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What It Means to be a 3M Preferred Converter

By Sue Chambers on Oct 6, 2020 9:17:00 AM

Excellence.

Every business wants to achieve it, and every business wants to partner with other businesses that achieve it. And while saying you have it is easy, being recognized for it by an industry leader is quite another thing.

For companies in the converting industry, being honored for excellence by 3M is the top of the top. It shouts to the world that a converter deeply understands the industry leader, and the industry leader trusts them.

This article explores the origins of the 3M Preferred Converter program, digs into why it matters in a highly competitive marketplace, and shares why customers should care.

Topics: Adhesives Generally Converting 3M News
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How Thermally Conductive Adhesive Tape Boosts Performance of Electronics

By Sue Chambers on Jul 14, 2020 10:10:18 AM

Many electronics products require specific adhesives that dissipate heat. Thermal interface materials (a combination of high-performance acrylic adhesive and highly conductive ceramic particles) enhance performance by minimizing reliability concerns and reduced operational lifetimes that are often affected by heat.

Topics: Adhesives Generally Strouse News 3M News Electronics
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3M Automotive Masking Tape Best Practices To Boost Paint Production

By Sue Chambers on Jun 16, 2020 8:28:36 AM

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

How’s that department performing? Experiencing any bottlenecks?

Whether manufacturing for automotive, military, aerospace, industrial, or electronics, every industry expects the highest quality product. And, with the paint process usually being quite complex, there can be many delays and rework.

Topics: 3M News
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Strouse Wins 3M Supplier of the Year Award

By Sue Chambers on Aug 21, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Award recognizes suppliers who improve 3M’s competitiveness

Topics: Strouse News 3M News
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3M 5414 Water-Soluble Wave Soldering Tape | Strouse

By Sue Chambers on Apr 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

3M™ Water-Soluble Wave Soldering Tape 5414 is a new product designed for use in electronics assembly processes where printed circuit boards are wave soldered. This transparent tape can be used to mask gold fingers during wave soldering and it completely dissolves during standard aqueous cleaning processes.

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5 Reasons to Consider Die Cut 3M™ VHB™ Tape on Your Bonding Application

By Sue Chambers on Dec 19, 2016 7:59:33 PM

Design Engineers are faced with challenges in every step of a project. Strict deadlines must be met, budgets can be tight, and oftentimes hundreds of materials or parts are sourced to finalize a design. The number of challenges and decisions that design engineers face can be overwhelming and when it comes to bonding applications there is no shortage of options. That's why it's important to work with full service adhesive tape converters as they aim to make one decision much easier with the use of 3M™ VHB™ Tape.

Topics: 3M News
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3M 87630A Surface Protection Tape is Available Exclusively at Strouse

By Sue Chambers on Jun 14, 2016 11:00:00 AM

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. 

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Strouse Achieves Preferred Converter Status for 3M Medical Materials

By Sue Chambers on Feb 8, 2016 8:14:12 PM

WESTMINSTER, Maryland – Strouse, a leader in tight tolerance die cutting and converting pressure sensitive adhesives, has been recognized as a 3M Preferred Converter with 3M Medical Materials and Technologies. Strouse earned this recognition because of their leadership in the industry, expert team of product development and process engineers, state of the art equipment technology, and a robust quality management system and manufacturing process. This recognition provides Strouse with unique benefits that can be passed along to customers including access to 3M medical materials.

Topics: Medical Strouse News 3M News
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3M Releases Primerless Acrylic Plus Tape - 3M PX5000 - Available Now!

By Sue Chambers on Feb 23, 2015 2:04:00 AM

Using primer can be problematic for manufacturers including both health and environmental risks. 3M Acrylic Plus Tape PX5000 is a new primerless foam tape series designed for low surface energy plastics that help keep your workforce safe while reducing your costs.

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3M Releases Acrylic Foam Tape for Primerless Applications – 3M EX4500

By Sue Chambers on Jan 19, 2015 4:02:00 AM

3M new acrylic foam tape EX4500 improves efficiency for automotive manufactures by creating a permanent bond of medium surface energy substrates without the use of primer.

WESTMINSTER, Maryland (PRWEB) January 19, 2015

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New VHB™ Thin Foam Tapes are the Ultimate Electronics Bonding Solution

By Sue Chambers on Sep 30, 2014 4:00:00 AM

New VHB tapes, now available at Strouse, are the thinnest acrylic foam tape products offered in 3M’s VHB portfolio.

Topics: Adhesives Generally Strouse News 3M News Electronics
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3M 200MP Acrylic Adhesive Now Constructed for Smoother Application

By Sue Chambers on Jun 30, 2014 11:14:00 AM

The most reliable bonding adhesive, 3M 200MP, is now paired with newly developed release liners that allow for easy application and the most accurate tight tolerance die cutting the industry has to offer.

Westminster, Maryland - June 30, 2014 - For the last 30 years 3M 200MP adhesive has set the standard for bonding adhesives . 3M 200MP is an acrylic adhesive that bonds substrates from high surface energy plastics to metals for every industry. This proven adhesive can be found in any application ranging from medical devices and electronics to automotive and appliance parts. 3M 200MP will now be constructed using new 3M technology - layflat liners, available at Strouse today.

 

New 3M technology, microchannel liners create an escape path for trapped air when adhesive is applied to a surface.
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3M Releases New Portfolio of Protective Tapes with the 3M 800 Series

By Sue Chambers on Feb 11, 2014 4:00:00 AM

3M's new 800 series portfolio introduces new temporary surface protection tapes in an organized fashion for easier product selection with better product performance.

3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division released a new portfolio of temporary surface protection tapes to the US market. This portfolio of adhesives aims to provide a temporary surface protection solution for every surface and process. In this new portfolio there are four initial adhesive categories that cover a wide variety of applications, Low Tack, Medium Tack, Medium High Tack, and Specialty. Within these four categories there are several adhesive variations to handle specific applications.

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3M's '5 Tape System' Simplifies Masking Selection Process

By Sue Chambers on Aug 20, 2013 2:30:00 PM

Choose the right masking product for your application at Strouse.

WESTMINSTER, Maryland - 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division has introduced a simplified portfolio for their masking tapes to distinguish product performance and enhance understanding. The new '5 Tape System' puts a logical number and name system to the entire family of masking adhesives.

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3M Releases New Portfolio of Medical Assembly Products

By Sue Chambers on Feb 11, 2013 2:57:00 PM

New 3M Portfolio expands medical capabilities for Strouse.

WESTMINSTER, Maryland - 3M plans to announce a new sector of medical products for bonding, fastening, and attaching to adapt to medical industry regulations. These products will meet the requirements for cleanliness, disinfection, and sterilization as the industry continues to evolve.

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3M Debuts Colored Polyurethane Medical Tape - Now Available at Strouse

By Sue Chambers on Jan 31, 2013 3:06:00 PM

New colored PU films brought to market by 3M.

WESTMINSTER, Maryland  - This month 3M has released new colored polyurethane medical tapes. 3M 9834T, 9834B, and 9834P are intended specifically for surgical and wound care applications. This tape will be available in tan, blue, and pink colors. By providing several options for colors this allows the end user to differentiate themselves in the marketplace by using a specific color for their products.

Topics: 3M News