Year 2020 will be known as the year of “once in a hundred years” Pandemic, Covid-19. When the entire country was under a strict lockdown and most of the manufacturing activity was shut, our sales and application engineering team worked resolutely with one of our customers who were designing Covidshield, an innovative device conceptualized to neutralize the Covid virus and protect people from getting infected. It is a revolutionary yet simple solution for a challenging time.
The manufacturing of Covidshield requires bonding of composite and plastic components in a complex design. Few of the critical aspects include:
- Permanent bonding between two different substrate.
- Small contact area
- Requiring product of particular viscosity
- Surface preparation
- Very fast drying property
But the biggest challenge was design. Original design was not conducive for mass production and with design support from customer, our team could successfully test and implement EL-804PC, our 5 minute curing, toughened Methacrylate Adhesive formulated to bond different substrates permanently.
As a result, we supplied over 100Kg of product during 1st month of production to about five different factories spread across the country. As of writing of this newsletter, Elixir’s EL-804PC is the first choice for designers and manufacturers for this application.