Flexible Solutions

What are Double Coated Foam Tapes?

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Oct 27, 2021 8:53:20 AM

Double Coated Foam Tapes

Double coated foam tapes are a type of adhesive tape that is made of tacky adhesive coated on both sides of a foam core or carrier. DC foam tapes fill gaps and distribute stress uniformly over the bonded area. Depending on the specific tape, the result is a bond line that seals, cushions, and damps vibration, resists impact, withstands a wide temperature range, and provides good insulating qualities. Double-coated foam tapes are strong and durable.

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Topics: Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, Acrylic Foam Tape, Material selection, die cutting, 3m tape, PSA

Best Practices when Applying and Storing PSA Tape

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Mar 16, 2021 9:00:00 AM

The majority of the die-cut parts manufactured by Marian include a Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape (PSA). PSA tape is thin flexible material coated with a thin layer of adhesive, making one or both sides sticky. By producing billions of adhesive-backed parts each year, it’s safe to say Marian has a lot of experience with this sticky stuff!

PSA tapes can come in various constructions, which offer different functionalities based on your application. There are double-coated tapes, single-coated tapes, and adhesive transfer tapes. Check out our blog post, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape Constructions, to learn more about different tape constructions.

The first step is choosing the best PSA type and construction for your application (by the way, we can help with this! Download our ebook: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself when Selecting a PSA). An equally important step when utilizing a PSA in the assembly of your product, is the proper storage and proper application of the PSA. Missteps when storing and applying your PSA can lead to product failure.

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Topics: Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, Acrylic Foam Tape, 3m tape

3M Die-Cut Tapes

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Feb 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM

3M Die Cut Tapes

M arian die-cuts millions of components containing 3M tapes. 3M die-cut tapes are used in countless applications across many industries. 3M offers one of the most innovative portfolios of tape products in the world including double-sided tapes, single-sided tapes, adhesive transfer tapes, 3M™ VHB™ tapes, and double-sided foam tapes. While 3M tapes can be applied utilizing rolls of material, there are many scenarios where a die-cut component can greatly improve placement efficiency and accuracy. 
 

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Topics: Acrylic Foam Tape, die cutting, Application Story, 3M, 3m tape

Die-cut Solutions for Plastic Injection Molders

Posted by Andrew Bonar

Jun 5, 2017 1:49:02 PM

Benefits for Plastic Injection Molders: Vendor consolidation, value add Solutions

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

Emblem Attachment Solutions: The Perfect Bond

Posted by Andrew Bonar

May 30, 2017 10:35:39 AM

Emblem Adhesive Tape Solutions

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. 

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 adhesive tapes to create a strong bond. Using the highest quality 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

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Acrylic Foam Tape

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Mar 24, 2015 2:41:00 PM

 

Die-cut foam tape can be an excellent choice for your bonding application. With help from our friends at 3M, here are the top 10 reasons to choose acrylic foam tape versus mechanical fasteners. 

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Topics: Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, Acrylic Foam Tape