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Ancient Adhesive Discovered on Neanderthal Tools

A team of scientists has discovered that Neanderthals created stone tools held together by a multi-component adhesive. Its findings, which are the earliest evidence of a complex adhesive in Europe, suggest these predecessors to modern humans had a higher level of cognition and cultural development than previously thought. The work, reported in the journal Science […]

Selecting the Best Packaging for Your Adhesive or Sealant

Packaging of adhesives and sealants can take many forms. The best packaging for a product depends on a number of factors, including: application needs, such as typical application quantity and application environment; shelf-life requirements; and characteristics of the product, such as one-component and two-component formulations. Packaging for adhesives and sealants is also designed for optimal […]

One-Step Cure Adhesive Facilitates Efficient Assembly of ADAS Cameras

The latest innovation in one-step cure adhesives from Henkel is bringing speed, efficiency, and sustainability to the assembly of high-resolution advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) camera and lidar modules. Loctite Ablestik NCA 01UV is an active-alignment adhesive that can be cured in a single step with just three seconds of UV LED light exposure. Eliminating the […]

Henkel Strengthens Its Adhesive Technologies Business with Strategic Acquisition

Henkel has signed an agreement to acquire the U.S.-based Seal for Life Industries LLC from Arsenal Capital Partners. Seal for Life is a specialized supplier of protective coating and sealing solutions in a broad variety of infrastructure markets, such as renewable energy, oil, gas, and water. The company operates globally and generated sales of approximately […]

Afera Updates Progress on PCF Tool for Adhesive and Tape Manufacturers in Europe

The successful completion of a workshop series hosted by Afera and the German Adhesives Association (IVK) paves the way for the development of a new Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) tool for adhesive tape manufacturers in Europe. The final two workshops on PCF, attended by a targeted group of experts within the adhesives and adhesive tapes […]

Lightweighting Spurs Growth in Global Automotive Adhesive Tapes Market

Straits Research has released a new report on the market for automotive adhesive tapes that estimates the market will reach $13,779 million by 2031. Among the factors responsible for the increased demand for automotive adhesives tapes is the growing move toward automotive lightweighting, in which automotive adhesive tapes play a key role.  Automotive adhesive tapes […]

Using the Power of AI for Adhesive and Sealant Formulation

More and more, artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the way we live and do business. The adhesive and sealant industry is no exception. With the help of software solutions, adhesive formulators can improve service to customers, improve efficiencies, and optimize material flows and workflows. Jonathan Welch, head of Data Science at Albert Invent, answered some […]

ROBATECH: Adhesive Application System | Adhesives & Sealants Industry

Robatech is expanding its range with new EasyLine products. With this addition, Robatech is providing a small, practical adhesive application system for simple hot melt applications that is easy to operate and maintain. EasyLine allows thermoplastic hot-melt adhesives to be applied with proven Robatech quality. The new application system can be used to glue trays […]

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