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7/26/2021

Bonding Low Surface Energy (LSE) Materials

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Engineered plastics (like polypropylene and thermoplastics such as Nylon, COC, COP and PEBA, TPO, or TPE) and composites increasingly used in place of metals for automotive, appliance, aerospace, electronic, and medical applications. Yet while there are significant benefits to these materials, they are very difficult to adhere to due to a phenomenon called surface energy. This article, the first of our three-part series, will explain the importance of surface energy in the bonding process, and how 3M low surface energy (LSE) adhesives allow for a clean and secure bond on low surface energy plastics.

7/2/2021

Wearable Adhesives for Stick-to-Skin Applications

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The applications are nearly endless when it comes to stick-to-skin wearable device tapes and adhesives. Diabetic patients can monitor glucose levels with non-invasive on-body, continuous monitoring systems that allow them to go about their lives relatively unhindered. Individuals can gradually quit smoking through the use of die-cut transdermal patches that deliver a specific amount of nicotine through the skin and into the bloodstream

6/23/2021

Faces of JBC: Get to Know Bob Lesher

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Welcome to the June 2021 edition of “Faces of JBC”-- a series that features the folks who work day in and day out to make sure our customers receive stellar service and high-quality gaskets, seals, heat shields, acrylic foam tapes, and other custom die-cut products. Today we feature a relative newcomer and generally unique addition to Team JBC, Bob Lesher.

6/1/2021

5 Go-To EMI / RFI Shielding and Grounding Tapes for Die-Cut Applications

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If you have read our post on selection criteria for die-cut EMI/RFI shielding and grounding tapes, you know that there is a lot to consider when choosing which tape is right for your die-cut application. This post outlines five core products to consider as you start your search and provides a link to order a free sample kit.

5/19/2021

Faces of JBC: Get to Know Matt Weiss

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Welcome to the May 2021 edition of “Faces of JBC”-- a series that features the folks who work day in and day out to make sure our customers receive stellar service and high-quality gaskets, seals, heat shields, acrylic foam tapes, and other custom die-cut products. Today we feature on of JBCs OGs, Matt Weiss.

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