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Electronic devices are subject to scratches during production, processing and transportation. Oftentimes these mishaps are unavoidable unless extreme care is taken by all employees from production staff, quality assurance, material handlers and delivery drivers. In the hustle and bustle of everyday manufacturing environments, it can be easy to forget the importance of preserving brand new products to appear in pristine condition. This is especially important for high value electronics devices. 

That’s why Strouse has partnered with 3M to provide electronics manufacturers a new adhesive solution to protect surfaces from mishaps in all phases of the manufacturing process. 3M 87630A was designed specifically for electronic devices and touchscreens. This material protects glass, plastics, and metals from scratches but is also ultra-clear enabling quality teams to inspect surface conditions without removing the adhesive.

Click here to see the technical data sheet for 3M 87630A.

3M 87630A is constructed of a clear PET film backing, acid-free clear acrylate adhesive, and a clear PET liner. Key features of this product include a low-tack adhesive system for clean and easy removability, ultra-clear transparent adhesive, self-wetting for easy application, all while continuing to enable capacitive touch functionality with the touchscreen of the device.

Strouse is a 3M Preferred Converter and our partnership with 3M has provided us special access to stock this material reducing your lead times. It’s one of the many ways it pays to work with Strouse. Learn more about what it's like to work with Strouse by reading our complimentary eBook: Working With Strouse.

Strouse engineers adhesive solutions for electronics organizations by converting pressure sensitive adhesives to custom sizes, shapes, and formats. Our solutions have helped Tesla solve battery connection problems they thought couldn’t be solved with a feasible solution. We aim to understand your process to provide a solution that fits seamlessly into your assembly so that the adhesive not only serves a functional purpose but it also helps you to improve your process.

If you would like to learn more about 3M 87630A or other adhesive solutions, ask our engineers online, and they will follow up with you within 1 business day.

Sue Chambers

Written by Sue Chambers

As the CEO and President of Strouse Corporation, Sue Chambers is responsible for leading all facets of the business. Sue has a proven executive management track record and over 20 years of experience driving sales growth and operational innovation in the adhesive conversion industry. Sue possesses strong leadership, strategic vision, and savvy marketing skills. Sue has an MBA from Loyola University in Maryland. Since 1997 Sue Chambers joined Strouse and led the transformation into an enterprise-focused company while growing the company into a world leader in the innovative production of pressure-sensitive adhesive with revenue of over 20 million and growing. In the last three years, Strouse revenue has grown 62%; the number of employees has grown and continues to achieve and maintain ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certification. Strouse built a new production plant going from 40,000 to 62,500 square feet, increasing the production space by 50%. The building also can expand to 82,500 sq. Feet. Sue is active in the community serving on the Industrial Development Board presently and earning several business awards over the years. Most recently, 3M has recognized Strouse as a supplier of the year. She is also on the Dale Chambers Foundation board that raises money for local charities in the community.

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