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How the Automotive Transplant Market Uses Die Cut Foams and Elastomers

Posted by Mark Swanson on Aug 2, 2018 10:56:33 AM

The automotive transplant market uses die cut foams and elastomers for isolator pads, gap fillers, seals, gaskets, spacers, liners, and elastomeric springs. Foreign automakers with assembly plants in the United States choose PORON® urethanes and BISCO® silicones from Rogers Corporation for a variety of sealing, cushioning, noise control, vibration management, and gap filling applications.

JBC Technologies, a value-added die cutter, helps car companies chose the right PORON® urethanes and BISCO® silicones for automotive interiors and exteriors. JBC also converts these materials efficiently and supplies die cut products that support automotive assembly. In this article, the last in a series about foams and elastomers from Rogers Corporation, you’ll learn about automotive transplant applications.

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Topics: Automotive, Foam & Elastomers

Foams and Elastomers for the Automotive Transplant Market

Posted by Mark Swanson on Jul 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Foams and elastomers for the automotive transplant market need to meet demanding requirements from industry organizations and individual automakers. These materials also need to support cost-effective conversion, fast and precise die cutting, and the delivery of die cut products that can help speed assembly operations.

PORON® urethanes and BISCO® silicones are a good choice for sealing, gasketing, and insulation. These elastomers meet SAE-J 1756, ISO-6452, and DIN-75201 standards for fogging. They also meet FMVSS 302, ISO 3795, and DIN 75200 standards for flammability. PORON® urethanes and BISCO silicones® have been emissions tested to VW-50180 and VDA-278, and heat age tested to VW TL-52062 and DBL-5450

JBC Technologies is an automotive die cutter that sources these elastomers from Rogers Corporation and helps you with material selection. In this article, JBC provides an overview of different options.

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Topics: Automotive, Foam & Elastomers, Silicones

Medical Seals and Gaskets: Die Cut Products for Medical Electronics

Posted by Mark Swanson on Apr 27, 2018 8:40:10 AM

Die cut medical seals and gaskets protect medical electronics from a host of hazards that can jeopardize patient health and safety. Dirt, dust, fluids, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) are just some of environmental conditions that designers must consider. Fire, chemicals, high or low temperatures, and electrostatic discharge (ESD) can also cause medical technologies (MedTech) to fail or malfunction. Material selection is critical, so what are some application-specific considerations for medical electronics?

JBC Technologies is a precision die cutter that supplies medical seals and gaskets made of materials such as shielding silicones, ITW Formex®, and PORON® open cell foams. As a value-added manufacturer, we offer design assistance, help with material selection, material converting, lamination, and solutions such as assembly automation. In this week’s blog entry, part of our series about how JBC supports the medical device industry, we’ll examine three applications for die cut products in medical electronics.  

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Topics: Electronics, Foam & Elastomers, Silicones, Medical

Medical Device Seals and Gaskets: What Designers Need to Know About Materials

Posted by Mark Swanson on Apr 18, 2018 9:13:53 AM

Medical device seals and gaskets can provide protection against dirt, dust, fluids, and electromagnetic interference (EMI). These rubber and plastic parts can also offer flame resistance, electrical conductivity, and protection against electrostatic discharge (ESD). Medical device components are made of many different polymers and elastomers, but what’s the right choice for your application?

For medical device designers, material selection presents multiple challenges. Designers don’t just need a sealing or gasketing material that’s reliable and cost-effective. They need a compound that meets regulatory requirements and, potentially, additional standards. Medical device designers also need a medical material that supports precision fabrication, especially across higher-volume quantities of parts.   

In this article from JBC Technologies, the first in a series about medical device seals and gaskets, we’ll present an overview of what designers need to consider. Subsequent articles will examine specific materials in detail and explain why die cutting is a great choice for the medical parts that you need. You’ll also learn how JBC’s value-added services can support your larger medical device designs.

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Topics: Foam & Elastomers, Silicones, Medical

The Future of Cars: Seven Trends You Can’t Afford to Miss

Posted by Mark Swanson on Mar 20, 2018 6:39:41 PM

Seven major trends are transforming the automotive industry. For engineers, sourcing managers, and procurement agents, these developments will drive decisions surrounding a host of business and technical issues. For JBC Technologies, a leading automotive die cutter, helping you make the most of these trends is just one of the ways we add value to your operations. 

Recently, JBC attended Foam Expo 2018, North America’s leading event for the technical foam industry. In addition to discussing market developments, JBC connected with industry experts who offered valuable insights about automotive applications and material requirements. Foam Expo provided many important lessons, but here are seven trends you can’t afford to miss.

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Topics: Automotive, Foam & Elastomers