Pressure Sensitive Tapes & Adhesives
Do you need to reduce buzz, squeak, and rattle (BSR) in an automotive application?
Want to find a creative way to eliminate mechanical fasteners, apply adhesive to your seals, gaskets, and insulation materials to aid with assembly, or mask out an intricate shape to speed production on your line? JBC Technologies has you covered.
With years of experience and state-of-the-art converting equipment, we work with you to determine the right adhesive, die cutting process, and automated assembly system to get our die cut adhesives onto your parts in the most efficient manner.
We offer a wide range of pressure sensitive tapes and adhesives, from automotive-grade permanent attachment tapes like the RT8000 family of 3M® acrylic foam tapes (AFTs) to low-cost assembly aid PSAs. Here is a sampling of the types of pressure sensitive tapes and adhesives we use.
Acrylic Foam Tapes (AFT)
Acrylic foam tapes are high-performance bonding tapes are effective at reducing buzz, squeak, and rattle because they absorb vibrations at the tape’s core instead of at the bond line. In addition, these tapes are also often used to:
- Replace mechanical fasteners
- Attach decals emblems
- Join vehicle molding
- Improve assembly time
Among other things, AFT is often ideal for automotive applications, including attaching side mirrors, rearview mirrors, and backup cameras. There are multiple material alternatives available from vendors such as 3M® and AFTC.
Double Coated Foam Tapes
Often referred to as “mounting tapes,” double coated foam tapes, such as those available from 3M, Avery, and Tesa, are ideal for gap filling and vibration mitigation. These tapes are lower in strength and less expensive than acrylic foam tapes and are suitable for a variety of non-structural applications.
One of the advantages of working with a vertically integrated converter such as JBC is that in addition to die cutting the double sided foam tapes offered by well-known material partners, we can also construct the tape itself – laminating the adhesive you need to the foam you want.
EMI Shielding Tapes
EMI shielding tapes such as 3M™ Electrically Conductive Cushioning Gasket Tape provide electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, grounding, and absorption capabilities for a variety of electronic applications. Work with the experts at JBC to have your EMI shielding tapes custom die cut to meet your specific requirements.
Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA)
Pressure sensitive adhesives are triggered by pressure and do not require solvent, water, or heat to activate the adhesive. Options include cost-effective rubber-based PSAs that provide quick-stick capabilities, acrylic PSAs that tend to develop stronger bonds and provide heat and environmental resistances, and silicone PSAs designed special adhesion to difficult silicone materials.
At JBC, we work with many pressure sensitive adhesives from material partners such as Avery, Seikisui, 3M, CCT, and more. Thanks to our vertically-integrated capabilities, we can laminate PSAs to just about any material we die cut.
Very High Bond (VHB™) Tapes
3M® VHB™ tape is a double-sided acrylic foam tape designed to quickly adhere to materials and strengthen those bonds over time. VHB tape’s permanent bonding strength and resistances to temperatures and environmental factors make it a good option for:
- Joining dissimilar materials
- Vehicle lightweighting
- Replacing mechanical fasteners
- Reducing noise, vibration, and harshness
Experts at die cutting VHB tapes, the team at JBC works with you to devise the part presentation that’s best suited for your assembly process to save hours of manual labor.
Here are just a few of the many material partners we work with:
We also work with customer supplied material. If you have material that you need converted, please reach out to your sales representative or contact us for additional information.
Partner with a Cutting-Edge Flexible Materials Converter
JBC Technologies has been providing custom die cut seals and gaskets to automotive, HVAC, and appliance Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs for more than 30 years. When you work with JBC, you can count on us to take an unbiased and collaborative approach to developing the best, most cost-effective solution for your die cut products.
Ready to see how creative flexible material converting can benefit your business?