If you have ever experienced a tacky mess when trying to bond laminates under high temperatures, Stevens Urethane has a solution with its new "super-high-melt" polyether thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). Stevens ST-1665 is said to provide one of the highest melt temperatures available in a thin urethane film, between 190 and 210C. Because it requires a higher than usual temperature to become tacky and bond with other materials, its strength and barrier characteristics are not affected by processing temperatures that might melt "normal" urethane films. In multi-layer laminations, the material is typically used on the "high-heat" side of the lamination. The high-melt urethane maintains its integrity and performance properties, while films on the other side of the substrate soften and bond, forming a multi-layer lamination. Stevens Urethane: Product Code 4373
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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