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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.

6/18/2021

JBC Named a 2021 Top 10 Foam Technology Solutions Provider

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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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