28 July 2015
28 July 2015
Dymax has released a new gasketing materials selector guide, that provides useful product information and simplifies the product selection process.
According to Dymax, light-curable form-in-place, cure-in-place gasketing materials are used in automotive, mobile device, lighting, electrical device, HVAC, energy, and industrial hardware applications. They are designed for automated dispensing to support high-volume production and consistency in bead profile for single-wall, flat-surface, or channel configurations.
Dymax explains that the gasketing materials act as a barrier to prevent absorption or penetration of air, dust, noise, liquids, gaseous substances, or dirt. The gaskets conform to complex and intricate channels, on both vertical and horizontal surfaces, with thixotropic formulations, and flow into channels with Newtonian formulations. It says that this technology accommodates engineering changes without high tooling investment, helping to reduce costs, and turning problems like production throughput into non-issues. Dymax one-part, 100% solids gasket resins are described as silicone free and replace technologies that contain hazardous ingredients, produce waste, and require higher amounts of energy to process.
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has announced the Phase I completion of a project led by DuPont, partnering with Fibrtec and Purdue University, focused on the creation of a new carbon fibre composite manufacturing process that exhibits improved fabric formability characteristics compared to traditional woven materials.
Powertrains, be they conventional, hybrid or fully electric, will need to be light in weight if carmakers are to meet the stringent regulations on carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) to come into force in 2025 – and composites will be key to making this happen. This was the message highlighted at the Lightweight Composite Solutions Conference organised by Vyncolit and Sumitomo Bakelite Co Ltd and held in Gent, Belgium.
At SAMPE 2018 in Long Beach, Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will exhibit its advanced nonwovens, including the Tecnofire fire protection range, nano-coated materials and coated materials and Optiveil lightweight veils which aid surface finish and composite fabrication.