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Automotive manufacturers are using more adhesives, sealants, oils, and coatings than ever before. For example, today’s vehicles typically contain as much as 40 pounds of adhesive.
Oakland University is located a few minutes away from Chrysler’s corporate headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI. So, it’s appropriate that the school is home to the Fastening and Joining Research Institute (FAJRI), the only facility of its kind in the world.
Although a global leader in mechanical and plant engineering, Dürr AG isn’t one to rest on its laurels. So in 2010 it acquired two adhesive technology companies (Rickert and Kleinmichel) to increase Dürr’s expertise in automotive body-in-white gluing technology.
ROCKY HILL, CT—Henkel Corp. has updated the Loctite Adhesive Sourcebook for 2014 to include the latest adhesive, sealant, lubricant, coating, dispensing and curing technologies. Available in print and online, the book is a comprehensive 212-page reference that features more than 1,500 products for manufacturing and maintenance.
Many experts tout fuel cells as one of the cleanest forms of green energy, because the devices reduce CO2 emissions and provide greater energy efficiency than combustion engines.
Mentor, OH-based IT Plastics specializes in potting and encapsulation of electronic assemblies, sensitive circuitry and devices for OEMs, engineers and product-design firms. Founded in the late 1980s, the company excels in applications requiring polyurethane materials.
Versatile manufacturing has always been important to RS Coatings Ltd., based in Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK. Since opening its doors in 1999 as a division of masking-jig specialist RS Composites Ltd., the company has manufactured and coated plastic components in low, medium and high volumes for a wide range of customers.
New technology is often misunderstood. Manufacturers know this fact all too well.
From brake shoes to smart phones, acrylic adhesive tapes are finding use in a growing number of applications.
CINCINNATI—Adhesives manufacturer Bioformix Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with dispensing and material handling expert Precision Valve and Automation to offer cabinet and furniture makers a faster, more precise, and cost-saving system for applying adhesives.