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Kate Gluck

Kate Gluck is the Director of Sales and Marketing at JBC Technologies.



Face Shields vs Face Masks


According to an editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association, face shields reduce viral exposure 96% when worn within 18 inches of a cough and 92% at social distances of 6 feet. The same statistic is cited in this Today Show video clip. The story also highlights the fact that it is easier to talk, easier to breathe and, in general, more comfortable to wear a face shield than it is a mask. This blog post highlights some of the additional benefits of wearing a face shield vs. a face mask.

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face shields for manufacturing

4 Ways JBC Adds Value to Acrylic Foam Tapes


Acrylic foam tapes are high strength, reliable materials-joining and bonding solutions often used for fastening, gasketing, and sealing. As effective as acrylic foam tapes are, die cut tapes are even more so because they can be customized to meet your exact size, shape, and assembly requirements. But working with a converter that can add value beyond the basic act of cutting the material is essential.  Here are some of the ways that a custom die-cutter like JBC adds value:

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Rotary die cutting of acrylic foam tapes

Acrylic Foam Tapes: Replacing Screws, Rivets, and More


Consumer demand for interconnected, high performing devices, cars, and home appliances that are also sleek, lightweight, and quiet continues to grow worldwide. In order to keep up with consumer

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Die Cut Acrylic Foam Tapes

Die Cut Flexible Graphite: Thermal Management in Next-Gen Appliances


As part of our ongoing Partner Series, we continue to highlight our strategic partners, industry experts that have the know-how necessary to overcome the latest technological challenges presented by today’s rapidly evolving marketplace. Today we are speaking with Jon Taylor, Product Manager for NeoGraf Solutions, about how NeoGraf’s flexible graphite products are an ideal thermal management solution for today’s high tech home appliances.

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Die cut flexible graphite heat spreaders

3M™ VHB™ Tape LSE Series: An Efficient Solution for Bonding Low Surface Energy Materials


This ongoing Q&A series features our supply chain partners and is designed to provide insight on new or different products, as well as provide answers to frequently asked questions. In this post we're chatting with 3M's Reese Weber, Global Application Engineer, about the recent launch of their new 3M™ VHB™ Tape LSE Series very high bond tapes.

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LSE VHB application

Covid-19 Information for Manufacturers


Over the last few weeks, like everyone else, the JBC team has had to adjust to a “new normal.”  With all that, we are doing what we need to do to continue to make doing business easy for you, our customer. In that spirit, we’ve compiled the following information we hope you’ll find useful.

Covid-19 Information for Manufacturers