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Loopwheels - re-inventing the wheel
Loopwheels is a shock-absorbing wheel with an integral suspension system. It was created with the help of an Araldite composite bonder and has been nominated for the prestigious ′Designs of the Year 2015’ sponsored by the Design Museum in the UK.
Adhesives manufacturer adopts Profibus-controlled dispersion system
In its small component metering in the explosive area, adhesives manufacturer Henkel is using Bartec’s remote I/O system Antares for the first time in its dispersion and solvent
Epoxy adhesive demonstrates advantages of ductility on composite single lap joints
An Araldite epoxy adhesive system from Huntsman Advanced Materials has been used in an experiment conducted by a research group, under the direction of Dr Trevor Young of the Irish Centre for Composites Research at the University of Limerick, in which the bondline stress concentrations and the influ
Adhesives spread innovation across Europe’s railways
Laurent Pourcheron, Marketing Manager for Adhesives at Huntsman Advanced Materials, reviews the adhesive technologies which ar
Valuable advice for designing with adhesive bonding
Huntsman Advanced Materials is offering free advice to designers and design engineers looking to achieve the best performance from adhesive bonding, focused on the importance of designing components for bonding as a recommended alternative to designing with mechanical fastening.
Sustainable bio-based succinic acid for the production of resins, coatings and adhesives
As a first time exhibitor at the American Coatings Show 2014, Reverdia will highlight the benefits of Biosuccinium. This 100% bio-based succinic acid offers a more sustainable alternative to conventional raw materials such as fossil-based succinic acid, adipic acid or terephthalic acid for the produ
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
RTM polyurethane technology for mass production of composite leaf springs
Dr Andreas Ferencz and Ralph Kießling review the development of composite leaf springs. The leaf springs installed in a wide range of vehicles are traditionally manufactured in steel. However, as the issue of vehicle weight continues to gain importance, solutions offering the benefits of lightw
Surface preparation for bonding metals
Master Bond manufactures a wide range of adhesives for bonding metals to metals, as well as metals to other substrates. Surface preparation plays a key role to ensuring that good bond strength is achieved. The fol
Radiometer simplifies validating and monitoring UV-curing processes
Intertronics, with sales partner DYMAX, has released the ACCU-CAL 150 – a simple to use radiometer which offers accurate, repeatable measurement of UV light.
Packed conference programme for polyurethanes industry
The UTECH North America event has announced details of its packed two-day conference programme, taking place 4-5 June 2014 at Charlotte Convention Center, North Carolina, USA. Featuring 46 detailed technical papers delivered in a total of eight sessions, the conference will cover the latest developm
China Engineering Adhesive Industry Report 2013 - multinationals hold majority shares
Research and Markets has announced the "China Engineering Adhesive Industry Report 2013" report.
Supportive products for aluminium sheets, profiles and extrusions
Gooding Aluminium, the supplier of a wide range of high quality aluminium sheets, aluminium profiles and aluminium extrusions has added a range of products and accessories to support existing product portfolio, including a range of supportive products and accessories for fixing and maintaining their
The role of label printers in food regulation and consumer safety
Recent changes in European legislation concern food packaging materials, of which labels are an integral part. FINAT, in a collaborative effort with its member UPM Raflatac, reports on the new EU 10/2011 regulation. This regulation on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with
Adhesives Dragon Plant serves growing Chinese automotive market
Henkel has inaugurated an adhesives factory in Shanghai, with which facility the company is expanding its production capacity in a major emerging market and will deliver its adhesive technologies more quickly to t
Europe's largest bridge strengthening project opts for carbon fibre reinforcement
When the M3 Hawley Lane Bridge started to show signs of excessive deflection under heavy traffic, engineers at Enterprise Mouchel devised a repair method that included the installation of a new central bridge pier to support two existing outer piers. To counteract changes to the deck’s dynamics and
Interlaced Elastomer Networks basis of structural adhesive range
Aderis is launching what it claims to be the first line of hybrid structural adhesives, called INES (for INterlaced Elastomer NetworkS). The new
Alumina nanofibre international research results released at SAMPE 2013
ANF Technology, the manufacturer of the high-grade alumina nanofibre Nafen, which is being made available at commercially viable, industrial volumes, is exhibiting at the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering’s (SAMPE) annual event, where the company will present quantifiab
Electrically conductive urethane adhesive for hybrid circuits and surface mount
Intertronics announces Polytec PU 1000, an electrically conductive polyurethane which addresses applications in die attach, bonding of components in hybrid circuit applications and surface mount technology (SMT); areas where silver filled electrically conductive
Composite bonding in the rail industry takes in increasing significance
Characterised by well documented benefits, including high strength-to-weight ratio, excellent fatigue resistance, corrosion resistance, good impact resistance, and design flexibility, as well as better flame retardancy, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance, composites have become established in the
Adhesive streamlines structural designs and processes in wind blade manufacturing
One of the key trends in the wind industry is the push to increase productivity as manufacturers strive to reduce cycle times and cut costs. As a result, there’s a need for materials with faster strength build-up and the provision of a resilient bond that consistently delivers end product performan
Dimensionally stable UV curable system with high glass transition temperature
Suitable for high production applications, Master Bond UV25 offers fast fixture times, rapid curing and high temperature resistance. This multifunctional one component UV curable system was developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications. It is widely used in aerospace, fibre-
Mould sealants and adhesives for high-gloss plastic components with complex mould geometries
The Frekote products that Henkel will exhibit at the JEC Composites fair are highly efficient for complex mould geometries. During the exhibition centring on the composites industry, which takes place from 12 to 14 March 2013 in Paris, the
Portfolio of low molecular weight styrene maleic anhydride copolymers extended
Polyscope, producer of styrene maleic anhydride co-polymers, has launched two new product grades with a lower molecular weight, to extend its existing portfolio of Xiran styrene maleic anhydride co-polymers.
Highly stressed auto engine relies on liquid gasketing
The Ford one litre Fox engine will soon be manufactured across the globe. Designed at Ford’s Dagenham Diesel Centre (DDC), it has the highest output per displacement of any high volume production engine on the market with a power output of 124 hp. This radical and revolutionary engine will be standa
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Sealing and encapsulating hotmelt adhesives resistant to both heat and water
High-performance hotmelt adhesives and silicones are among Henkel’s focal exhibits at this year’s Electronica Fair (Munich, 13-16 November). Henkel is appearing at the show with new moulding products under the Mac
Silicone-gel clean-room coating production line hails skilled recruitment drive
Raleigh Coatings, one of the UK’s leading specialists in solvent and aqueous based adhesives and coatings, is looking to create skilled jobs at its production facility following a record year for sales and turnove
LED-curable one-part system offers exceptionally fast cure speeds for heat-sensitive substrates
Master Bond LED401 is a breakthrough system based on LED technology. This adhesive, sealant, coating and encapsulant cures tack-free upon exposure to a 405 nm wavelength light source, without any oxygen inhibition. Optically clear, it is also safer and easier to handle than similar UV systems as LED
Polyester tape for powder-coat masking or bagging in composite bonding
3M has added a high-performance yet cost-effective general purpose polyester tape to its industrial tapes range. Ideal for powder-coat masking or splicing, the new General Purpose Polyester Tape 8995 by 3M can also be used as a flash breaker for adhesive overspill or for bagging in the composite bon
Di-tri-tetra functional epoxies spearhead exhibition showcase
At Composites Engineering 2012, Huntsman Advanced Materials will showcase its latest developments in epoxy resins, composites tooling and speciality chemical building blocks for advanced composites.
Nano staples proposed as means of mechanically joining low surface energy materials
Researchers at Kiel University (Germany) have developed a technology which can joining two "unjoinable’ materials. The technology uses passive nano-scaled crystal linkers - "Tetrapods" - as internal staples.
Improved low bloom and low odour instant adhesives
Loctite 403, 408 and 460 are three improved instant adhesives from Henkel that can be used for bonding virtually any materials.
European Commission project looks at fibre reinforced composites for transport infrastructure
Huntsman Advanced Materials is a partner in the Trans-IND project, a European Commission funded 4 year programme dedicated to enabling the industrialisation of components for transport infrastructure using fibre reinforced (FRP) based materials.
Application Note: FT-IR instrumentation takes on responsibility for its own performance verification
Increased confidence for scientists from FT-IR instrumentation in their results during Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) testing means they are able to focus on handling the ever growing number of samples produced and letting the responsibility for performance verification go to the instrume
Portable device for quality assurance testing of thermoplastics
Lacerta Technology Limited is the new company behind the identiPol QA, the portable device for the simple and cost-effective quality assurance testing of thermoplastics.
Longest ever single beam composite bridge uses carbon fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) to compete with traditional concrete and steel alternatives
Acciona Infrastructure invited Huntsman, which has supported Acciona In a number of construction projects in the specification of resins and structural adhesives to be part of the HP FUTURE-Bridge project. Co-fun
ROGERS CORPORATION USES VICTREX APTIV FILM TO CREATE FLEXIBLE, ADHESIVE-LESS LAMINATES
Delamination caused by deteriorating adhesives that traditionally bond the layers of laminate structures can lead to premature product failure.
Terra-Barriers - Moisture barriers for Flexible Electronics
Defects on plastic substrates such as pinholes, cracks and grain boundaries cause a 'pore effect', where oxygen and water molecules are able to seep through and penetrate through the plastic barrier and into the active material. For applications such as flexible OLED displays, organic solar cells, o
14 companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the 2011 JEC Innovation awards programme
This year, 14 companies and their partners will receive awards at the JEC Composites Show (29-31 March 29-31 2011). The programme was originally created in 1998 with the goal of promoting innovation. Each year, a jury of renowned international experts chooses the best composite innovations, based on
Intertronics exhibits adhesives and equipment at Medtec in April 2011
Specialist adhesives engineers at Intertronics will display their expertise in adhesives for disposable medical device manufac
White Paper/Technical Guide: how to Match Today
In 2008, when the original edition of this white paper was first released, the idea that laser cutting could be successfully integrated into flexo and digital printing operations was widely considered a possibility for the very distant future. In just three short years however, the continuing improv
Metal bonding adhesive can replace rivets and spot welds
Master Bond's Supreme 11HT metal adhesive produces bonds with significantly high shear and high peel strengths while offering superior resistance to impact, thermal shock, vibration and fatigue cracking
Eleven companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the JEC Awards Programme 2010
JEC Composites is announcing this year
Consumer adhesive
Sugru is a new concept in consumer adhesives. It has a range of properties that combine to make it ideal for repairing and adapting existing products.
GE's SPUR+ Prepolymers for adhesives, sealants & coatings adhere better to a wide range of materials
Addressing customer need for low-viscosity, high-performance prepolymers without added plasticizers, GE Advanced Materials-Silicones has introduced SPUR+ Y-15735 LM prepolymer, the low modulus member of a new family of next-generation silylated polyurethane resins for
GE's New Lexan Margard sheet helps save energy, protect against UV, and let in light
Underscoring the company's commitment to its new ecomagination initiative, GE Plastics is introducing advanced, new Lexan Margar MR5 IR sheet, GE's first hard-coated, polycarbonate sheet product for the global public transportation industry featuring infrared absorption in the wavelength range of 78
GE consumer finance and Yamaha to launch 'Music & Sound' credit card
GE Consumer Finance's Retail Sales Finance unit and Yamaha Corporation of America today announced it will be offering a new private label credit card through more than 1,400 Yamaha music dealers nationwide beginning.
GE focuses on growth and higher returns with sale of GE advanced materials
GE today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell GE Advanced Materials (Silicones & Quartz) to Apollo Management, L.P., a private investment firm in a deal valued at approximately $3.8 billion in cash and securities. Upon completion of the transaction, GE will receive a 10% owner
More efficient coating of plastics, Good adhesion even to difficult surfaces
The Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants Business Unit of Bayer MaterialScience AG has extended its range of solvent-free products wi
Loopwheels - re-inventing the wheel
Loopwheels is a shock-absorbing wheel with an integral suspension system. It was created with the help of an Araldite composite bonder and has been nominated for the prestigious ′Designs of the Year 2015’ sponsored by the Design Museum in the UK.
Adhesives manufacturer adopts Profibus-controlled dispersion system
In its small component metering in the explosive area, adhesives manufacturer Henkel is using Bartec’s remote I/O system Antares for the first time in its dispersion and solvent
Epoxy adhesive demonstrates advantages of ductility on composite single lap joints
An Araldite epoxy adhesive system from Huntsman Advanced Materials has been used in an experiment conducted by a research group, under the direction of Dr Trevor Young of the Irish Centre for Composites Research at the University of Limerick, in which the bondline stress concentrations and the influ
Adhesives spread innovation across Europe’s railways
Laurent Pourcheron, Marketing Manager for Adhesives at Huntsman Advanced Materials, reviews the adhesive technologies which ar
Valuable advice for designing with adhesive bonding
Huntsman Advanced Materials is offering free advice to designers and design engineers looking to achieve the best performance from adhesive bonding, focused on the importance of designing components for bonding as a recommended alternative to designing with mechanical fastening.
Sustainable bio-based succinic acid for the production of resins, coatings and adhesives
As a first time exhibitor at the American Coatings Show 2014, Reverdia will highlight the benefits of Biosuccinium. This 100% bio-based succinic acid offers a more sustainable alternative to conventional raw materials such as fossil-based succinic acid, adipic acid or terephthalic acid for the produ
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
RTM polyurethane technology for mass production of composite leaf springs
Dr Andreas Ferencz and Ralph Kießling review the development of composite leaf springs. The leaf springs installed in a wide range of vehicles are traditionally manufactured in steel. However, as the issue of vehicle weight continues to gain importance, solutions offering the benefits of lightw
Surface preparation for bonding metals
Master Bond manufactures a wide range of adhesives for bonding metals to metals, as well as metals to other substrates. Surface preparation plays a key role to ensuring that good bond strength is achieved. The fol
Radiometer simplifies validating and monitoring UV-curing processes
Intertronics, with sales partner DYMAX, has released the ACCU-CAL 150 – a simple to use radiometer which offers accurate, repeatable measurement of UV light.
Packed conference programme for polyurethanes industry
The UTECH North America event has announced details of its packed two-day conference programme, taking place 4-5 June 2014 at Charlotte Convention Center, North Carolina, USA. Featuring 46 detailed technical papers delivered in a total of eight sessions, the conference will cover the latest developm
China Engineering Adhesive Industry Report 2013 - multinationals hold majority shares
Research and Markets has announced the "China Engineering Adhesive Industry Report 2013" report.
Supportive products for aluminium sheets, profiles and extrusions
Gooding Aluminium, the supplier of a wide range of high quality aluminium sheets, aluminium profiles and aluminium extrusions has added a range of products and accessories to support existing product portfolio, including a range of supportive products and accessories for fixing and maintaining their
The role of label printers in food regulation and consumer safety
Recent changes in European legislation concern food packaging materials, of which labels are an integral part. FINAT, in a collaborative effort with its member UPM Raflatac, reports on the new EU 10/2011 regulation. This regulation on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with
Adhesives Dragon Plant serves growing Chinese automotive market
Henkel has inaugurated an adhesives factory in Shanghai, with which facility the company is expanding its production capacity in a major emerging market and will deliver its adhesive technologies more quickly to t
Europe's largest bridge strengthening project opts for carbon fibre reinforcement
When the M3 Hawley Lane Bridge started to show signs of excessive deflection under heavy traffic, engineers at Enterprise Mouchel devised a repair method that included the installation of a new central bridge pier to support two existing outer piers. To counteract changes to the deck’s dynamics and
Interlaced Elastomer Networks basis of structural adhesive range
Aderis is launching what it claims to be the first line of hybrid structural adhesives, called INES (for INterlaced Elastomer NetworkS). The new
Alumina nanofibre international research results released at SAMPE 2013
ANF Technology, the manufacturer of the high-grade alumina nanofibre Nafen, which is being made available at commercially viable, industrial volumes, is exhibiting at the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering’s (SAMPE) annual event, where the company will present quantifiab
Electrically conductive urethane adhesive for hybrid circuits and surface mount
Intertronics announces Polytec PU 1000, an electrically conductive polyurethane which addresses applications in die attach, bonding of components in hybrid circuit applications and surface mount technology (SMT); areas where silver filled electrically conductive
Composite bonding in the rail industry takes in increasing significance
Characterised by well documented benefits, including high strength-to-weight ratio, excellent fatigue resistance, corrosion resistance, good impact resistance, and design flexibility, as well as better flame retardancy, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance, composites have become established in the
Adhesive streamlines structural designs and processes in wind blade manufacturing
One of the key trends in the wind industry is the push to increase productivity as manufacturers strive to reduce cycle times and cut costs. As a result, there’s a need for materials with faster strength build-up and the provision of a resilient bond that consistently delivers end product performan
Dimensionally stable UV curable system with high glass transition temperature
Suitable for high production applications, Master Bond UV25 offers fast fixture times, rapid curing and high temperature resistance. This multifunctional one component UV curable system was developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications. It is widely used in aerospace, fibre-
Mould sealants and adhesives for high-gloss plastic components with complex mould geometries
The Frekote products that Henkel will exhibit at the JEC Composites fair are highly efficient for complex mould geometries. During the exhibition centring on the composites industry, which takes place from 12 to 14 March 2013 in Paris, the
Portfolio of low molecular weight styrene maleic anhydride copolymers extended
Polyscope, producer of styrene maleic anhydride co-polymers, has launched two new product grades with a lower molecular weight, to extend its existing portfolio of Xiran styrene maleic anhydride co-polymers.
Highly stressed auto engine relies on liquid gasketing
The Ford one litre Fox engine will soon be manufactured across the globe. Designed at Ford’s Dagenham Diesel Centre (DDC), it has the highest output per displacement of any high volume production engine on the market with a power output of 124 hp. This radical and revolutionary engine will be standa
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Sealing and encapsulating hotmelt adhesives resistant to both heat and water
High-performance hotmelt adhesives and silicones are among Henkel’s focal exhibits at this year’s Electronica Fair (Munich, 13-16 November). Henkel is appearing at the show with new moulding products under the Mac
Silicone-gel clean-room coating production line hails skilled recruitment drive
Raleigh Coatings, one of the UK’s leading specialists in solvent and aqueous based adhesives and coatings, is looking to create skilled jobs at its production facility following a record year for sales and turnove
LED-curable one-part system offers exceptionally fast cure speeds for heat-sensitive substrates
Master Bond LED401 is a breakthrough system based on LED technology. This adhesive, sealant, coating and encapsulant cures tack-free upon exposure to a 405 nm wavelength light source, without any oxygen inhibition. Optically clear, it is also safer and easier to handle than similar UV systems as LED
Polyester tape for powder-coat masking or bagging in composite bonding
3M has added a high-performance yet cost-effective general purpose polyester tape to its industrial tapes range. Ideal for powder-coat masking or splicing, the new General Purpose Polyester Tape 8995 by 3M can also be used as a flash breaker for adhesive overspill or for bagging in the composite bon
Di-tri-tetra functional epoxies spearhead exhibition showcase
At Composites Engineering 2012, Huntsman Advanced Materials will showcase its latest developments in epoxy resins, composites tooling and speciality chemical building blocks for advanced composites.
Nano staples proposed as means of mechanically joining low surface energy materials
Researchers at Kiel University (Germany) have developed a technology which can joining two "unjoinable’ materials. The technology uses passive nano-scaled crystal linkers - "Tetrapods" - as internal staples.
Improved low bloom and low odour instant adhesives
Loctite 403, 408 and 460 are three improved instant adhesives from Henkel that can be used for bonding virtually any materials.
European Commission project looks at fibre reinforced composites for transport infrastructure
Huntsman Advanced Materials is a partner in the Trans-IND project, a European Commission funded 4 year programme dedicated to enabling the industrialisation of components for transport infrastructure using fibre reinforced (FRP) based materials.
Application Note: FT-IR instrumentation takes on responsibility for its own performance verification
Increased confidence for scientists from FT-IR instrumentation in their results during Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) testing means they are able to focus on handling the ever growing number of samples produced and letting the responsibility for performance verification go to the instrume
Portable device for quality assurance testing of thermoplastics
Lacerta Technology Limited is the new company behind the identiPol QA, the portable device for the simple and cost-effective quality assurance testing of thermoplastics.
Longest ever single beam composite bridge uses carbon fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) to compete with traditional concrete and steel alternatives
Acciona Infrastructure invited Huntsman, which has supported Acciona In a number of construction projects in the specification of resins and structural adhesives to be part of the HP FUTURE-Bridge project. Co-fun
ROGERS CORPORATION USES VICTREX APTIV FILM TO CREATE FLEXIBLE, ADHESIVE-LESS LAMINATES
Delamination caused by deteriorating adhesives that traditionally bond the layers of laminate structures can lead to premature product failure.
Terra-Barriers - Moisture barriers for Flexible Electronics
Defects on plastic substrates such as pinholes, cracks and grain boundaries cause a 'pore effect', where oxygen and water molecules are able to seep through and penetrate through the plastic barrier and into the active material. For applications such as flexible OLED displays, organic solar cells, o
14 companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the 2011 JEC Innovation awards programme
This year, 14 companies and their partners will receive awards at the JEC Composites Show (29-31 March 29-31 2011). The programme was originally created in 1998 with the goal of promoting innovation. Each year, a jury of renowned international experts chooses the best composite innovations, based on
Intertronics exhibits adhesives and equipment at Medtec in April 2011
Specialist adhesives engineers at Intertronics will display their expertise in adhesives for disposable medical device manufac
White Paper/Technical Guide: how to Match Today
In 2008, when the original edition of this white paper was first released, the idea that laser cutting could be successfully integrated into flexo and digital printing operations was widely considered a possibility for the very distant future. In just three short years however, the continuing improv
Metal bonding adhesive can replace rivets and spot welds
Master Bond's Supreme 11HT metal adhesive produces bonds with significantly high shear and high peel strengths while offering superior resistance to impact, thermal shock, vibration and fatigue cracking
Eleven companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the JEC Awards Programme 2010
JEC Composites is announcing this year
Consumer adhesive
Sugru is a new concept in consumer adhesives. It has a range of properties that combine to make it ideal for repairing and adapting existing products.
GE's SPUR+ Prepolymers for adhesives, sealants & coatings adhere better to a wide range of materials
Addressing customer need for low-viscosity, high-performance prepolymers without added plasticizers, GE Advanced Materials-Silicones has introduced SPUR+ Y-15735 LM prepolymer, the low modulus member of a new family of next-generation silylated polyurethane resins for
GE's New Lexan Margard sheet helps save energy, protect against UV, and let in light
Underscoring the company's commitment to its new ecomagination initiative, GE Plastics is introducing advanced, new Lexan Margar MR5 IR sheet, GE's first hard-coated, polycarbonate sheet product for the global public transportation industry featuring infrared absorption in the wavelength range of 78
GE consumer finance and Yamaha to launch 'Music & Sound' credit card
GE Consumer Finance's Retail Sales Finance unit and Yamaha Corporation of America today announced it will be offering a new private label credit card through more than 1,400 Yamaha music dealers nationwide beginning.
GE focuses on growth and higher returns with sale of GE advanced materials
GE today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell GE Advanced Materials (Silicones & Quartz) to Apollo Management, L.P., a private investment firm in a deal valued at approximately $3.8 billion in cash and securities. Upon completion of the transaction, GE will receive a 10% owner
More efficient coating of plastics, Good adhesion even to difficult surfaces
The Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants Business Unit of Bayer MaterialScience AG has extended its range of solvent-free products wi
Loopwheels - re-inventing the wheel
Loopwheels is a shock-absorbing wheel with an integral suspension system. It was created with the help of an Araldite composite bonder and has been nominated for the prestigious ′Designs of the Year 2015’ sponsored by the Design Museum in the UK.
Adhesives manufacturer adopts Profibus-controlled dispersion system
In its small component metering in the explosive area, adhesives manufacturer Henkel is using Bartec’s remote I/O system Antares for the first time in its dispersion and solvent
Epoxy adhesive demonstrates advantages of ductility on composite single lap joints
An Araldite epoxy adhesive system from Huntsman Advanced Materials has been used in an experiment conducted by a research group, under the direction of Dr Trevor Young of the Irish Centre for Composites Research at the University of Limerick, in which the bondline stress concentrations and the influ
Adhesives spread innovation across Europe’s railways
Laurent Pourcheron, Marketing Manager for Adhesives at Huntsman Advanced Materials, reviews the adhesive technologies which ar
Valuable advice for designing with adhesive bonding
Huntsman Advanced Materials is offering free advice to designers and design engineers looking to achieve the best performance from adhesive bonding, focused on the importance of designing components for bonding as a recommended alternative to designing with mechanical fastening.
Sustainable bio-based succinic acid for the production of resins, coatings and adhesives
As a first time exhibitor at the American Coatings Show 2014, Reverdia will highlight the benefits of Biosuccinium. This 100% bio-based succinic acid offers a more sustainable alternative to conventional raw materials such as fossil-based succinic acid, adipic acid or terephthalic acid for the produ
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
RTM polyurethane technology for mass production of composite leaf springs
Dr Andreas Ferencz and Ralph Kießling review the development of composite leaf springs. The leaf springs installed in a wide range of vehicles are traditionally manufactured in steel. However, as the issue of vehicle weight continues to gain importance, solutions offering the benefits of lightw
Surface preparation for bonding metals
Master Bond manufactures a wide range of adhesives for bonding metals to metals, as well as metals to other substrates. Surface preparation plays a key role to ensuring that good bond strength is achieved. The fol
Radiometer simplifies validating and monitoring UV-curing processes
Intertronics, with sales partner DYMAX, has released the ACCU-CAL 150 – a simple to use radiometer which offers accurate, repeatable measurement of UV light.
Packed conference programme for polyurethanes industry
The UTECH North America event has announced details of its packed two-day conference programme, taking place 4-5 June 2014 at Charlotte Convention Center, North Carolina, USA. Featuring 46 detailed technical papers delivered in a total of eight sessions, the conference will cover the latest developm
China Engineering Adhesive Industry Report 2013 - multinationals hold majority shares
Research and Markets has announced the "China Engineering Adhesive Industry Report 2013" report.
Supportive products for aluminium sheets, profiles and extrusions
Gooding Aluminium, the supplier of a wide range of high quality aluminium sheets, aluminium profiles and aluminium extrusions has added a range of products and accessories to support existing product portfolio, including a range of supportive products and accessories for fixing and maintaining their
The role of label printers in food regulation and consumer safety
Recent changes in European legislation concern food packaging materials, of which labels are an integral part. FINAT, in a collaborative effort with its member UPM Raflatac, reports on the new EU 10/2011 regulation. This regulation on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with
Adhesives Dragon Plant serves growing Chinese automotive market
Henkel has inaugurated an adhesives factory in Shanghai, with which facility the company is expanding its production capacity in a major emerging market and will deliver its adhesive technologies more quickly to t
Europe's largest bridge strengthening project opts for carbon fibre reinforcement
When the M3 Hawley Lane Bridge started to show signs of excessive deflection under heavy traffic, engineers at Enterprise Mouchel devised a repair method that included the installation of a new central bridge pier to support two existing outer piers. To counteract changes to the deck’s dynamics and
Interlaced Elastomer Networks basis of structural adhesive range
Aderis is launching what it claims to be the first line of hybrid structural adhesives, called INES (for INterlaced Elastomer NetworkS). The new
Alumina nanofibre international research results released at SAMPE 2013
ANF Technology, the manufacturer of the high-grade alumina nanofibre Nafen, which is being made available at commercially viable, industrial volumes, is exhibiting at the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering’s (SAMPE) annual event, where the company will present quantifiab
Electrically conductive urethane adhesive for hybrid circuits and surface mount
Intertronics announces Polytec PU 1000, an electrically conductive polyurethane which addresses applications in die attach, bonding of components in hybrid circuit applications and surface mount technology (SMT); areas where silver filled electrically conductive
Composite bonding in the rail industry takes in increasing significance
Characterised by well documented benefits, including high strength-to-weight ratio, excellent fatigue resistance, corrosion resistance, good impact resistance, and design flexibility, as well as better flame retardancy, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance, composites have become established in the
Adhesive streamlines structural designs and processes in wind blade manufacturing
One of the key trends in the wind industry is the push to increase productivity as manufacturers strive to reduce cycle times and cut costs. As a result, there’s a need for materials with faster strength build-up and the provision of a resilient bond that consistently delivers end product performan
Dimensionally stable UV curable system with high glass transition temperature
Suitable for high production applications, Master Bond UV25 offers fast fixture times, rapid curing and high temperature resistance. This multifunctional one component UV curable system was developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications. It is widely used in aerospace, fibre-
Mould sealants and adhesives for high-gloss plastic components with complex mould geometries
The Frekote products that Henkel will exhibit at the JEC Composites fair are highly efficient for complex mould geometries. During the exhibition centring on the composites industry, which takes place from 12 to 14 March 2013 in Paris, the
Portfolio of low molecular weight styrene maleic anhydride copolymers extended
Polyscope, producer of styrene maleic anhydride co-polymers, has launched two new product grades with a lower molecular weight, to extend its existing portfolio of Xiran styrene maleic anhydride co-polymers.
Highly stressed auto engine relies on liquid gasketing
The Ford one litre Fox engine will soon be manufactured across the globe. Designed at Ford’s Dagenham Diesel Centre (DDC), it has the highest output per displacement of any high volume production engine on the market with a power output of 124 hp. This radical and revolutionary engine will be standa
Materials, automation and funding are cornerstones of report on UK growth through aerospace manufacturing
A new report outlines the importance of the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis upon aerospace, to the reignition of UK economic growth.
Sealing and encapsulating hotmelt adhesives resistant to both heat and water
High-performance hotmelt adhesives and silicones are among Henkel’s focal exhibits at this year’s Electronica Fair (Munich, 13-16 November). Henkel is appearing at the show with new moulding products under the Mac
Silicone-gel clean-room coating production line hails skilled recruitment drive
Raleigh Coatings, one of the UK’s leading specialists in solvent and aqueous based adhesives and coatings, is looking to create skilled jobs at its production facility following a record year for sales and turnove
LED-curable one-part system offers exceptionally fast cure speeds for heat-sensitive substrates
Master Bond LED401 is a breakthrough system based on LED technology. This adhesive, sealant, coating and encapsulant cures tack-free upon exposure to a 405 nm wavelength light source, without any oxygen inhibition. Optically clear, it is also safer and easier to handle than similar UV systems as LED
Polyester tape for powder-coat masking or bagging in composite bonding
3M has added a high-performance yet cost-effective general purpose polyester tape to its industrial tapes range. Ideal for powder-coat masking or splicing, the new General Purpose Polyester Tape 8995 by 3M can also be used as a flash breaker for adhesive overspill or for bagging in the composite bon
Di-tri-tetra functional epoxies spearhead exhibition showcase
At Composites Engineering 2012, Huntsman Advanced Materials will showcase its latest developments in epoxy resins, composites tooling and speciality chemical building blocks for advanced composites.
Nano staples proposed as means of mechanically joining low surface energy materials
Researchers at Kiel University (Germany) have developed a technology which can joining two "unjoinable’ materials. The technology uses passive nano-scaled crystal linkers - "Tetrapods" - as internal staples.
Improved low bloom and low odour instant adhesives
Loctite 403, 408 and 460 are three improved instant adhesives from Henkel that can be used for bonding virtually any materials.
European Commission project looks at fibre reinforced composites for transport infrastructure
Huntsman Advanced Materials is a partner in the Trans-IND project, a European Commission funded 4 year programme dedicated to enabling the industrialisation of components for transport infrastructure using fibre reinforced (FRP) based materials.
Application Note: FT-IR instrumentation takes on responsibility for its own performance verification
Increased confidence for scientists from FT-IR instrumentation in their results during Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) testing means they are able to focus on handling the ever growing number of samples produced and letting the responsibility for performance verification go to the instrume
Portable device for quality assurance testing of thermoplastics
Lacerta Technology Limited is the new company behind the identiPol QA, the portable device for the simple and cost-effective quality assurance testing of thermoplastics.
Longest ever single beam composite bridge uses carbon fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) to compete with traditional concrete and steel alternatives
Acciona Infrastructure invited Huntsman, which has supported Acciona In a number of construction projects in the specification of resins and structural adhesives to be part of the HP FUTURE-Bridge project. Co-fun
ROGERS CORPORATION USES VICTREX APTIV FILM TO CREATE FLEXIBLE, ADHESIVE-LESS LAMINATES
Delamination caused by deteriorating adhesives that traditionally bond the layers of laminate structures can lead to premature product failure.
Terra-Barriers - Moisture barriers for Flexible Electronics
Defects on plastic substrates such as pinholes, cracks and grain boundaries cause a 'pore effect', where oxygen and water molecules are able to seep through and penetrate through the plastic barrier and into the active material. For applications such as flexible OLED displays, organic solar cells, o
14 companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the 2011 JEC Innovation awards programme
This year, 14 companies and their partners will receive awards at the JEC Composites Show (29-31 March 29-31 2011). The programme was originally created in 1998 with the goal of promoting innovation. Each year, a jury of renowned international experts chooses the best composite innovations, based on
Intertronics exhibits adhesives and equipment at Medtec in April 2011
Specialist adhesives engineers at Intertronics will display their expertise in adhesives for disposable medical device manufac
White Paper/Technical Guide: how to Match Today
In 2008, when the original edition of this white paper was first released, the idea that laser cutting could be successfully integrated into flexo and digital printing operations was widely considered a possibility for the very distant future. In just three short years however, the continuing improv
Metal bonding adhesive can replace rivets and spot welds
Master Bond's Supreme 11HT metal adhesive produces bonds with significantly high shear and high peel strengths while offering superior resistance to impact, thermal shock, vibration and fatigue cracking
Eleven companies rewarded for their composite innovations in the JEC Awards Programme 2010
JEC Composites is announcing this year
Consumer adhesive
Sugru is a new concept in consumer adhesives. It has a range of properties that combine to make it ideal for repairing and adapting existing products.
GE's SPUR+ Prepolymers for adhesives, sealants & coatings adhere better to a wide range of materials
Addressing customer need for low-viscosity, high-performance prepolymers without added plasticizers, GE Advanced Materials-Silicones has introduced SPUR+ Y-15735 LM prepolymer, the low modulus member of a new family of next-generation silylated polyurethane resins for
GE's New Lexan Margard sheet helps save energy, protect against UV, and let in light
Underscoring the company's commitment to its new ecomagination initiative, GE Plastics is introducing advanced, new Lexan Margar MR5 IR sheet, GE's first hard-coated, polycarbonate sheet product for the global public transportation industry featuring infrared absorption in the wavelength range of 78
GE consumer finance and Yamaha to launch 'Music & Sound' credit card
GE Consumer Finance's Retail Sales Finance unit and Yamaha Corporation of America today announced it will be offering a new private label credit card through more than 1,400 Yamaha music dealers nationwide beginning.
GE focuses on growth and higher returns with sale of GE advanced materials
GE today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell GE Advanced Materials (Silicones & Quartz) to Apollo Management, L.P., a private investment firm in a deal valued at approximately $3.8 billion in cash and securities. Upon completion of the transaction, GE will receive a 10% owner
More efficient coating of plastics, Good adhesion even to difficult surfaces
The Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants Business Unit of Bayer MaterialScience AG has extended its range of solvent-free products wi
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