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Adhesive Inner Wall for Heat Shrink Tubing Delivers Benefits for Battery or Power Cable Terminal Applications

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, April 30, 2019

BAATU tubing is used for fast application and TE Connectivity has developed an iteration specifically for battery or power cable to terminal applications in the manufacture of heavy vehicles, generators, and construction equipment. TE Connectivity’s new BAATU heat shrink tubing has a dual wall, exhibits good fire retardant properties and will allow for operation in harsh environments according to the company. 


The tubing has polyolefin jacket and a thermoplastic adhesive inner layer. According to the company, the tubing’s shrink ratio is about 2:1 and should save costs by reducing application time. Specified operating temperatures range from -40 to 130°C and offers excellent electrical insulation and moisture resistance. The TE reports that the tubing will protect assemblies from bending and abrasion as well as any exposure to automotive liquids while the adhesive inner layer will secure the electrical wiring.

 

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3M's New Coatings Spray Cup System

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

3M has announced the release of a new spray cup system for coatings application that it says will reduce preparation and clean up time by half while reducing the need for cleaning solvents by as much as 70 percent. In addition, the system will spray at any angle, even in an upside down position. The company highlights six features which it believes give its spray cup system an advantage.

 

The spout adapter is wide and has a four point connection that ensures stability during use while simplifying cleaning of the equipment after use. The domed lid features a quarter-turn locking system and has a full-diameter filter designed for better flow and consistency. Each lid and liner kit comes with a new cup allowing operators to replace cups more often while ratio and fill markings and the access window enhance convenience. A larger cup sealing plug allows for inverted storage of coatings so that lid longevity can be enhanced. The new spray cup system is compatible with most spray guns thanks to a wide range of adapters.

 

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Beer Six Packs Boast 76 Percent Less Plastic Thanks to Innovative Adhesive Technology

Posted By ASC, Monday, April 22, 2019

When six pack rings first hit the packaging scene, they were hailed as using less plastic than a full wrap – but then their potential effect on wildlife became apparent. Meanwhile, large, floating islands of plastic out at sea and large volumes of plastic washed up on sea shores have raised public awareness as to the need for more sustainable alternatives.

 

Now, Carlsberg Breweries is using adhesives to bond six packs together. The packaging uses no plastic other than a carry handle attached to two of the tins. The company says that the adhesive used is strong enough to hold the tins together but will release when consumers twist and snap the cans off the pack. It suggests splitting the “pack” into two rows of three cans and then rolling off individual cans as needed.

 

Carlsberg is in the process of converting all pack sizes to the new format and estimates that it will use 1,200 tons less plastic every year when the rollout is complete.

 

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MasterBond Says Military-Grade Adhesives Benefit Industry and Research

Posted By ASC, Thursday, April 18, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Time and again, we see technologies developed for military use ultimately finding their way into, and benefiting, commercial and research applications. The same is true of adhesives, says MasterBond, citing its thermally stable epoxies as an example. The epoxies meet the requirements for thermal stability set out in ASTM D3850-12 per MIL-STD-883J Section 3.5.2 & 3.8.5 for military applications. 

 

As a result, epoxies meeting the standard can be relied on for use at high temperatures, but MasterBond comments that the service temperature range, thermal cycling speed, and other factors may come into play.Civilian uses include the epoxies’ potential use in satellites, lasers, or oil-drilling equipment as well as electronics and automobile manufacture.

 

While military-grade adhesives have been developed to tolerate extreme conditions, MasterBond recommends consultation with adhesive manufacturers to ensure the choice of products with the correct specifications for specific applications and manufacturing processes.

 

 

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Adhesives.org BLOG: If You’re Marketing in the DIY Sector, You May Need to Check Your Ethics

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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If You’re Marketing in the DIY Sector, You May Need to Check Your Ethics
by Ujjval Vyas

 

Marketing products for the DIY residential and building construction sector poses interesting ethical questions for manufacturers of materials and systems, especially when it involves science-based messages. This may seem counterintuitive—after all, science-based claims should be self-explanatory, so where do ethics come in? But on closer examination, it becomes clearer why marketing to the DIY consumer calls formore focused attention from members of the adhesives and sealants industry.

Unlike commercial markets, where manufacturers are selling their products to sophisticated buyers, in the DIY sector buyers possess almost no relevant scientific knowledge. In fact, the buyer in the DIY market for any product based in chemistry or science is a babe in the woods.

Every time I go into a big-box home improvement retailer, I am always struck by how much I depend on smart sales people to help me separate the wheat from the chaff. Should I get that fancy new “green” paint or the amazing new wheatboard cabinets to put in my kitchen? Luckily, a savvy and informed sales person can level with me and let me know that the paint will smudge at the slightest touch and the wheatboard will suck up moisture like a wick. But not all buyers know that they need to question the functionality and value of products beyond their perception-based claims, and not all salespeople are knowledgeable enough or...

 

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3M’s Self-Stick Protection Fabric Puts an End to Surface Mess and Damage

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, April 10, 2019

It’s a catch 22 – factories, workshops, and work areas are home to messy jobs – but cleaning up the mess can take longer than the task itself. What’s more, harsh cleaning agents and vigorous cleaning scratches and damages surfaces – even supposing the stains can be removed, the surface has a shorter lifespan.


3M says it has the solution with a self-stick liquid protection fabric that can be rolled on using a push-along applicator or by hand. The fabric comes in several widths, adheres to most surfaces, has non-slip benefits, will cushion impacts from dropped debris, and will exclude dust, dirt, grime, and spills. When it’s time to clean up, the fabric can be peeled away and will not leave an adhesive residue on the substrate.


In painting, the fabric will reduce paint booth maintenance, but it can be used for any application where there’s a surface to be keep dust and dirt free while you work. 3M demonstrates how a boat’s pure-white surface is maintained scratch and grime free during routine maintenance thanks to the fabric. 3M says its fabric will help general industry, but also any small business or private enthusiast with surfaces to protect.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ASC Announces Winners of the 2019 Innovation Awards

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Updated: Thursday, April 4, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact:

Steve Duren

Senior Director, Member Services
(952) 300-8280
steve.duren@ascouncil.org


  

 

ASC ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2019 INNOVATION AWARDS

 

Recipients recognized at ASC Annual Convention in Philadelphia



April 9, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) held its 3rd annual Innovation Awards at the 2019 Annual Spring Convention in Philadelphia April 8-10, 2019.

 

The Innovation awards recognizes the top three innovations from the adhesive and sealant industry. Independent judges reviewed the following categories and weightings as part of their review process:

  • Science and Innovation (30%)
  • Applicability & Impact (10%)
  • Impact of the Technology Relative to the State of the Art (30%)
  • Qualifications, Experience and Capabilities (20%)
  • Significant Milestone (10%)

 

ASC judges reviewed submittal packages and the following were the winners of the 2019 awards:


The primary award was presented to Deborah Moore, Product Development Technical Lead at HENKEL. The Development from Henkel was entitled “Loctite Universal Structural Bonders Powered by Hybrid Technology,” which is a solution for OEM engineers looking for ways to improve assembly applications. For more information on this development click HERE.

 

1st Runner Up went to Dow with a development called “UV Curable Primer that Enables Hard to Bond INFUSE™ Olefin Block Copolymer Midsole Foams in High Performance Footwear.”

 

2nd runner up went to Sartomer for a development titled “An electron Beam curable Resealable Adhesive that only sticks to itself.”

 

Interviews with all three winners will be available in the coming days as part of the ASC/ICIS post-convention digital magazine, which will be distributed digitally to the industry and posted online at ascouncil.org.

 

“We were pleased with the quality of the submittals for the 3rd annual program in which we recognized unique developments for our industry,” indicated Steve Duren, ASC Senior Director, and lead for developing the Innovation Awards. “We will improve and sharpen our program for 2020; thank you to all that submitted in 2019. Congratulations to Sartomer and Dow as runners up and Henkel as our 1st place winner for the 2019 best innovations.”


To learn more about the ASC Innovation Awards Program visit the official awards page located HERE.


Questions about the 2020 program should be directed to Steve Duren, Senior Director of Member Services at steve.duren@ascouncil.org. Companies interested in becoming a sponsor for 2020 should contact Malinda Armstrong at (301) 986-9700 x1106 or malinda.armstrong@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 107 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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Announces Publication of Adhesives & Sealants Benefits Guide for the Retail Markets

Posted By ASC, Monday, April 8, 2019
Updated: Thursday, April 4, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact:

Steve Duren

Senior Director, Member Services
(952) 300-8280
steve.duren@ascouncil.org


  

 

ASC ANNOUNCES PUBLICATION OF ADHESIVES & SEALANTS
BENEFITS GUIDE FOR THE RETAIL MARKETS



April 8, 2019 – Alexandria, VA – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) has published a chemicals management and sustainability benefits guide for adhesives and sealants intended for stakeholders in the retail market environment.


“Sourcing stakeholders in the big box and retail marketplace should be aware of the
efforts within ASC (see page 17) to help the policy writers within the retail environment to better understand the impact that adhesives and sealants have on key applications,” said Sharon Papke of Covestro and Chair of the ASC Retail Task Force.  “Increased energy savings and reducing air and water infiltration are just a few of the benefits adhesives and sealants provide,” she said. “This new benefits guide has been an industry effort by ASC members and addresses important adhesive/sealant applications along with the need for exposure considerations by retailer policy writers when it comes to risk assessment.”

 

“The benefits guide piece represents a brief overview on who ASC is, our members and the critical role that adhesives and sealants play in supplying the retail environment with safe products that provide a hidden function in thousands of applications.” notes Steve Duren, Senior Director at ASC. “The guide describes the process on where adhesives and sealants are featured as well as the type and function of the adhesives and sealants used,” he said. “The guide allows downstream users to further understand the value that adhesives and sealants play in critical applications. Risk assessment needs to be a multi attribute science-based approach and not a single hazard only request for transparency from retailers.” 

 

The ASC Retail Task Force is focused on providing value chain partners with industry information that will help reduce confusion of end-users and retail buyers of ASC member products and grow the market for adhesives and sealants in the DIY marketplace.

 

The ASC DIY landing page on Adhesives.org contains guideswebinarswhitepapersblogsvideostools, and corporate sustainability reports that are intended to communicate the health and environmental benefits of ASC members products and show case actions of ASC member products that benefit the workplace and environment. More information can be found HERE. The new guide can be accessed 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 952-300-8280.

 

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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 107 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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Automotive Composites Require Specialized Quality Control and Inspection Standards (Part 2)

Posted By ASC, Thursday, April 4, 2019

Adhesives.org Article Highlight (Part 2 of a 2-part article)

The i3 already demonstrates this with a honeycomb structure to absorb impacts, braided carbon fiber, and a foam core. Soon, fiber-metal laminates like glass laminate aluminum reinforced epoxy or GLARE, already used in aerospace applications, are likely to be used in cars too, adding to the complexity of quality control and testing tasks.


Part 2...

Non-destructive testing (NDT) methods in current use include:

Visual inspection: cracks, delamination, impact damage

Optical Coherence Tomography: voids, cracks, delamination

Microscopy: cracks, voids, delamination, broken fibers

Tap test: delamination or cracking

Acoustic emissions testing:fiber breaks, cracks, delamination

Ultrasonic testing: voids, foreign objects, delamination, cracks

X-ray radiography: fiber alignment, splitting fibers, cracks, foreign objects

X-ray computed microtomography: micro cracks, cracks, and voids

Infrared thermography: inclusions, delamination, foreign objects, cracks, voids, impact damage

 

Not all testing methods are suitable for all situations and challenges will include:

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Growth in Contract Packaging Industry Fuels Innovation

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

As shopping moves online and e-commerce becomes the way to buy an ever-growing range of items, the contract packaging industry continues to grow. It is believed that the industry will exceed $100 billion during the 2019 financial year. With fierce competition for the leading places in the market, packaging companies are upping the ante with innovations they hope will give them a competitive edge.

Top new packaging technologies include:

  • Wafer Backside Coating Technology: Wafers and tracking chips are manufactured as uncut wafers, coated with a special paste spun and cured with UV light. Once the wafers have been cut to the desired sizes, their properties can be programmed in.
  • Thermocompression Flip-Chips: Real-time tracking is vital for successful e-commerce. Flip-chips join semiconductor components allowing for easy parcel follow-up. Thermocompression allows chips to be smaller and more durable, improving their performance.

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