Loctite®, a brand of Henkel Corp., is introducing two new low-energy, tack-free light cure adhesives specially formulated for plastic and metal or glass bonding. The Loctite 3944™, a fluorescent, low-odor product, was designed specifically for bonding a selection of plastic substrates that need a tough, flexible bond. The Loctite 3526™, a colorless adhesive, cures rapidly when exposed to UV/visible light or heat to also form a tough, flexible bond. Both adhesives can be purchased by calling 1-800-LOCTITE or at www.loctite.com.
Because of the increasing ubiquity of wearable technology, it would be easy to think that design of wearable devices is routine and involves common design and engineering knowledge. Missed efforts in development will be remembered once the devices are used in the field
This grab-bag of new fasteners and adhesives work with a range of materials they can attach to, as well as a wide variety of applications. Several are for use in consumer applications, such as wearables or other compact electronic assemblies, and some of the adhesives have extended service temperature ranges and cure at room temperature.
As governments, associations, and NGOs around the world seek to protect consumers, national and regional standards are becoming mandatory, challenging manufacturers and making testing and certification necessary for any product developed and brought to market.
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