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PVC Foam Tapes: Advantages and Applications

Posted by Mark Swanson on Sep 21, 2017 10:20:00 AM

PVC foam tapes provide sealing and insulation against air, dust, moisture, impact, and vibration. These compressible, flexible tapes come in low, medium, and high densities and conform to tight curves and irregular surfaces. Because of how they’re made, PVC foam tapes speed installation since there’s no release liner for assemblers to remove. These assembly tapes also support roll slitting and die cutting for cost-effective material conversion and manufacturing.

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Topics: Adhesives, Die Cutting

Acrylic Foam Tapes: Material Suppliers and Trade Names

Posted by Mark Swanson on Sep 14, 2017 7:02:01 AM

Acrylic foam tapes (AFTs) provide permanent, high-strength bonds that adhere to a variety of substrates. They provide numerous advantages over metal fasteners and support cost-effective conversion via roll slitting. There are many types of slit tapes, but only six manufacturers of AFTs worldwide. At JBC Technologies, we die cut and slit AFTs from two of the world’s leading suppliers. 

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Topics: Adhesives, Die Cutting

Assembly Tapes: Roll Slitting for Value-Added Die Cutting

Posted by Mark Swanson on Sep 7, 2017 8:37:34 AM

Roll slitting is a fast, precise, and cost-effective way to convert large rolls of material into smaller, narrower rolls. With lathe slitting, a tape converting process, a rotating blade cuts through a large roll called a log to create multiple tape rolls with specific widths. Log rolls are cost-effective to buy, but narrower tape rolls support assembly operations. In many industries, a type of assembly tape called acrylic foam tapes are replacing mechanical fasteners such as bolts and screws.  

JBC Technologies, an experienced die cutter and roll converter, provides tape slitting services that support the growing use of acrylic foam tapes. Today, applications for these die cut assembly tapes include appliances such as refrigerators, truck and trailer bodies, and furniture. Die cut AFTs are also used in electronic assembly and with highway, neon, and outdoor advertising signs. If you’re wondering whether acrylic foam tapes are right for your assembly operation, consider the value that JBC provides.

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Topics: Adhesives, Die Cutting

Die Cut Assembly Materials: Advantages and Applications

Posted by Mark Swanson on Aug 31, 2017 8:00:05 AM

Die cut assembly materials like acrylic foam tapes (AFTs) and double-coated foam tapes provide important advantages over liquid glues and mechanical fasteners. In addition to saving you time and money, these die cut materials can meet demanding, application-specific requirements for fast, reliable fastening. For the automotive, appliance, specialty vehicle, and other industries, die cut assembly materials are solutions that stick because they add value to product designs and production operations.

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Topics: Adhesives, Foam & Elastomers

Acrylic Foam Tapes: Top Suppliers and Trade Names

Posted by Mark Swanson on Apr 12, 2017 1:20:11 PM

Acrylic foam tapes (AFT) provide permanent, high-strength bonds that adhere to a variety of substrates. They offer numerous advantages over screws and rivets, but that’s not all that sourcing managers need to know. For example, mechanical fasteners can be replaced by die cut AFT products. With aluminum-to-aluminum bonding, AFTs have a shear strength comparable to rivets applied 4” apart. 

There are many types of adhesive tapes, but only six manufacturers of foam acrylic tapes worldwide. At JBC Technologies, we die cut foam acrylic tapes from two of the top companies: 3M and AFTC. With our knowledge of die cut AFTs, we can help you with material selection and support your assembly operations. 

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Topics: Adhesives