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January 10, 2014 - General Transportation

Fire Retardant Adhesives In Rail Systems

Every year, fire-related accidents occur on trains in the U. S. and worldwide; between 2003 and 2008, there were 118 fire-related accidents in the U.S. alone. Thankfully, rail transportation remains one of the safest modes of passenger travel in the U. S. and these accidents are rare. Also, thankfully, when fire-related accidents have occurred on …

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MINI PASTILLES: Transforming Hot Melt Applications

Watch and learn more about Bostik Mini-Pastilles HERE. In today’s fast-paced environment, industries change rapidly. Nowhere is this more evident than the packaging marketplace, where emerging innovations drive changes at a rate that even the most experienced industry professionals may find difficult to keep up. Fortunately, when it comes to hot melt innovations, industrial businesses …

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September 10, 2013 - General Transportation

BONDING VS. FASTENERS: TIME TO SWITCH?

Traditionally, rail transportation engineers and manufacturers rely on mechanical fasteners to ensure sturdy, long-lasting adhesion between flooring materials and underlying structural components. But recent advances chemical bonding now offer enticing new reasons to switch from mechanical to elastic bonding. Here are some of the most compelling: 1) Weight Chemical bonds simply weigh less than nuts, …

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May 20, 2013 - General Transportation

Long Term Visions of Rail

Mass transit vehicles (railway, bus and coach) have an average life span of several decades, and manufacturers have a critical responsibility to design safe and reliable means of transportation. Both manufacturers and suppliers must have a long term vision. We at Bostik work closely with our customers to understand their needs, from the early development …

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