An acrylic double-sided tape attaches moldings and emblems to both the composites and metals, simplifying automobile repair market. Ashland Specialty Polymers & Adhesives is producing the latest entrant in the Valvoline line of auto body repair product, a double-sided tape that is water clear and features a solid core.
The double-sided tapes come in 1/4-, 1/2- and 7/8-inch sizes. They are packaged in 20-ft rolls to reduce waste. They are formulated as a solid, so they don't hold moisture or dust like other foam-core tapes. The Pliogrip by Valvoline automobile body repair system utilizes urethane, epoxy and MS Polymer technologies.
More often than not, with the purchase of a sports car comes the sacrifice of any sort of utility. In other words, you can forget about a large trunk, extra seats for the kids, and more importantly driving in snowy (or inclement) weather. But what if there was a vehicle that offered the best of both worlds; great handling and practicality?
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
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