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Kate Gluck

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



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

JBC Expands Digital Cutting Capabilities with Die Cut Technologies Acquisition


Early December, JBC Technologies announced the acquisition of Colorado die-cutter, Die-Cut Technologies. Today, we want to provide a bit more detail on what that means for our customers in terms of digital die cutting.

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Laser cutting at Die Cut 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.

Material Selection Thermal Insulation Ceramic Blankets Thermal Management Appliance Electric Vehicle Aerospace Morgan Advanced Materials Morgan Thermal Ceramics
Die cutting of thermal  insulation

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