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Scott Chambers

Scott Chambers

As the VP of Marketing for Strouse, Scott oversees the content creation team and drives demand to the sales team. Scott graduated from Coastal Carolina with a degree in Business Management. He then attended the University of Baltimore School of Law, earned his JD, and passed the bar in 2016. In addition to marketing and business development, Scott serves as Strouse's In House Counsel. Scott is currently earning an MBA from Indiana University.

Recent posts by Scott Chambers

10 min read

Medical Adhesive Tape: Types and Best Practices for Wound Care

By Scott Chambers on Sep 13, 2022 3:37:02 PM

When you think of healthcare supplies, which comes to mind first: A stethoscope to hear a heartbeat? A syringe to give a needed shot? Perhaps even the "Ahhhhhh, open wide" tongue depressor!

Topics: Medical Medical Adhesive Tape
5 min read

So, You're Looking To Use Electrically Conductive Transfer Tape

By Scott Chambers on Sep 9, 2022 7:26:52 AM

Electrically conductive transfer tape has been used for years to avoid causing messes with thermal glue.

5 min read

An Overview of 3M's F9473pc VHB Adhesive Transfer Tape

By Scott Chambers on Aug 18, 2022 1:04:48 PM

Regardless of the type of material, it should always fit the needs of the project you’re embarking upon.

5 min read

These Are Your Application Temperatures For 3M VHB Tape

By Scott Chambers on Aug 17, 2022 2:49:39 PM

When purchasing tape in the past, you may have noticed the term “application temperature” in its description.

Topics: 3M VHB Tape
6 min read

6 Surprising Applications of Custom Die Cut Adhesives

By Scott Chambers on Aug 17, 2022 11:54:28 AM

OK, here’s the tagline: Die cut adhesives are incredibly versatile and can solve business challenges in various industries.

Topics: Adhesives Generally Converting
8 min read

Let's Learn About Laser Die Cutting

By Scott Chambers on Aug 11, 2022 3:59:46 PM

Humans want access to the most advanced technology.

10 min read

Here's Why EPDM Gaskets Might be The Right Fit For You

By Scott Chambers on Aug 9, 2022 2:46:35 PM

EPDM rubber is known for its UV light resistance, but there are other reasons EPDM gaskets are used in the construction and automotive industries, right?

24 min read

Types of Poron Foam and the Pros and Cons of Each

By Scott Chambers on Aug 8, 2022 7:27:27 AM

Polyurethanes are the largest class of polymers worldwide, with a global market of $79 Billion. As a class, it’s rapidly expanding.

Breakthroughs in materials science continue to add opportunities for innovation in materials science and global industries, and taking advantage of those opportunities yields a big reward.

Just ask the electric vehicle industry. Top EV companies 
increasingly use polymer foam as a thermal interface. This keeps powerful Li-ION batteries safe and prevents them from overheating in electric vehicles.

PORON foam is one such groundbreaking material.

Topics: Converting Foam Gaskets
9 min read

How Die Cut Adhesive Tape Can Improve Production

By Scott Chambers on Aug 4, 2022 7:13:14 AM

With most of the world connected online, innovation might seem like a labyrinth of endless ideas.

10 min read

Neoprene Gasket Chemical Resistance: Read This Before You Choose a Material

By Scott Chambers on Aug 1, 2022 4:14:42 PM

Nature gave us one of the best gasket materials possible — rubber. Natural rubber can stretch and has the same elasticity in all directions, something wholly unique to the material. 

Topics: Gaskets
5 min read

Here's the Latest Rundown on Precision Die Cutting

By Scott Chambers on Jul 29, 2022 4:13:21 PM

Precision die cutting has existed for over a hundred years, yet the technology is still developing, and the industry continues to grow.

Topics: Rotary Die Cutting
7 min read

The Difference Between a Gasket and a Seal

By Scott Chambers on Jul 19, 2022 4:00:05 PM

In 2021, the global gaskets and seals market reached a US $60.2 billion value.

Topics: Foam Gaskets Gaskets
6 min read

Die Cut vs. Kiss Cut: What's the difference?

By Scott Chambers on Jul 19, 2022 8:59:49 AM

People are often confused about die cuts and kiss cuts, but what's the difference?

Topics: Rotary Die Cutting
5 min read

Kiss Cutting

By Scott Chambers on Jul 12, 2022 4:03:55 PM

Kiss cutting allows us to engineer more complexity and functionality into customer solutions while keeping costs low, especially with pressure-sensitive materials.

Topics: Converting
6 min read

When Closed-Cell Foam Is The Best Option For Your Gasket

By Scott Chambers on Jul 12, 2022 7:57:29 AM

There are so many options to choose from when looking for the right gasket; how do you know where to begin?

Topics: Foam Gaskets
10 min read

Everything You Need to Know About Die Cut Adhesives

By Scott Chambers on Jun 28, 2022 2:56:35 PM

You may have heard the term in manufacturing before, but let’s define it: What is die cutting?

 

You’ve got a part that needs to be bonded, masked, protected, etc., so you must add adhesive, films, foams, or soft metals to your assembly. The raw material must be cut into a particular shape to generate a finished product. However, nobody has the time to sit around and fiddle with a pair of scissors. So, what’s the solution?

 

Topics: Rotary Die Cutting
9 min read

Silicone Gaskets: A Comprehensive Overview

By Scott Chambers on Feb 24, 2022 3:45:28 PM

The gasket industry is a large and thriving industry. In the United States, the gasket industry generates annual revenue of about $8 billion

In recent years, the gasket industry has been shifting how it approaches the manufacture of gaskets. The gasket industry often used asbestos to manufacture gaskets in the past. Because of its abundance and unique texture, gasket material would often contain up to 80% white asbestos

4 min read

6 Factors that Impact Transdermal Patch Delivery Systems

By Scott Chambers on Jan 27, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Transdermal patches are a modern medical marvel. They provide a convenient way to deliver medicine to people consistently and efficiently with little disruption to their routines, and in a small package to boot! Depending on the patch, a person might be able to stick it on to start the week and leave it there for several days, which is far more convenient than starting the morning by popping a few pills.

Still, a lot goes into making sure the drug contained within the patch gets administered to the patient as prescribed. If the patch isn’t designed and constructed to medicate the patient properly via the skin, it’s a bust — if not dangerous. Let’s look at 6 factors that impact transdermal patch delivery systems.

Topics: Medical
4 min read

Vital Aspects of Manufacturing Wound Dressing Tape

By Scott Chambers on Jan 19, 2022 7:45:00 AM

Remember skinning your knee when you were a kid? As inexplicable as it was that you didn’t pull off that amazing move on your bicycle that you’d been practicing all day, it was nice to have something available to help you heal. If a standard bandage wasn’t up to the task, you may have relied on some gauze and wound dressing tape to do the trick.

In addition to being found in homes, medical professionals also count on it for much more severe concerns in doctors’ offices and hospitals worldwide. With wound dressings, you have the adhesive, backing, and gauze (if needed) that must all work together to protect and assist with the healing of injuries, surgical incisions, and more.

Topics: Medical
4 min read

How Does Gasket Tape Compare to Alternative Gasket Adhesives?

By Scott Chambers on Dec 7, 2021 7:30:00 AM

“Tape? Spray? Glue? What should I do?” Rhyming questions aside, when considering all the materials needed for a successful custom gasket, it is crucial to factor in the type of adhesive needed. 

The right adhesive depends on numerous factors:

  • the purpose of the gasket (permanent seal vs. temporary seal)
  • the composition of the material it’s bonding to (natural rubber? foam? steel?)
  • what the gasket is meant to contain (water? chemicals? air?)

You have several adhesive types to consider for the task. The most common gasket adhesives are gasket glue, spray, liquid, and gasket tape. Each adhesive type has its own unique characteristics that must be understood before calling on them for your gasketing project.

Topics: Gaskets
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5 Key Benefits of Adhesive Patches and Transdermal Absorption

By Scott Chambers on Dec 2, 2021 7:30:00 AM

What are the advantages of using a transdermal patch?

If you’ve seen advertisements for a nicotine patch, then you’ve already gotten a glimpse of where adhesive patches and transdermal absorption fit within our modern world. That, however, is far from the only use these small-but-important medical items have.

The development of adhesive patches to medicate people is one of the most impressive medical advancements of our time. Over the years, it’s become clear that this method has numerous advantages. We wanted to look at five key benefits of adhesive patches and transdermal absorption and where the adhesive component fits in the process.

Topics: Medical
3 min read

Top 4 Tips for Using Dual Lock Tape

By Scott Chambers on Oct 14, 2021 12:39:51 PM

Convenience is everything in our modern world. Being able to quickly and easily create a reliable and reclosable attachment between two substrates could cause a revolution.

That’s what happened when the original patent (1958) of hook and loop tape — Velcro® — expired, ushering in incredible innovations and instant popularity in the early 1980s. Soon it was on sneakers, vehicles, astronaut suits, airline seat cushions, blood-pressure cuffs, and much more.

While hook and loop tape’s adhesive/protective liner backing makes it very versatile, another “reclosable fastener” (a device that allows for repeated opening and closing) — dual lock tape — is seen as an improvement on the original hook and loop tape. For demanding projects, there is industrial strength hook and loop tape; however, dual lock tape is naturally stronger.

8 min read

Foam Tape: A Comprehensive Guide

By Scott Chambers on Aug 24, 2021 1:45:22 PM

Are you looking for a strong and versatile adhesive to help get things done?

Topics: Adhesives Generally 3M VHB Tape Foam Gaskets
3 min read

What is Adhesive Converting? Why is an Adhesive Tape Converter So Important?

By Scott Chambers on Jul 28, 2021 10:58:00 AM

Few things are more rewarding than taking material and transforming it into a product. It’s what manufacturing is all about. Raw materials are impressive, but they’re not exactly something people actually want or can easily use.

An adhesive converter typically takes large rolls of raw material — tape, films, paper, plastic, foam, soft metals, and more — and “converts” them into usable parts. As technologically advanced as the materials themselves may be, the large, continuous rolls (called master rolls) provided by a manufacturer (such as 3M) are of practically no use to customers; they’re too large to handle, not the right shape or size, or the material isn’t finished the way it needs to be.

Topics: Converting
5 min read

Microfluidics Manufacturing: Converting Materials for Multilayer Microfluidics Devices

By Scott Chambers on Jul 15, 2021 2:51:57 PM

Microfluidic technology involves moving tiny amounts of liquids to perform various functions: ink in an inkjet printer, solder on an electronics board, bodily fluids within a medical device to perform chemical analyses. The use of this technology isn’t exactly new, but its popularity is rapidly rising.

Multilayered microfluidic devices — the majority of microfluidic devices — typically have channels built into the device through which the specific amount of fluid flows at a particular speed and path. Construction is accomplished by either adding channels between layers or subtracting material from a solid sheet to form channels. These individual layers eventually need to come together in one usable package or device.

Topics: Microfluidics
8 min read

What Is a Gasket? Everything You Need to Know

By Scott Chambers on Jul 14, 2021 12:39:19 PM

Gaskets are everywhere. They’re in your car, at work, even in the air! A gasket is a common term used to describe any seal or grommet that holds two things together. You can make gaskets from rubber, plastic, metal, and other materials. The material choice depends on why you need to use a gasket.

Topics: Foam Gaskets Gaskets
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What’s The Difference Between Die Cutting Methods: Flat Bed, Rotary, and Laser?

By Scott Chambers on Jul 8, 2021 10:24:21 AM

High-speed. Accurate. Versatile. You want your die cutting method to fulfill your needs because it’s an essential part of manufacturing. Realistically, however, you may have to make some choices based on the project’s priorities. High precision or high volume? Super speed or complex cuts? Low cost or low maintenance?

Topics: Adhesives Generally Converting