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Kate Gluck

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



Low-Trauma Skin-Contact Adhesive Tapes with Berry Global


Low trauma medical adhesives are designed to reduce the incidence of MARSI in patients with sensitive skin. As part of our ongoing vendor spotlight series, we recently spoke with Svetlana Contrada, Ph.D., Product Development Manager and Brian Hall, National Sales Manager for Berry Global to get their perspectives on low trauma adhesives and the Berry Global low trauma adhesive product line.

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low trauma skin contact adhesives

3M™ Medical Tape 4576 for Long-Term Stick-to-Skin Applications


Wearable medical devices such as continuous glucose monitors, drug delivery systems, and more require a new type of adhesive that can remain on the skin for an extended period of time. We recently spoke with Audrey Sherman, Division Scientist, 3M™ Medical Solutions Division and Del Lawson, Medical Materials & Technologies Laboratory Manager, 3M™ Medical Solutions Division to discuss the development of their new extended wear medical tape 4576.

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Stick-to-skin wearable medical device

Product Spotlight: 3M™ RP+ VHB Tape


As part of JBC's Die-Cut Materials Spotlight series we recently spoke with 3M Senior Application Engineer Reese Weber, and 3M Inside Converter Markets Specialist, Bridget Donoghue. This post highlights the launch of the new RP+ family of VHB tapes and how they build upon the original RP Tapes to bring you the Right Product, Right Performance, and Right Price for your application.

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Product Spotlight: 3M™ RP+ VHB Tape

JBC Technologies Acquires HST Materials, Inc.


The team at JBC  is excited to announce the purchase of HST Materials, Inc., an ISO-9001 certified converter located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.  HST has a strong track record of providing OEMs and Tier suppliers with quality die-cut, extruded, and molded seals and gaskets.

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JBC Technologies Acquires HST Materials, Inc.

Material Spotlight: ISOLOSS LS Polyurethane Foams


At JBC Technologies, we often speak with customers needing laminated and die-cut microcellular soft and very soft open-cell polyurethane foams. It is good to have options in today’s volatile environment with tight supply chains and unpredictable lead times. So for today’s material spotlight, we’ve chosen to feature an option that checks off many boxes: ISOLOSS™ LS Polyurethane Foam, manufactured by Aearo Technologies LLC, a 3M company.

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6 Thermal Management Materials for EV Battery Applications


Li-ion batteries perform best when maintained within an optimal temperature range.   The challenge is exacerbated by the consumer’s desire for a rapid charge and discharge, both of which add to heat management issues.  Too hot or too cold and thermal instability can occur leading to thermal runaway that can at best destroy the cell and at worst start a vehicle fire.  Reducing this thermal instability is where many of the performance materials that we convert at JBC Technologies come into play. Die-cut performance materials such as those described in this post can be used at the cell level, the module level, and even the pack level.

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performance materials for thermal management in EV battery pack