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Products That Are Being Replaced By Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

Pressure sensitive adhesive tape has become the preferred solution for many adhesive needs. Its flexibility, strength,...

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Which 3M VHB Should You Use? The Best 3M VHB Tape Selection Guide

Permanent bonding projects take on various formats and requirements. The one thing true in all cases is the need for...

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Adhesive Transfer Tape Advantages and Challenges: Thin Bonding Series

Thin bonding is a huge category of adhesives with many applications, so we’re continuing our efforts to share what we...

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What is Peel Adhesion? How Does It Drive Flexible Material Converting?

The world of adhesive materials within flexible material converting continues to expand and change. As technology...

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6 Incredible and Surprising Hydrogel Uses

Before we dive into the many uses of this exceptional substance, let’s start with the basics: “What is hydrogel?” ...

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Overview of Wound Dressings

Whether they are open or closed, shallow or deep, the healing process from wounds can be long and painful. 

Types of...

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What is Protective Film and What Are its Benefits to Various Industries?

Protective film is a material that protects surfaces that are susceptible to damage: minor or moderate abrasions to...

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The Importance of Working with a Full-Service Adhesive Tape Converter

The world of adhesive technology is an exciting place these days! Adhesive manufacturers are pushing the limits of...

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Double Sided Tape 101: Thin Bonding Series

NOTE: This article, #2 in an ongoing blog series on thin bonding, focuses on double sided tape. To read the series...

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Converting Adhesive Materials For Microfluidic Devices

There’s often a fine line between health and illness. Microfluidic devices detect important samples of fluids that...

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Thin Bonding: Double Sided Tape, Adhesive Transfer Tape, and Much More

Welcome to our ongoing blog series featuring the many advantages of thin bonding. If you’re looking for specific...

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What are Microfluidic Applications? A Complete Beginner's Guide

Towering redwoods. Majestic mountain peaks. Complex cloud formations. As we take moments to appreciate nature’s large...

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11 Benefits of Purchasing 300LSE For Your Next Engineering Project

These days, more and more industries are making use of low surface energy plastics in their production. These are...

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What is the Right Level of Automation for Your Converting Project?

Automation isn’t the future. It’s here today, and without using it wisely, most companies are at a competitive...

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Medical Adhesive Tape: Types and Best Practices for Wound Care

When you think of healthcare supplies, what comes to mind first? A stethoscope to hear a heartbeat. A syringe to give a...

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Polyimide Tape and Kapton Tape: What You Need to Know

If you're in the electrical trade, you've probably used Polyimide tape before. You might know it under a different...

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Your Guide to 3M 468MP Adhesive Transfer Tape

Doctor Horace Day is credited with the invention of the first tape in 1845. As a doctor using this invention in...

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Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape Series #3: 4 Reasons to Choose Your Adhesive Converter Wisely

Welcome to the conclusion of our 3-part series on pressure sensitive adhesive tape. In Part 1, we discussed PSA’s...

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CUSTOM PCB LABELS — TRACK COMPONENTS THROUGHOUT MANUFACTURING

Do more with less.

If you’re a manufacturer, you know this has been the expectation for years.

Manufacturers have...

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Microfluidics in Medicine: Diagnostics

Microfluidics’ ability to perform chemical analyses of small volumes of fluids have reduced hospital visits and overall...

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Why is ISO Cleanroom Certification so Important?

Some complex products require specific manufacturing processes to ensure their safety and reliable performance. What...

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What is the Carrier or Backing Material on Adhesive Products?

A converted product’s carrier or backing material is one of the most important decisions when designing pressure...

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Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape Series #2: Why 3M VHB Tape is a Superior Bonding Solution

NOTE: This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape. Read Part 1 — which features PSA’s...

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4 Big Benefits of Bonding Tape

Strict deadlines. Tight budgets. Performance demands. The pressure is on design engineers who face numerous challenges...

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10 Questions Converters Should Ask YOU About Custom Die Cut Adhesive

The beginning of a custom die cut converting project usually goes something like this:

Customer: “Here’s the idea. Can...

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What is Tensile Strength and How is It Measured?

The stress is on.

You’re under pressure to create the best possible product. That includes choosing the right material,...

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Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape Series #1: Performance and Versatility

NOTE: This article is #1 in a 3-part series on the power and versatility of pressure sensitive adhesive tape. It’s...