours at room temperature. When exposed to ultraviolet light, the adhesive glows yellow, allowing for easy inspection of bonds. It is able to bond plastics, metals, elastomers and wood with a shear strength of 3,000 psi at temperatures of -65F to 180F.

 

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New Adhesives for 2016 from 3M and Dymax

Posted By ASC, Monday, January 11, 2016

2016 will once again see the introduction of new adhesives for a variety of applications. 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes has recently released its new Scotch-Weld acrylic adhesive, a two part adhesive that remains workable for 25 minutes, curing to a strength of 1,000 psi within 50 minutes. 3M’s new acrylic adhesive has a higher impact resistance than other acrylic adhesives on the market, and has a shelf-life of 18 months without requiring refrigeration.

 

On the medical appliances front, Dymax Corp has released 1405-M-UR-SC, a light-curing adhesive suitable for needle bonding applications. Once again, Dymax has made use of its See-Cure color change and Ultra-red fluorescing properties to make quality control and inspection easier for medical device manufacturers. When uncured, the adhesive is blue in color, but once cured it becomes clear. When exposed to low intensity black light, the adhesive fluoresces red, allowing for easy inspection of the bond. 1405-M-UR-SC is suitable for bonding stainless steel, polycarbonate, acrylic and ABS.

 

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Adhesives.org Article: Adhesives Facilitate Lightweighting Advances

Posted By ASC, Friday, January 8, 2016

Adhesives Facilitate Lightweighting Advances


Manufacturers face the challenge of reducing product weight for a number of reasons. Lightweighting reduces energy consumption, improves portability, allows for an attractive aesthetic, and often reduces manufacturing costs.


Specialized adhesives are able to overcome challenges such as bonding heavier and lighter substrates, bonding dissimilar substrates, noise reduction and reduction of vibration, reinforcement of weaker materials, resistance to heat and visual enhancement of products. As a result, adhesive technologies have become important in a wide range of applications, particularly in automotive manufacture and consumer electronics and appliances. These industries seek solutions that will allow for lightweighting and an attractive aesthetic.


Today, adhesives enable manufacturers to overcome a variety of lightweighting challenges including the bonding of material combinations that are not suitable for traditional fasteners and the separation of dissimilar substrates such as steel and aluminium that corrode when in direct contact with one another.


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ASC Launches Growth Program within the Transportation Segment

Posted By ASC, Thursday, January 7, 2016
Updated: Thursday, January 7, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact:

Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 x111

Matt.Croson@ascouncil.org


 

ASC LAUNCHES GROWTH PROGRAM
WITHIN THE TRANSPORTATION SEGMENT

 

Council to Focus on Technical Education for Auto, Light Truck,
Truck and Bus Design Engineers


Goal is to Warm the Market for Industry to Grow the Vertical

 


January 7, 2016 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is embarking on an 18-month technical education program directed towards the transportation sub-segments including passenger automobiles, light trucks, trucks and busses.  The goal of the program is to warm the market to the benefits of adhesives and sealants by sharing technical information, education and training for the design engineers and materials engineers within the space.  The program is part of ASC’s long range plan focused on growth, and includes a $260,000 investment from the Council’s Reserves in order to fully fund the program.

 

Working with Ducker Worldwide, Industrial Market Insight and a member-driven Growth Program Task Force, ASC will develop white papers, webinars, videos, present at important conferences and have a presence at critical transportation focused events that will give the Council an opportunity to educate the target audience on the value of our industry’s services.

 

“The 2025 CAFÉ standards that are requiring that auto makers to achieve 54 m.p.g. are a driving force in today’s market – forcing companies to innovate, using new materials and looking at ways to achieve efficiencies within their manufacturing process – and adhesives and sealants play a critical role in this effort,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “ASC has an opportunity to provide technical data and information that we feel can be leveraged by members and the target audience to ‘make the case’ for adhesives and sealants and ensure our industry is a critical piece of the trend to solve the challenges the new rules require industry to meet.”

 

Ducker Worldwide is a research firm active in the transportation space.  ASC engaged them in 2015 to conduct voice of the customer research which illustrated there are many opportunities to educate the target audience on the value of adhesives and sealants, especially with the increase use of dissimilar materials which are needed in order to achieve the MPG targets.  ASC will continue to work with Ducker to establish a baseline of understanding and measure the success of the effort ASC will deploy, over time.

 

In addition, Marc Benevento of Industrial Market Insight, will be engaged as a subject matter expert, working closely as part of the ASC team that will develop materials, information and presentations.  
Finally, ASC will continue its Growth Task Force and leverage the knowledge and insight of the market to ensure the products this effort produces are supportive of industry needs and objectives.

 

Participants include:

  Steve Meenan, 3M
  Steve Willging, HB Fuller
  David Legrand, Ingevity
  Daniel Hunter, Covestro
  Ana Wagner, Dow Automotive
  Forest Driggs, Franklin International
  Mike Bozich, Henkel
  Tom Stewart, Ashland

 

“This will be ASC’s first downstream oriented outreach program and is something that the Board, Task Force and Staff has discussed and debated for the past year as each group asked the fundamental question:  how can we add value to ASC membership?,” notes Croson.  “ASC mirrors the industry we serve, and this is a hot area of research, debate and opportunity.  Our goal is to be part of the education arm that gives information and insight to the downstream design community to ensure they understand the value our industry delivers.”

 

 

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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 138 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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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 138 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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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 138 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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Bostik, an Arkema Subsidiary, Opens New HMPSA Plant in Mexico

Posted By ASC, Thursday, January 7, 2016

A new plant for the production of hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives (HMPSA) was recently opened in Monterrey Mexico by Bostik, a subsidiary of Arkema. The adhesives are intended for use in the production of disposable hygiene products such as disposable diapers, adult incontinence products and feminine hygiene products, and the new plant will meet growing demand for HMPSA in Central and South America.


The state-of-the-art plant was designed utilizing international expertise in order to ensure top quality, efficiency and the application of the latest safety features. The new plant also features a fully automated packaging operation. A company spokesperson said that the new facility would promote efficiency and bring about significant cost-savings for the company.


The opening of Mexico’s new adhesives plant is the latest development in Bostik’s international expansion strategy that has included the inauguration of plants in China, Malaysia, India, Brazil and the US.

 

 

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Packaging Predictions for 2016

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, January 6, 2016

LATEST BLOG from ADHESIVES.ORG

 

Contributed by Hallie Forcinio

 

As the old year is behind us, it’s time to look forward. Although we can’t be completely certain about what the new year will bring, there’s no doubt adhesive innovations will continue to play an important role in the packaging of the products we bring home or use at work or play.

 

I think it’s safe to say all areas of adhesive technology will evolve to address demands for more sustainable packaging, lower costs, higher productivity and shelf impact. As a result, we’ll see expanded use of:

 

  • Melt-on-demand sealing systems
  • Green chemistries
  • Recycling-friendly adhesive formulas
  • Consumer appeal

 

Melt-on-demand sealing systems

Melt-on-demand (MOD) sealing systems were prominently displayed at PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 28-30, 2015 at the Las Vegas Convention Center), and interest in what are sometimes described as “tank-less” or “tank-free” systems is growing. MOD systems offer the potential to consume less adhesive and energy, enhance productivity by minimizing charring and degradation, significantly shorten make ready times and reduce maintenance requirements. Advanced software allows machine status to be viewed from a smartphone, tablet or computer. Pattern controllers optimize application.

 

Green chemistries

Green chemistries replace solvents with water or 100% solids and non-renewable raw materials with renewable natural rubber, starch derivatives, cellulose, soy, natural gum, plant oils and biopolymers. Green formulas simplify compliance with regulations minimize or eliminate emissions of volatile organic compounds, lower...READ MORE

 

 

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Royal Adhesives & Sealants Acquires Adhesive Systems Inc. (ASI)

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Royal Adhesives & Sealants, LLC has recently announced its acquisition of the stock of ASI, a Frankfort, IL-based developer and manufacturer of cyanoacrylate, methacrylate, epoxy and anaerobic adhesives. These are engineered adhesives targeted for use in a range of industries including the automotive, plastics molding, electronics, military, general industrial, appliances, furniture and filtration assembly industries.

 

Royal Adhesives & Sealants has its headquarters in South Bend, IN and produces specialized adhesives and sealants for the automotive, industrial, construction, specialty packaging, defense and aerospace industries. Its products include customized thermosetting epoxies, solvent-based and water-based adhesives and sealants and urethane products.

 

The acquisition is expected to accelerate Royal’s growth strategy which includes plans for global expansion. ASI will maintain its current leadership structure and the companies’ specialized product ranges and geographic expansion plans are complementary, according to ASI and Royal spokesmen.

 

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Henkel's Expertise Used to Restore Tutankhamun’s Burial Mask

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Preserving and restoring historic artifacts such as Tutankhamun’s Burial Mask presents unique challenges. The iconic 3,000-year-old artifact was damaged during cleaning, and the beard, which had fallen off, was badly glued back some time ago using epoxy resin.


Adhesives company Henkel was approached for help. The first task would be the removal of the epoxy so that no residues were left behind. A high-tech adhesive that would withstand high temperatures and vibration, yet still be easily removable should this be required in the future, was required for the restoration of the golden mask.


Using 3D modelling and extensive testing, a hot melt adhesive was developed by Henkel for this once-off project. During a presentation ceremony at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Henkel was praised by the head of the restoration team for its significant contribution to the preservation of this significant relic of Egypt’s past.


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2016 ASC Training Academy Webinars Announced

Posted By ASC, Monday, January 4, 2016

ASC Training Academy Webinars in 2016 will focus on both introductory and advanced topics of interest to industry veterans, new employees and professionals looking to advance their careers with continuing professional education and a NEW Certificate Program.

 

Leading off the training is the February 17th webinar "Predictive Approaches in Product Safety" with important topics following including Sustainable Chemistry, Hygiene Market Trends and Technologies, Structural Adhesives in Automobile Body Structures, Advanced Polymers, Feedstocks, Hot Melt Adhesives, Automobile Interior Adhesives, Testing, Rheology, Food Packaging and many more.

 

DOWNLOAD a copy of the 2016 schedule to SAVE THE DATES!

 

Register for the February 17th Webinar HERE


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Corning's Gorilla Glass Hybrid Used in Ford’s New GT

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ford has been taking up the challenge of lightweighting with the help of adhesives. Apart from using composites bonded with adhesives, it will become the first automotive manufacturer to make use of yet another technology made possible by adhesives: a Gorilla Glass hybrid.


This toughened glass from Corning is used on smart phones and tablets and is both stronger and lighter than ordinary glass. The variant that will be used as a windshield and engine cover for the new Ford GT consists of thin layers of soda lime glass with a crystal clear plastic adhesive sandwiched in between the layers. According to Ford, the Gorilla Glass hybrid will shave 12 pounds off the weight of the supercar, is 30% lighter than laminated glass and 25 – 50% thinner.


The new Ford GT will be released in 2017, and Ford is considering rolling out the lightweighting advantage to other models in its range.


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