Technical Articles

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The custom tape converter you choose will partner with you from start to finish on your project. Here are 5 questions you should ask yourself when evaluating custom tape converters so that you get...
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Automobile assemblies today utilize a wide variety of adhesive materials in numerous applications: seats and linings, headers, dashboards, exterior emblems, and more. The effort to lower vehicle...
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Providing an ideal bonding solution for fabrics, heat seal tapes are offering manufacturers advantages such as high bonding strength, flexibility, durability, and solvent resistance....
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Thermoplastic, Heat Seal and Hot Melt Adhesives are redefining cut and sew solutions for the textile industry. This new technology replaces the need for stitching in a wide range of garments and soft...
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A glossary of terms used in the adhesive tape and tape converting industry....
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The basics of adhesives and things to consider when determining the best adhesive for your application....
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Pressure sensitive adhesive tape (also known as: PSA, self adhesive, self stick adhesive) is a major category of adhesive tapes and is a relatively thin flexible tape with single or double sided...
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When considering adhesives, bonding surface is a critical factor. Unlike processes that alter and join surfaces, such as welding, bonding with adhesives involves attaching two surfaces, without...
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Five Ways Tape Can Save the Day...
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Just as the name implies pressure sensitive adhesive requires some amount of pressure when applied to reach the desired bond to the substrate. It is always recommended that the surface the PSA will be...
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One way aerospace product engineers are achieving their goals is by increasing efficiency in manufacturing processes. Adhesives and adhesive tapes have proven to be an excellent material option for...
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Adhesive tapes and other fastening materials have been developed to specifically comply with various burn tests as mandated by FAR 25.853. These tests are used for determining material viability for...
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Adhesive tapes used in automotive assemblies provide a lightweight bonding method that adds practically no weight to the finished product, compared with conventional fasteners. In addition to the...
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High bond, pressure sensitive adhesive tapes provide an easy solution to attach and secure noise abatement materials. The bonding formulas used are engineered for secure and tight bonds that withstand...
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Engineers in a wide range of industries are solving problems and simplifying assemblies using adhesive tapes. Adhesive tapes have proven to be highly effective in joining dissimilar materials,...
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Adhesive tapes provide an ideal bonding solution in applications including: honeycomb sandwich edge close out, local reinforcement where inserts or fasteners are required, and the splicing of...
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Environmental conditions will often affect the bonding application of adhesive tape during its application process. With a wide range of industries and product designs, bonding and tape applications...
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There are so many amazing advancements happening in textiles and bonding films for sports. The world's top athletes look to their apparel and equipment to gain an edge....
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Many high bonding tapes have proven to be an alternative to screws, rivets and welds and will permanently adhere one substrate to another while spreading the stress load across the entire length of...
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Converting specialists combine adhesive tapes with materials such as polyesters, foams and felts to develop highly specialized products. The converting process also involves cutting these custom...
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Plastics made from plant-based materials are increasingly being used in a variety of applications....
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The use of adhesives in automotive assemblies is on the rise as vehicle manufacturers continue to pursue ways to make automobiles more light-weight and fuel efficient. Automotive adhesives are...
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Pressure sensitive tapes offer a host of benefits in the development of products and assemblies. They cost less than mechanical fasteners, are easier to apply, and typically don't require specialized...
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PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive) Tape is an added value to any industry. It can bond a variety of surfaces together. It can be used in light applications like mounting a photo, or it can be used in...
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Automotive engineers are now using versatile adhesives to powerfully bond materials such as steel, aluminum, and plastics. The benefits have been improved safety, reduced weight, greater vehicle...
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When you need a seal that cannot be achieved with pressure sensitive tape (PST), heat seal adhesive tapes (Hot Melt tapes) may be the answer....
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When it comes to noise associated with product designs, the primary sources of noise are airborne noise and structural noise. Airborne noise is created by the interaction of a vibrating surface with...
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Advantages of Outsourcing to a Custom Converter...
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Improving Your Assembly Line with Die Cut Adhesive Materials...
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Adhesive and non-adhesive Polyethylene Foam is often your solution to packaging, joining, mounting, gasketing, and sealing irregular surfaces...
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Creating a quieter industrial workplace has become a growing priority as more awareness is raised about the health effects of noise exposure. In fact, OSHA regulates acceptable noise levels in the...
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When it comes to new automobiles, there is a delicate balance between design and engineering. The design team needs to deliver a vehicle that is appealing to the consumer and the engineering team...
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An adhesive's purpose is to stick to everything, but the release liner's purpose is to prevent adhesives from sticking until the user is ready for the application....
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Waterproof Seam Sealing Tape raises the bar in waterproof protection. Whether you're creating outerwear, tents, or other products that need a watertight finish, waterproofing your seams with seam...