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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 »

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Can-Do National Tape is excited to have been personally invited to show at the Ford’s SEAT18 Expo. Come by our booth to meet David Nicely and Don Cleesattle. They will be displaying several products from 3M and Bemis and will answer any questions you may have. Check out the newly designed waterproof heat seal tapes and 3M automotive solutions. Now… Read more »

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Laminated polyethylene foam (PE) is very resilient and used extensively in protective packaging. Laminated PE is durable, lightweight, flexible and provides excellent energy absorption and cushioning. Laminating Polyethylene delivers an excellent product for multi-use and returnable applications. Applications include endcaps, corner pads and blocking and bracing. Custom laminated PE foam for product protection will meet… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »