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Igniting Change: How Flame-Retardant Adhesives Benefit Industrial Applications

on 3/23/21 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 2 Comments | Custom Converting Adhesives
From an early age, we are all taught to respect fire and take necessary safety precautions. While we can never entirely eliminate the risk of fires, advancements in materials science have greatly improved our ability to minimize the destruction. One exciting innovation is the category of flame-retardant adhesives. These products are specifically designed to slow (or stop) the spread of flames and mitigate other dangerous effects of fire. Several industries have flammability guidelines and can benefit from fire-resistant products, including aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, maritime, and public transportation.
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6 Ways to Start a Manufacturing Career in Printing

on 3/15/21 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing Careers
The New Year is all about a fresh start and exciting opportunities. If one of your resolutions is to begin a new career, we encourage you to consider the manufacturing and industrial printing industries. Why? For starters, according to a report from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, 2.4 million unfilled jobs are expected to be available by 2028. That skills gap means there are promising opportunities for those entering the field in the next few years. There are many other reasons why now’s a great time to start a career in manufacturing.
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Taking a Close Look at the Uses and Attributes of Films

on 3/8/21 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Custom Converting
This time of year is typically “award season” for the entertainment industry. Unfortunately, many awards shows are already postponed due to the pandemic. While we must wait to find out who will take home golden trophies at the Academy Awards, we can recognize a different category of films – the type that plays a supporting role in making all types of products.
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Choosing the Best Sterilization Method for Your Product

on 3/1/21 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing Printing Printed Indicators
We all know that cleanliness is next to godliness, but it’s also imperative to many products, especially medical devices, electronics, and industrial equipment. After a product is manufactured, shipped, store, and handled, there’s no telling how many germs or contaminations are on the surface. That’s where sterilization comes in.
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Embracing Digital Transformation: Tapecon Invests in a New ERP System

on 2/26/21 3:00 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Tapecon News
Founded over a century ago, Tapecon is tremendously proud of our history and legacy. At the same time, a key reason for the company’s long-term success is our ability to look forward. Along with most industries, manufacturing is experiencing a digital transformation. To stay at the forefront of innovation, we are pleased to announce that Tapecon is upgrading our enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. This new ERP software solution will simplify and automate many of our day-to-day processes – enabling us to reduce waste, improve operational effectiveness, and enhance overall customer experience.
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6 Restaurant Skills That Translate to a Career in Manufacturing

on 2/22/21 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing Careers
While the majority of businesses have been affected one way or another by COVID-19, one of the hardest-hit industries has been foodservice. As of January, the restaurant industry had 2.5 million fewer jobs than it did in February 2020, right before the pandemic hit. If you work in the restaurant industry and have either been laid off or are worried about ongoing uncertainty, it’s understandable to be thinking about a career switch. One industry that you may want to consider is manufacturing, especially if job security is an important factor in your next career choice.
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The Fasten-ating Possibilities of Adhesives in Medical and Healthcare Products

on 2/15/21 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 1 Comment | Manufacturing Custom Converting Fasteners Adhesives
Do you know someone who believes that duct tape fixes everything? It’s a handy product; there’s no question about it. If only there were a similar, do-it-all solution when designing devices for medical and healthcare use. Choosing the best fastening method for your product is no small decision. There are many factors to consider, including design, manufacturing, compliance, safety, and more. However, thanks to impressive material science advancements, adhesives have emerged as a viable, cost-effective replacement over mechanical fasteners.
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3 Factors That Affect the Cost of a Membrane Switch

on 2/8/21 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing Membrane Switch
"How much does it cost to make a membrane switch?” It’s a common question we get from customers (and likely one you’re pondering if you’re reading this article). Unfortunately, the short answer is…it depends. Since membrane switches are custom-made and include so many variables, it’s not feasible to provide a clear-cut estimate without first reviewing the specifications and discussing a few areas. However, based on our experience, three main factors impact the cost of manufacturing a membrane switch.
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Steve Davis Interview on New York State Manufacturing Now Podcast

on 1/27/21 1:35 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing Tapecon News Podcast
This is a unique edition of the Better Product Solutions Podcast in which we're actually just sharing Steve's appearance on the New York State Manufacturing Now podcast by FuzeHub from August 21, 2019. Steve provides an overview of Tapecon's history and capabilities in the printing and converting space. He also provides some insight into Tapecon's culture and some of the challenges it faces on the workforce development front. He was interviewed by Steve Melito from FuzeHub.
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Solutions for Shielding Membrane Switches from Interference

on 1/14/21 4:19 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments |
Murphy’s law tells us that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. While this isn’t necessarily a scientific law, it’s something that product designers must keep in mind. When it comes to electronics, interference is always a concern, especially in a compact component such as a membrane switch. Fortunately, there are simple solutions for shielding and blocking various forms of interference, so they don’t impact the product or user.
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