Friday, June 18, 2010
Using structural methacrylate adhesives in the bonding of thermoplastics and composite materials
The use of adhesives in industry has increased significantly in recent years, but with the development of methacrylate technology the advance of structural adhesives has seen improvements in manufacturing techniques in many markets. Their versatility and ease of use means that the continued evolution of processes and materials is not held up waiting for joining methods to catch up. Components can be made light weight and durable without compromising on the finish of the overall part.
Friday, July 09, 2010
Adhesives are now an important part of component design, they have come a long way since the early days and are now more than a match for most joining methods. They can actually improve component strength and durability, and save time and money in the process.
Friday, October 01, 2010
InnoTrans Trade Show 21st - 24th Sept, 2010
Hello again everyone. Well, some of you may remember my blog last year from Seatec in Italy; here’s my latest one. I hope you enjoy it.
Last week I attended the InnoTrans Trade Show in Berlin in order to give some technical and commercial support to our Italian distributor – Vaber Industrial, who was exhibiting there for the first time.
This planned three day trip didn’t get off to the auspicious start I had hoped for as the flight to Berlin was delayed over four hours, which resulted in me missing most of the first day. I made up for this over the next couple of days and can safely say that my legs are still slightly wobbly from all that standing (anyone who’s participated at a trade show will know what I mean).
InnoTrans, for anyone not familiar with the name, is the world’s biggest trade show dedicated to the Rail Industry. Every facet was there, click onto the link for more information www.innotrans.com.
On my arrival at Innotrans, a number of things struck me, namely everything is vast. There were 25 Halls – all the size of football pitches or bigger. With a whacking 3.5km to cover I can understand why they laid on a bus shuttle service. With an entrance fee of €46 the organisers obviously targeted companies and individuals with a genuine interest in the rail industry and kept the students out.
Friday, February 03, 2012
The list below provides a brief summary of the adhesive groups.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
ITW Plexus exhibit at Innotrans 2012 in Hall 2.2, Stand no. 215/L
ITW Plexus will be exhibiting for the first time at the Innotrans exhibition in Berlin, sharing space on the UK Trade and Investment stand.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The Bermuda Challenge
“The Bermuda Challenge” is as the title suggests, an endurance trial set for powerboats to travel from New York to Bermuda, some 673nm (774 miles) in the shortest time possible. This is not a competition in which many boats compete together side by side, but a challenge which needs many months of preparation and organisation, not least because the event normally takes place in the summer months where the weather conditions are unpredictable.
A New Record
Congratulations to Eng. Buzzi and his team for completing the Bermuda Challenge in a record 17 hours with an average speed of 46 knots 52 mph.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Adhesives V Traditional Methods – Metals
Adhesives are an alternative method of joining metals. Traditional methods include welding, soldering, riveting, nut & bolts.
Friday, November 02, 2012
Surface Preparation - Metals
Metals typically require some surface preparation prior to bonding with most adhesives in order to improve adhesion.
Degreasing the metal surface is essential in order to remove any oil or grease. If this is not removed it can prevent a good adhesive bond. Cleaning after any surface treatment is also important as any excess residue or debris on the surface will again affect the adhesive bond strength.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Meet the Technical Department
Meet the experts…the Technical Department here at ITW Performance Polymers Europe (PPE), is a resourceful and experienced team, always on hand to support and offer advice. Here’s the chance to meet the team of four that will help you with your projects.