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Structural Adhesives for Engineers

ImageStructural bonding as an alternative to mechanical fixing, riveting or welding has become increasingly popular amongst engineers in recent years. New technical advances and the development of new bonding solutions have dramatically improved the performance of structural adhesives. These improvements have led to a reduction in the time it takes to repair plant and machinery, manufacture goods, and improve finished end products. All of these benefits have contributed to the dramatic take up of structural adhesives particularly in the metal, plastics, composites and wood bonding applications.

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Threadlockers & Retaining Compounds

ImagePenloc ZT is a high performance threadlocker designed to work in temperatures ranging from -55C to +150C. ZT will cure to handling strength in 5 - 20 minutes dependant on temperature and will be fully functional in 45 minutes.

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Future Advances in Pressure Sensitive Tapes

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This editorial acknowledges several mega-trends occurring in society today and explores how they can affect the future of the pressure sensitive tape industry. Trends within this industry are investigated from both a downstream and upstream... (Editorial)

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Fillers and Extenders for Structural Adhesives

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This article reviews the reasons for using and the types of fillers and extenders that are commonly employed in structural adhesive formulations. Epoxy adhesives are the focus due to their popularity and general use in many industries. However,... (Article)

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Seeking clarity in anti-static adhesive additives

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Increasing screen sizes are creates a larger electrostatic discharge problem when release liners are removed from adhesive films used in LCD manufacturing. Antistatic adhesives already exist, but their optical properties are not ideal for LCD... (Editorial)

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Biostability of water-borne adhesives

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Increasing screen sizes are creates a larger electrostatic discharge problem when release liners are removed from adhesive films used in LCD manufacturing. Antistatic adhesives already exist, but their optical properties are not ideal for LCD... (Article)

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Efficient Mixing of Hot Melt Adhesive Components

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This editorial describes the various types of mixing equipment that are generally used to formulate hot melt adhesives. The advantages and disadvantages of the common vertical mixer are discussed. Continuous screw extruders provide advantages both... (Editorial)

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Elementary Patent Mapping

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This article reviews the process of patent mapping to gain competitive intelligence. It explores how elementary patent mapping can be used to benchmark both companies and developing technologies. Using these tools, one can develop an effective... (Article)

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PVA and VAE adhesive emulsions show their flexibility

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The low cost of manufacturing PVA emulsion adhesives has made them familiar across the world. Together with products based on the related, but more complex, VAE they are among the highest volume adhesives used. Yet despite the accessibility of PVA... (Article)

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Filling the gaps in sealant technology

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When people are sat cosily at home, they probably don't think about how much of their comfort comes from sealants. However, a selection of innovations from the last year looks set to make buildings and outdoor infrastructure even more weatherproof... (Editorial)

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Reworkable Adhesives for the Electronics Industry

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The article reviews the unique requirements of adhesives used in the electronics industry, especially removability. The ability of a defective component to be easily removed and replaced from an electronic package is economically important. ... (Editorial)

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