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New Silicone Pressure Sensitive Adhesives from Dow Corning for Medical Device Applications

New Silicone Pressure Sensitive Adhesives from Dow Corning for Medical Device Applications

Dow Corning has launched its new series of silicone pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) at MD&M West 2016. The new Dow Corning® MG-2XXX Series of four PSAs have superior strength and adapt to medical devices used for prolonged periods without sensitizing or irritating the skin. The PSAs provide high permeability to water vapor and gas, thus enabling them to be suitable for various medical applications requiring increased aeration. These high-performance adhesives are displayed at Dow Corning’s booth. [More]
New EMS 618-116 Conductive Adhesive Released for Circuit Assembly Applications

New EMS 618-116 Conductive Adhesive Released for Circuit Assembly Applications

Engineered Materials Systems, a leading global supplier of conductive interconnect materials for circuit assembly applications, announces the introduction of its new EMS 618-116 Adhesive. The low-temperature cure one-part conductive adhesive has been designed for circuit assembly applications. [More]
UCSB Develops New Underwater Adhesive Inspired by Sandcastle Worms

UCSB Develops New Underwater Adhesive Inspired by Sandcastle Worms

A new underwater adhesive substance has been developed by UC Santa Barbara’s interdisciplinary group of researchers. This adhesive can be used for a variety of non-biological and biomedical applications. Areas that could benefit from this glue, include dental adhesion, tissue repair and other surface adhesion applications which are usually done under adverse conditions like in aqueous solutions with organic impurities and salty sea water. [More]
Non-Yellowing UV Curable System Has Superior Abrasion Resistance

Non-Yellowing UV Curable System Has Superior Abrasion Resistance

Master Bond UV15X-6NM-2 is a one component UV curing urethane acrylate system formulated for a variety of bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications. [More]
Stanford Engineer Uses Gecko-Inspired Adhesive to Climb Like Spider-Man

Stanford Engineer Uses Gecko-Inspired Adhesive to Climb Like Spider-Man

In a recent episode of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert commented on a discovery made by zoologists from the University of Cambridge that Spider-Man probably couldn't climb walls. After intensive research, the zoologists found that natural adhesives scale in a way that geckos are the largest animals that can stick to walls and climb vertical surfaces. [More]
Trelleborg’s ‘Convention Defying’ Materials Obtain ISO 23936 Qualification

Trelleborg’s ‘Convention Defying’ Materials Obtain ISO 23936 Qualification

Two advanced elastomers developed by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions capable of withstanding extremely low temperatures have passed rigorous international industry standards. [More]
Dow Corning’s Siloxane-Based Additive Offers Foam Control in Coatings and Inks

Dow Corning’s Siloxane-Based Additive Offers Foam Control in Coatings and Inks

Dow Corning Corporation, a leader in silicon-based solutions for inks, paints, and coatings, have launched a new siloxane-based additive. Called Dow Corning® 108F Additive, it can be used for controlling foam in low-to-medium-PVC water-based inks and coatings. [More]
Study Reveals Geckos as the ‘Size Limit’ for Sticking to Walls

Study Reveals Geckos as the ‘Size Limit’ for Sticking to Walls

A recent study discusses why the largest animal capable of scaling vertical and smooth walls is the gecko. According to scientists, humans can walk on walls like Spiderman, but only with the help of adhesive pads covering 40% of the body’s surface. Scientists believe that their discovery provide a feasibility for large-scale, gecko-like adhesives. [More]
New Metallic Glue Can Solder Materials Without Heat

New Metallic Glue Can Solder Materials Without Heat

Nanotechnology experts Hanchen Huang and colleagues from Northeastern University have created a unique glue with the ability to bind metal to metal, glass and many other materials. The glue sets at room temperature, and only needs a little pressure to seal. [More]
Trelleborg Opens Climate-Controlled Swivel Stack Seal Inspection Facility in Barendrecht, Netherlands

Trelleborg Opens Climate-Controlled Swivel Stack Seal Inspection Facility in Barendrecht, Netherlands

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has opened a dedicated climate-controlled swivel stack seal inspection facility for the validation of bespoke seals. [More]