Archive for March 2015

Techniflex

To Flex or not to Flex: Techniflex Explained! Techniflex: Twice as Good? Techniflex is our most expensive double-sided tape, at over twice the price of our benchmark HSA product. Why is that? Is it twice as good? Is it competitive? Where should I consider using it? Read on…. Let’s compare the structure of Techniflex compared…

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Diecut Pads

Techniflex THB Pads Thick clear acrylic tapes such as Technibond THB and 3M 4910F are particularly difficult products to make into diecuts and pads. The problem is that because the products are a solid adhesive mass, the cut edges are tacky and the adhesive will bond together very quickly if the two cut edges come…

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Door Panel Problems

Techniflex THB for Glazing uPVC Door Panels Double sided tapes are widely used for bonding the double glazed window unit to the door skin. In the past a common problem particularly with woodgrain effect door panels has been caused by thermal expansion. Due to the dark colouration of the panel the door tends to absorb…

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Resin Filled Glass

Edge Bonding of Resin Filled Glass Resin filled laminated glass is ever more becoming the preferred alternative to traditional laminated/security glass. The traditional method uses a PVB film to bond the two layers of glass together. The PVB film requires a combination of high temperature and pressure to successfully fuse and bond. This production process…

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Signs

Techniflex is the ideal product for all manner of signs, general purpose and specialist. Outdoor signage has evolved from the painted barber’s pole to the vast array of signs seen today in metal, plastic, glass and composite materials, sometimes backlit, large or small, colourful or subtle, often carefully chosen to enhance a brand. The materials are…

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Promote Your Brand

In business, it is important to differentiate yourselves from your competitors, whether through your services or the product itself. Technibond pads and diecuts can be printed with your logo or part number to brand the product, enhance its appearance to your customers, or to identify the part number. As an example we supply adhesive pads…

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Overlap and butterfly release liners

Production bottleneck solved! Overlap and butterfly release liners Help As we all know, time is money. A busy factory has to be organized, fast moving and efficient – it cannot contain one inefficient operation or the knock-on effects have implications for turnaround times, overtime costs, delays and customer relations. Here is one example where we…

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Diecut design hints and tips

Diecut design hints and tips The basics to bear in mind Flatbed tooling  uses a ribbon blade set in a composite block and is the more basic form of diecutting. It is relatively slow and only provides basic options, but the tooling is inexpensive. We use it for short runs, basic diecuts and prototypes. Rotary…

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Understanding Performance

What does the data sheet mean? Different suppliers choose to put different technical data on their data sheets. Some are important, some are irrelevant. Here is our clear English guide to all the terms used, and their practical importance. Adhesion Adhesion is a general term for the ability of a material (especially an adhesive) to…

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How to specify the correct grade of Techniseal

Water seal, weather seal or air seal? Here is a comprehensive guide for designers and engineers alike, showing you how to select the right density, width and thickness that will suit your projects needs, making sure that you get the right performance at the best possible price. 1) What is the sealing purpose? Air and…

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