At the beginning of the third day of ICE 2017 in Munich, the success for us already stands out. We were able to welcome numerous interested parties from a wide range of industries.
We are very pleased with the great demand on our stand and are looking forward to expanding our national and international business with many new partners.
3F utilizes several different coating lines to manufacture a wide variety of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes.
Some are engineered to produce lower coat weight adhesive tapes economically at very high production speeds. Other coating lines are more than 70 meters long and ideal for heavier coat weights or tapes with sophisticated, often challenging component constructions.
3F is dedicated to working "closely with our clients in the formulation and development of our pressure sensitive adhesive tapes". While our team of R&D and production professionals engineer product development for specific applications; it's our customers that provide the momentum to innovate new products and new tape applications.
3F high performance tapes feature polyacrylate and synthetic rubber adhesive systems. Polyacrylate adhesives are UV and aging resistant, relatively odorless, and range from very aggressive to clean removable. Synthetic rubber is characterized by high initial tack, resistance to moisture, and can be a very cost effective bonding solution.
3F maintains stringent quality standards on our pressure sensitive adhesive tapes. We utilize a number of test methods to ensure the performance and specifications on all of our self-adhesive products.
In 3F's state-of-the-art laboratories we support our clients with sophisticated testing on pressure sensitive adhesive systems, tape components including carriers and release liners, and customer supplied materials. Short term and long term performance analysis on client stock allow us to make adjustments to the tape components ensuring the right bond for your application.
For industrial processing of adhesive tapes we offer cross-wound spools in transfer, double-sided, and foam carrier tapes. The small-format spools, up to 12,000 meter length, are perfectly suited for high machine mileage and reducing costs with fewer tape roll changes.
At the end of 2015 the construction of our new production hall was completed. On the area of over 3,200 m² new machines have already been taken into operation and we also created new storage space. The new hall is mainly used for converting of our adhesive tape products and makes us respond still more quickly and flexibly.
In mid-June, we began with the extension of our production area. Because of the strong growth in recent years a new production hall was required. It expands the total production area in Germany to more than 15,000 m². The project is to be completed at the end of 2015.
3F exhibited at the 9th ICE Europe (International Converting Exhibition) in Munich, the leading international trade show for the converting industry. Various transfer and double-sided tape products, as well as processing options including log rolls and cross-wound spools with finger-lift, were all on display at the 40 m² booth.
We have extended our product range, by offering a new solvent free acrylic adhesive. We specifically focused on improved application performance during humid and cold weather conditions. The new adhesive can be applied at working-temperatures as low as -10 °C (14 °F). This product is particularly suitable for construction applications due to its high cohesion values. This new adhesive system will be an available option for most of our tape products. Please read the relevant press release in the trade journal C2. You can learn more at Tape Solutions, regarding example applications of our new adhesive system.
Our new high performance coating line is capable of coating various materials with high-performance adhesives and significantly increases our production capacity. This new coating line has a length of more than 70 m and is specifically designed to handle high coating weights, for example sealing tapes for steep roofs.
Did you know that we can produce particularly thick adhesive films on coating systems with a length of more than 70 meters?
3F is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008. We ensure the highest conscientiousness in our processes.
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