ROCKY HILL, CT—Henkel Corp. has unveiled the Interactive Loctite Medical Device Adhesive Selector Guide, an online resource providing direct links between 48 medical device adhesives and supporting technical documents such as materials safety data sheets and technical data sheets.
Worldwide, sales of smart phones and tablet computers have skyrocketed. A report by Credit Suisse predicts annual sales of smart phones will cross the 1 billion mark in 2014, driven by the launch of lower-end handsets and increasing demand from China. Tablet computers are also experiencing rapid growth. Forrester Research projects sales of tablet computers to grow from 56 million in 2011 to 375 million in 2017, a compound annual growth rate of 46 percent.
Fabricating and testing optical components is a very detailed process. It begins by grinding a spherical glass blank using ring tools to create a semifinished lens. Next, the lens’ rough surface is rotated and rubbed against a tool having the desired surface shape.
ROCKY HILL, CT—Henkel Corp. has published the latest edition of its Loctite Adhesive Sourcebook. This 212-page catalog showcases the company’s line of adhesives, sealants, lubricants, coatings, dispensers and curing equipment.
ROCHESTER, NH—No one was hurt after dust from composites sparked a fire within the duct system of Spaulding Composites’ assembly plant here. The company makes components for heavy equipment, air tools, bearing retainers and other products.
We’ve all been there: You spent hours researching a new identification, tracking or data collection system. Just when the allocated funds have been spent and the scanners and management software systems are installed, you think: “Just one small task left to finish this huge project—pick a label.”
Carbon-fiber reinforced composites are popular in the aerospace and marine industries as a lightweight alternative to aluminum, steel and other metals. The material is also used to produce railcars, wind turbine blades and sporting goods.
TOKYO—Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology have developed an organic material that can be liquefied or hardened by shining different types of light on it. The result is an adhesive that can be used over and over again.