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Collaborative Process
Effective customized solutions are possible because of
the way Hernon® brings together its sales staff, engineers
and chemists. Clients may start off working with Hernon's
sales team, but the company's engineers are uniquely
available to customers to ensure clear communication. The
salesperson handles the business side of the agreement
but is often not the most knowledgeable resource when it
comes to the actual application of the adhesive or sealants
so the company encourages customers to have direct contact with its engineers.
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L EADERSHIP

D IALOGUE

C ONTENTS

T ECHNOLOGY

N EWS

P RO F I TA B I L I T Y

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C ANADA MANUFACTURING

M A N U FA C T U R I N G

New technologies and manufacturing processes such as the

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Innovative Technology

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Hernon Manufacturing maintains an entire material
library, which consists of more than 5,000 formulas for adhesives, sealants and specialty products. Hernon's experts
understand the properties of these products and can help
customers determine which ones best fit their needs. If no
existing product matches the customer's requirements or
environmental conditions, then Hernon's lab can create a
custom formula to meet the need.
"People often approach us with adhesive bonding problems after they've gone to other big names in our industry
who haven't been able to solve their issues," Richards says,
adding, "It is our willingness to partner with our customers
by researching their problems and creating new custom adhesives that helps to set us apart from the 'one size fits all'
attempts of other adhesive companies." With 38 years of
operations in balancing stress distribution, corrosion prevention, the elimination of vibrational loosening and much
more, Hernon's team knows know how to provide products
for any application. In addition, when customer orders
include dispensing equipment, Hernon's team follows up
delivery by offering hands-on training to customers on how
to use the devices, maintenance and, when applicable, how
to initiate remote assistance.

onset of composite materials necessitate advancements at
every step of a manufacturer's supply line. Hernon® works
to stay at the forefront of adhesive curing technology so
it can match those changing requirements and anticipate
future trends.
"We are seeing huge opportunities in liquid UV FormIn-Place and Cure-In-Place Gasketing materials now,"
Rodriguez says. UV Gasket provides excellent adhesion to
metals, glass and to plastics such as polyester, PVC, cellulose acetate or nylon. This product is solvent-free and can
be completely cured in seconds. UV Gasket can be used in
oil and coolant systems. Typical applications also include
engine covers, oil pans and other fluid seal systems.
The application process is simple. A single bead of
Hernon's UV Gasket sealant around the circumference
of a seal ensures a tight, liquid resistant closure. The bead
cures in seconds with exposure to a UV curing light. After
curing, the flexible seal can be handled or used right away.
The flexibility of the product allows for a seal of any size or
form without the need to stock multiple shapes and sizes
of preformed solid gaskets. This eliminates a lot of design,
shipping and inventory costs associated with the limitations of solid gaskets and O-rings.

SERVICE

The Extra Mile

SPACE TECH EXPO

light are not aligned to the same wavelengths, curing can be
inconsistent and unreliable. This is sometimes a problem if
you get materials obtained from one vendor and UV lights
from another. However, when Hernon® sells a dispensing
and curing machine, it can also keep the manufacturer
supplied with UV adhesives optimized to respond to the
specific wavelengths emanating from the UV cure lights
installed. This ensures fast, consistent curing results and a
better product for the manufacturer.
Buying from a single company also consolidates the
supply chain and strengthens the relationship between
buyer and vendor. When using different suppliers for the
equipment and the materials, there's always the chance
that something will go wrong. Different vendors increase
complexity in a project and create the opportunity for miscommunication. "The engineers who build our dispensing
equipment are also educated in the chemistry that is involved in the dispensed materials, so we are able to provide
accurate dispensing solutions created with all aspects of
the application in mind," Rodriguez says.


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