According to the National Association of Manufacturers, UTC, a US-based manufacturer of high tech systems to the building and aerospace industries, announced that they will be investing $15 billion in capital and research and development in the US. Along with the investment comes an anticipated 35k jobs of various kinds. In a press release, the company cited the “competitive tax system resulting from U.S. tax reform” as the key to encouraging “global companies, such as United Technologies, to make long-term investments in innovation in America.”
Read more about the news and implications for US suppliers in this fine article by Andrew Clark of NAM.
The new 2K850 two-part, UV cure coating combines the speed and convenience of UV cure with the benefits of Electrolube’s 2K system, merging the properties of a resin with the easy application of a coating. The 2K850 offers a faster processing time while still delivering superb levels of protection. The polyurethane coating is a groundbreaking new product, providing an immediate tack-free coating and enabling complete cure at room temperature within 24 hours, compared to the industry moisture cure average of 8–14 days. Featuring a wide operating temperature range of -40 to +130°C, with good thermal shock performance. 2K850 provides a consistent chemical cure and excellent protection against water, moisture, salt mist and condensation, making it ideal for tough electronic applications exposed to harsh conditions.
Source: Electrolube Launch New Conformal Coatings at SMT Hybrid Packaging
Electrolube experienced record growth in 2017 as “gross turnover for 2017 rose by an outstanding 27%…” according to SMTToday. But it doesn’t stop there for Electrolube. Ron Jakeman, Managing Director of Electrolube, has his eyes on the future: “… we are looking forward to further growth in the year ahead. As a collaborative solutions provider, we will continue to work in partnership with global manufacturers, focus on problem resolution and provide expert guidance to help improve processes, productivity and ultimately the quality and reliability of customer products. With a clear vision for the future and strong demand for our products from customers worldwide, Electrolube has never been stronger.”
Source: Electrolube Announce Record Growth Worldwide