Converting Solutions Blog

When it comes to adhesives, here are some ways to help you get the best bond.

Posted on Tue, Sep 13, 2022

When it comes to flexible reclosable fasteners, foams, single-sided tapes, and double-sided tapes, choosing the right adhesive to bond to a substrate is a critical decision. With pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), you simply apply pressure to the adhesive to stick it to the substrate. Different adhesives have different adhesion properties for a variety of conditions, including moisture, humidity, temperature, and weight.

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The real VELCRO® Brand. Really.

Posted on Tue, Aug 09, 2022

These days you can find fakes everywhere.

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Using something other than 3M™ Dual Lock™ can take its toll on you.

Posted on Thu, Aug 04, 2022

Remember rolling up to a toll plaza on a busy highway and fumbling around for some cash to pay the toll?

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When is VELCRO® Brand the answer to your fastening needs?

Posted on Tue, Jul 26, 2022

A quick answer might be: “It depends.”

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Hook & Loop - Sometimes It's Better to be Mated than Single.

Posted on Tue, Jul 12, 2022

In the never-ending search to achieve the perfect alignment for your hook and loop fastening application, a mated solution can provide advantages and benefits over the option of un-mated fastening components.

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Flexible Reclosable Fasteners: Hooks, Loops and "Mushrooms".

Posted on Tue, Jun 28, 2022

Knowing the construction and performance characteristics of flexible reclosable fastener types, makes the right choice for your application a lot easier.

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

Posted on Sun, Sep 20, 2020


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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Are you using primer? Eliminate this step with new LSE high bond tape!

Posted on Fri, Jun 26, 2020

3M has engineered a double sided foam tape that is an easy to use, fast applying and cost effective, peel and stick solution for bonding plastics and composites without primer!

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CV-19 Response Gleicher Manufacturing Corp.

Posted on Mon, Apr 06, 2020

I am pretty sure you don't care how we are cleaning our office and plant. I am pretty sure you don't care about our contingency plans. I am pretty sure you don't care how we are managing our business. What I am pretty sure that you care about right now is your family and your community.

How do we want to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic? With this simple note letting you know that we appreciate you, and that you, your family, your business and all of those directly impacted by the virus are in our thoughts. We look forward to the near future when we are all able to put this behind us and look ahead with certainty and comfort in knowing that we all got through this together.

Today's message is one of thanks and hope. Thank you for your business. Thank you for your loyalty. Thank you for your friendship. And our hope is for better days to come very soon.

We remain open for business and ready to work with you. As always, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you.

Warmest regards and be safe,

Doug Sanderson, President

Team Gleicher

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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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