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PVC Foam Tapes: Material Suppliers and Trade Names

Posted by Mark Swanson on Sep 28, 2017 8:39:06 AM

PVC foam tapes seal out air, dust, moisture, and light. They also insulate against impact and vibration. To meet requirements for compression, conformability, and cushioning, these assembly tapes come in low, medium, and high densities. There are many types of PVC foam tapes, but JBC Technologies sources materials from a strategic network of suppliers. The roll slitting and die cutting services that we provide add value to your projects because they speed installation times and maximize material yields.     

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Topics: Adhesives, Die Cutting, Foam & Elastomers

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