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Fastening & Joining
Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
Conformal Coatings : 23 August, 2015
Intertronics has published a technical guide to light cure PCB conformal coatings, authored by Dymax. These coatings provide effective protection with the added benefit of UV/light cure for quick, convenient processing and cost saving.
 
UV and moisture cure adhesive for plastics and metals
Adhesives (Structural) : 28 December, 2014
Recently announced by Intertronics is Dymax 3401 dual cure (UV and moisture) adhesive, designed for rapid bonding of a wide variety of plastic and metal substrates, including PC and ABS applications.
 
Versatile active brazing alloy process for joining metals to ceramics
Brazing : 28 November, 2014
Morgan Advanced Materials has highlighted the benefits of its active brazing alloy (ABA) process to join metals to ceramics in a variety of applications where conventional metallisation and brazing are either costly or impractical.
 
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting Compounds : 28 November, 2014
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
 
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Adhesives (Structural) : 20 September, 2014
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
 
Epoxy adhesive demonstrates advantages of ductility on composite single lap joints
Adhesives (Structural) : 10 August, 2014
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 influence of adhesive ductility on composite single lap joints were investigated.
 
Adhesives spread innovation across Europe’s railways
Adhesives (Structural) : 29 May, 2014
Laurent Pourcheron, Marketing Manager for Adhesives at Huntsman Advanced Materials, reviews the adhesive technologies which are enabling the production of sustainable developments, helping manufacturers in the sector achieve competitive edge and secure long-term growth.
 
Dedicated manufacturing unit established for vacuum brazing
Brazing : 22 April, 2014
Surface engineering specialist Tecvac has established a dedicated cell for production of complex components by vacuum brazing. The unit is designed to braze ′one-off’ and development components but also has the capacity to produce high volumes of commercial parts using vacuum furnaces of varying size.
 
Valuable advice for designing with adhesive bonding
Adhesives (Structural) : 15 April, 2014
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.
 
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Adhesives (Structural) : 16 March, 2014
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 time period).
 
Radiometer simplifies validating and monitoring UV-curing processes
Adhesives (Structural) : 04 March, 2014
Intertronics, with sales partner DYMAX, has released the ACCU-CAL 150 – a simple to use radiometer which offers accurate, repeatable measurement of UV light.
 
Surface preparation for bonding metals
Adhesives (Structural) : 04 March, 2014
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 following techniques are typically used as practices for proper surface preparation:
 
RTM polyurethane technology for mass production of composite leaf springs
Adhesives (Structural) : 04 March, 2014
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 lightweight construction are becoming ever more attractive. Although composite materials are the obvious alternative here, the journey from laboratory prototype to mass production is a long one.
 
Non-drip, one component silicone offers high temperature resistance, thermal conductivity and electrical isolation
Adhesives (Structural) : 31 January, 2014
Placing emphasis on convenient handling, Master Bond MasterSil 705TC features a paste consistency that does not require mixing. This single component system sets up in 7 minutes and has a non-corrosive cure at room temperature when exposed to atmospheric humidity.
 
China Engineering Adhesive Industry Report 2013 - multinationals hold majority shares
Adhesives (Structural) : 17 December, 2013
Research and Markets has announced the "China Engineering Adhesive Industry Report 2013" report.
 
Integrated cold welding project explored for marine vessels
Welding Equipment & Consumables : 08 December, 2013
BMT Fleet Technology Ltd (BMT) has announced its latest research project with the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) to evaluate recent advancements in Integrated Cold Electrode (ICE) welding technology. Jointly funded by industry and the US Navy through NSRP, this project will look at how this technology can improve productivity rates and reduce the construction costs of both commercial and naval vessels.
 
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
Adhesives (Structural) : 08 December, 2013
Master Bond EP38CL has been developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications that require toughness and durability. With a Shore D hardness exceeding 75, its toughness is a unique property that imparts resistance to rigorous thermal cycling, impact and mechanical shock.
 
The role of label printers in food regulation and consumer safety
Self-Adhesive Labels : 14 October, 2013
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 food came into legal force on 1 January 2013. It replaces Commission Directive 2002/72/EC and national legislation based on that directive. Its purpose is to support the duty of care of brand owners and retailers, and represents an important additional measure in ongoing endeavours to ensure the quality and safety of food. Label printers who supply to the EU food industry have a key role to play.
 
Adhesives Dragon Plant serves growing Chinese automotive market
Adhesives (Structural) : 19 September, 2013
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 the growing China and the Asian region markets.
 
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
Adhesives (Structural) : 16 September, 2013
In addition to typical silicone properties such as flexibility and high temperature resistance, Master Bond MasterSil 156 passes the rigorous UL 94V-0 tests for flame retardancy. This two part silicone system is addition cured and does not require exposure to air for complete cross-linking. It has a convenient one to one mix ratio by weight and will not outgas while curing.
 
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
Adhesives (Structural) : 27 August, 2013
Master Bond Supreme 45HTQ is a thermally stable, two-component, quartz-filled epoxy system. It features exceptional abrasion and chemical resistant properties. It will withstand exposure to petrochemicals, acids, bases and solvents. It retains its performance profile at elevated temperatures up to +450F.
 
Clear potting compound for LED assemblies
Adhesives (Structural) : 03 August, 2013
Opti-tec 4200 from Intertronics is a high performance example. It is a low viscosity optically clear, non-yellowing polyurethane compound ideal for potting of LEDs and electronics.
 
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Adhesives (Structural) : 03 August, 2013
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, electronic, electrical, optical and other specialty industries.
 
Optically clear, medical grade epoxy features high glass transition temperature
Adhesives (Structural) : 13 July, 2013
Effectively used in medical device manufacturing applications, Master Bond UV10TKMed is a higher viscosity UV system for bonding, sealing and coating that passes USP Class VI testing. It also meets the requirements of ISO 10993-5 for cytotoxicity.
 
Glow-in-the-dark, reflective and heat resistant tapes
Self-Adhesive Labels : 24 June, 2013
Epson announces five new tapes for its LabelWorks range, including the first glow-in-the-dark, reflective and heat resistant tapes in the label maker market. In addition, Epson’s iron-on tapes do not need separate material or protective covering to attach to clothing.
 
Silver conductive, one-part aqueous-based sodium silicate for EMI/RFI shielding
Conformal Coatings : 03 June, 2013
Master Bond MB600S is an aqueous-based sodium silicate formulated for coating applications where electromagnetic interference/radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) shielding is required.
 
Interlaced Elastomer Networks basis of structural adhesive range
Adhesives (Structural) : 03 June, 2013
Aderis is launching what it claims to be the first line of hybrid structural adhesives, called INES (for INterlaced Elastomer NetworkS). The new adhesives offer high structural and damping performance, the first time that a structural adhesive combines elongation, low modulus and high mechanical performance with high impact, peel and shear strength, for a range of temperatures from -80 to 140C.
 
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
Adhesives (Structural) : 28 May, 2013
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specification. Wide applicability is expected in the computer, aerospace and related industries.
 
Video File: Addition-cured silicone meets specifications for biocompatibility and cytoxicity
Adhesives (Structural) : 18 May, 2013
Master Bond MasterSil 153Med is a two component, medical grade silicone adhesive that resists temperatures up to 400F. Formulated for medical device applications, MasterSil 153Med passes USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 testing.
 
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Adhesives (Structural) : 06 May, 2013
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the computer, aerospace and related industries.
 
Electrically conductive urethane adhesive for hybrid circuits and surface mount
Adhesives (Structural) : 14 April, 2013
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 adhesives have been used for many decades. Usually such adhesives are epoxy-based, two-component or premixed and frozen single-component systems, but now the Polytec PU 1000 polyurethane solution provides an alternative with many advantages, including flexibility and room temperature cure.
 
Temperature-resistant B-staged adhesive film is thermally conductive, yet electrically insulating
Adhesives (Structural) : 09 April, 2013
In an effort to mitigate the more complicated preparation associated with B-staged epoxies, Master Bond has developed FLM36 for bonding and sealing applications in the aerospace, electronic, opto-electronic and specialty OEM industries. This B-staged film eliminates mixing and measuring and is easy to handle.
 
High temperature electrically conductive coating adheres well to ceramic and glass
Conformal Coatings : 09 April, 2013
Pyro-Ducttm 597-C is a new silver-filled, high temperature, electrically and thermally conductive coating developed by Aremco Products, intended for use to produce electronic and high vacuum components for applications to 1700F (927C).
 
Composite bonding in the rail industry takes in increasing significance
Adhesives (Structural) : 22 March, 2013
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 rail industry. Selecting the most suitable joining method is just as important as the design and choice of the composite materials themselves.
 
Adhesive streamlines structural designs and processes in wind blade manufacturing
Adhesives (Structural) : 15 March, 2013
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 performance. Araldite AW 4856/Hardener HW 4856 is well positioned to meet these requirements. This epoxy adhesive system from Huntsman Advanced Materials is approved by Germanischer Lloyd (GL), improves productivity and increases fatigue resistance for wind blade shell bonding and repairs.
 
Dimensionally stable UV curable system with high glass transition temperature
Potting Compounds : 10 March, 2013
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-optic, optical, electronic and related industries.
 
Mould sealants and adhesives for high-gloss plastic components with complex mould geometries
Adhesives (Structural) : 03 March, 2013
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 adhesives manufacturer is presenting its product portfolio for the sector.
 
Boron-filled thermally conductive potting compound fills miniature thermistor and thermocouple cavities
Potting Compounds : 02 March, 2013
In setting up a new production project for in-house potting of temperature probes the engineers at Variohm considered a number of well-known industry standard potting compounds, eventually calling in the Intertronics.
 
Optically clear, two-component urethane-modified epoxy gel offers dimensional stability
Adhesives (Structural) : 08 February, 2013
Featuring softness and resilience, Master Bond Super Gel 9 is a urethane modified epoxy gel that can be employed in a variety of applications. Some of the most common include the encapsulation of sensitive electronic parts and sealing optical components. This multifunctional system is also widely used in the aerospace, electronic, optical, electro-optical and other specialty industries.
 
Electrolytic stainless steel weld cleaner works on both MIG and TIG welds
Welding Equipment & Consumables : 01 February, 2013
Inverter Fusion announceds the Fusion Clean stainless steel weld cleaning and polishing machine. It uses electrolytic cleaning technology, said to be a safe, environmentally friendly and quick option for cleaning weld discolouration on stainless steel and other metals.
 
Chemically resistant, high strength two-component epoxy withstands elevated temperatures
Adhesives (Structural) : 18 January, 2013
With the ability to withstand acids, bases and many solvents, Master Bond EP62-1 is primarily used as an adhesive, sealant or coating where the epoxy will be exposed to very harsh conditions. This two part epoxy features thermal stability with a glass transition temperature exceeding 170C.
 
Heavy fixing redesigned for lightweight concrete and porous rock
Mechanical Fasteners, Screws and Rivets : 15 December, 2012
ESSVE Heavy Load lightweight concrete screw is intended for heavy fixing in porous rock materials such as lightweight concrete, Leca, Siporex and blue concrete. It is developed for the Scandinavian climate and has a unique design. With a final load value of 225kg, it takes a distinct pole position among the strongest fixings for lightweight concrete.
 
Single and two-component pickling processes for aluminium pretreatment
Adhesives (Structural) : 15 December, 2012
There are various technologies available for the initial treatment of aluminium, prior to giving it its weather-protection coating. Michael Frank, Technology Manager at Henkel, desribes the aluminum pretreatment options for window frames, building façades and other exposed construction surfaces are often made from aluminium. He sees advantages in both the appropriate use of a single-component system and also in the application of an individually metered two-component system.
 
Highly stressed auto engine relies on liquid gasketing
Adhesives (Structural) : 21 November, 2012
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 standard in the Ford Focus and many other future models and includes many technological improvements including the use of Loctite 5900 room temperature vulcanising (RTV) silicone for sealing the highly stressed joints.
 
Sealing and encapsulating hotmelt adhesives resistant to both heat and water
Adhesives (Structural) : 08 November, 2012
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 Macromelt brand for electrical applications, offering reliable, resilient and resistant solutions for even the toughest conditions. Also being featured is the Loctite SI 5700 silicone for luminant encapsulation.
 
High temperature thermal barrier tape can wrap pipes more easily
Adhesives (Structural) : 29 October, 2012
Pyro-Tape 682-TB is a new thermally insulative, high temperature tape produced by Aremco Products for insulating pipes, doors and ductwork for applications to 2500F (1371C).
 
Self-adhesive labels detect protein on surface in food preparation
Self-Adhesive Labels : 25 October, 2012
A small, hand-held disposable device for detecting protein on surfaces in food preparation and packaging areas is the latest innovation achieved with the help of self-adhesive labels. Jules Lejeune, Managing Director, Finat explains.
 
LED-curable one-part system offers exceptionally fast cure speeds for heat-sensitive substrates
Adhesives (Structural) : 22 October, 2012
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 lights emit substantially less heat than UV lamps. This makes LED401 a suitable choice for applications involving heat sensitive substrates.
 
Polyester tape for powder-coat masking or bagging in composite bonding
Adhesives (Structural) : 18 October, 2012
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 bonding process.
 
Inorganic binder to harden and seal at high temperatures
Adhesives (Structural) : 12 October, 2012
Ceramabindtm 542 is a new high temperature inorganic binder system formulated by Aremco Products, used to harden and seal porous refractories and thermal spray coatings for high temperature applications to 1760C.
 
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