Flexible Solutions

Marian’s EMI Shielding Solutions Aid in Containment and Control

Posted by Andrew Bonar

Jun 19, 2017 8:15:53 AM

The struggle between the world and electromagnetic interference (EMI) is endless. EMI consistently attempts to sabotage our most critical technologies in the aerospace, mass transit, medical, and military industries.

EMI engages us through maneuvers such as: radio transmitters, electric motors, power lines, fluorescent lights and computer circuits. Through these maneuvers, EMI generates electromagnetic disturbances, signals and emissions that cause undesired responses or degradation of performance in electrical and electronic equipment. This occurrence leads to system malfunctions and failures, which can threaten the performance of life support devices, military radio frequencies and aircraft flight controls – to name a few examples. Malfunctioning or failure of these types of systems, triggered by EMI, can be problematic, dangerous and life-threatening.

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Topics: Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, Foams, EMI Shielding

The Benefits of Plastic Injection Molders Adopting Marian's Die Cut Solutions

Posted by Andrew Bonar

Jun 5, 2017 1:49:02 PM

Why is it so imperative that plastic injection molding companies provide value added services and secondary manufacturing services to their customers after molding their parts? The answer is easy! Many end-customers of plastic injection molders are looking for vendor consolidation and supply chain simplification. They want to cut out and skip steps in their supply chain, sequentially helping to reduce costs and save time!

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Topics: Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, Foams, manufacturing techniques, Acrylic Foam Tape, PORON, PORON Foam

Emblem Attachment Solutions: The Perfect Bond

Posted by Andrew Bonar

May 30, 2017 10:35:39 AM

Imagine all the torture and stress an emblem endures in its lifetime. Emblems have to absorb the shock of a car driving over a pothole, the blow of a boat sailing over a wave, the turbulence of a plane flying through a jet stream, and even the vibrations of a running washing machine. The list goes on and on.

Not only must emblems survive those tensions, but also harsh weather conditions. It is no easy task for an emblem to hold its bond or evade cracks during hot summers, cold winters and severe weather storms.

After all the stress an emblem endures, you would expect it to fall off quickly, which it will, unless you use industry leading emblem attachment materials to create a strong bond. Using the best emblem attachment materials ensures an emblem will maintain its longevity and hold a strong bond.

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Topics: Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, Foams, manufacturing techniques, Acrylic Foam Tape

Bonding in Gasket and Sealing Applications

Posted by Crystal Deel

Jul 18, 2016 10:36:12 AM

Marian sales engineers are experts in designing high quality parts for any small, complex applications. Below, you will find two of our newest success stories that highlight laminated foams in two very different markets (LED and automotive). In both stories, you will find that Marian's team of experts worked closely with customers to design a unique part, and provided exceptional material reccommendations to create a winning solution. Sales engineers must be strategic in choosing materials to ensure that they meet all requirements of the design.

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Topics: Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, Foams

What You Need to Know about the TR Series

Posted by Crystal Deel

Jun 22, 2016 11:01:30 AM

Nitto’s TR series is a must have for thermal and electronic applications. The TR series features a selection of double coated tapes including TR-5912F and TR-5925F. These tapes acquire powerful adhesion which accounts for its strength and reliability. Nitto recommends replacing the use of a screw in an LED or other thermal applications with these thermally conductive adhesives for the best performance. Using the tape method offers superior thermal conductivity performance, and can extend the life of your LED, compared to using the screw method.

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Topics: Thermal Management, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive

PSA Talk: What to Know about Carriers

Posted by Crystal Deel

May 25, 2016 10:51:14 AM

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Topics: Pressure Sensitive Adhesive

5 Things to know about the New Low VOC Attachment Tapes from 3M™

Posted by Katie Sullivan

May 2, 2016 2:53:20 PM

3M™ has released a series of new attachment tapes for the automotive market with a goal to strengthen their offering in low VOC thin attachment tapes where increasing regulation and OEM/Tier suppliers are driving a larger need.  Here are 10 things you should know about them:

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Topics: Pressure Sensitive Adhesive

Ingress Protection Rating Explained

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Apr 13, 2015 10:53:56 AM

Ingress Protection (IP) Rating is a common international test method (IEC 60529) to rate enclosure protection from objects and liquids.  

Why is an IP Rating important?  UL, CSA and CE Mark Standards often require certified products to hold a specific IP rating.  Some examples of such products include IT equipment, laboratory equipment, electronic measurement equipment, plus anything claiming to be "dust tight", "water resistant", etc.

The IP Rating has two numbers:  IPXX

1.  The first number indicates protection from solid objects or materials

2.  The second number indicates protection from liquids

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Topics: Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, Foams, IP Rating

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Acrylic Foam Tape

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Mar 24, 2015 2:41:00 PM

With help from our friends at 3M, here are the top 10 reasons to choose Acrylic Foam Tape versus Mechanical Fasteners.

1.  No rust or surface deterioration.  Acrylic foam tape use eliminates the concern for rust development and surface deterioration because it requires no drilling.

2.  Preserved warranties.  OEM warranties are often considered void when Class A surfaces are compromised by drilling.  Acrylic foam tape provides field-proven adhesion for many applications without drilling.

3.  No holes to patch.  Sometimes people choose to remove accessories or parts from their product.  By using acrylic foam tape, there is no need to fill holes and repaint surfaces if a part needs to be removed.  

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Topics: Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, Acrylic Foam Tape

New 3M Automotive Acrylic Foam Tapes - PRIMERLESS Solutions - PX5000 & EX4500

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Feb 5, 2015 11:56:00 AM

Marian is offering TWO new 3M acrylic foam tape series:  EX4500 and PX5000

3M recently launched two high-performance acrylic foam tape lines for the automotive market that require no primer or surface pretreatment.  Marian, a 3M automotive preferred converter, is now offering these materials.  

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Topics: Pressure Sensitive Adhesive