Outsourcing & Assembly Contracts for Mass Production

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Need to simplify how you make, produce, mass-produce, build, construct, assemble, create, or fabricate your next project? Outsourcing to an adhesive tape converter and fabricator can be the most powerful key to manufacturing quality products while streamlining global manufacturing processes in an environment of increasing competition, regulatory compliance, designing, analysis, and quality control. Here are… Read more »

Surface Preparation to Ensure a Successful Bond

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No matter how robust your adhesive is, or how well-suited it is to your application, a poorly prepared surface will negate the strongest adhesive.  To ensure a strong bond, surface preparation is the key to success. The Standard In the majority of situations, a good scrub with a 50:50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and… Read more »

Flexible Heat Bonding Tape Provides Alternative to Sewing

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Thermoplastic, Heat Seal and Hot Melt Adhesives are redefining cut and sew solutions for the textile industry. This new technology replaces the need for stitching in a wide range of garments and soft goods, allowing manufactures to redesign their processes to increase quality and production. Heat Activated Tapes allow manufacturers to design lighter, sleeker, and more aesthetically pleasing products…. Read more »

Heat Seal Tapes – A New Direction in Apparel Manufacturing

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Providing an ideal bonding solution for fabrics, heat seal tapes are offering manufacturers advantages such as high bonding strength, flexibility, durability, and solvent resistance. Heat seal thermoplastic adhesive tapes offer the additional advantage of being repositionable. When the thermoplastic adhesive is heated, it is soft and malleable. It becomes rigid as it cools, but with heat it… Read more »

Mitigating Vibration Sound in Auto Assemblies

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As the automotive industry moves toward lighter weight materials and multi-component assemblies, mechanical vibration has been identified as a potential noise problem in auto interiors. The specific issue lies in the vibration energy that is generated, and travels throughout the automotive structure. There are several ways to mitigate vibration sound issues. Prevention of the vibration… Read more »

Safer and Lighter Adhesive Materials for Automotive Industries

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Automobile assemblies today utilize a wide variety of adhesive materials in numerous applications:  seats and linings, headers, dashboards, exterior emblems, and more. The effort to lower vehicle weights and therefore improve fuel efficiency has resulted in the use of many new materials such as lightweight metals, plastics, textiles, and foams. In order to be considered for the manufacturing… Read more »

Adhesive Tapes Simplify Assembly for Automotive Manufacturers

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Lean manufacturing, together with the trend toward the design and manufacture of lighter weight vehicles, has required designers and engineers to seek out and find new materials and applications to solve design challenges in the auto manufacturing industry. Adhesive tapes can and do provide highly effective and efficient bonding solutions for auto assembly processes. Fast & Efficient… Read more »

Adhesive Tapes Help Vehicle Manufacturers Meet CAFE Standards

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Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards was established and enacted by Congress in 1975 to reduce energy consumption and increase the fuel economy of cars and light trucks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to raise standards, which will expand CAFE levels over the next several years. The legislation is intended to strengthen our nation’s energy security and save… Read more »

Adhesive Tapes for Solutions Cleared for Take Off

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As new materials and methods advance the state of the art in the aerospace industry, the focus on safety has sharpened with respect to the use of tape and other adhesive and fastening materials. Of particular concern is the potential for flammability of materials used in the aircraft cabin. It is essential that aerospace engineers and designers… Read more »