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Kate Gluck

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



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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Electric Vehicle battery components

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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Die-Cut Adhesives – Applications and Benefits Within the Electric Vehicle Battery Pack


Within the world of the EV battery, there are many applications for custom die-cut materials, in particular, tapes and adhesives. What lies ahead will be an educational journey through the many benefits one might see when choosing to use die-cut pressure-sensitive adhesives and tapes instead of mechanical fasteners and liquid adhesives and sealants in an EV battery application.

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Die cut applications for adhesives within the electric vehicle batteries

Short- vs. Long-term Wear Stick-to-Skin Adhesives


How do you select the right pressure-sensitive adhesive for your stick-to-skin application? Balancing adhesion strength, breathability, conformability, and removability, along with end-use wear time needs - it can be tricky. Short-term wear stick-to-skin adhesives may need but a few minutes or a few days to be effective while long-term wear could mean as much as a month. Let's see some of the different applications for short- and long-term wear stick-to-skin adhesives and take a look at what medical device design engineers should consider when selecting carriers and adhesives for on-body applications.

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Short- vs. Long-term Wear Stick-to-Skin Adhesives

Wearable Adhesives for Stick-to-Skin Applications


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

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