Rubber Bonding 2006
|Event Date/Time: Feb 21, 2006||End Date/Time: Feb 22, 2006|
|Registration Date: Feb 21, 2006|
|Early Registration Date: Dec 21, 2005|
The conference starts with a session on rubber to metal bonding with an overview by R Del Vecchio on comparisons between eight different types of rubber.
Automotive applications of rubber bonding are a key feature of the conference. Henkel and Polycil are giving papers on bonding of anti-vibration systems. Boss Rubber Technologies have been working on PSAs for applications such as bonding TPE weatherstrip. Chris Stevens of NGF has worked on improving rubber to glass cord bonding for automotive applications such as timing belts and EPDM weatherstrip sealing profiles. Rhodia Silicones will be discussing automotive adhesives.
There is a keynote address on tyre cord bonding from the world expert, Dr William van Ooij.
Rubber bonding must withstand increasingly aggressive and corrosive environments, particularly in automotive and oilfield applications. Thad Plasczynski is talking about the latest Rohm and Haas adhesives for metal bonding in the most severe environments and there is a case study by Marek Gnatowski on a natural rubber-steel pipeline liner bonding failure. Phoenix Rubber has been working on oilfield hoses and the issues of bonding rubber to plastic liners made of PA11 and PVDF.
Advanced Elastomer Systems will present information on new thermoplastic vulcanisates with good adhesion to engineering thermoplastics.
There are some unusual sources of inspiration in rubber bonding with Ewen Kellar describing a method of moulding a tacky profile onto elastomers, based on studies of the adhesives used by geckos to climb shear surfaces.
Environmentally-friendly rubber bonding is the aim in manufacturing. TACK-SERVICE and Lord Corporation have both made advances in this field.