JBC Technologies Blog

Die Cut Flange Gaskets: Applications and Industries

Posted by Mark Swanson on Feb 13, 2018 12:54:17 PM

Die cut flange gaskets seal the joints in pumps and piping systems. They’re made of compressed non-asbestos (CNA) materials that support precision die cutting for tight tolerances. In the process industry, die cut flange gaskets may need to resist high temperatures, high pressures, or corrosive chemicals. Applications include chemical processing, food and beverage seals, oil and gas, and pumps.

JBC Technologies serves each of these markets and understands their specific requirements. We also provide design assistance and can help you select the right gasket material. In this blog entry, we’ll examine what you need to consider when specifying die cut flange gaskets for your application.    

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Topics: Gaskets, Die Cutting

Die Cut Flange Gaskets: An Overview

Posted by Mark Swanson on Jan 31, 2018 9:26:27 AM

Die cut flange gaskets are used for joint sealing in pumps and piping systems. These non-metallic components seal the tiny gaps and surface irregularities between flanges, projections at the ends of pipes that add strength and support attachment. In the processing industry, die cut flange gaskets may need to resist high temperatures, high pressures, or contact with highly corrosive chemicals. These die cut seals must also support precise shapes, sizes, and geometries – including specific bolt hole patterns.

In this overview from JBC Technologies, you’ll learn the basics about die cut flange gaskets for fluid management and fluid control. Subsequent blog entries will cover flange gasket materials and applications in greater detail. Look for a future case study, too. Through design assistance, help with material selection, and precision die cutting, JBC can help you to meet important safety, regulatory, and performance requirements. We can also convert these sheeted materials with our automated, flat-bed presses for cost-effective gasket fabrication.

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Topics: Gaskets, Die Cutting

JBC Technologies Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Posted by Mark Swanson on Jan 3, 2018 8:18:56 AM

JBC Technologies, a precision die cutter with value-added solutions, is now ISO 9001:2015 certified. According to the International Standards Organization (ISO), ISO 9001:2015 is replacing ISO 9001:2008, an older quality standard with a focus that’s more prescriptive than performance-based. In other words, ISO 9001:2015 places a greater emphasis on measuring and assessing the input and output of processes. 

Organizations have until September 2018 to switch from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015, but JBC Technologies completed this transition in December 2017. Many die cutters and gasket fabricators talk about quality, but JBC’s ISO 9001:2015 certification demonstrates our commitment to quality-driven customers in the automotive, appliance, electronics, HVAC, medical, and aerospace markets. 

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Topics: Die Cutting, Quality

Die Cut Electrically Conductive Cushioning Gaskets

Posted by Mark Swanson on Dec 27, 2017 4:51:50 PM

Die cut electrically conductive cushioning gaskets are compressible tapes that provide EMI shielding, grounding, and conductivity. They have excellent cushioning properties and provide outstanding gap filling performance. These die cut tapes provide electrical conductivity through their thickness (Z-axis) and in the plane of the adhesive (X-Y axes). They are used between common substrates such as metal surfaces, and are also suitable for metal-plated substrates.

As a 3M™ Select Converter, JBC Technologies can source the electrically conductive cushioning gasket materials that you need, convert them cost-effectively, and then die cut EMI shielding tapes to your precise specifications. JBC can also help you to determine whether you need die cut electrically conducive gaskets, die cut metal shielding gaskets, or die cut electrically conductive acrylic pads.

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Topics: Die Cutting, EMI

Die Cut Electrically Conductive Adhesive Transfer Tapes

Posted by Mark Swanson on Dec 20, 2017 7:18:08 AM

Die cut electrically conductive adhesive transfer tapes provide EMI shielding at the bond line for reduced circuit noise, crosstalk, and signal degradation. These die cut tapes also provide reliable protection against stray electromagnetic interference (EMI), especially at high frequencies. By contrast, other types of electrically conductive tapes may admit the passage of high-frequency EMI energy. This is problematic with flexible printed circuits (FPC) that require grounding and shielding for electronic packaging. 

With electronic devices, die cut electrically conductive adhesive transfer tapes can eliminate the need for screws and mechanical fasteners. In turn, this supports the use of lighter, more compact EMI fabric shielding and layered EMI foil shielding. Plus, unlike electrically-conductive adhesives that are messy and hard to handle, die cut electrically conductive adhesive transfer tapes are easy to apply by hand or with machinery. Their pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA) also support ease of rework on standard substrates. 

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Topics: Die Cutting, EMI