JBC Technologies Blog

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

Die Cut Acrylic Foam Tapes: Advantages and Applications

Posted by Mark Swanson on Apr 6, 2017 5:23:17 PM

Die cut acrylic foam tapes provide strong, reliable bonds and are used to replace mechanical fasteners. These tapes, which can be die cut, will bond similar materials such as metal-to-metal, and dissimilar materials such as metal-to-plastic. Die cut acrylic foam tapes can also speed assembly operations and support vibration dampening. JBC Technologies die cuts tapes for numerous applications and markets, and can help you to implement die cut acrylic foam tapes in your product designs.

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Topics: Adhesives

Part 2: The Basics of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Failure

Posted by Joe Bliss on Sep 15, 2016 3:30:48 PM

In Part 1 of the Basics of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Failure, we talked in depth about the surface preparation and language. In Part 2, we will walk through the steps of an application of a PSA and how it will affect the bond performance.

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Topics: Adhesives, Engineering

Part 1: The Basics of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Failure

Posted by Joe Bliss on Sep 8, 2016 5:29:22 PM

When considering Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, you must look at many aspects including the failures. Engineers always look at all aspects including failures to avoid something going wrong. This two part series will address the language, importance of surface cleanliness, and the application of a PSA. 

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Topics: Adhesives, Die Cutting, Engineering

Lamination and Value-Added Die Cutting

Posted by Joe Bliss on Jul 14, 2016 10:30:00 AM

JBC Technologies can create multi-layered laminated materials to impart the physical or performance properties that your application requires. Multi-layered laminations are created when a single substrate cannot provide all the desired characteristics required. Then with our precision die cutting capabilities, whether it’s a one-off prototype or high-volume production, JBC die cuts laminated materials into complex shapes to tight tolerances. By understanding JBC’s laminating capabilities, engineers can leverage our converting expertise for complete value-added solutions.

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Topics: Adhesives, Die Cutting