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.
Thermal cycling can create stresses on bonded parts that fluctuate vastly between different temperatures, from extreme cold to extreme heat, during regular intervals or on an intermittent basis. Adhesives have a proven track record for thermal applications. Learn more about their functional benefits and what to consider when choosing an adhesive for use in thermal cycling applications.
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.