Every market has difficult to bond substrates. From high strength steels and new materials in transportation and electronics to plastics in medical and packaging. Selecting the chemical routes and mechanical processes for bonding substrates will depend significantly on the substrate properties and the assemblies containing them. The design must anticipate the range of mechanical and thermal stresses expected during the lifetime of the component. This webinar will address facets of cross-bonding between metals and polymeric materials.
Dr. Kirk Abbey is currently President and Co-Founder of Alkemere, LLC. Prior to that he worked with the Lord Corporation as a Senior Staff Scientist. He has thirty-seven years' experience in applied synthetic chemistry of small molecules and polymers in support of industrial coatings and adhesives. Efforts resulted in thirty-four issued U.S. patents plus at least six pending U.S. patents and an official trade secret (deemed patentable, but not filed). Additional numerous mechanistic investigations, including application of semi-empirical quantum mechanics and density functional theory methods.
Dr. Abbey holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Rockford College, Illinois and earned his Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.