Pressure-sensitive adhesives are for use in the construction of airbag inflators. The adhesives serve to position and set the airbag in place, hermetically seal the propellant so that it remains protected from moisture, and attach the propellant cover, which limits the chance of ignition during a vehicle fire or other non-impact event.
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The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.