www.rubbernews.com, 7 February 2019 – The new year for the silicone rubber industry began much like 2018 ended, with short supply, higher prices and uncertainty about when market conditions may brighten. Read
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www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 4 February 2019 – The dry adhesive product, based on biomimicry research studies at the University of Akron, consists of millions of solid, sub-micron-diameter nanofibers that interact with microscopic surface contours for strong shear adhesion, but has nearly zero tackiness and low peel force. Read
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Unique to the European tape industry, Afera’s 9th Tape College brings 2 full days of learning about the fundamentals and current technical essentials of tape technology to professionals relatively new to the market. It is also a coveted networking event for the global tape business.
Current Global Test Methods Committee (GTMC) Chairman Kiran Malhotra recently announced his retirement as product development director at Berry Specialty Tapes RINY. He worked at Berry and as technical director at Adchem Corp. for 20 years.
www.assemblymag.com, 16 January 2019 – 3M and Eckhart have developed a cobot-based automated tape application system for the automotive and industrial market. Read