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Kate Gluck

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



JBC Technologies Continues Growth Trajectory with Acquisition of Die Cut Technologies


JBC Technologies, a leading flexible materials converter, today announced the purchase of Die Cut Technologies, an ISO-9001, TS-16940, and MIL-I-45208A certified converter located in Denver, Colorado. The acquisition strategically expands JBC’s capabilities and geographic footprint, while adding additional market presence in the medical, electronics, automotive, and aerospace sectors.

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JBC Technologies Continues Growth Trajectory with Acquisition of Die Cut Technologies

Selection Criteria for Skin Contact Adhesives


Selecting a stick-to-skin (skin-contact) adhesive is different from choosing an industrial pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA). Unlike static substrates such as foam, metals, plastic, felts and foils, the skin is a living, breathing substrate. It is highly elastic and can change over time as cell cycles renew frequently. This post, prepared with the help of some of our vendor partners, examines some factors to consider when selecting a skin contact adhesive for your wearable medical device or health and beauty product.

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Selection Criteria for Skin Contact Adhesives

Thermal Insulation Product Spotlight: Superwool®


Today we are here to shine the spotlight on a specialty insulation material that we have been converting into custom die-cut solutions for quite some time now –  Superwool, by Morgan Advanced Materials. Superwool is an engineered low biopersistent alkaline earth silicate (AES) insulation solution developed as an alternative to traditional refractory ceramic (RCF) or fiberglass materials.

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8 Things to Consider When Designing Multi-Layer Stick-to-Skin Products


Advances in medical device design are driving lighter, smaller, more user-friendly stick-to-skin devices that can be used in at-home settings as well as in a hospital or physician’s office. But while they are easy to use from an end-user standpoint, they are not always simple to design and fabricate. Many “patches” are actually complex multi-layer material laminations that require significant thought on material selection and design for manufacturability. This post examines 8 key things to consider when designing a multi-layered stick-to-skin product.

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8 Things to Consider When Designing Multi-Layer Stick-to-Skin Products

5 Reasons to Include Flexible Graphite in your EV Battery Material Stack


Neograf’s eGraf® SpreaderShield™ is steadily gaining traction as a material of choice within the EV space. Today’s post, which features insights and input from Bret Trimmer, Applications Engineering Manager at NeoGraf Solutions, LLC, will highlight the five benefits of using a layer of die-cut flexible graphite within an electric vehicle battery—at the pack level, the module level, and in between the battery cells themselves.

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Pattern Coated Adhesives & Long-Term Wear Stick-to-Skin Applications


When designing a stick-to-skin die-cut adhesive patch for long-term wear medical or health and beauty applications, it is important to select a carrier that balances breathability and moisture transmission with an adhesive’s ability to seal out contaminants. Materials with the right balance will stay adhered to the skin while minimizing moisture build-up, improving patient comfort, and reducing the risk of infection. This article examines which carriers offer higher moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR) levels for long-term wear stick-to-skin applications and how pattern-coated adhesives can benefit MVTR.

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