01 May 2008
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Adhesive for harsh supply chain applications

"The latest 'buzz' in supply chain management is the move to RFID (radio frequency identification)", reports Peter Swanson, Intertronics

"This is generating a high interest in the use of highly variable adhesives, especially for harsh environments in industries as diverse as military, electronics, clothing, and cosmetics, in which high-value items require rapid identification."

These requirements are being addressed by Intertronics' 'adhere' brand partner, Dymax, which has developed a special ultra-violet adhesive process to provide "robust adhesion on a variety of opaque substrates",
The 4-20418-VT 'ultra light weld' adhesive system is used for the application of opaque tags to light-transmissible spacers that are then fixed to polycarbonate, abs, or metals in order to achieve a difficult-to-remove bond. "This flexible, economically viable, and portable on-spot curing RFID bonding process has been engineered and designed as an environmentally-friendly solution to be used during assembly or in field applications", explains Peter Swanson.

"Use of ultra-violet adhesives for RFID applications improves security, loss-prevention, item traceability, and logistics by replacing labour-intensive manual paperwork tracking systems and other methods that rely on serial number labels or tapes and human intervention."

Paul Gay


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