Permark are experienced converters of materials that are turned into components used by manufacturers of hard goods. Components are used generally to bond, seal, protect, cushion, filter, insulate, vent, or conduct – examples include the following:
Permark’s capabilities include further processing of materials that the material manufacturer is unable to carry out; for example, lamination of secondary liners to roll tapes so that the material can be handled through the production process. Lamination of specialty adhesives to substrates such as foam allowcustomised gaskets and seals with adhesives that are perfectly suited to the materials they will be applied to. Cutting of parts is generally by platen press or laser cutting – depending on volume and materials.
Permark’s manufacturing facility holds a broad range of processing equipment and is able to sustain supply of high volumes of parts on an ongoing basis. The company supplies automotive and medical manufacturers amongst others and understands the need for consistently high quality.
Bonding Tapes and Adhesives
The benefits of using tape adhesives for bonding of parts, when compared to liquid adhesives or mechanical fastening makes it a sensible choice:
Compared to liquid adhesives and mechanical fasteners.
The large range of adhesives available mean that just about any substrate can be successfully bonded
The example to the left is a disk which has been both kiss cut and fully cut from a sheet of double linered adhesive. It is used to bond two plastic components together in an electronic appliance.
A diverse range of adhesives means that there are very few substrate that cannot be bonded with tape.
Bonding Tape: A disk that has been kiss cut (the outer circle) with the waste stripped away, and fully cut (the center and outside edges) from a sheet of double linered adhesive. The part is used to bond two plastic components together in an electronic appliance.
Some examples of materials that can be bonded with adhesives include:
Typical applications include:
Specialty Adhesives and materials cover a broad range of applications with many variables.
Selection will depends on a number of factors – for adhesives this will include the surface energy of the components being adhered to, the surface finish of the components, the bond strength required, processing consideration of the parts and environment the parts will operate in. For foams, the application – is it sealing light, moisture, air, the thickness and compression required and so on. Call one of Permark’s sales representatives, or complete a contact form with your particular requirements for a quick response.
Once the material options have been established, Permark can produce prototype or pre-production parts cost effectively by either laser cutting or single cutting tools, allowing for evaluation of parts prior to commercial production.