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The adhesive selected to bond to substrates must be appropriate for the surface energies involved. Surface energy, which ranges from high to low, describes the surface characteristics of a given substrate. The molecular force of attraction between unlike materials determines their adhesion. The strength of this attraction depends on the surface energy of the substrates…. Read more »

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Polyethylene Film is a popular and highly versatile product that is used in a wide range of applications. In the form of continuous film and sheets, polyethylene is also known as PE, plastic, or poly film. Beneficial attributes of this film include: Conformability Water Proof Long term stability Comes in various thicknesses Performs well at… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Adhesive Tapes, Adhesives Applications.

The line of 3M™ Glass Cloth Tapes offers high tensile strength with a choice of silicone, acrylic, or rubber adhesives. 3M glass cloth adhesive tapes meet the needs of demanding applications in markets such as aerospace, automotive, commercial vehicle, construction, marine, and more. 3M PTFE Glass Cloth Tape 5451 This PTFE tape features a brown… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Adhesive Tapes, Adhesives in Automotive.

Growth in the Electric Vehicle Market Driven by advancements in technology and decreasing production costs, the electric vehicle market has grown significantly. This market is expected to continue to grow, especially if the proposed infrastructure bill passes, as it includes significant investments in the electric vehicle industry, including EV manufacturers and electric battery manufacturers. Serving… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Face Shields.

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, face shields are playing a highly effective role in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Masks that cover the nose and mouth may not alone provide adequate protection. In medical settings, face shield use has been growing to prevent infectious disease spread, and now medical professionals are recommending… Read more »

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Today consumers have a higher level of expectations when it comes to the products they purchase. Performance and reliability have always been important, but now consumers expect sleeker-looking designs and in the case of appliances and equipment, they expect quieter operation. To answer this demand, the designers and developers of products, from automobiles to appliances,… Read more »

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Creating a quieter industrial workplace has become a growing priority as more awareness is raised about the health effects of noise exposure. In fact, OSHA regulates acceptable noise levels in the workplace to protect workers in all types of work environments. Additionally, a more sophisticated generation of consumers expect products such as vehicles and home appliances… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Adhesives in Automotive.

Automotive engineers are now using versatile adhesives to powerfully bond materials such as steel, aluminum, and plastics.  The benefits have been improved safety, reduced weight, greater vehicle stiffness, and lower manufacturing costs. Adhesive tape and sealants are found in a variety of auto manufacturing processes including: Front- and rear-end modules (for precise masking of bumpers)… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Adhesives in Automotive.

The use of adhesives in automotive assemblies is on the rise as vehicle manufacturers continue to pursue ways to make automobiles more light-weight and fuel efficient. Automotive adhesives are delivering advantages in a variety of automotive assembly applications. According to an Automotive Adhesives Market forecast, body in white application held the largest share of the automotive… Read more »

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Those having some familiarity with adhesive tape converting may recognize the pun in this headline as tape converting primarily refers to the transformation of tape rolls into finished adhesive tape products. Converting specialists combine adhesive tapes with materials such as polyesters, foams and felts to develop highly specialized products. The converting process also involves cutting… Read more »