Converting Solutions Blog

FAQ: why did my adhesive fail? Let’s take a step back…

Posted on Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Being converters since the 1960’s we’ve seen all sorts of adhesive fastener technology. And over that time period we’ve seen at least ten times as many unique applications.

In an ideal world, the experts at Gleicher were part of the team choosing the solution components and cutting techniques so that the finished fastener handled the job and performed well in operating conditions. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

Every day we get a call from a Product Engineer after the initial solution has failed on one or more dimensions. So we thought we would share how we take a step back and go over the decision tree. Here are some of our first questions:

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FAQ:  can release liner carrier substrates be recycled?

Posted on Tue, Aug 28, 2018

Once a label or fastener is applied, the liner becomes useless and often ends up incinerated or buried with common garbage. A very large amount of paper is wasted.  Release liner waste material is found in post-consumer waste streams and is also a significant component of the pre-consumer waste stream generated in the manufacturing of adhesive products. Much of the waste is "siliconized" Release Liner. 

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FAQ:  what's the purpose of a release liner?

Posted on Tue, Aug 28, 2018

The release liner’s purpose is to provide a means to protect and transport an adhesive to its application point and prevent adhesives from sticking until the user is ready for application.

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FAQ: which release liner material is best?

Posted on Tue, Aug 28, 2018

For common applications including double linering, selective die cutting and wide width lamination, PCK liner offers improved moisture stability, resists wrinkling and curling.

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FAQ: what materials are used for release liners?

Posted on Tue, Aug 28, 2018

Release liners are made of paper, poly-coated paper, polyester film and HDPE film substrates coated on one side to provide a non-stick surface. They are used in various applications in conjunction with other adhesive transfer tapes and converter solutions.

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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 Gleicher.com

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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