Breakthroughs in adhesive technology enable light curing adhesives to cure under a visible light wavelength of 405 nanometers. Learn how these environmentally friendly adhesives can improve worker safety and lower production costs while offering a range of desirable engineering properties ideal for many applications.
Modern electronics have become part of our daily lives and the sophisticated electronic circuitry at the heart of these devices and systems must be reliable. Conformal coatings act as a barrier between the electronics and the environment, protecting the areas they cover while strengthening delicate components and traces.
With adhesive products, high performance and rigidity are often thought to go hand in hand. And it is true that the very best strength, thermal, chemical and electrical properties tend to be found in rigid compounds, especially epoxies. Yet there is a growing class of adhesives, sealants and coatings that add ductility to the long list of desirable epoxy properties.
Polyethylene, polypropylene and related polyolefin blends and alloys have a reputation for being difficult to bond with conventional adhesives. However, advances in adhesive chemistry have made it possible to bond polyolefins effectively without the need for surface treatments. Learn more about the best practices for selecting the right adhesive for polyolefin bonding.
As electronic circuits become more complex, engineers are finding new ways to assemble and package them. Electrically conductive adhesives provide durable bonds with conductive paths to suit a variety of electronics applications. They can be engineered to combine bond strength and electrical conductivity with other service-critical properties.