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Bostik Debuts into the World of Structural Bonding with New SAF Product Line

Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist for industrial, construction and consumer markets, debuts into the world of structural bonding, launching its SAF structural adhesives product line for industrial applications. For over 125 years, Bostik’s non-structural adhesives have revolutionized converted and durable goods markets. Now, backed by Arkema’s expertise, the company leverages its capabilities to bring …

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March 26, 2018 - Aerospace Assembly Automotive

Grease or Anti-Seize: Know the Difference

  Grease and anti-seize are popular options for industrial assembly processes. Yet while they both aid in end-product functionality and durability, it’s important to understand their distinct differences. Grease Ideal for fast-moving, low pressure applications, grease is formulated with oil and a thickener. Containing low solids content, it enables parts, such as high-speed automotive ball …

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Four Reasons for Adhesive Failure

Using adhesives offers manufacturers many benefits, including: Enhanced design options Increased product durability Improved operation efficiencies Yet while today’s adhesives use advanced technologies that rarely result in bond failure, an adhesive can still sometimes fail. Take a look at the following four reasons for adhesive failure and how to avoid them: Contamination If a surface …

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March 19, 2018 - Automotive

Automotive Body in White (BIW) and a Smart Solution

As megatrends for improved fuel efficiency and lightweighting grow, the automotive body in white (BIW) market does as well. Gain insight into what BIW is, certain trends and the smart solution for it. What is BIW? Body in white refers to the stage in automotive manufacturing when a car’s sheet metal components are welded together. …

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