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Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
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
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.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
Low flammability structural composites and adhesives for aerospace interiors
The use of composite materials on aircraft interiors is emerging from the shadow of composite airframe applications. With fuel prices currently accounting for over a third of operating costs, it is now widely recognised that interior composites can deliver significant cost savings in this area. Comp
Easy to process polyimide resin for high temperature applications
Nexam Chemical introduces Neximid MHT-R, a new easy to process resin for use in high temperature applications, with Tg above 400C. The resin is primarily intended for use in Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) of high temperature composite parts for the aerospace industry. Other areas, such as machine manu
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
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
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 are enabling the production of sustainable developments, helping manufacturers in the sector achieve competitive edge and secure long-term growth.
Conductive Inks: booming to $2.8 billion by 2024
The conductive ink and paste business is segmented, consisting of many emerging and mature markets. In the new report Conductive Ink Markets 2014-2024: Forecasts, Technologies, Players IDTechEx sees the market experiencing 4.5% CAGR over the coming decade, although growth will be unevenly spread wit
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.
High modulus carbon fibre and advanced pre-pregs
In addition to launching a new carbon fibre and aerospace pre-preg, Hexcel at JEC 2014 promoted some recent applications in aerospace and industrial markets.
Chopped strand fibreglass grades meet ever more challenging food contact limits
3B has introduced two new grades of chopped strand fibreglass for applications involving food contact.DS 1135-10N is designed for broad range of polyamides (PA), while DS 8800-11P is for reinforcement of high temperature resins.
Foamed polypropylene grade with reduced bead size moulds thinner structures with smoother surfaces
ARPRO 5635 now enables applications to integrate very thin sections and smoother surfaces to create more complex components with improved aesthetics.
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
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.
Wingless aircraft based on advanced composite reinforcement
For the first time at JEC Europe 2014, Chomarat is will presenting a quarter-scale version of the VX-1 KittyHawk (Paris, March 11-13 2014, M29 Hall 7.3). This aircraft, designed by VX Aerospace, has an unique shape that is structurally efficient thanks to the use of C-Ply, Chomarat’s advanced compos
Aerogel in insulation - impact, and the future
Recent years have seen some truly staggering advances into material development and use that promises to change the landscape of how we implement and use technology in a number of fields and applications. Melissa Coates reviews the development of aerogels in insulation.
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Self-healing aerospace composites to be tested in EUR3.7 million research project
Element Hitchin UK has been chosen as a materials testing partner in Hipocrates, a three-year Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) research project worth over EUR3.7 million that is designed to develop state-of-the-art self-repairing composite materials for the aerospace industry. Preliminary work has
Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi
Researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California's IBM Research - Almaden (IBM) have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make plastic bottles.
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
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.
Handheld spectrophotometer manage production batches with high colour accuracy
X-Rite Pantone has launched the Ci6x series of handheld spectrophotometers which provide accurate colour measurements to improve colour consistency and reducing the product costs of complex materials.
Classifier mill ups capacity and scope of Russian powder metallurgy plant
UC RUSAL is to modernise the SUAL-Powder Metallurgy (Shelekhov, Russia) plant. The total project investment is estimated to be EUR 4 mln. The plant is acquiring a German Hosokawa Alpine classifier mill. The installation of the new equipment will result in an increase in production capacity by 30%, a
Rebrand for German cast nylon 6 (polyamide) range
Licharz is now offers its cast polyamide under the new name Linnotam. The innovative metal-replacement materials have especially long service lives and are easy to machine. Linnotam is available in various grades, described in this short article..
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
Functional nano-coatings for textiles repel oil and water, and are free of PFOA, PFOS
New functional nanocoatings for technical textiles and produced using low pressure plasma technology have been baunched by Europlasma under the brand names Nanofics 10, Nanofics 110 and Nanofics 120.
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
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
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
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 +
Polymer foam market: global trends and forecasts
Research and Markets has announced the report "Polymer Foam Market by Types, Applications & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018".
Eco-designed urethane surfboards feature polycarbonate skin
An Araldite adhesive from Huntsman Advanced Materials has been used by French surfboard maker Newtis Innovation in the manufacture of the 'JAB’; the first hand-finished polyurethane surfboard to feature a polycarbonate skin. The JAB surfboard has received two first prizes in the Technological and Ec
Optically clear, medical grade epoxy features high glass transition temperature
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.
The future of electron beam curing - possibilities and advantages for hardening coatings
The first experiments with electron beams date from as early as 1920 in the US, but the first attempts to cure varnishes with Electron Beam Curing (EBC) were only made in 1960. This technical introduction by David Helsby, RadTech Europe President.
Video File: Addition-cured silicone meets specifications for biocompatibility and cytoxicity
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
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.
JEC Composites Exhibition: Loiretech Specifies low viscosity resin for Airbus composite front panels
Araldite 8615 resin has been used by French tooling specialist Loiretech in the manufacturing process of the prototype phase for the lower front panels on the new A350 Airbus.
JEC Composites Exhibition: Carbon fibre prepreg content on each A350 XWB is worth over $4 million to Hexcel
At the 2013 JEC Composites show in Paris, Hexcel provided details of its work on the Airbus A350 XWB, which represents the largest contract in the company’s history, with overall revenues of between $4-5 billion. Hexcel’s total content on each A350 XWB is now claimed to be worth over $4 million. Whe
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
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
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
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 adhesives manufacturer is presenting its product portfolio f
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.
Qualified repair system for aircraft honeycomb structures
Huntsman Advanced Materials' Epocast 52 A/B is claimed to be the first repair system to achieve qualification in accordance with the Commercial Aircraft Composite Repair Committee’s (CACRC) AMS 2980 standard for the structural repair of carbon epoxy airframe components.
Liquid filled body armour relies on shear thickening fluids
A new type of body armor is fortified with an innovative liquid that becomes solid when something hits it. This could offer a much greater level of protection for soldiers.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Norman Hay acquires Sifco Applied Surface Concepts (Sifco-ASC)
Global chemicals, sealant and surface coatings specialist Norman Hay PLC has acquired leading supplier of selective electroplating and anodising services, Sifco-ASC.
Single and two-component pickling processes for aluminium pretreatment
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
Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
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
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.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
Low flammability structural composites and adhesives for aerospace interiors
The use of composite materials on aircraft interiors is emerging from the shadow of composite airframe applications. With fuel prices currently accounting for over a third of operating costs, it is now widely recognised that interior composites can deliver significant cost savings in this area. Comp
Easy to process polyimide resin for high temperature applications
Nexam Chemical introduces Neximid MHT-R, a new easy to process resin for use in high temperature applications, with Tg above 400C. The resin is primarily intended for use in Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) of high temperature composite parts for the aerospace industry. Other areas, such as machine manu
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
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
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 are enabling the production of sustainable developments, helping manufacturers in the sector achieve competitive edge and secure long-term growth.
Conductive Inks: booming to $2.8 billion by 2024
The conductive ink and paste business is segmented, consisting of many emerging and mature markets. In the new report Conductive Ink Markets 2014-2024: Forecasts, Technologies, Players IDTechEx sees the market experiencing 4.5% CAGR over the coming decade, although growth will be unevenly spread wit
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.
High modulus carbon fibre and advanced pre-pregs
In addition to launching a new carbon fibre and aerospace pre-preg, Hexcel at JEC 2014 promoted some recent applications in aerospace and industrial markets.
Chopped strand fibreglass grades meet ever more challenging food contact limits
3B has introduced two new grades of chopped strand fibreglass for applications involving food contact.DS 1135-10N is designed for broad range of polyamides (PA), while DS 8800-11P is for reinforcement of high temperature resins.
Foamed polypropylene grade with reduced bead size moulds thinner structures with smoother surfaces
ARPRO 5635 now enables applications to integrate very thin sections and smoother surfaces to create more complex components with improved aesthetics.
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
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.
Wingless aircraft based on advanced composite reinforcement
For the first time at JEC Europe 2014, Chomarat is will presenting a quarter-scale version of the VX-1 KittyHawk (Paris, March 11-13 2014, M29 Hall 7.3). This aircraft, designed by VX Aerospace, has an unique shape that is structurally efficient thanks to the use of C-Ply, Chomarat’s advanced compos
Aerogel in insulation - impact, and the future
Recent years have seen some truly staggering advances into material development and use that promises to change the landscape of how we implement and use technology in a number of fields and applications. Melissa Coates reviews the development of aerogels in insulation.
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Self-healing aerospace composites to be tested in EUR3.7 million research project
Element Hitchin UK has been chosen as a materials testing partner in Hipocrates, a three-year Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) research project worth over EUR3.7 million that is designed to develop state-of-the-art self-repairing composite materials for the aerospace industry. Preliminary work has
Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi
Researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California's IBM Research - Almaden (IBM) have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make plastic bottles.
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
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.
Handheld spectrophotometer manage production batches with high colour accuracy
X-Rite Pantone has launched the Ci6x series of handheld spectrophotometers which provide accurate colour measurements to improve colour consistency and reducing the product costs of complex materials.
Classifier mill ups capacity and scope of Russian powder metallurgy plant
UC RUSAL is to modernise the SUAL-Powder Metallurgy (Shelekhov, Russia) plant. The total project investment is estimated to be EUR 4 mln. The plant is acquiring a German Hosokawa Alpine classifier mill. The installation of the new equipment will result in an increase in production capacity by 30%, a
Rebrand for German cast nylon 6 (polyamide) range
Licharz is now offers its cast polyamide under the new name Linnotam. The innovative metal-replacement materials have especially long service lives and are easy to machine. Linnotam is available in various grades, described in this short article..
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
Functional nano-coatings for textiles repel oil and water, and are free of PFOA, PFOS
New functional nanocoatings for technical textiles and produced using low pressure plasma technology have been baunched by Europlasma under the brand names Nanofics 10, Nanofics 110 and Nanofics 120.
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
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
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
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 +
Polymer foam market: global trends and forecasts
Research and Markets has announced the report "Polymer Foam Market by Types, Applications & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018".
Eco-designed urethane surfboards feature polycarbonate skin
An Araldite adhesive from Huntsman Advanced Materials has been used by French surfboard maker Newtis Innovation in the manufacture of the 'JAB’; the first hand-finished polyurethane surfboard to feature a polycarbonate skin. The JAB surfboard has received two first prizes in the Technological and Ec
Optically clear, medical grade epoxy features high glass transition temperature
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.
The future of electron beam curing - possibilities and advantages for hardening coatings
The first experiments with electron beams date from as early as 1920 in the US, but the first attempts to cure varnishes with Electron Beam Curing (EBC) were only made in 1960. This technical introduction by David Helsby, RadTech Europe President.
Video File: Addition-cured silicone meets specifications for biocompatibility and cytoxicity
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
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.
JEC Composites Exhibition: Loiretech Specifies low viscosity resin for Airbus composite front panels
Araldite 8615 resin has been used by French tooling specialist Loiretech in the manufacturing process of the prototype phase for the lower front panels on the new A350 Airbus.
JEC Composites Exhibition: Carbon fibre prepreg content on each A350 XWB is worth over $4 million to Hexcel
At the 2013 JEC Composites show in Paris, Hexcel provided details of its work on the Airbus A350 XWB, which represents the largest contract in the company’s history, with overall revenues of between $4-5 billion. Hexcel’s total content on each A350 XWB is now claimed to be worth over $4 million. Whe
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
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
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
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 adhesives manufacturer is presenting its product portfolio f
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.
Qualified repair system for aircraft honeycomb structures
Huntsman Advanced Materials' Epocast 52 A/B is claimed to be the first repair system to achieve qualification in accordance with the Commercial Aircraft Composite Repair Committee’s (CACRC) AMS 2980 standard for the structural repair of carbon epoxy airframe components.
Liquid filled body armour relies on shear thickening fluids
A new type of body armor is fortified with an innovative liquid that becomes solid when something hits it. This could offer a much greater level of protection for soldiers.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Norman Hay acquires Sifco Applied Surface Concepts (Sifco-ASC)
Global chemicals, sealant and surface coatings specialist Norman Hay PLC has acquired leading supplier of selective electroplating and anodising services, Sifco-ASC.
Single and two-component pickling processes for aluminium pretreatment
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
Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
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
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.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
Low flammability structural composites and adhesives for aerospace interiors
The use of composite materials on aircraft interiors is emerging from the shadow of composite airframe applications. With fuel prices currently accounting for over a third of operating costs, it is now widely recognised that interior composites can deliver significant cost savings in this area. Comp
Easy to process polyimide resin for high temperature applications
Nexam Chemical introduces Neximid MHT-R, a new easy to process resin for use in high temperature applications, with Tg above 400C. The resin is primarily intended for use in Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) of high temperature composite parts for the aerospace industry. Other areas, such as machine manu
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
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
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 are enabling the production of sustainable developments, helping manufacturers in the sector achieve competitive edge and secure long-term growth.
Conductive Inks: booming to $2.8 billion by 2024
The conductive ink and paste business is segmented, consisting of many emerging and mature markets. In the new report Conductive Ink Markets 2014-2024: Forecasts, Technologies, Players IDTechEx sees the market experiencing 4.5% CAGR over the coming decade, although growth will be unevenly spread wit
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.
High modulus carbon fibre and advanced pre-pregs
In addition to launching a new carbon fibre and aerospace pre-preg, Hexcel at JEC 2014 promoted some recent applications in aerospace and industrial markets.
Chopped strand fibreglass grades meet ever more challenging food contact limits
3B has introduced two new grades of chopped strand fibreglass for applications involving food contact.DS 1135-10N is designed for broad range of polyamides (PA), while DS 8800-11P is for reinforcement of high temperature resins.
Foamed polypropylene grade with reduced bead size moulds thinner structures with smoother surfaces
ARPRO 5635 now enables applications to integrate very thin sections and smoother surfaces to create more complex components with improved aesthetics.
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
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.
Wingless aircraft based on advanced composite reinforcement
For the first time at JEC Europe 2014, Chomarat is will presenting a quarter-scale version of the VX-1 KittyHawk (Paris, March 11-13 2014, M29 Hall 7.3). This aircraft, designed by VX Aerospace, has an unique shape that is structurally efficient thanks to the use of C-Ply, Chomarat’s advanced compos
Aerogel in insulation - impact, and the future
Recent years have seen some truly staggering advances into material development and use that promises to change the landscape of how we implement and use technology in a number of fields and applications. Melissa Coates reviews the development of aerogels in insulation.
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Self-healing aerospace composites to be tested in EUR3.7 million research project
Element Hitchin UK has been chosen as a materials testing partner in Hipocrates, a three-year Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) research project worth over EUR3.7 million that is designed to develop state-of-the-art self-repairing composite materials for the aerospace industry. Preliminary work has
Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi
Researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California's IBM Research - Almaden (IBM) have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make plastic bottles.
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
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.
Handheld spectrophotometer manage production batches with high colour accuracy
X-Rite Pantone has launched the Ci6x series of handheld spectrophotometers which provide accurate colour measurements to improve colour consistency and reducing the product costs of complex materials.
Classifier mill ups capacity and scope of Russian powder metallurgy plant
UC RUSAL is to modernise the SUAL-Powder Metallurgy (Shelekhov, Russia) plant. The total project investment is estimated to be EUR 4 mln. The plant is acquiring a German Hosokawa Alpine classifier mill. The installation of the new equipment will result in an increase in production capacity by 30%, a
Rebrand for German cast nylon 6 (polyamide) range
Licharz is now offers its cast polyamide under the new name Linnotam. The innovative metal-replacement materials have especially long service lives and are easy to machine. Linnotam is available in various grades, described in this short article..
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
Functional nano-coatings for textiles repel oil and water, and are free of PFOA, PFOS
New functional nanocoatings for technical textiles and produced using low pressure plasma technology have been baunched by Europlasma under the brand names Nanofics 10, Nanofics 110 and Nanofics 120.
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
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
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
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 +
Polymer foam market: global trends and forecasts
Research and Markets has announced the report "Polymer Foam Market by Types, Applications & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018".
Eco-designed urethane surfboards feature polycarbonate skin
An Araldite adhesive from Huntsman Advanced Materials has been used by French surfboard maker Newtis Innovation in the manufacture of the 'JAB’; the first hand-finished polyurethane surfboard to feature a polycarbonate skin. The JAB surfboard has received two first prizes in the Technological and Ec
Optically clear, medical grade epoxy features high glass transition temperature
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.
The future of electron beam curing - possibilities and advantages for hardening coatings
The first experiments with electron beams date from as early as 1920 in the US, but the first attempts to cure varnishes with Electron Beam Curing (EBC) were only made in 1960. This technical introduction by David Helsby, RadTech Europe President.
Video File: Addition-cured silicone meets specifications for biocompatibility and cytoxicity
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
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.
JEC Composites Exhibition: Loiretech Specifies low viscosity resin for Airbus composite front panels
Araldite 8615 resin has been used by French tooling specialist Loiretech in the manufacturing process of the prototype phase for the lower front panels on the new A350 Airbus.
JEC Composites Exhibition: Carbon fibre prepreg content on each A350 XWB is worth over $4 million to Hexcel
At the 2013 JEC Composites show in Paris, Hexcel provided details of its work on the Airbus A350 XWB, which represents the largest contract in the company’s history, with overall revenues of between $4-5 billion. Hexcel’s total content on each A350 XWB is now claimed to be worth over $4 million. Whe
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
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
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
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 adhesives manufacturer is presenting its product portfolio f
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.
Qualified repair system for aircraft honeycomb structures
Huntsman Advanced Materials' Epocast 52 A/B is claimed to be the first repair system to achieve qualification in accordance with the Commercial Aircraft Composite Repair Committee’s (CACRC) AMS 2980 standard for the structural repair of carbon epoxy airframe components.
Liquid filled body armour relies on shear thickening fluids
A new type of body armor is fortified with an innovative liquid that becomes solid when something hits it. This could offer a much greater level of protection for soldiers.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Norman Hay acquires Sifco Applied Surface Concepts (Sifco-ASC)
Global chemicals, sealant and surface coatings specialist Norman Hay PLC has acquired leading supplier of selective electroplating and anodising services, Sifco-ASC.
Single and two-component pickling processes for aluminium pretreatment
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
Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
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
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.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
Low flammability structural composites and adhesives for aerospace interiors
The use of composite materials on aircraft interiors is emerging from the shadow of composite airframe applications. With fuel prices currently accounting for over a third of operating costs, it is now widely recognised that interior composites can deliver significant cost savings in this area. Comp
Easy to process polyimide resin for high temperature applications
Nexam Chemical introduces Neximid MHT-R, a new easy to process resin for use in high temperature applications, with Tg above 400C. The resin is primarily intended for use in Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) of high temperature composite parts for the aerospace industry. Other areas, such as machine manu
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
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
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 are enabling the production of sustainable developments, helping manufacturers in the sector achieve competitive edge and secure long-term growth.
Conductive Inks: booming to $2.8 billion by 2024
The conductive ink and paste business is segmented, consisting of many emerging and mature markets. In the new report Conductive Ink Markets 2014-2024: Forecasts, Technologies, Players IDTechEx sees the market experiencing 4.5% CAGR over the coming decade, although growth will be unevenly spread wit
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.
High modulus carbon fibre and advanced pre-pregs
In addition to launching a new carbon fibre and aerospace pre-preg, Hexcel at JEC 2014 promoted some recent applications in aerospace and industrial markets.
Chopped strand fibreglass grades meet ever more challenging food contact limits
3B has introduced two new grades of chopped strand fibreglass for applications involving food contact.DS 1135-10N is designed for broad range of polyamides (PA), while DS 8800-11P is for reinforcement of high temperature resins.
Foamed polypropylene grade with reduced bead size moulds thinner structures with smoother surfaces
ARPRO 5635 now enables applications to integrate very thin sections and smoother surfaces to create more complex components with improved aesthetics.
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
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.
Wingless aircraft based on advanced composite reinforcement
For the first time at JEC Europe 2014, Chomarat is will presenting a quarter-scale version of the VX-1 KittyHawk (Paris, March 11-13 2014, M29 Hall 7.3). This aircraft, designed by VX Aerospace, has an unique shape that is structurally efficient thanks to the use of C-Ply, Chomarat’s advanced compos
Aerogel in insulation - impact, and the future
Recent years have seen some truly staggering advances into material development and use that promises to change the landscape of how we implement and use technology in a number of fields and applications. Melissa Coates reviews the development of aerogels in insulation.
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Self-healing aerospace composites to be tested in EUR3.7 million research project
Element Hitchin UK has been chosen as a materials testing partner in Hipocrates, a three-year Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) research project worth over EUR3.7 million that is designed to develop state-of-the-art self-repairing composite materials for the aerospace industry. Preliminary work has
Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi
Researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California's IBM Research - Almaden (IBM) have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make plastic bottles.
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
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.
Handheld spectrophotometer manage production batches with high colour accuracy
X-Rite Pantone has launched the Ci6x series of handheld spectrophotometers which provide accurate colour measurements to improve colour consistency and reducing the product costs of complex materials.
Classifier mill ups capacity and scope of Russian powder metallurgy plant
UC RUSAL is to modernise the SUAL-Powder Metallurgy (Shelekhov, Russia) plant. The total project investment is estimated to be EUR 4 mln. The plant is acquiring a German Hosokawa Alpine classifier mill. The installation of the new equipment will result in an increase in production capacity by 30%, a
Rebrand for German cast nylon 6 (polyamide) range
Licharz is now offers its cast polyamide under the new name Linnotam. The innovative metal-replacement materials have especially long service lives and are easy to machine. Linnotam is available in various grades, described in this short article..
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
Functional nano-coatings for textiles repel oil and water, and are free of PFOA, PFOS
New functional nanocoatings for technical textiles and produced using low pressure plasma technology have been baunched by Europlasma under the brand names Nanofics 10, Nanofics 110 and Nanofics 120.
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
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
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
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 +
Polymer foam market: global trends and forecasts
Research and Markets has announced the report "Polymer Foam Market by Types, Applications & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018".
Eco-designed urethane surfboards feature polycarbonate skin
An Araldite adhesive from Huntsman Advanced Materials has been used by French surfboard maker Newtis Innovation in the manufacture of the 'JAB’; the first hand-finished polyurethane surfboard to feature a polycarbonate skin. The JAB surfboard has received two first prizes in the Technological and Ec
Optically clear, medical grade epoxy features high glass transition temperature
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.
The future of electron beam curing - possibilities and advantages for hardening coatings
The first experiments with electron beams date from as early as 1920 in the US, but the first attempts to cure varnishes with Electron Beam Curing (EBC) were only made in 1960. This technical introduction by David Helsby, RadTech Europe President.
Video File: Addition-cured silicone meets specifications for biocompatibility and cytoxicity
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
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.
JEC Composites Exhibition: Loiretech Specifies low viscosity resin for Airbus composite front panels
Araldite 8615 resin has been used by French tooling specialist Loiretech in the manufacturing process of the prototype phase for the lower front panels on the new A350 Airbus.
JEC Composites Exhibition: Carbon fibre prepreg content on each A350 XWB is worth over $4 million to Hexcel
At the 2013 JEC Composites show in Paris, Hexcel provided details of its work on the Airbus A350 XWB, which represents the largest contract in the company’s history, with overall revenues of between $4-5 billion. Hexcel’s total content on each A350 XWB is now claimed to be worth over $4 million. Whe
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
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
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
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 adhesives manufacturer is presenting its product portfolio f
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.
Qualified repair system for aircraft honeycomb structures
Huntsman Advanced Materials' Epocast 52 A/B is claimed to be the first repair system to achieve qualification in accordance with the Commercial Aircraft Composite Repair Committee’s (CACRC) AMS 2980 standard for the structural repair of carbon epoxy airframe components.
Liquid filled body armour relies on shear thickening fluids
A new type of body armor is fortified with an innovative liquid that becomes solid when something hits it. This could offer a much greater level of protection for soldiers.
Dedicated motorsport trade show expands to cover aerospace, defence and marine
The best of British precision engineering and surface technologies are showcased in Birmingham at Autosport International 2013, running from from 10-13 January 2013.
Norman Hay acquires Sifco Applied Surface Concepts (Sifco-ASC)
Global chemicals, sealant and surface coatings specialist Norman Hay PLC has acquired leading supplier of selective electroplating and anodising services, Sifco-ASC.
Single and two-component pickling processes for aluminium pretreatment
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
Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
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
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.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
Low flammability structural composites and adhesives for aerospace interiors
The use of composite materials on aircraft interiors is emerging from the shadow of composite airframe applications. With fuel prices currently accounting for over a third of operating costs, it is now widely recognised that interior composites can deliver significant cost savings in this area. Comp
Easy to process polyimide resin for high temperature applications
Nexam Chemical introduces Neximid MHT-R, a new easy to process resin for use in high temperature applications, with Tg above 400C. The resin is primarily intended for use in Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) of high temperature composite parts for the aerospace industry. Other areas, such as machine manu
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
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
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
Parasitic conduction heralds advance in solid-state lithium batteries
A team of researchers at Tohoku University in Japan has created a new type of lithium ion conductor for future batteries that could be the basis for a whole new generation of solid-state batteries. It uses rock salt Lithium Borohydride (LiBH4), a well-known agent in organic chemistry laboratories th
Adhesives spread innovation across Europe’s railways
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.
Conductive Inks: booming to $2.8 billion by 2024
The conductive ink and paste business is segmented, consisting of many emerging and mature markets. In the new report Conductive Ink Markets 2014-2024: Forecasts, Technologies, Players IDTechEx sees the market experiencing 4.5% CAGR over the coming decade, although growth will be unevenly spread wit
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.
High modulus carbon fibre and advanced pre-pregs
In addition to launching a new carbon fibre and aerospace pre-preg, Hexcel at JEC 2014 promoted some recent applications in aerospace and industrial markets.
Chopped strand fibreglass grades meet ever more challenging food contact limits
3B has introduced two new grades of chopped strand fibreglass for applications involving food contact.DS 1135-10N is designed for broad range of polyamides (PA), while DS 8800-11P is for reinforcement of high temperature resins.
Foamed polypropylene grade with reduced bead size moulds thinner structures with smoother surfaces
ARPRO 5635 now enables applications to integrate very thin sections and smoother surfaces to create more complex components with improved aesthetics.
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
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.
Wingless aircraft based on advanced composite reinforcement
For the first time at JEC Europe 2014, Chomarat is will presenting a quarter-scale version of the VX-1 KittyHawk (Paris, March 11-13 2014, M29 Hall 7.3). This aircraft, designed by VX Aerospace, has an unique shape that is structurally efficient thanks to the use of C-Ply, Chomarat’s advanced compos
Aerogel in insulation - impact, and the future
Recent years have seen some truly staggering advances into material development and use that promises to change the landscape of how we implement and use technology in a number of fields and applications. Melissa Coates reviews the development of aerogels in insulation.
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Self-healing aerospace composites to be tested in EUR3.7 million research project
Element Hitchin UK has been chosen as a materials testing partner in Hipocrates, a three-year Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) research project worth over EUR3.7 million that is designed to develop state-of-the-art self-repairing composite materials for the aerospace industry. Preliminary work has
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
Thermography aids compounding of additives into bioplastics
The IKT Institute of Plastics Technology at Stuttgart University has demonstrated the use of thermography as a non-destructive test method for lightweight plastic parts and compounding of additives into bioplastics with a mini-compounder fitted with an open processing zone.
Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi
Researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California's IBM Research - Almaden (IBM) have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make plastic bottles.
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
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.
Handheld spectrophotometer manage production batches with high colour accuracy
X-Rite Pantone has launched the Ci6x series of handheld spectrophotometers which provide accurate colour measurements to improve colour consistency and reducing the product costs of complex materials.
Classifier mill ups capacity and scope of Russian powder metallurgy plant
UC RUSAL is to modernise the SUAL-Powder Metallurgy (Shelekhov, Russia) plant. The total project investment is estimated to be EUR 4 mln. The plant is acquiring a German Hosokawa Alpine classifier mill. The installation of the new equipment will result in an increase in production capacity by 30%, a
Rebrand for German cast nylon 6 (polyamide) range
Licharz is now offers its cast polyamide under the new name Linnotam. The innovative metal-replacement materials have especially long service lives and are easy to machine. Linnotam is available in various grades, described in this short article..
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
Foam polymer coating grown directly from gases
A researcher at the University of Rochester has developed a process to grow highly customisable coatings of foam-like polymers. Useful because they combine light weight with rigid mechanical properties, they are used in a variety of ways, including the delivery of drugs in the body, as a framework f
Functional nano-coatings for textiles repel oil and water, and are free of PFOA, PFOS
New functional nanocoatings for technical textiles and produced using low pressure plasma technology have been baunched by Europlasma under the brand names Nanofics 10, Nanofics 110 and Nanofics 120.
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
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
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
High performance polymer additive concentrates rebranded
AkzoNobel has changed the names of its Nourymix range of high performance polymer additive concentrates. The new names for these will be aligned with the company’s Armoslip and Armostat ranges.
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
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 +
Polymer foam market: global trends and forecasts
Research and Markets has announced the report "Polymer Foam Market by Types, Applications & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018".
Eco-designed urethane surfboards feature polycarbonate skin
An Araldite adhesive from Huntsman Advanced Materials has been used by French surfboard maker Newtis Innovation in the manufacture of the 'JAB’; the first hand-finished polyurethane surfboard to feature a polycarbonate skin. The JAB surfboard has received two first prizes in the Technological and Ec
Optically clear, medical grade epoxy features high glass transition temperature
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.
The future of electron beam curing - possibilities and advantages for hardening coatings
The first experiments with electron beams date from as early as 1920 in the US, but the first attempts to cure varnishes with Electron Beam Curing (EBC) were only made in 1960. This technical introduction by David Helsby, RadTech Europe President.
Video File: Addition-cured silicone meets specifications for biocompatibility and cytoxicity
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
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.
JEC Composites Exhibition: Loiretech Specifies low viscosity resin for Airbus composite front panels
Araldite 8615 resin has been used by French tooling specialist Loiretech in the manufacturing process of the prototype phase for the lower front panels on the new A350 Airbus.
JEC Composites Exhibition: Carbon fibre prepreg content on each A350 XWB is worth over $4 million to Hexcel
At the 2013 JEC Composites show in Paris, Hexcel provided details of its work on the Airbus A350 XWB, which represents the largest contract in the company’s history, with overall revenues of between $4-5 billion. Hexcel’s total content on each A350 XWB is now claimed to be worth over $4 million. Whe
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
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
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
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 adhesives manufacturer is presenting its product portfolio f
Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
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
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.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
Low flammability structural composites and adhesives for aerospace interiors
The use of composite materials on aircraft interiors is emerging from the shadow of composite airframe applications. With fuel prices currently accounting for over a third of operating costs, it is now widely recognised that interior composites can deliver significant cost savings in this area. Comp
Easy to process polyimide resin for high temperature applications
Nexam Chemical introduces Neximid MHT-R, a new easy to process resin for use in high temperature applications, with Tg above 400C. The resin is primarily intended for use in Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) of high temperature composite parts for the aerospace industry. Other areas, such as machine manu
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
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
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
Parasitic conduction heralds advance in solid-state lithium batteries
A team of researchers at Tohoku University in Japan has created a new type of lithium ion conductor for future batteries that could be the basis for a whole new generation of solid-state batteries. It uses rock salt Lithium Borohydride (LiBH4), a well-known agent in organic chemistry laboratories th
Adhesives spread innovation across Europe’s railways
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.
Conductive Inks: booming to $2.8 billion by 2024
The conductive ink and paste business is segmented, consisting of many emerging and mature markets. In the new report Conductive Ink Markets 2014-2024: Forecasts, Technologies, Players IDTechEx sees the market experiencing 4.5% CAGR over the coming decade, although growth will be unevenly spread wit
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.
High modulus carbon fibre and advanced pre-pregs
In addition to launching a new carbon fibre and aerospace pre-preg, Hexcel at JEC 2014 promoted some recent applications in aerospace and industrial markets.
Chopped strand fibreglass grades meet ever more challenging food contact limits
3B has introduced two new grades of chopped strand fibreglass for applications involving food contact.DS 1135-10N is designed for broad range of polyamides (PA), while DS 8800-11P is for reinforcement of high temperature resins.
Foamed polypropylene grade with reduced bead size moulds thinner structures with smoother surfaces
ARPRO 5635 now enables applications to integrate very thin sections and smoother surfaces to create more complex components with improved aesthetics.
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
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.
Wingless aircraft based on advanced composite reinforcement
For the first time at JEC Europe 2014, Chomarat is will presenting a quarter-scale version of the VX-1 KittyHawk (Paris, March 11-13 2014, M29 Hall 7.3). This aircraft, designed by VX Aerospace, has an unique shape that is structurally efficient thanks to the use of C-Ply, Chomarat’s advanced compos
Aerogel in insulation - impact, and the future
Recent years have seen some truly staggering advances into material development and use that promises to change the landscape of how we implement and use technology in a number of fields and applications. Melissa Coates reviews the development of aerogels in insulation.
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Self-healing aerospace composites to be tested in EUR3.7 million research project
Element Hitchin UK has been chosen as a materials testing partner in Hipocrates, a three-year Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) research project worth over EUR3.7 million that is designed to develop state-of-the-art self-repairing composite materials for the aerospace industry. Preliminary work has
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
Thermography aids compounding of additives into bioplastics
The IKT Institute of Plastics Technology at Stuttgart University has demonstrated the use of thermography as a non-destructive test method for lightweight plastic parts and compounding of additives into bioplastics with a mini-compounder fitted with an open processing zone.
Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi
Researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California's IBM Research - Almaden (IBM) have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make plastic bottles.
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
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.
Handheld spectrophotometer manage production batches with high colour accuracy
X-Rite Pantone has launched the Ci6x series of handheld spectrophotometers which provide accurate colour measurements to improve colour consistency and reducing the product costs of complex materials.
Classifier mill ups capacity and scope of Russian powder metallurgy plant
UC RUSAL is to modernise the SUAL-Powder Metallurgy (Shelekhov, Russia) plant. The total project investment is estimated to be EUR 4 mln. The plant is acquiring a German Hosokawa Alpine classifier mill. The installation of the new equipment will result in an increase in production capacity by 30%, a
Rebrand for German cast nylon 6 (polyamide) range
Licharz is now offers its cast polyamide under the new name Linnotam. The innovative metal-replacement materials have especially long service lives and are easy to machine. Linnotam is available in various grades, described in this short article..
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
Foam polymer coating grown directly from gases
A researcher at the University of Rochester has developed a process to grow highly customisable coatings of foam-like polymers. Useful because they combine light weight with rigid mechanical properties, they are used in a variety of ways, including the delivery of drugs in the body, as a framework f
Functional nano-coatings for textiles repel oil and water, and are free of PFOA, PFOS
New functional nanocoatings for technical textiles and produced using low pressure plasma technology have been baunched by Europlasma under the brand names Nanofics 10, Nanofics 110 and Nanofics 120.
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
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
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
High performance polymer additive concentrates rebranded
AkzoNobel has changed the names of its Nourymix range of high performance polymer additive concentrates. The new names for these will be aligned with the company’s Armoslip and Armostat ranges.
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
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 +
Polymer foam market: global trends and forecasts
Research and Markets has announced the report "Polymer Foam Market by Types, Applications & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018".
Eco-designed urethane surfboards feature polycarbonate skin
An Araldite adhesive from Huntsman Advanced Materials has been used by French surfboard maker Newtis Innovation in the manufacture of the 'JAB’; the first hand-finished polyurethane surfboard to feature a polycarbonate skin. The JAB surfboard has received two first prizes in the Technological and Ec
Optically clear, medical grade epoxy features high glass transition temperature
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.
The future of electron beam curing - possibilities and advantages for hardening coatings
The first experiments with electron beams date from as early as 1920 in the US, but the first attempts to cure varnishes with Electron Beam Curing (EBC) were only made in 1960. This technical introduction by David Helsby, RadTech Europe President.
Video File: Addition-cured silicone meets specifications for biocompatibility and cytoxicity
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
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.
JEC Composites Exhibition: Loiretech Specifies low viscosity resin for Airbus composite front panels
Araldite 8615 resin has been used by French tooling specialist Loiretech in the manufacturing process of the prototype phase for the lower front panels on the new A350 Airbus.
JEC Composites Exhibition: Carbon fibre prepreg content on each A350 XWB is worth over $4 million to Hexcel
At the 2013 JEC Composites show in Paris, Hexcel provided details of its work on the Airbus A350 XWB, which represents the largest contract in the company’s history, with overall revenues of between $4-5 billion. Hexcel’s total content on each A350 XWB is now claimed to be worth over $4 million. Whe
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
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
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
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 adhesives manufacturer is presenting its product portfolio f
Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
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
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.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
Low flammability structural composites and adhesives for aerospace interiors
The use of composite materials on aircraft interiors is emerging from the shadow of composite airframe applications. With fuel prices currently accounting for over a third of operating costs, it is now widely recognised that interior composites can deliver significant cost savings in this area. Comp
Easy to process polyimide resin for high temperature applications
Nexam Chemical introduces Neximid MHT-R, a new easy to process resin for use in high temperature applications, with Tg above 400C. The resin is primarily intended for use in Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) of high temperature composite parts for the aerospace industry. Other areas, such as machine manu
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
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
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
Parasitic conduction heralds advance in solid-state lithium batteries
A team of researchers at Tohoku University in Japan has created a new type of lithium ion conductor for future batteries that could be the basis for a whole new generation of solid-state batteries. It uses rock salt Lithium Borohydride (LiBH4), a well-known agent in organic chemistry laboratories th
Adhesives spread innovation across Europe’s railways
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.
Conductive Inks: booming to $2.8 billion by 2024
The conductive ink and paste business is segmented, consisting of many emerging and mature markets. In the new report Conductive Ink Markets 2014-2024: Forecasts, Technologies, Players IDTechEx sees the market experiencing 4.5% CAGR over the coming decade, although growth will be unevenly spread wit
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.
High modulus carbon fibre and advanced pre-pregs
In addition to launching a new carbon fibre and aerospace pre-preg, Hexcel at JEC 2014 promoted some recent applications in aerospace and industrial markets.
Chopped strand fibreglass grades meet ever more challenging food contact limits
3B has introduced two new grades of chopped strand fibreglass for applications involving food contact.DS 1135-10N is designed for broad range of polyamides (PA), while DS 8800-11P is for reinforcement of high temperature resins.
Foamed polypropylene grade with reduced bead size moulds thinner structures with smoother surfaces
ARPRO 5635 now enables applications to integrate very thin sections and smoother surfaces to create more complex components with improved aesthetics.
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
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.
Wingless aircraft based on advanced composite reinforcement
For the first time at JEC Europe 2014, Chomarat is will presenting a quarter-scale version of the VX-1 KittyHawk (Paris, March 11-13 2014, M29 Hall 7.3). This aircraft, designed by VX Aerospace, has an unique shape that is structurally efficient thanks to the use of C-Ply, Chomarat’s advanced compos
Aerogel in insulation - impact, and the future
Recent years have seen some truly staggering advances into material development and use that promises to change the landscape of how we implement and use technology in a number of fields and applications. Melissa Coates reviews the development of aerogels in insulation.
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Self-healing aerospace composites to be tested in EUR3.7 million research project
Element Hitchin UK has been chosen as a materials testing partner in Hipocrates, a three-year Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) research project worth over EUR3.7 million that is designed to develop state-of-the-art self-repairing composite materials for the aerospace industry. Preliminary work has
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
Thermography aids compounding of additives into bioplastics
The IKT Institute of Plastics Technology at Stuttgart University has demonstrated the use of thermography as a non-destructive test method for lightweight plastic parts and compounding of additives into bioplastics with a mini-compounder fitted with an open processing zone.
Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi
Researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California's IBM Research - Almaden (IBM) have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make plastic bottles.
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
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.
Handheld spectrophotometer manage production batches with high colour accuracy
X-Rite Pantone has launched the Ci6x series of handheld spectrophotometers which provide accurate colour measurements to improve colour consistency and reducing the product costs of complex materials.
Classifier mill ups capacity and scope of Russian powder metallurgy plant
UC RUSAL is to modernise the SUAL-Powder Metallurgy (Shelekhov, Russia) plant. The total project investment is estimated to be EUR 4 mln. The plant is acquiring a German Hosokawa Alpine classifier mill. The installation of the new equipment will result in an increase in production capacity by 30%, a
Rebrand for German cast nylon 6 (polyamide) range
Licharz is now offers its cast polyamide under the new name Linnotam. The innovative metal-replacement materials have especially long service lives and are easy to machine. Linnotam is available in various grades, described in this short article..
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
Foam polymer coating grown directly from gases
A researcher at the University of Rochester has developed a process to grow highly customisable coatings of foam-like polymers. Useful because they combine light weight with rigid mechanical properties, they are used in a variety of ways, including the delivery of drugs in the body, as a framework f
Functional nano-coatings for textiles repel oil and water, and are free of PFOA, PFOS
New functional nanocoatings for technical textiles and produced using low pressure plasma technology have been baunched by Europlasma under the brand names Nanofics 10, Nanofics 110 and Nanofics 120.
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
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
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
High performance polymer additive concentrates rebranded
AkzoNobel has changed the names of its Nourymix range of high performance polymer additive concentrates. The new names for these will be aligned with the company’s Armoslip and Armostat ranges.
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
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 +
Polymer foam market: global trends and forecasts
Research and Markets has announced the report "Polymer Foam Market by Types, Applications & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018".
Eco-designed urethane surfboards feature polycarbonate skin
An Araldite adhesive from Huntsman Advanced Materials has been used by French surfboard maker Newtis Innovation in the manufacture of the 'JAB’; the first hand-finished polyurethane surfboard to feature a polycarbonate skin. The JAB surfboard has received two first prizes in the Technological and Ec
Optically clear, medical grade epoxy features high glass transition temperature
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.
The future of electron beam curing - possibilities and advantages for hardening coatings
The first experiments with electron beams date from as early as 1920 in the US, but the first attempts to cure varnishes with Electron Beam Curing (EBC) were only made in 1960. This technical introduction by David Helsby, RadTech Europe President.
Video File: Addition-cured silicone meets specifications for biocompatibility and cytoxicity
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
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.
JEC Composites Exhibition: Loiretech Specifies low viscosity resin for Airbus composite front panels
Araldite 8615 resin has been used by French tooling specialist Loiretech in the manufacturing process of the prototype phase for the lower front panels on the new A350 Airbus.
JEC Composites Exhibition: Carbon fibre prepreg content on each A350 XWB is worth over $4 million to Hexcel
At the 2013 JEC Composites show in Paris, Hexcel provided details of its work on the Airbus A350 XWB, which represents the largest contract in the company’s history, with overall revenues of between $4-5 billion. Hexcel’s total content on each A350 XWB is now claimed to be worth over $4 million. Whe
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
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
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
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 adhesives manufacturer is presenting its product portfolio f
Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
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
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.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
Low flammability structural composites and adhesives for aerospace interiors
The use of composite materials on aircraft interiors is emerging from the shadow of composite airframe applications. With fuel prices currently accounting for over a third of operating costs, it is now widely recognised that interior composites can deliver significant cost savings in this area. Comp
Easy to process polyimide resin for high temperature applications
Nexam Chemical introduces Neximid MHT-R, a new easy to process resin for use in high temperature applications, with Tg above 400C. The resin is primarily intended for use in Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) of high temperature composite parts for the aerospace industry. Other areas, such as machine manu
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
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
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
Parasitic conduction heralds advance in solid-state lithium batteries
A team of researchers at Tohoku University in Japan has created a new type of lithium ion conductor for future batteries that could be the basis for a whole new generation of solid-state batteries. It uses rock salt Lithium Borohydride (LiBH4), a well-known agent in organic chemistry laboratories th
Adhesives spread innovation across Europe’s railways
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.
Conductive Inks: booming to $2.8 billion by 2024
The conductive ink and paste business is segmented, consisting of many emerging and mature markets. In the new report Conductive Ink Markets 2014-2024: Forecasts, Technologies, Players IDTechEx sees the market experiencing 4.5% CAGR over the coming decade, although growth will be unevenly spread wit
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.
High modulus carbon fibre and advanced pre-pregs
In addition to launching a new carbon fibre and aerospace pre-preg, Hexcel at JEC 2014 promoted some recent applications in aerospace and industrial markets.
Chopped strand fibreglass grades meet ever more challenging food contact limits
3B has introduced two new grades of chopped strand fibreglass for applications involving food contact.DS 1135-10N is designed for broad range of polyamides (PA), while DS 8800-11P is for reinforcement of high temperature resins.
Foamed polypropylene grade with reduced bead size moulds thinner structures with smoother surfaces
ARPRO 5635 now enables applications to integrate very thin sections and smoother surfaces to create more complex components with improved aesthetics.
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
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.
Wingless aircraft based on advanced composite reinforcement
For the first time at JEC Europe 2014, Chomarat is will presenting a quarter-scale version of the VX-1 KittyHawk (Paris, March 11-13 2014, M29 Hall 7.3). This aircraft, designed by VX Aerospace, has an unique shape that is structurally efficient thanks to the use of C-Ply, Chomarat’s advanced compos
Aerogel in insulation - impact, and the future
Recent years have seen some truly staggering advances into material development and use that promises to change the landscape of how we implement and use technology in a number of fields and applications. Melissa Coates reviews the development of aerogels in insulation.
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Self-healing aerospace composites to be tested in EUR3.7 million research project
Element Hitchin UK has been chosen as a materials testing partner in Hipocrates, a three-year Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) research project worth over EUR3.7 million that is designed to develop state-of-the-art self-repairing composite materials for the aerospace industry. Preliminary work has
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
Thermography aids compounding of additives into bioplastics
The IKT Institute of Plastics Technology at Stuttgart University has demonstrated the use of thermography as a non-destructive test method for lightweight plastic parts and compounding of additives into bioplastics with a mini-compounder fitted with an open processing zone.
Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi
Researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California's IBM Research - Almaden (IBM) have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make plastic bottles.
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
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.
Handheld spectrophotometer manage production batches with high colour accuracy
X-Rite Pantone has launched the Ci6x series of handheld spectrophotometers which provide accurate colour measurements to improve colour consistency and reducing the product costs of complex materials.
Classifier mill ups capacity and scope of Russian powder metallurgy plant
UC RUSAL is to modernise the SUAL-Powder Metallurgy (Shelekhov, Russia) plant. The total project investment is estimated to be EUR 4 mln. The plant is acquiring a German Hosokawa Alpine classifier mill. The installation of the new equipment will result in an increase in production capacity by 30%, a
Rebrand for German cast nylon 6 (polyamide) range
Licharz is now offers its cast polyamide under the new name Linnotam. The innovative metal-replacement materials have especially long service lives and are easy to machine. Linnotam is available in various grades, described in this short article..
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
Foam polymer coating grown directly from gases
A researcher at the University of Rochester has developed a process to grow highly customisable coatings of foam-like polymers. Useful because they combine light weight with rigid mechanical properties, they are used in a variety of ways, including the delivery of drugs in the body, as a framework f
Functional nano-coatings for textiles repel oil and water, and are free of PFOA, PFOS
New functional nanocoatings for technical textiles and produced using low pressure plasma technology have been baunched by Europlasma under the brand names Nanofics 10, Nanofics 110 and Nanofics 120.
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
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
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
High performance polymer additive concentrates rebranded
AkzoNobel has changed the names of its Nourymix range of high performance polymer additive concentrates. The new names for these will be aligned with the company’s Armoslip and Armostat ranges.
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
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 +
Polymer foam market: global trends and forecasts
Research and Markets has announced the report "Polymer Foam Market by Types, Applications & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018".
Eco-designed urethane surfboards feature polycarbonate skin
An Araldite adhesive from Huntsman Advanced Materials has been used by French surfboard maker Newtis Innovation in the manufacture of the 'JAB’; the first hand-finished polyurethane surfboard to feature a polycarbonate skin. The JAB surfboard has received two first prizes in the Technological and Ec
Optically clear, medical grade epoxy features high glass transition temperature
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.
The future of electron beam curing - possibilities and advantages for hardening coatings
The first experiments with electron beams date from as early as 1920 in the US, but the first attempts to cure varnishes with Electron Beam Curing (EBC) were only made in 1960. This technical introduction by David Helsby, RadTech Europe President.
Video File: Addition-cured silicone meets specifications for biocompatibility and cytoxicity
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
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.
JEC Composites Exhibition: Loiretech Specifies low viscosity resin for Airbus composite front panels
Araldite 8615 resin has been used by French tooling specialist Loiretech in the manufacturing process of the prototype phase for the lower front panels on the new A350 Airbus.
JEC Composites Exhibition: Carbon fibre prepreg content on each A350 XWB is worth over $4 million to Hexcel
At the 2013 JEC Composites show in Paris, Hexcel provided details of its work on the Airbus A350 XWB, which represents the largest contract in the company’s history, with overall revenues of between $4-5 billion. Hexcel’s total content on each A350 XWB is now claimed to be worth over $4 million. Whe
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
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
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
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 adhesives manufacturer is presenting its product portfolio f
Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
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
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.
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
Low flammability structural composites and adhesives for aerospace interiors
The use of composite materials on aircraft interiors is emerging from the shadow of composite airframe applications. With fuel prices currently accounting for over a third of operating costs, it is now widely recognised that interior composites can deliver significant cost savings in this area. Comp
Easy to process polyimide resin for high temperature applications
Nexam Chemical introduces Neximid MHT-R, a new easy to process resin for use in high temperature applications, with Tg above 400C. The resin is primarily intended for use in Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) of high temperature composite parts for the aerospace industry. Other areas, such as machine manu
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
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
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
Parasitic conduction heralds advance in solid-state lithium batteries
A team of researchers at Tohoku University in Japan has created a new type of lithium ion conductor for future batteries that could be the basis for a whole new generation of solid-state batteries. It uses rock salt Lithium Borohydride (LiBH4), a well-known agent in organic chemistry laboratories th
Adhesives spread innovation across Europe’s railways
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.
Conductive Inks: booming to $2.8 billion by 2024
The conductive ink and paste business is segmented, consisting of many emerging and mature markets. In the new report Conductive Ink Markets 2014-2024: Forecasts, Technologies, Players IDTechEx sees the market experiencing 4.5% CAGR over the coming decade, although growth will be unevenly spread wit
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.
High modulus carbon fibre and advanced pre-pregs
In addition to launching a new carbon fibre and aerospace pre-preg, Hexcel at JEC 2014 promoted some recent applications in aerospace and industrial markets.
Chopped strand fibreglass grades meet ever more challenging food contact limits
3B has introduced two new grades of chopped strand fibreglass for applications involving food contact.DS 1135-10N is designed for broad range of polyamides (PA), while DS 8800-11P is for reinforcement of high temperature resins.
Foamed polypropylene grade with reduced bead size moulds thinner structures with smoother surfaces
ARPRO 5635 now enables applications to integrate very thin sections and smoother surfaces to create more complex components with improved aesthetics.
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
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.
Wingless aircraft based on advanced composite reinforcement
For the first time at JEC Europe 2014, Chomarat is will presenting a quarter-scale version of the VX-1 KittyHawk (Paris, March 11-13 2014, M29 Hall 7.3). This aircraft, designed by VX Aerospace, has an unique shape that is structurally efficient thanks to the use of C-Ply, Chomarat’s advanced compos
Aerogel in insulation - impact, and the future
Recent years have seen some truly staggering advances into material development and use that promises to change the landscape of how we implement and use technology in a number of fields and applications. Melissa Coates reviews the development of aerogels in insulation.
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Self-healing aerospace composites to be tested in EUR3.7 million research project
Element Hitchin UK has been chosen as a materials testing partner in Hipocrates, a three-year Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) research project worth over EUR3.7 million that is designed to develop state-of-the-art self-repairing composite materials for the aerospace industry. Preliminary work has
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
Thermography aids compounding of additives into bioplastics
The IKT Institute of Plastics Technology at Stuttgart University has demonstrated the use of thermography as a non-destructive test method for lightweight plastic parts and compounding of additives into bioplastics with a mini-compounder fitted with an open processing zone.
Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi
Researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California's IBM Research - Almaden (IBM) have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make plastic bottles.
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
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.
Handheld spectrophotometer manage production batches with high colour accuracy
X-Rite Pantone has launched the Ci6x series of handheld spectrophotometers which provide accurate colour measurements to improve colour consistency and reducing the product costs of complex materials.
Classifier mill ups capacity and scope of Russian powder metallurgy plant
UC RUSAL is to modernise the SUAL-Powder Metallurgy (Shelekhov, Russia) plant. The total project investment is estimated to be EUR 4 mln. The plant is acquiring a German Hosokawa Alpine classifier mill. The installation of the new equipment will result in an increase in production capacity by 30%, a
Rebrand for German cast nylon 6 (polyamide) range
Licharz is now offers its cast polyamide under the new name Linnotam. The innovative metal-replacement materials have especially long service lives and are easy to machine. Linnotam is available in various grades, described in this short article..
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
Foam polymer coating grown directly from gases
A researcher at the University of Rochester has developed a process to grow highly customisable coatings of foam-like polymers. Useful because they combine light weight with rigid mechanical properties, they are used in a variety of ways, including the delivery of drugs in the body, as a framework f
Functional nano-coatings for textiles repel oil and water, and are free of PFOA, PFOS
New functional nanocoatings for technical textiles and produced using low pressure plasma technology have been baunched by Europlasma under the brand names Nanofics 10, Nanofics 110 and Nanofics 120.
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
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
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
High performance polymer additive concentrates rebranded
AkzoNobel has changed the names of its Nourymix range of high performance polymer additive concentrates. The new names for these will be aligned with the company’s Armoslip and Armostat ranges.
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
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 +
Polymer foam market: global trends and forecasts
Research and Markets has announced the report "Polymer Foam Market by Types, Applications & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018".
Eco-designed urethane surfboards feature polycarbonate skin
An Araldite adhesive from Huntsman Advanced Materials has been used by French surfboard maker Newtis Innovation in the manufacture of the 'JAB’; the first hand-finished polyurethane surfboard to feature a polycarbonate skin. The JAB surfboard has received two first prizes in the Technological and Ec
Optically clear, medical grade epoxy features high glass transition temperature
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.
The future of electron beam curing - possibilities and advantages for hardening coatings
The first experiments with electron beams date from as early as 1920 in the US, but the first attempts to cure varnishes with Electron Beam Curing (EBC) were only made in 1960. This technical introduction by David Helsby, RadTech Europe President.
Video File: Addition-cured silicone meets specifications for biocompatibility and cytoxicity
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
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.
JEC Composites Exhibition: Loiretech Specifies low viscosity resin for Airbus composite front panels
Araldite 8615 resin has been used by French tooling specialist Loiretech in the manufacturing process of the prototype phase for the lower front panels on the new A350 Airbus.
JEC Composites Exhibition: Carbon fibre prepreg content on each A350 XWB is worth over $4 million to Hexcel
At the 2013 JEC Composites show in Paris, Hexcel provided details of its work on the Airbus A350 XWB, which represents the largest contract in the company’s history, with overall revenues of between $4-5 billion. Hexcel’s total content on each A350 XWB is now claimed to be worth over $4 million. Whe
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
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
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
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 adhesives manufacturer is presenting its product portfolio f
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