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July 13, 2022 - Automotive

Why Polyurethane may be Holding Back Your Automotive Exterior Assembly

Polyurethane (PU) is the most popular polymer among adhesives and sealants for automotive exterior assembly. However, despite its popularity, it does include some limitations that should not go overlooked. In particular, it possesses:  Raw materials and primers that contain harmful chemicals, impacting the environment   Insufficient durability without a primer, extending manufacturing time, error likelihood and …

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October 22, 2021 - Building & Construction

Non-Structural Adhesives Used In Garage Door Assembly

In recent blogs, we looked at structural adhesives used in garage door assemblies (part one and part two). However, non-structural adhesives also can be used in the manufacturing process. Let’s take a closer look at numerous types of these adhesives as well. Type 1: Hot Melt Polyolefins (HMPO) HMPOs are mainly comprised of polyethylene or polypropylene polymers. …

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October 22, 2021 - Building & Construction

Structural Adhesives in Garage Door Assembly

According to IBISWorld, U.S. garage door manufacturing is a $4 billion market that has seen significant growth as the economy recovers. Fueled by new residential and commercial construction as well as remodeling projects, this market is expected to continue to grow. In an effort to bond foam to metal, build garage doors that can maintain strength …

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Online Order Fulfillment Assembly Line Trends

As e-commerce skyrockets, the online order fulfillment process adapts to keep up with rising demands. Certain ways the process has changed to meet these demands are as follows: Downgauging Materials Plants are using thinner papers and label release liners along with lower adhesive coat weights. This enables them to reduce costs while increasing material mileage. Using Sustainable Substrates In addition to …

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