Adhesives were first referred to in history 3300 years ago when Egyptian carvings illustrated the glueing of a piece of veneer to what appears to be a plank of sycamore. In antiquity, bitumen, tree pitches and beeswax were utilised as sealants and adhesives. Besides, in the nineteenth century, rubber cement was introduced, but crucial progress in adhesive technology awaited the twentieth century when natural adhesives have been upgraded and many synthetics components were developed. Also, adhesives are major components of shoes, automobiles, cartons, furniture and non-woven fabrics and a lot of other products. The aerospace field was the first sector that promoted the use of adhesives in the aircraft manufacturing process; hence, the advancement of the aircraft and aerospace industries has influenced adhesive technology to a great extent. The requirement to get a high degree of structural strength and high resistance to fatigue promoted the development and production of high-performance adhesive materials, which found various domestic and industrial applications as well. One such industrial adhesive solution provider that brings its niche in this domain is Panacol-Elosol GmbH. With its extensive product range, Panacol-Elosol is an internationally active provider in the growth market of industrial adhesives.
Florian Eulenhöfer, Managing Director
With more than 30 years of experience, Panacol-Elosol offers customer-centric solutions and expert consulting on adhesive technology and applications across the world. The company renders an extensive product range that includes UV adhesives, structural adhesives and conductive adhesives. Being an ISO 9001 company, Panacol-Elosol develops advanced quality adhesives with the help of its in-house research department. Moreover, these innovative adhesives are manufactured at their production sites in Germany, and the USA. With its subsidiaries in France, the USA, China, and Korea, Panacol-Elosol holds a worldwide network of distributors, which helps in efficiently solving customer problems irrespective of geographical differences. Primarily, the company was established in Frankfurt as a German subsidiary of Panacol AG in Switzerland, and from January 2008, Panacol-Elosol has been a member of the Hönle Group. Moreover, in order to be a leader in industrial adhesives, Panacol-Elosol took over the adhesives and sealant sales operation for the entire group as well as Hönle’s other subsidiary Wellomer GmbH. “With this decision, we see synergies such as global marketing and to provide adhesive products under one brand to our worldwide acting customers,” asserts Florian Eulenhöfer, Managing Director of Panacol-Elosol.
Treading on the philosophy of providing utmost customer satisfaction, Panacol-Elosol supplies an extensive range of special-purpose industrial adhesives for use in many industrial applications. Starting from UV adhesives Vitralit®, structural adhesives Structalit® and Penloc® to conductive adhesives Elecolit® and cyanoacrylates Cyanolit®. It is also worth mentioning that all adhesives and UV equipment can be individually tailored and tuned according to special customer requirements to ensure rapid bonding of maximum quality.
With this decision, we see synergies such as global marketing and to provide adhesive products under one brand to our worldwide acting customers
Similarly, this approach helps the company to fulfil the demands of customers from various industries that include automotive, aerospace, optics, electronics and consumer electronics industries as well as manufacturers of luxury packaging, household appliances, medical technology and medical devices throughout the world.
Further, the industrial adhesive has several applications, and this is reflected in Panacol-Elosol’s range of adhesives, which offers the perfect solution for every bonding application. The primary field of applications comprises bonding in electronics, adhesive solution on PCBs, smart card, display bonding, optics and fibre optics, optoelectronics, the medical grade adhesive, plastic adhesive, adhesives as liquid gasket or FIPG, luxury packaging, and automotive industry. As the production of electronic components is becoming intricate with each passing day, and some complex materials are tough to be soldered due to their high-temperature sensitivity. The team of experts at Panacol-Elosol has fabricated special-purpose adhesives that meet the specific requirements of many applications in the field of electronics. Alongside, as various soldered joints on PCBs are being replaced by more flexible electrically conductive adhesives, Panacol-Elosol offers a wide range of adhesives for these applications that meet the various market requirements. When it comes to smart card, Panacol provides sealing compounds for chip surfaces and adhesives for chip bonding. Additionally, as displays and touch screens are widely used across various appliances and gadgets, it is imperative to use a high-quality adhesive that could protect the displays from external influences like humidity and dust. In order to protect the displays and screen, Panacol-Elosol form-in-place-gaskets (FIPG) can be used for simultaneous bonding and sealing of displays and touchscreens.
Into the bargain, as optoelectronic devices require specially formulated adhesives for manufacturing, Panacol-Elosol provides a range of epoxy-based adhesives that in turn fulfil all the demands for the manufacturers serving in this arena. On the flip side, the company also renders its customer superior quality medical grade adhesive. Parallelly, in cosmetics and luxury packaging, Vitralit® adhesives are applied for lid bondings, adhesive reliefs and attachment of decoratives and labels. The adhesives offered by Panacol-Elosol bond glass, plastics and metals. More importantly, as the adhesives are transparent and non-yellowing, the bond lines are invisible and cure within seconds under UV light, which makes it an economical solution for high volume production. At this point in time, the automotive industry also relies on a wide variety of adhesives, and with its wide range of adhesives and matching curing equipment, Panacol-Elosol offers innovative and tailor-made solutions for the automotive industry.
Moving forward, Panacol-Elosol will continue to better industrialize its products for super high volume and offer a better experience for the clients.