JBC Technologies Blog

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.

Read More

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. 

Read More

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.

Read More

Topics: Adhesives, Die Cutting

Die Cut Weather Seals: Applications and Industries

Posted by Mark Swanson on Aug 24, 2017 8:51:03 AM

Die cut weather seals protect interior components from water, light, dust, dirt, and other contaminants. They are used with automotive head lights and tail lights, furnace doors, HVAC access panels, cover plates, and lenses for LED lighting. To support cost-effective manufacturing, these die cut products are fabricated from sheet or roll materials and can attach to the substrate with metal fasteners or adhesives.  

Read More

Topics: Gaskets, Die Cutting, Automotive, HVAC, Foam & Elastomers

Die Cut Noise Barriers and Sound Absorbers: Material Suppliers and Trade Names

Posted by Mark Swanson on Aug 16, 2017 10:50:13 AM

Die cut noise barriers and sound absorbers reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).  They also help eliminate buzz, squeak, and rattles (BSR) in automotive interiors. Applications include acoustic insulation for industrial machinery and equipment. Die cut noise barriers reflect sounds back to their source. Die cut sound absorbers are designed to absorb sounds instead. 

Read More

Topics: Die Cutting, Foam & Elastomers