To provide a solution an initial line audit is conducted. At this point line speeds, compression times, coat weights, nozzle sizes, bead density, board porosity and other details are recorded by the application consultant. Samples of substrates and product are also taken for laboratory tests to be performed on. At this point laboratory task is raised for our technical team to recommend the correct adhesive for the application.
A critical part of this process is to ensure the adhesive if proven in production replication tests. This ensures the bond will stand up to the specific demands of the applications. This process is a double check to eliminate potential on site test failures, which are costly and time consuming to the client. By testing for each application we can assure the product viscosity, set time, open time, tackiness and other details are suited.
Tests such as extreme temperature variations, humidity variations, shear point, lateral resistance and other applicable methods are conducted. All laboratory test results are available to the client for review upon request.
"You accept failure as a possible outcome of some of the experiments. If you don't get failures, you're not pushing hard enough on the objectives."