CAMX 2021 (Composites and Advanced Materials Expo)

Ashland to feature Pliogrip™ structural adhesives at CAMX 2021

date: October 19-21, 2021
location: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX
booth: K95

Ashland’s adhesive team will attend the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) in Dallas, TX on October 19-21, 2021 at booth K95, introducing Pliogrip™ structural adhesives and providing innovative solutions for various assembly needs.

Ashland’s Pliogrip™ structural adhesives have been specified for use in bonding and the assembly of mix material joining and virtually any application that requires a strong, reliable bond such as transportation, aerospace, infrastructure, industrial and aftermarket repair applications. With unmatched performance, Pliogrip™ structural adhesives have been the technology of choice and continue to solve the challenges of the world’s leading OEMs for more than 50 years.

Pliogrip™ structural adhesives pass OEM specifications, enables bonding of dissimilar substrates, mitigate bond line readthrough on thin class A applications, improves productivity while eliminating residual container waste, and adheres low energy substrates without the use of primers. 

“Pliogrip™ adhesives are used to bond a variety of materials including FRP, CFRP, TPO, steel and aluminums. Our adhesives are specified for the most demanding bonding applications,” said John Baetz, business unit director, Ashland Adhesives. “In the most challenging situations, Pliogrip™ adhesives improve the usability and integrity of our customer’s products. We are thrilled to offer more information about our latest innovative adhesive solutions for your applications requiring a strong, reliable bond. See you at CAMX 2021!”

CAMX is the largest, most comprehensive composites and advanced materials event in North America for products, solutions, networking, and advanced industry thinking.

Ashland solver to present at CAMX 2021

Wednesday, October 20th at 3PM in room D225.

Ashland solver, Michael J. Barker will present, "Primerless Structural Adhesives for Bonding Low Surface Energy Composites" on Wednesday, October 20th at 3PM in the Room D225.

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 Michael J. Barker

Michael J. Barker earned his graduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Detroit where he specialized in rubber toughening of thermoplastics.  He continued with post-graduate study at the University of Washington in the area of carbon fiber composite technology and protective surface coatings.  With over three decades experience working in project management for General Motors Research, BFGoodrich Research, and Ashland LLC, he is a subject matter expert in protective surface coatings, sealants, and adhesives. He has been with Ashland LLC for 20 years where he is currently a Research Fellow managing their Structural Adhesive group.  

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