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This webinar explores the use of adhesives and sealants in Assembly applications. It begins with a discussion of the market size and trends, an outlook for growth, and assembly best practices for successful bonding and sealing performance. The appliance industry, electronics assembly, alternative energy and medical equipment segments are covered.


Key Learning Objectives

  • Gain a basic understanding of the options available for assembling components, ie, mechanical VS adhesive joining of components and joint design Comparing strengths VS weaknesses of the options
  • Learn how to design an adhesive bonded joint.
  • Learn about the merits of adhesive types available to decide what is best for a given application.
  • Gain an understanding of at least 4 market segments for adhesives used in assembling components where there are still unmet needs or greater than GDP growth opportunities. These to include Appliances, Electronics, Alternative Energy, and Medical Equipment. Provide market data and references as benchmarks for success. 
  • Understand testing protocols, providing starting point references to obtain testing information



  • Introduction
  • Mechanical Fastening vs. Chemical Bonding
  • Basic Adhesive Joint Design
  • Assembly Adhesives and Sealants
  • North America Product Assembly Market Focus
  • Best Practices
  • Performance Criteria
  • Testing Fundamentals
  • How to Select the Right Adhesive
  • References




David Nick was the founder of DPNA International, Inc. He has authored numerous market study reports for the ASC and produced proprietary and global multi-client market studies covering the adhesive, sealant, coatings and ink industries. Mr. Nick has more than 35 years of experience in the specialty chemicals industry. He began his career at Lord Corporation as an R&D chemist and later as International Chemicals Manager. His last corporate assignment was Manager, International Division of the Caroline Company. Mr. Nick started his consulting practice in 1991. His unparalleled global contacts in the industry include raw material suppliers, users, formulators and specifiers

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