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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...

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What It Means to be a 3M Preferred Converter


Every business wants to achieve it, and every business wants to partner with other businesses that achieve...

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What Are Release Liners? How Do You Select One?

Of course, as a converter of flexible materials we love to talk about pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA). However the...

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4 Key Materials When Building Microfluidic Devices

Although small in size, microfluidic devices carry an enormous burden. Patients and caregivers rely on them for accurate

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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....

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Your Guide to Thermal Interface Material

Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs) are considered a crucial part of any efficient thermal management system. Their job...

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How Thermally Conductive Adhesive Tape Boosts Performance of Electronics

Many electronics products require specific adhesives that dissipate heat. Thermal interface materials (a combination of...

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An Overview on Gasketing Material

When something works well, you barely notice how it works. Today's manufacturing and engineering techniques make so...

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3M Automotive Masking Tape Best Practices To Boost Paint Production

Is your paint process one of the most scrutinized steps in your entire assembly process?

How’s that department...

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What is Elongation and What Does it Mean in Adhesives?

Have you ever seen this spec listed on a material data sheet? 

“Elongation at Break %”

To understand it, and realize...

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Everything You Need to Know About EMI Shielding

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If radio waves and signals were visible and tangible, you wouldn't be able to move from...

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Your Guide to Foam Gaskets and Foam Gasket Tape

Any time a mechanism requires superior barrier and bonding features, gaskets are ideal. However, these handy devices...

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Your Guide to 3M VHB Tape

You've probably heard people say that tape is the solution to all of life's problems, and they're pretty much right....

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The Basics of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape

Have you ever wondered exactly how tape works? There are multiple types of adhesives on the market today. When you...

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Strouse Designs and Starts Producing Face Shields

Strouse is proud to now offer two versions of a face shield that are made entirely in Westminster, MD. Both masks offer...

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Your Guide to Heat Activated Adhesives

A heat activated adhesive is a type of adheive, usually applied to a tape backing, that will not bond at normal...

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What are Microfluidics? A Complete Beginner's Guide to Understanding

We wonder at the big things of the world like towering mountain peaks or the Grand Canyon. As we take moments to sit in...

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The Many Different Benefits and Uses of Protective Film

Around 6 million car accidents occur every year in the United States alone.

While not every one of these accidents may...

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Strouse will be at MDM West 2020!

Strouse, a 3M Supplier of the Year and leading manufacturer of converted adhesive solutions, will be attending and...

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What is Rotary Die Cutting? Problems it Can Solve and Common Applications

If you're someone who likes to get your hands dirty and create new things, you're far from alone. In fact, the US craft...

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The Importance of EMI Shielding

About every 11 years the sun's magnetic field flips. North becomes south and south becomes north. This change causes...

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Medical Adhesive Tape: Types and Best Practices for Wound Care

Certain supplies are synonymous with healthcare. A stethoscope, tongue depressor, and otoscope are commonly found in a...