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Kate Gluck

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



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.

Material Selection Flexible Graphite Thermal Management Automotive Electric Vehicle Battery NeoGraf
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.

Material Selection Adhesive Tapes Medical Devices Stick-to-Skin Attachment Medical Healthcare 3M Berry Global DermaMed Coatings
long term wear stick to skin adhesives

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.

Material Selection R&D Adhesive Tapes Bonding Sealing Foam Flexible Graphite Avery Dennison Automotive Electric Vehicle Battery Laminating
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.

Material Selection Adhesive Tapes Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Stick-to-Skin Medical Devices Attachment Medical Healthcare
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

Material Selection Engineering Medical Devices Bonding Attachment Medical Healthcare
remote patient monitoring - adhesives

Faces of JBC: Get to Know Bob Lesher


Welcome to the June 2021 edition of “Faces of JBC”-- a series that features the folks who work day in and day out to make sure our customers receive stellar service and high-quality gaskets, seals, heat shields, acrylic foam tapes, and other custom die-cut products. Today we feature a relative newcomer and generally unique addition to Team JBC, Bob Lesher.

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Bob Lesher - JBC Technologies Business Development and Marketing Support