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Adhesives (Structural)
UV and moisture cure adhesive for plastics and metals
Adhesives (Structural) : 28 December, 2014
Recently announced by Intertronics is Dymax 3401 dual cure (UV and moisture) adhesive, designed for rapid bonding of a wide variety of plastic and metal substrates, including PC and ABS applications.
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Adhesives (Structural) : 20 September, 2014
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Epoxy adhesive demonstrates advantages of ductility on composite single lap joints
Adhesives (Structural) : 10 August, 2014
An Araldite epoxy adhesive system from Huntsman Advanced Materials has been used in an experiment conducted by a research group, under the direction of Dr Trevor Young of the Irish Centre for Composites Research at the University of Limerick, in which the bondline stress concentrations and the influence of adhesive ductility on composite single lap joints were investigated.
Adhesives spread innovation across Europe’s railways
Adhesives (Structural) : 29 May, 2014
Laurent Pourcheron, Marketing Manager for Adhesives at Huntsman Advanced Materials, reviews the adhesive technologies which are enabling the production of sustainable developments, helping manufacturers in the sector achieve competitive edge and secure long-term growth.
Valuable advice for designing with adhesive bonding
Adhesives (Structural) : 15 April, 2014
Huntsman Advanced Materials is offering free advice to designers and design engineers looking to achieve the best performance from adhesive bonding, focused on the importance of designing components for bonding as a recommended alternative to designing with mechanical fastening.
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Adhesives (Structural) : 16 March, 2014
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute time period).
Radiometer simplifies validating and monitoring UV-curing processes
Adhesives (Structural) : 04 March, 2014
Intertronics, with sales partner DYMAX, has released the ACCU-CAL 150 – a simple to use radiometer which offers accurate, repeatable measurement of UV light.
Surface preparation for bonding metals
Adhesives (Structural) : 04 March, 2014
Master Bond manufactures a wide range of adhesives for bonding metals to metals, as well as metals to other substrates. Surface preparation plays a key role to ensuring that good bond strength is achieved. The following techniques are typically used as practices for proper surface preparation:
RTM polyurethane technology for mass production of composite leaf springs
Adhesives (Structural) : 04 March, 2014
Dr Andreas Ferencz and Ralph Kießling review the development of composite leaf springs. The leaf springs installed in a wide range of vehicles are traditionally manufactured in steel. However, as the issue of vehicle weight continues to gain importance, solutions offering the benefits of lightweight construction are becoming ever more attractive. Although composite materials are the obvious alternative here, the journey from laboratory prototype to mass production is a long one.
Non-drip, one component silicone offers high temperature resistance, thermal conductivity and electrical isolation
Adhesives (Structural) : 31 January, 2014
Placing emphasis on convenient handling, Master Bond MasterSil 705TC features a paste consistency that does not require mixing. This single component system sets up in 7 minutes and has a non-corrosive cure at room temperature when exposed to atmospheric humidity.
China Engineering Adhesive Industry Report 2013 - multinationals hold majority shares
Adhesives (Structural) : 17 December, 2013
Research and Markets has announced the "China Engineering Adhesive Industry Report 2013" report.
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
Adhesives (Structural) : 08 December, 2013
Master Bond EP38CL has been developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications that require toughness and durability. With a Shore D hardness exceeding 75, its toughness is a unique property that imparts resistance to rigorous thermal cycling, impact and mechanical shock.
Adhesives Dragon Plant serves growing Chinese automotive market
Adhesives (Structural) : 19 September, 2013
Henkel has inaugurated an adhesives factory in Shanghai, with which facility the company is expanding its production capacity in a major emerging market and will deliver its adhesive technologies more quickly to the growing China and the Asian region markets.
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
Adhesives (Structural) : 16 September, 2013
In addition to typical silicone properties such as flexibility and high temperature resistance, Master Bond MasterSil 156 passes the rigorous UL 94V-0 tests for flame retardancy. This two part silicone system is addition cured and does not require exposure to air for complete cross-linking. It has a convenient one to one mix ratio by weight and will not outgas while curing.
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
Adhesives (Structural) : 27 August, 2013
Master Bond Supreme 45HTQ is a thermally stable, two-component, quartz-filled epoxy system. It features exceptional abrasion and chemical resistant properties. It will withstand exposure to petrochemicals, acids, bases and solvents. It retains its performance profile at elevated temperatures up to +450F.
Clear potting compound for LED assemblies
Adhesives (Structural) : 03 August, 2013
Opti-tec 4200 from Intertronics is a high performance example. It is a low viscosity optically clear, non-yellowing polyurethane compound ideal for potting of LEDs and electronics.
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Adhesives (Structural) : 03 August, 2013
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, electronic, electrical, optical and other specialty industries.
Optically clear, medical grade epoxy features high glass transition temperature
Adhesives (Structural) : 13 July, 2013
Effectively used in medical device manufacturing applications, Master Bond UV10TKMed is a higher viscosity UV system for bonding, sealing and coating that passes USP Class VI testing. It also meets the requirements of ISO 10993-5 for cytotoxicity.
Interlaced Elastomer Networks basis of structural adhesive range
Adhesives (Structural) : 03 June, 2013
Aderis is launching what it claims to be the first line of hybrid structural adhesives, called INES (for INterlaced Elastomer NetworkS). The new adhesives offer high structural and damping performance, the first time that a structural adhesive combines elongation, low modulus and high mechanical performance with high impact, peel and shear strength, for a range of temperatures from -80 to 140C.
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
Adhesives (Structural) : 28 May, 2013
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specification. Wide applicability is expected in the computer, aerospace and related industries.
Video File: Addition-cured silicone meets specifications for biocompatibility and cytoxicity
Adhesives (Structural) : 18 May, 2013
Master Bond MasterSil 153Med is a two component, medical grade silicone adhesive that resists temperatures up to 400F. Formulated for medical device applications, MasterSil 153Med passes USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 testing.
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Adhesives (Structural) : 06 May, 2013
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the computer, aerospace and related industries.
Electrically conductive urethane adhesive for hybrid circuits and surface mount
Adhesives (Structural) : 14 April, 2013
Intertronics announces Polytec PU 1000, an electrically conductive polyurethane which addresses applications in die attach, bonding of components in hybrid circuit applications and surface mount technology (SMT); areas where silver filled electrically conductive adhesives have been used for many decades. Usually such adhesives are epoxy-based, two-component or premixed and frozen single-component systems, but now the Polytec PU 1000 polyurethane solution provides an alternative with many advantages, including flexibility and room temperature cure.
Temperature-resistant B-staged adhesive film is thermally conductive, yet electrically insulating
Adhesives (Structural) : 09 April, 2013
In an effort to mitigate the more complicated preparation associated with B-staged epoxies, Master Bond has developed FLM36 for bonding and sealing applications in the aerospace, electronic, opto-electronic and specialty OEM industries. This B-staged film eliminates mixing and measuring and is easy to handle.
Composite bonding in the rail industry takes in increasing significance
Adhesives (Structural) : 22 March, 2013
Characterised by well documented benefits, including high strength-to-weight ratio, excellent fatigue resistance, corrosion resistance, good impact resistance, and design flexibility, as well as better flame retardancy, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance, composites have become established in the rail industry. Selecting the most suitable joining method is just as important as the design and choice of the composite materials themselves.
Adhesive streamlines structural designs and processes in wind blade manufacturing
Adhesives (Structural) : 15 March, 2013
One of the key trends in the wind industry is the push to increase productivity as manufacturers strive to reduce cycle times and cut costs. As a result, there’s a need for materials with faster strength build-up and the provision of a resilient bond that consistently delivers end product performance. Araldite AW 4856/Hardener HW 4856 is well positioned to meet these requirements. This epoxy adhesive system from Huntsman Advanced Materials is approved by Germanischer Lloyd (GL), improves productivity and increases fatigue resistance for wind blade shell bonding and repairs.
Mould sealants and adhesives for high-gloss plastic components with complex mould geometries
Adhesives (Structural) : 03 March, 2013
The Frekote products that Henkel will exhibit at the JEC Composites fair are highly efficient for complex mould geometries. During the exhibition centring on the composites industry, which takes place from 12 to 14 March 2013 in Paris, the adhesives manufacturer is presenting its product portfolio for the sector.
Optically clear, two-component urethane-modified epoxy gel offers dimensional stability
Adhesives (Structural) : 08 February, 2013
Featuring softness and resilience, Master Bond Super Gel 9 is a urethane modified epoxy gel that can be employed in a variety of applications. Some of the most common include the encapsulation of sensitive electronic parts and sealing optical components. This multifunctional system is also widely used in the aerospace, electronic, optical, electro-optical and other specialty industries.
Chemically resistant, high strength two-component epoxy withstands elevated temperatures
Adhesives (Structural) : 18 January, 2013
With the ability to withstand acids, bases and many solvents, Master Bond EP62-1 is primarily used as an adhesive, sealant or coating where the epoxy will be exposed to very harsh conditions. This two part epoxy features thermal stability with a glass transition temperature exceeding 170C.
Single and two-component pickling processes for aluminium pretreatment
Adhesives (Structural) : 15 December, 2012
There are various technologies available for the initial treatment of aluminium, prior to giving it its weather-protection coating. Michael Frank, Technology Manager at Henkel, desribes the aluminum pretreatment options for window frames, building façades and other exposed construction surfaces are often made from aluminium. He sees advantages in both the appropriate use of a single-component system and also in the application of an individually metered two-component system.
Highly stressed auto engine relies on liquid gasketing
Adhesives (Structural) : 21 November, 2012
The Ford one litre Fox engine will soon be manufactured across the globe. Designed at Ford’s Dagenham Diesel Centre (DDC), it has the highest output per displacement of any high volume production engine on the market with a power output of 124 hp. This radical and revolutionary engine will be standard in the Ford Focus and many other future models and includes many technological improvements including the use of Loctite 5900 room temperature vulcanising (RTV) silicone for sealing the highly stressed joints.
Sealing and encapsulating hotmelt adhesives resistant to both heat and water
Adhesives (Structural) : 08 November, 2012
High-performance hotmelt adhesives and silicones are among Henkel’s focal exhibits at this year’s Electronica Fair (Munich, 13-16 November). Henkel is appearing at the show with new moulding products under the Macromelt brand for electrical applications, offering reliable, resilient and resistant solutions for even the toughest conditions. Also being featured is the Loctite SI 5700 silicone for luminant encapsulation.
High temperature thermal barrier tape can wrap pipes more easily
Adhesives (Structural) : 29 October, 2012
Pyro-Tape 682-TB is a new thermally insulative, high temperature tape produced by Aremco Products for insulating pipes, doors and ductwork for applications to 2500F (1371C).
LED-curable one-part system offers exceptionally fast cure speeds for heat-sensitive substrates
Adhesives (Structural) : 22 October, 2012
Master Bond LED401 is a breakthrough system based on LED technology. This adhesive, sealant, coating and encapsulant cures tack-free upon exposure to a 405 nm wavelength light source, without any oxygen inhibition. Optically clear, it is also safer and easier to handle than similar UV systems as LED lights emit substantially less heat than UV lamps. This makes LED401 a suitable choice for applications involving heat sensitive substrates.
Polyester tape for powder-coat masking or bagging in composite bonding
Adhesives (Structural) : 18 October, 2012
3M has added a high-performance yet cost-effective general purpose polyester tape to its industrial tapes range. Ideal for powder-coat masking or splicing, the new General Purpose Polyester Tape 8995 by 3M can also be used as a flash breaker for adhesive overspill or for bagging in the composite bonding process.
Inorganic binder to harden and seal at high temperatures
Adhesives (Structural) : 12 October, 2012
Ceramabindtm 542 is a new high temperature inorganic binder system formulated by Aremco Products, used to harden and seal porous refractories and thermal spray coatings for high temperature applications to 1760C.
Di-tri-tetra functional epoxies spearhead exhibition showcase
Adhesives (Structural) : 12 October, 2012
At Composites Engineering 2012, Huntsman Advanced Materials will showcase its latest developments in epoxy resins, composites tooling and speciality chemical building blocks for advanced composites.
Improved low bloom and low odour instant adhesives
Adhesives (Structural) : 02 October, 2012
Loctite 403, 408 and 460 are three improved instant adhesives from Henkel that can be used for bonding virtually any materials.
Light-curable adhesive for multiple substrates has cure indicator built-in
Adhesives (Structural) : 02 May, 2011
Intertronics has introduced a new adhesive featuring a built-in cure indicator for appliance assembly and other industrial plastic-bonding applications.
Low Thermal Expansion Epoxy Passes NASA Low Outgassing Tests
Adhesives (Structural) : 20 April, 2011
Formulated with a special blend of polymeric and inorganic materials, Master Bond EP30LTE-LO features unparalleled dimensional stability and sets new standards of performance for bonding, sealing, casting and coating applications in the aerospace, electrical, electronic, chemical, optical, and computer industries.
ALT attracts share capital from Standard-Investment for airbag production in China
Adhesives (Structural) : 30 March, 2011
ALT Technologies BV, manufacturer of self-adhesive and die-cut products for the automotive, electronics, durable goods and security sectors, has attracted a major new shareholder, Benelux-based Standard Investment.
Longest ever single beam composite bridge uses carbon fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) to compete with traditional concrete and steel alternatives
Adhesives (Structural) : 30 March, 2011
Acciona Infrastructure invited Huntsman, which has supported Acciona In a number of construction projects in the specification of resins and structural adhesives to be part of the HP FUTURE-Bridge project. Co-funded by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Programme of Research, this project ran from October 2006 to September 2009.
Epoxy adhesive cures at room temperature, yet withstands cryogenic conditions
Adhesives (Structural) : 25 March, 2011
Polymer System EP37-3FLF is an optically clear, two component epoxy which has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling. Its low exotherm also makes it a superb potting, encapsulating and casting system, especially where wider cross section thicknesses are specified. This combination of properties allows it to cure without stressing delicate electronic components.
Catheter assembly adhesive is tack-free and UV-curable
Adhesives (Structural) : 16 March, 2011
The specialist world of medical device assembly puts unusual challenges before manufacturers of products such as catheters, so it is exciting that market leaders Intertronics will launch an adhesive at Medtec (April 6-7th at the NEC) that is specifically formulated for that application.
Chemically resistant epoxy withstands a year in sulfuric & hydrochloric acid
Adhesives (Structural) : 02 March, 2011
For applications demanding exceptional chemical resistance, especially to acids, fuels, and oils, Master Bond has developed EP21AR. Whether coating, lining, bonding or sealing, this two-component epoxy can withstand harsh, acidic environments, including prolonged immersion in 96-98% sulfuric acid and 36% hydrochloric acid for over a year.
Intertronics exhibits adhesives and equipment at Medtec in April 2011
Adhesives (Structural) : 28 February, 2011
Specialist adhesives engineers at Intertronics will display their expertise in adhesives for disposable medical device manufacturers at Medtech in April (6-7) at the NEC. Along with UV, cyanoacrylate and epoxy adhesives, Intertronics will show UV curing equipment, dispensing, application and mixing equipment.
Silver conductive epoxy adhesive seets stringent NASA low outgassing standards
Adhesives (Structural) : 09 February, 2011
The electrically conductive silver-filled epoxy Master Bond EP21TDCS-LO passes ASTM 595 for NASA low outgassing specifications. It is widely used for demanding applications in the electronic, electrical, computer, semiconductor, aerospace and optical industries.
High temperature resistant toughened structural adhesive cures at room temperature
Adhesives (Structural) : 21 January, 2011
Formulated for structural applications in extreme environments with temperatures from -80 to +425F, Master Bond Supreme 33 has superior resistance to thermal cycling, thermal shock and impact.
Low viscosity epoxy adhesive for cryogenic applications
Adhesives (Structural) : 12 August, 2010
Master Bond EP30FLAO is a two component epoxy resin system for high performance potting, bonding, sealing and coating. It is extremely versatile and can be used in a wide variety of cryogenic applications.
Electrically insulating structural adhesive has exceptional strength
Adhesives (Structural) : 20 July, 2010
Polymer System EP31 is a two part epoxy system which is both an outstanding electrical insulator and features extraordinary adhesion to a wide variety of substrates including many metals, plastics, rubbers, ceramics and glass.
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