Automotive Assembly Adhesives Offer Advantages Over Traditional Fastening Methods

Posted May 17, 2019

The use of adhesives in automotive assemblies is on the rise as vehicle manufacturers continue to pursue ways to make automobiles more light-weight and fuel efficient. Automotive adhesives are delivering advantages in a variety of automotive assembly applications.

According to an Automotive Adhesives Market forecast, body in white application held the largest share of the automotive adhesives market globally, in terms of volume, in 2015. (“Body in white” or “BIW” refers to the stage in automotive design or automobile manufacturing in which a car body's sheet metal components have been welded together.) Improved durability, enhanced strength, and reduced weight are benefits of using automotive adhesives in BIW. The report says that the assembly application segment is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR (compound annual growth rate) between 2016 and 2021 in all applications considered.

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Adhesive Tape Converters Play An Important Role In Adhesive Tape Applications

Posted April 26, 2019

Those having some familiarity with adhesive tape converting may recognize the pun in this headline as tape converting primarily refers to the transformation of tape rolls into finished adhesive tape products. Converting specialists combine adhesive tapes with materials such as polyesters, foams and felts to develop highly specialized products. The converting process also involves cutting these custom adhesive tape products to precise specifications.

Adhesive-tape manufacturers like 3M, Berry Plastics, Avery and Bemis produce their products in large, continuous rolls for convenient transport and handling. Converters thread these rolls, or webs, through processing machines like printing presses and laminating or slitting machines. The converter works closely with application engineers to select the proper adhesive product and then customizes it to meet specific design needs. During this process several questions are considered including:

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Prevent Vibrating Noise in the Industrial Workplace

Posted June 14, 2018
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Creating a quieter industrial workplace has become a growing priority as more awareness is raised about the health effects of noise exposure. In fact, OSHA regulates acceptable noise levels in the workplace to protect workers in all types of work environments. Additionally, a more sophisticated generation of consumers expect products such as vehicles and home appliances to offer much quieter operation than ever before.


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Sewfree® Tapes Offer Superior Bonds and Finishes

Posted May 25, 2018

Traditional needle and thread have been the primary bonding method used in the manufacture of apparel, bags, tents, and other fabric products. Thermoplastics and hot melt adhesive films, like those used in Sewfree® tapes, are changing all of that with a better alternative to sewing that provides a host of advantages to manufacturers.

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Bonding Dissimilar Surfaces With PSA Tapes

Posted May 15, 2018

Pressure sensitive tapes offer a host of benefits in the development of products and assemblies. They cost less than mechanical fasteners, are easier to apply, and typically don't require specialized tools during application. Bonding surfaces can also occur at different times and locations.

Perhaps the most important advantage of using adhesive tapes and materials is the ability to bond dissimilar surfaces together, including:

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Improving Your Assembly Line with Die Cut Adhesive Materials

Posted April 27, 2018

The success of your business depends on maintaining efficient and cost-effective operations. Did you know there may be many opportunities to increase efficiency and cut costs right on your assembly line? Can-Do Tape offers adhesive material products that can significantly improve your products and processes while improving your bottom line.

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Bonding with Flexible Foam Tapes

Posted April 17, 2018

When it comes to bonding strength, 3M™ VHB™ Tapes offer high holding power for both static and dynamic loads. Can-Do Tape supplies standard and custom 3M VHB tapes for a variety of opportunities to replace mechanical fasteners.

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Bioplastic Materials and Adhesives

Posted March 06, 2018

Assembly Magazine recently published an article on Assembly Methods for Bioplastics.

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Meet us at Ford's SEATS18

Posted March 05, 2018

Can-Do National Tape is excited to have been personally invited to show at the Ford's SEAT18 Expo. Come by our booth to meet David Nicely and Don Cleesattle. They will be displaying several products from 3M and Bemis and will answer any questions you may have. Check out the newly designed waterproof heat seal tapes and 3M automotive solutions.

Now is the time to see how Can-Do Tape can fabricate materials into solutions to solve specific problems. Tell us your pain points during the designing process or the manufacturing stages, and we will work with you to find a solution that will save you time and money.

We have the knowledge and machines to carefully transform flexible materials, adhesive or non-adhesive, into other suitable blended products that can be die-cut and or rolled into applications that will help you improve your overall product.

Let us help you convert your ideas into reality. Call us at 800-643-5996

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Polyethylene Foam for Packaging Solutions

Posted February 16, 2018

Laminated polyethylene foam (PE) is very resilient and used extensively in protective packaging. Laminated PE is durable, lightweight, flexible and provides excellent energy absorption and cushioning. Laminating Polyethylene delivers an excellent product for multi-use and returnable applications. Applications include endcaps, corner pads and blocking and bracing. Custom laminated PE foam for product protection will meet the demands of your shipping environment. While laminating PE adhesive foam, it can also be fabricated into various shapes and sizes and often available in multiple colors. For more information on Polyethylene Foam, check out our article on Many Uses for Polyethylene Foam.

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