Technical Articles

JBC Technologies, Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Medical)
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It's no secret, our nation's front-line healthcare workers are in trouble. Not only are they up close and personal with the victims of a once-in-a-century pandemic, they're now being forced to reuse...
(Industrial Tapes)
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For the last six months or so, the JBC team has been using our blog as a means to feature our strategic supply chain partners, provide insight on new or different products, and provide answers to...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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With increasingly strict weight requirements, CAFE standards, and safety expectations, automotive OEMs are innovating beyond traditional means of engineering cars. This means materials throughout the...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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The products in need of heat management vary greatly, as do the variety of materials used to insulate their components. As a result, it is not uncommon for engineers to over-spec a product, adding...
(Industrial Adhesives)
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Pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) allow for easy application without the fuss of fasteners, which can loosen and cause buzz, squeak, and rattle. However, when the adhesive fails, it could mean...
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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When consumers clamor for quiet products, it's crucial to invest in the right acoustical insulation. Acoustical insulation comes in many forms and can help address excess noise, vibration and...
(Development and Prototyping Services)
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Today, consumers are more demanding than ever before. They want things faster, smaller, quieter... and lighter. This post highlights some materials that will help design engineers achieve the second...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Consumers from both commercial and domestic kitchens want high performing, safe, energy efficient appliances that feature the latest technological advances. At the same time, buyers want products with...
(Development and Prototyping Services)
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Shorter lead times produce an array of positive outcomes for manufacturers. They enable companies to: Reduce volatility while keeping costs low Flex and adapt to marketplace shifts, staying in sync...
(Part Fabrication Services)
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Open cell foam... closed cell foam... What is the difference and why does it matter for your die cut parts? The differences, we'll address below. As for why it matters, foam rubbers can be used in a...
(Batteries and Accessories)
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Electric vehicle manufacturers continue to seek out advanced battery technologies and solutions that can address multiple priorities. Balancing the safety and performance of EV battery systems is of...
(Part Fabrication Services)
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Engineers rely on die cutting experts to create a myriad of die cut parts used to seal, insulate, sound deaden, fasten and assemble products ranging from medical devices to power plants. Unfortunately...
(Industrial Adhesives)
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Engineers across industries are being tasked with finding solutions to lower production and labor costs while increasing quality and consistency of parts and products. When it comes to materials...
(Industrial Adhesives)
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Successfully bonding foams to flat surfaces can be a challenge all on its own, that's why it should come as no surprise that bonding those same foams to contoured surfaces or across angles can prove...
(Industrial Adhesives)
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JBC has written many posts about pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) over the years, outlining the different types of PSAs, the most common reasons for adhesive failure, Â adhesive performance...
(Industrial Adhesives)
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Pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) play major roles in many applications, providing creative ways for companies to assemble parts, remove buzz squeak, rattle, eliminate mechanical fasteners, and...
(Industrial Tapes)
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Acrylic foam tapes are high strength, reliable materials-joining and bonding solutions often used for fastening, gasketing, and sealing. Manufacturers across a wide range of industries commonly use...
(Coating Services and Finishing Services)
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But with many options available, choosing a particular foam might not be quite as simple. Here is a breakdown of the five most common foams used to eliminate BSR: This synthetic material has the...
(Materials)
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When it comes to heat shielding, today's automotive marketplace continues to shift away from the traditional metal shield. In the past, large, inflexible, cumbersome metal shields effectively served...
(Fastening and Joining)
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Consumer demand for interconnected, high performing devices, cars, and home appliances that are also sleek, lightweight, and quiet continues to grow worldwide. In order to keep up with consumer...
(Industrial Tapes)
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Consumer demand for interconnected, high performing devices, cars, and home appliances that are also sleek, lightweight, and quiet continues to grow worldwide. In order to keep up with consumer...
(Materials)
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Automotive foams provide environmental sealing, sound deadening, shock absorption, and vibration dampening. They also support vehicle lightweighting initiatives and efforts to reduce volatile organic...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Thermal insulation can be a challenging subject. Whether your an appliance OEM or an HVAC systems designer trying to decide which thermal insulation would be best for your application out of a sea of...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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IoT continues to rapidly transform products across industries. The home appliance market is no exception. Even the most rudimentary machines are becoming smart, efficient, interconnected devices. The...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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As a flexible materials converter and die-cutter with nearly 40 years of experience under our collective belt, JBC has worked with thousands of customers and hundreds of different materials. Part of...
(Cutting Services)
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About a year and a half ago, we started our Vendor Q&A blog series with one goal in mind: to provide our customers with in-depth, useful information straight from the experts on some of the more...
(Safety and Personal Protective Equipment)
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Plastic face shields, once seen as the exclusive domain of medical professionals, are now more widely available to the general public than ever before. With the simplest designs featuring nothing more...
(Industrial Tapes)
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In our ongoing Q & A blog series, we feature insight from our strategic suppliers that offer performance materials used to solve critical challenges for noise, vibration and harshness, bonding,...
(Materials)
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In the home appliance and HVAC markets, PVC foams are an economical, high performing alternative to EPDMs, neoprenes and other more expensive materials. PVC foams can outperform these more expensive...
(Materials)
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"Shake, rattle, and roll" may be a good thing when it comes to dancing to the blues but unwanted noise is rarely appreciated in products we use and buy. Consumers increasingly desire quieter cars,...
(Cutting Services)
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Die cutting isn't a one size fits all process. Depending on the quantity and type of material your project requires, your precision die cutting professional might recommend one of several die cutting...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Electronics are getting smaller and running faster and because they're running faster, they're running hotter. All this heat, if not managed effectively, can wreak havoc on the sensitive components...
(Materials)
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Choosing the right PSA for your application involves a comprehensive look at your end-use application, the materials and substrates involved, the environment in which the gasket will be used, and the...