What Tapes Are Used in the Powder Coating Processes?

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Powder coating is a widely used type of finishing process. Powder coating involves the application of dry, free-flowing, thermoplastic or thermoset powder material to a part or component surface. The powder is then melted and hardened into an even coating.  Powder coating is ideal for many materials, such as metals, plastics, and glass. It creates… Read more »

Adhesive Tapes Help RV Manufacturers Achieve Light Weighting Goals

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Across the board, the vehicle manufacturing industry has become increasingly focused on light weighting. This is a design approach that focuses on reducing the overall weight of vehicles by reducing the weight of component materials and assemblies. Objectives center on reducing overall vehicle weight to promote greater fuel economy. According to energy.gov, “a 10% reduction… Read more »

High Strength, Durable Glass Cloth Tapes For Demanding Applications

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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 »

Electric Vehicle Market Finds Key Benefits with 3M™ Tape Products

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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 »

Adhesive Tape Converters Play An Important Role In Adhesive Tape Applications

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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 »

Sewfree® Tapes Offer Superior Bonds and Finishes

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Traditional needle and thread have been the primary bonding method used in the manufacture of apparel, bags, tents, and other fabric products. Thermoplastics and hot melt adhesive films, like those used in Sewfree® tapes, are changing all of that with a better alternative to sewing that provides a host of advantages to manufacturers. Sewfree tape… Read more »

Bonding Dissimilar Surfaces With PSA Tapes

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Pressure sensitive tapes offer a host of benefits in the development of products and assemblies. They cost less than mechanical fasteners, are easier to apply, and typically don’t require specialized tools during application. Bonding surfaces can also occur at different times and locations. Perhaps the most important advantage of using adhesive tapes and materials is… Read more »

Bonding with Flexible Foam Tapes

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When it comes to bonding strength, 3M™ VHB™ Tapes offer high holding power for both static and dynamic loads. Can-Do Tape supplies standard and custom 3M VHB tapes for a variety of opportunities to replace mechanical fasteners. VHB Tape Benefits There are a wide range of advantages to using VHB tapes over conventional fastening methods. VHB tapes… Read more »

Bioplastic Materials and Adhesives

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Assembly Magazine recently published an article on Assembly Methods for Bioplastics. They reported, “Bioplastics can be processed with most conventional techniques, including extrusion, injection molding, blow molding and compression molding. They can be blown into films and spun into fibers for textiles and nonwovens. They can even be used with 3D printers.” Many of the… 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 »