How have adhesives changed in 6,000 years?
Arthur C Clarke once said: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Here, Peter Swanson, Managing Director of Intertronics, explains the poignancy of this quote in modern day adhesives applications.
Dispelling 10 myths about cyanoacrylate adhesives
Cyanoacrylate adhesives (CAs) – also known as superglues or instant adhesives – are fast curing adhesives suitable for bonding a wide variety of substrates including metals, plastics, elastomers, and porous materials.
New moisture-resistant cyanoacrylate adhesive
Adhesives specialist Intertronics announces Bond2Bond Aquafast, a new single-part, ‘instant’ adhesive suited for environments with high humidity.
Sustainability benefits of LED UV curing
LED UV curing lamps are gaining popularity as a replacement for mercury arc lamps when curing light curable materials.
Intertronics busts cyanoacrylate adhesive myths
Cyanoacrylate adhesives (CAs), also known as superglues, are unique in that they are the only fast curing adhesive that is single component and can cure in ambient conditions with no external energy source.
Accurately 3D printing bioelectronic sensors
When the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) at The University of Sheffield was looking for a way to accurately 3D print bioelectronic sensors, it reached out to Intertronics for support.
Adhesive considerations at the design stage
Adhesives are often treated as the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle. But by the end of the design stage, it may be difficult to find an adhesive that meets all the criteria, meaning the design must be amended, or even started again. Here Simon Gibbs, Technical Sales Executive at adhesives specialist Intertronics, explains the benefits of considering adhesives early in a project.
The adhesives ripple effect
Every adhesive application is complex and unique; one seemingly minor change can impact the overall assembly’s success. Establishing a detailed understanding of your process is essential to minimise variation, meet rigorous testing standards, and ensure repeatability. Here Matthew Baseley, Technical Sales Executive at Intertronics, explains how small changes to an adhesive process can make a big difference.
Intertronics launches PZ3-i surface treatment device
New automatable cold plasma surface treatment technology
New automatable cold plasma surface treatment technology
To provide manufacturers with an easy, affordable way to automate plasma surface treatment, Intertronics has introduced the Relyon Plasma Piezobrush PZ3-i to its range.
Industry-first adhesives for wearables
To help manufacturers of wearable devices adapt to industry trends and customer requirements, Intertronics has introduced the Dymax 2000-MW series of medical wearables adhesives and encapsulants.
Intertronics introduces BlueWave FX-1250 UV flood lamp
Intertronics has introduced the Dymax BlueWave FX-1250 LED UV Curing Flood Lamp to its range. The lamp can cure LED matched UV curable adhesives, coatings, and inks in seconds with high uniformity, high irradiance UV light.
Intertronics support development of new fishing device
To aid the rapid development of a new deep-sea fishing device, sustainable fishing start-up SafetyNet Technologies (SNTech) have partnered with Intertronics.
Developing a liquid gasket process
Liquid gaskets are an established way of sealing electronic devices, ensuring they are fully protected - even at the join - from water, pressure, vibration or contaminants. They can overcome many of the assembly challenges associated with other gasket options, and the application process is easy to automate, reduces inventory requirements and eliminates tooling costs. Here Matthew Baseley, Technical Sales Executive at adhesives and dispensing equ...
Conveniently packaged polyurethane potting compound
From July 2021, the new IRS 3078 Polyurethane Potting Compound is available from adhesives and dispensing equipment specialist Intertronics. The material is packaged in side-by-side cartridges, making it suitable for customers with small volume needs. IRS 3078 complements the company’s extensive range of materials and equipment for electronics bonding, potting, coating and encapsulating.
What makes a good adhesives partner?
To help companies pinpoint what to look for in an adhesives partner, Intertronics has written up the results of a roundtable discussing the question ‘what makes a good adhesives partner?’ For UK manufacturers looking to design new or improve current adhesives processes, the outcomes of the roundtable discussion are available to read on the Intertronics website.
archytas series of robotic integrations for efficiency
To enable manufacturing businesses across the UK to automate multiple adhesive processes on one machine, adhesives and dispensing equipment specialist Intertronics has introduced the archytas series of robotic integrations. Each cell is specified and built to a customer’s individual needs to provide them with accurate and repeatable processes, improve health and safety and increase productivity.
Investing in adhesives: considerations for ROI
One of the major considerations when specifying an adhesive is how quickly it will deliver return on investment (ROI), a metric that is affected by a variety of tangible and intangible factors. Here Matthew Baseley, Technical Sales Executive at adhesives specialist Intertronics, has explained the considerations that determine return on investment (ROI) in an adhesives process.
Born2Bond Light Lock low-odour curable CA
Intertronics has launched Born2Bond Light Lock, a low-odour, low bloom, dual-curing cyanoacrylate adhesive (CA). Designed for a wide range of bonding applications that require fast fixture, coating or surface cure, Light Lock’s dual cure formulation includes both instant (surface) cure and light cure. It is available in high viscosity and gel formulations for bonding, repair, coating or infilling applications.
Practical testing for a productive process
Up front evaluation of the performance of materials and equipment for a manufacturing process to establish how they will perform in the real world can greatly reduce the risk of problems later down the line. One of the steppingstones to productivity is a simple, efficient and error free process when first setting up the production. Here Kevin Cook, Technical Manager at adhesives specialist Intertronics, has discussed how practical testing c...