Flexible structural adhesive prevents glass shattering at Heathrow Terminal 5
Glass is one of the most striking features of Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport, but also a potential vulnerability. In the event of a terror attack shattering the glass, a high percentage of injuries in an explosion or bomb blast are caused by flying glass fragments rather than any incendiary device itself. Ensuring that can’t happen is a bonding solution from Advanced Adhesives.
Join the fastener and fixing industry’s global gathering
Fastener Fair Global is the meeting place for leading international organisations in the fastener and fixing sector and an opportunity for exchanging competencies and views on current technological developments.
What are the design considerations when specifying lead screws?
The first in the new ‘Design • Engineer • Build’ series of video podcasts focuses on lead screws – components that are at the heart of countless engineering systems. We talk to Phil Jones at Abssac about the enduring popularity of these essential design products, and the design considerations in their specification.
How to find a needle in a haystack
Aldershot based Fath Components has released the latest in a series of entertaining new videos on its YouTube channel, this one entitled ‘How to find a needle in a haystack’.
Industry leaders embrace new machine building event
Almost 80 of the top suppliers to the UK’s machine building and systems integration community have already signed up to appear at MachineBuilding.Live on 4 October this year. The event takes place at the famed National Motorcycle Museum, adjacent to the NEC in Birmingham, and is open from 0830 to 1430.
New sales manager joins publisher of
Georgina Turner has joined The Engineering Network Ltd (TEN) as sales manager. She assumes responsibility for new business sales across a portfolio which now includes the industry leading online platforms and, as well as the all-new MachineBuilding.Live event in October 2023 and the quality quarterly design engineering magazine Industrial Technology.
OKW’s FLAT-PACK CASE celebrates 50th anniversary
OKW is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its award-winning FLAT-PACK CASE – the standard plastic enclosure for electronic and electrical installations.
Technology investment boosts cleanroom capabilities at William Hughes
Springs and wire components specialist William Hughes has enhanced the capabilities of its 80 m2 Class 7 cleanroom with its investment in a digitally controlled Ultrawave Neon 60 ultrasonic cleaning system.
Dymax SpeedMask resins cut process time from 4 hours to 14 minutes
The use of Dymax SpeedMask, available in the UK from adhesives specialist Intertronics, has enabled German aircraft engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines AG to reduce its masking process time from four hours down to just 14 minutes.
Elesa is revolutionising the packaging industry
Machine change-over-time in production is a key issue affecting the profitable operation of packaging lines and can often present a critical bottleneck. Elesa provided a solution to this problem and has been awarded the German Design Award.
Re-closable packaging solution for increased consumer convenience
LyondellBasell and Henkel have developed new reopen/reclose properties which make re-closable packaging even more convenient for consumers.
Telsonic UK connect with Hozelock for component assembly
As one of Britain's favourite gardening product suppliers, Hozelock continually invests in updating its comprehensive portfolio. The latest addition is an in-line adjustment sleeve, welded using ultrasonic welding technology from Telsonic to complete the final assembly operations.
Professional plumbers give LOCTITE their seal of approval
By switching to LOCTITE 55 pipe sealing cord from Henkel, plumbing professionals Euan Ross and Scott Enfield have confirmed it now takes them a fraction of the time to create a secure and clean seal on joints compared to using traditional taps or hemp and paste combinations.
Adhesives can be enabler for transition to new materials
As design engineers look to improve the recyclability of their products or reduce weight, they are looking to make increased use of plastics, composites, lightweight metals. Adhesives can be a key enabler in the transition to these new materials, says Graham Crozier, managing director of Advanced Adhesives.
100 million seals made from 45% recycled plastics
Essentra Components is expanding the ranges of security seals that it will manufacture using a minimum of 45% recycled material, after a successful 100 million piece initial phase.
Optimal tension springs for garage doors
When Condoor, a major producer of insulated overhead doors for industrial and residential buildings needed tension springs for its products, it turned to Alcomex, part of the Lesjöfors Group.
Outdoor enclosures help protect bees with housing for hive monitoring device
When an engineer with a passion for beekeeping turned his attentions to creating an electronic sensor that is durable enough to survive through a winter in northern Scotland, he contacted Spelsberg to provide the casings that will ensure long-term, reliable monitoring.
Reaping the rewards of collaborative working
This year, European Springs and Pressings has been reaping the rewards of working collaboratively with its sister companies, Metrol Springs and Lesjöfors Heavy Springs UK, with their mutual platform of products and services delivering a wider range of manufacturing capability and products to customers than ever before.
Henkel shines a spotlight on skills at Southern Manufacturing
As well as showcasing the latest in adhesive technologies under its LOCTITE brand, Henkel will be shining a spotlight on its skills in helping customers achieve the optimal joining solution at Southern Manufacturing 2023.
Partnership will drive the mobility of the future
Tesa, Vulkan Technic and Liebherr are collaborating to combine their core competencies and bring a joint and fully automated assembly line for battery packs on the market. The solution is built around Tesa ACXplus 76730 Box Seal acrylic adhesive tape.

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