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MECA-based Cyanoacrylates: a strong bond with negligible-blooming bonding

For many years, blooming has been a key point of discussion for those who use traditional, cyanoacrylate-based, instant engineering adhesives in the manufacturing industry. The term “blooming” refers ... more

Challenge Europe announces manufacturing partnerships for threaded fasteners

At a time when reshoring is very much a topic of concern, Challenge Europe is delighted to announce its partnership capabilities for sourcing and supply chain management of threaded fasteners on a ... more

New high performance Acrylic Bonder – Ideal for acrylic screens

PERMABOND UV639 UV-cure adhesive is a new high strength, rapid curing acrylic bonder, ideally suited to bonding acrylic (PMMA/Perspex®/Plexiglass) screens, as well as glass, metals, composites, ... more

TR responds to unprecedented global sheet metal fastener demand

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic created a surge in global demand for medical equipment, with the subsequent knock-on effect of a huge demand for sheet metal fasteners, specifically for those ... more

Intertronics to distribute Born2Bond cyanoacrylate adhesives

Adhesives specialist Intertronics has been appointed as distributor of Born2Bond, a new range of cyanoacrylate (CA) adhesives suitable for bonding applications in high technology industries such as ... more

Henkel’s online support helps 'ensure the wheels of industry keep moving'

Business couldn’t be further from normal right now but HENKEL has a long-established online network for its customers to access support and instruction to ensure the wheels of industry keep turning. ... more

Fastener manufacturer responds to meet spike in demand for medical equipment

Like many other leading providers in the manufacturing sector, Hull-based fastening expert Bollhoff is expecting challenging times ahead but is making every effort to ensure that supplies of products ... more

‘Smart washer’ enables touchless measurement of bolt axial load

New from JPB Système, the manufacturer of self-locking devices for the aerospace and aeronautical industry, is SMART WASHER, a disruptive sealing technology that enables touchless and wireless ... more

The Challenge Europe difference between Thread-forming screws and Self-tappers

Challenge Europe holds in stock both metal thread-forming screws, e.g. for castings etc., where they secure components by forming a machine thread – also purpose designed screws for thread forming in ... more

Two minutes to better sourcing for high technology manufacturers

The new adhere video from Intertronics describes clearly in just 2 minutes how high technology manufacturing industries can confidently single source their bonding, coating, sealing, encapsulating, ... more

Tension plug added to profile range

A tension plug with a spring loaded ball bearing has been added to mk Profile Systems’ range of internal fasteners. The plug is for use with both normal and light profiles; and both parallel and butt ... more

LED encapsulants

Two variants of Intertronics’ high-performance Opti-tec 4200 polyurethane encapsulating/potting compound and adhesive have been introduced.Opti-tec 4210, which is clear and hard, is suitable for the ... more

Elevating adhesive technology

In common with many new installations around the world, the structure of the lift cars in the tallest building in Western Europe – The Shard – are bonded with Henkel adhesives. Here the company looks ... more

A risky business

Fasteners can be critical products in industries ranging from marine to construction. But, when trying to keep costs low, sourcing cheap copies of fasteners can prove to be a false economy, explains ... more

Forming a secure bond

Composite materials are being increasingly used in applications in industries such as rail, but what is the most suitable joining method? Jochem Sauer, Huntsman Advanced Materials Adhesives marketing ... more

Secure solutions for critical areas

Engineering adhesives from Henkel are helping to ensure safety and keep vibration to a minimum in some of the most demanding applications, where security of bond is essentialOver the years, adhesive ... more

Bonding with tapes

To ensure robust product performance and meet aesthetic demands, selecting the right method of bonding substrates is essential. But what benefits can adhesive tapes offer to designers?Mechanical ... more

Tangless inserts suit applications where zero FOD is essential

Stainless steel fasteners are used in many applications where zero Foreign Object Debris (FOD) is essential – such as in the food industry, clean rooms, electronics, aerospace, satellites, safety ... more

A secure bond for engine production

Through a relationship spanning forty years, Henkel has become Ford’s preferred single source supplier of industrial adhesives and sealants for engine production throughout the world, with the most ... more

Tackling automotive industry demands

In line with the expected rise in new car sales this year, the demand for vehicle underbody protective shields will increase – meaning good news for suppliers of the robust fastening mechanisms ... more

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