Materials & Coatings

White Papers: Medical
Antimicrobial Polyurethane Foams Provide Advanced, Effective Wound Care

Caring for wounds effectively is a top concern for hospitals, particularly in today’s climate of chronic diseases and the rising geriatric population. Wound dressings that...

White Papers: Materials
Advantages of Using Silicone Adhesives for Medical Device Assemblies

The assembly applications for medical device manufacturers typically come with their own distinctive set of rigorous requirements. This white paper takes a closer look at one and...

White Papers: Materials
One Component Epoxies: Versatility and Convenience

To understand one part epoxy systems, you need to know how a two part system works. In this white paper, we explore how a one part system is constructed, how it can and should be used, and how it...

White Papers: Materials
Specialized Adhesives Withstand Thermal Cycling

Thermal cycling can create stresses on bonded parts that fluctuate vastly between different temperatures, from extreme cold to extreme heat, during regular intervals or on an intermittent basis....

White Papers: Materials
Understanding Low Outgassing Adhesives

Engineers often want to know whether an adhesive is low outgassing or generic. And while there are cases when nothing but a low outgassing product will do, the truth is that many so-called generic adhesives...

White Papers: Materials
Ultra Low Thermal Resistance Adhesives for Electronic Applications

Manufacturers of advanced electronic systems will find that advances in adhesives offer the ability to meet nearly any combination of requirements for thermal, environmental, and...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Specialized Materials Meet Critical Packaging Needs in MEMS Devices

The unique requirements of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) call for specialized materials. The versatility of epoxies and adhesives are often capable of providing the...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Use of Implantable Silicone in Medical Devices

The first use of silicone as a material implanted in the human body for medical treatment is said to date back to1946, when surgeon Dr. Frank Lahey used silicone for bile duct repair. Since the...

White Papers: Materials
Choose Surface Treatments Early to Avoid Future Problems

Too often the coating of parts is an afterthought for design engineers. Rather than being a part of the discussion in the early stages of design, designers try to solve problems with...

White Papers: Materials
Synergistic Coatings Meet Demanding Aerospace Challenges

Aerospace and airframe manufacturers know how difficult it is to design components that can withstand extreme environments while providing corrosion and wear protection. Making things even...

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