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Short- vs. Long-term Wear Stick-to-Skin Adhesives


When selecting a pressure-sensitive adhesive for stick-to-skin applications, product designers seek to balance adhesion with breathability, conformability, and removability. Some applications require short-term wear adhesives that can stay bonded to the body for a few minutes up to a few days. Other applications require long-term adhesion to a patient’s skin—securing a device or patch to the body for up to 21 days. This post highlights some different applications for short- and long-term wear adhesives and (more importantly) examines what design engineers need to consider when selecting carriers and adhesives for on-body applications.

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6 Reasons to Work with JBC Technologies for Your Pulse Oximeter Bandage Converting Needs


Skin is complex to bond to for a number of reasons And, turning skin-friendly tapes and adhesives into finished pulse oximeter bandages requires state-of-the-art equipment and engineering prowess that many converters don’t have. It is important to work with a converter that has strong relationships with multiple adhesive manufacturers as well as the high speed, precision die-cutting equipment needed to produce complex parts… and one that will go the extra mile to ensure customer success. This post outlines six reasons that JBC checks all the right boxes.

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Adhesives for EV Battery Applications: Q&A


It’s been a while since our last Q&A post, but we are back at it again — this time interviewing Scott Krusinski, Product Manager - Automotive & Other Transportation for Avery Dennison Performance Tapes North America. Scott was kind enough to share his insights on how die cut tapes and adhesives can add value in electric vehicle battery applications. With no further ado..

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4 Benefits Of Working With a Flexible Materials Converter


At JBC we cut specific shapes, slit to custom widths, swap liners, and present your part in the way that best suits your production environment. Not only that, we work with customers from early-stage design through high-volume production, providing value throughout the project lifecycle. This article, the last of our three-part series, explores four ways that working with a flexible materials converter like JBC Technologies can add value to your manufacturing process.

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5 Automotive Applications for Die-Cut Low Surface Energy Tapes & Adhesives


This article, the second in our three-part series, describes five common automotive applications that can benefit from a low surface energy adhesive. It will also discuss the benefits of each adhesive, as well as the advantages that JBC Technologies provides with our vertically integrated die-cutting and converting services.

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Bonding Low Surface Energy (LSE) Materials


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.

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Wearable Adhesives for Stick-to-Skin Applications


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

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Demystifying Solvent-Based Rubber Pressure Sensitive Adhesives


Rubber-based pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) come in many different variations, each with its own pluses and minues. This post will take a deeper look at solvent-based rubber PSAs explaining what just might make them the best choice for your next custom die-cut adhesive part.

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Faces of JBC: Get to Know Bob Lesher


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.

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JBC Named a 2021 Top 10 Foam Technology Solutions Provider


We're huge fans of technology and innovation, especially when it comes to flexible materials and converting them into really cool die-cut parts for our customers. That's why we're so excited to share with world that we were recently named a 2021 Top 10 Foam Technology Solutions Provider by Manufacturing Technology Insights magazine.


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