Converting Solutions Blog

Simplify sonic welding, rivets, screws and chemical bonding with strong 3M™ VHB™ Tapes

Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Skyscrapers, appliances, signs, electronics - all trust the high-strength bonding of 3M™ VHB™ Tapes (very high bond).  For over 35 years, versatile 3M™ VHB™ Tapes have been used to make products stronger, lighter and simpler by eliminating some processing steps, reducing rework and driving down costs.

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3M™ VHB™ Thin Foam Tapes Expertly Cut by Gleicher

Posted on Fri, Jul 28, 2017

3M has 4 very thin, very high bond foam products in their selection of VHB tapes: 3M 5906, 3M 5907, 3M 5908 and 3M 5909.   The very thin VHB foam core tapes have a minimal bond line and are conformable, which helps create a strong bond to a wide range of substrates including difficult surfaces such as paints, low surface energy plastics and metals.  The acrylic 3M™ VHB™ Tapes are known for vibration damping, as well as temperature, chemical and moisture resistance to create long lasting bonds in demanding environments.  In the table, we have listed the thicknesses:

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Finally a Tape Primer that works on many surfaces!

Posted on Thu, Mar 02, 2017

The world of pressure sensitive tapes is not always ‘stick and go' with bond strength.  For example, there are many surfaces that are hard to bond to or difficult environments to be considered when selecting an industrial tape.   Assuming you selected the appropriate tape for your application for surface, force and environment, here are the next considerations on bond strength…

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#SmartLiner - ask

Posted on Wed, Nov 02, 2016

So what can a release liner do besides keep a roll of adhesive from sticking together?  At Gleicher Manufacturing, we help design assembly ready parts with release liners everyday reducing manufacturing, labor and material costs while improving safety, inventory control and promotion.  We regularly bring up liner considerations with clients when discussing part design.   At Gleicher, we laser, rotary and die cuts tapes to a release liner and into strips or shapes with a goal to provide the parts to you assembly line ready…  

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3M Dual Lock Repositionable Retail Shelf Talker System with Peel and Stick Install from Gleicher

Posted on Mon, Oct 03, 2016

Make your retail customers take notice and communicate better with your in-store pricing and promotions by creating a Repositionable, Shelf Edge, Retail Sign System using 3M™ Dual Lock™. (1) Peel and stick 3M™ Dual Lock™ along the edge of shelves applying pressure;

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HELP ME Gleicher... with Discontinued Tapes or Discontinued Fasteners

Posted on Wed, Aug 24, 2016

-3M™ and VELCRO® discontinues manufacturing of industrial fastener, tape and adhesive products for many reasons -  changes in raw materials, environmental regulation, lack of sales, just to mention a few. When you cannot find the product you have used for years, Gleicher has a few suggestions...
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Gleicher Designed! Slip Resistant yet Removable Foot Pad with Rogers PORON® 4701-60

Posted on Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Feet are usually a permanent installation on a product and Gleicher stocks many choices including thickness and hardness of various adhesive-backed, skid resistant, protective products that can be cut to size as a cost efficient alternative to nuts and bolts.

But what if you needed a foot pad to be skid resistant and… removable? 

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How and Where to Buy Die Cut Tapes and Fasteners

Posted on Mon, Jun 27, 2016

With over 10 years each of customer service for converter Gleicher Manufacturing Corporation, our staff is happy to list for you the steps to consider on how and where to buy industrial tapes and fasteners to be die cut, rotary cut, slit, laminated or laser cut – i.e. converted.

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Designing tactical apparel using VELCRO® Brand Military Hook and Loop Fasteners

Posted on Thu, Dec 10, 2015

Fire fighters, police, military and others use particular types, classes, colors and widths of hook and loop fasteners that meet industry standards.

This article will focus on military apparel. Military hook and loop fasteners meet the Commercial specification AA55126B and military requirements. For more than 30 years, the military has used hook and loop VELCRO fasteners in their tactical apparel.

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Improve the comfort of athletes and patients with VELCRO® Brand Double-Faced Loop - Embossed (DFL-E)

Posted on Wed, Dec 09, 2015

Double-Faced Loop is a dual-sided VELCRO® Brand loop that is used for athletic equipment such as helmets and shin guards. It is also used for orthopedic bracing and strapping. Ideal for straps that will be in contact with the skin, DFL-E is breathable, flexible, and has extra soft loop for comfort.

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