An Intrinsic Property

Electrical conductivity is the measure of the amount of electrical current a material can carry or it’s ability to carry a current. Electrical conductivity is also known as specific conductance. Conductivity is an intrinsic property [Read More]

Conductive Silicone Transfer Adhesives

Electrically conductive silicone transfer adhesive tape constructions are designed for demanding high temperature applications in industries such as electronics, aerospace, and medical. These are primarily used for EMI/RFI shielding applications, ESD pads and flexible circuits. [Read More]

The Sum of All Intermolecular Forces

Surface Energy is defined as the sum of all intermolecular forces that are on the surface of a material, the degree of attraction or repulsion force of a material surface exerts on another material. This [Read More]

Demand for Pressure Sensitive Tapes

US demand for pressure sensitive tapes is projected to reach $9.3 billion in 2019. Growth will remain healthy but will decelerate slightly from the pace of the 2009-2014 period, in which value gains came from [Read More]

Food Adhesives

Did you know that adhesives are widely used in the food industry? What’s more they are highly regulated. FDA Regulations Title 21 Part 175.105 governs any indirect food additives, including adhesives. For example the glue [Read More]

Automotive Industry

Historically, automobiles ​​assembled exclusively with mechanical fasteners and welding which were heavy and did not help fuel economy. Today, the typical car has approximately 70 lbs of adhesive products which replace hundreds of pounds of [Read More]

30,000 Parts, Give or Take…

A typical car has around 30,000 parts including the screws and bolts. If you think that is a lot of parts, you will be surprised to learn that a 747-400 passenger airliner has an astonishing [Read More]

Corona Treatment

Corona Treatment is a process that alters the surface of a material or its surface energy by exposing that material to a high voltage electrical discharge treatment. Typically used to raise the surface energy of [Read More]

Rubber? What Kind?

When people talk about “rubber”, they don’t usually specify what kind. There are many different kinds of rubber, but they all fall into two broad types: natural rubber (latex—grown from plants) and synthetic rubber (made [Read More]

Biocompatibility Testing

Biocompatibility Testing. An adhesive selected for use on human skin requires safety testing in accordance with FDA guidelines and ISO 10993 standards. Any adhesive placed in direct contact with the skin should be safety tested [Read More]