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I Asked for a Sample, Now What?
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I Asked for a Sample, Now What?

You’ve finally summoned the courage to get a sample of your adhesive part, yet, the longer you’re left waiting for a...

I Requested a Die Cut Quote, What's Next?
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I Requested a Die Cut Quote, What's Next?

A wave of relief crashes into you as you press the Get Your Free Quote button on the request a quote page. 

Weeks,...

Tips To Succeed in Your Adhesive Design Phase
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Tips To Succeed in Your Adhesive Design Phase

As you settle at your desk with a fresh cup of coffee in your hand, you find yourself asking,

How can I make my...

The Pros and Cons of Using Your Own Adhesive Material
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The Pros and Cons of Using Your Own Adhesive Material

Supplying your own material is like knocking on the pilot’s door and offering to be a co-pilot. However, unlike...

Why Do I Have to Sign a Mutual NDA to Work With an Adhesive Converter?
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Why Do I Have to Sign a Mutual NDA to Work With an Adhesive Converter?

The birds are singing, the weather is bright and cheerful, and the only thing that could improve this day is reading...

Which Flexible Materials Can You Use to Make Custom Die Cuts?
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Which Flexible Materials Can You Use to Make Custom Die Cuts?

What would you do if someone handed you a penny, and a pair of scissors, then told you to “get to work”?

Ten minutes...

3 Ways to Avoid Setup Waste and Reduce the Cost of Your Adhesive Part
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3 Ways to Avoid Setup Waste and Reduce the Cost of Your Adhesive Part

It’s a Monday morning, and you’re staring at your latest quote in confusion. After a long sigh, you crack your knuckles...

What is Included in My Custom Tape Quote and How Can I Compare it to Others?
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What is Included in My Custom Tape Quote and How Can I Compare it to Others?

Nothing is more draining than opening up the email for your custom tape quote, only to stare at it, thinking, What am I...

Am I Ready to Talk to an Adhesive Converter?
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Am I Ready to Talk to an Adhesive Converter?

You’re cradling the perfect idea in your hands like a delicate baby bird when suddenly it hits you: Am I ready to talk...

PORON Foam XRD: Is it Right For You?
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PORON Foam XRD: Is it Right For You?

In 2019, I visited Montana because my Texan family decided to go skiing for the first time in years. 

The snow brought...

4 Questions to Ask Before Buying Hydrogel
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4 Questions to Ask Before Buying Hydrogel

The estimated global hydrogel market size was US $2.7 billion in 2021: Within one year, it was forecasted to increase...

What are My Adhesive Options?
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What are My Adhesive Options?

Have you ever used the wrong type of adhesive?

At worst, you probably duct-taped the wall and annoyed your landlord....

How To Prepare for the Design Phase of Your Die Cut Part
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How To Prepare for the Design Phase of Your Die Cut Part

What would you do if your boss emailed you a picture of a circle without context?

You’d likely send back a series of...

How To Properly Store Adhesive Tape
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How To Properly Store Adhesive Tape

What’s the point in having adhesive tape if you don’t know how to properly store it?

Storing adhesive tape is an...

Why Medical Tape Converting Costs More: Is it worth it?
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Why Medical Tape Converting Costs More: Is it worth it?

Imagine you were at the hospital, and the surgeon grabbed a roll of duct tape to apply a wound dressing. You’d be...

The Greatest VHB Foam Mounting Tapes Of All Time
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The Greatest VHB Foam Mounting Tapes Of All Time

If you’re tired of breaking out the drill or getting messy with liquid adhesives but still want a great result, VHB...

How To Scale Up Your Adhesive From Prototype to Production
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How To Scale Up Your Adhesive From Prototype to Production

It’s been a long day of sobbing over exponential graphs and pulling your hair, but you’re still unsure how to achieve...

Why Do We Need to Discuss My Die Cut Tolerances?
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Why Do We Need to Discuss My Die Cut Tolerances?

When submitting your tolerances, it’s tempting to take your drawing and throw on title block tolerances without much of...

5 Tips for Overcoming Lead Times
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5 Tips for Overcoming Lead Times

You’re sitting at your desk with a dazed expression, overcome by disbelief after a frantic exchange of emails. 

The...

6 Incredible Ways to Use Hydrogel
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6 Incredible Ways to Use Hydrogel

Before diving into this exceptional substance's many uses, let’s start with the basics: “What is hydrogel?” 

Hydrogel...

Top 10 Best Wound Dressing Tapes of 2022
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Top 10 Best Wound Dressing Tapes of 2022

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

You’ve summoned an image of the perfect part and spent the last few hours...

The Cost of a Die Cut
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The Cost of a Die Cut

“Hi, I’d like to order 1,000 custom die cut pieces.”

“Great! That’ll be $5,000.” 

In a perfect world, ordering from a...

A Review of 3M Adhesive Transfer Tape 91022
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A Review of 3M Adhesive Transfer Tape 91022

Adhesive Transfer Tape serves various purposes like laminating parts, aesthetic attachments, gasket bonding, sound...

An Overview of Thermal Insulation Tape
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An Overview of Thermal Insulation Tape

Thermal insulation tape, like all thermal insulation materials, reduces the amount of heat transfer between objects....

Liquid Conductive Epoxy vs. Electrically Conductive Transfer Tape
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Liquid Conductive Epoxy vs. Electrically Conductive Transfer Tape

Conductive adhesives are essential to fuel cell manufacturing, automotive, and consumer electronics.  

Liquid epoxy and

What is HDPE and Where Can You Find it
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What is HDPE and Where Can You Find it

You’re working on a project, and the question springs up, “What material should we use?” Suddenly, you start...

Why You Should Choose 3M's 5952 Adhesive Tape
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Why You Should Choose 3M's 5952 Adhesive Tape

When you’re working with painted metal and need to use an adhesive, rest assured that 3M’s 5952 adhesive tape is a...