Can you coat it? Yes, Drytac can!

February 10, 2022
Authored by Glen Fitzgerald, Technical Sales Manager of Industrial for Drytac North America Authored by Glen Fitzgerald, Technical Sales Manager of Industrial for Drytac North America

Selecting the right adhesive is critical for the success of many different types of applications and projects. Simply put, if you do not get this choice right, you risk ruining the hard work you put in to creating the application and put the entire job and installation in jeopardy.

In my role at Drytac, it is my responsibility to grow the custom coating side of the business and our existing product offering. This covers both signage and print applications, as well as a range of key manufacturing industries such as medical, renewable energy and transportation, where Drytac is challenged to provide the right adhesive for all kinds of projects.

A big part of my focus is introducing industrial tape converters to Drytac as a partner to help fabricate PSA components that are an integral component of a manufacturer’s final product. The adhesive choice is very much an important part of this process.

Initial tack or wet grab, shear strength, optical clarity, colour, permanent or removable characteristics, temperature and solvent resistance all need to be considered when designing a custom tape or adhesive to a specific customer application. If the wrong adhesive is chosen, it can lead to product failures which can damage the reputation of our customer’s final product.

With that in mind, what should companies look out for when selecting adhesive materials for work? First and foremost, you need to consider the quality of the product you will be working with and the reputation of the manufacturer that supplied the material. As is the case with all kinds of material, you get what you pay for, and opting for cheaper, less-known brands can be a bit of a risk.

Next, do some research into the type of technical support you will get from the tape manufacturer. Not only is the adhesive choice important for the final product, but the other components play just as significant a role. The adhesive carrier and release liner, if required, are critical for the overall performance of the tape throughout the manufacturing process, from coating the material, to the converting or fabrication of the product to the final use of the tape in the manufactured component.

Finally, consider the level of post-sales customer support you are likely to receive from the tape manufacturer. Once the tape is produced and sold, customers need the proper level of support to ensure that they receive their product on time every time. It is for these reasons that Drytac is extremely well placed to help customers from a wide range of markets with their adhesives queries, no matter what base materials they are working with.

The Drytac team can help with customers’ most challenging applications or ideas by serving as a design consultant and sounding board throughout the product development process. The technical sales and engineering teams can assist with proper material selection, functional prototypes and can work with tape converting partners to bring your product ideas to market.

We have plenty of examples of how by working with customers, they have been able to use Drytac adhesives new products across areas such as renewable energy, PSA labels, point of purchase display, military, and wallcoverings.

The knowledgeable and experienced Drytac team, working out of our manufacturing facilities in North America and the UK, help to establish a global footprint for your ideas.

Share or Email this content
Graphic Display World

Email us your news, PR, case studies to [email protected]

Latest from Graphic Display World

Roland DG (UK) Ltd - VersaUV Double Your Profits
FESPA Global Expo 2023 Opens In... May 23, 2023 10:00 am 166
The Print Show 2023 Opens In... September 19, 2023 10:00 am 285
PRINTING United Expo 2023 Opens In... October 18, 2023 10:00 am 314
Sign & Digital UK 2023 Opens In... March 21, 2023 10:00 am 103
Your 300 x 300 Banner Here
drupa 2024 Opens In... May 28, 2024 10:00 am 537

The UK's coolest wide format printing trade press website specialising in providing punchy and concise up-to-the-minute news, views and industry opinions ...

Latest News

MacroArt's large scale graphics installation helps turn Soho's streets into a new reusable gallery

MacroArt's large scale gr…

Dec 07, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Pip and Chip buy Mimaki JFX200-2513 EX UV-LED flatbed printer

Pip and Chip buy Mimaki J…

Dec 07, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Roland DGA adds new Gloss Calendered Vinyl PRO to its media family

Roland DGA adds new Gloss…

Dec 07, 2022 Rate: 0.00

“All Things Visual” Giant, Icon, brings production excellence to Toronto

“All Things Visual” Giant…

Dec 07, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Mimaki 3D printed models star in ITV trailer for Emmerdale soap opera

Mimaki 3D printed models …

Dec 06, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Featured News

RadWraps, Phototex and ColourShield provide dementia-friendly graphics installations

RadWraps, Phototex and Co…

Aug 16, 2022 Rate: 0.00

SkinzWraps races ahead with Drytac for Gas Monkey Garage wall graphics project

SkinzWraps races ahead wi…

Aug 04, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Agfa-Gevaert to acquire Inca Digital Printers, taking a significant step in its digital printing business

Agfa-Gevaert to acquire I…

Apr 20, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Phototex is sustainable solution for wall decorations

Phototex is sustainable s…

Apr 19, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Type One Style gains versatility and economy with the VersaUV LEC2-330 printer

Type One Style gains vers…

Feb 23, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Features/Applications

MacroArt's large scale graphics installation helps turn Soho's streets into a new reusable gallery

MacroArt's large scale gr…

Dec 07, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Mimaki 3D printed models star in ITV trailer for Emmerdale soap opera

Mimaki 3D printed models …

Dec 06, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Tate Liverpool looks to Contra Vision for its Turner Prize window graphics

Tate Liverpool looks to C…

Dec 01, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Anabella Bergero and Mimaki USA celebrate Latinx heritage with Drytac window graphics

Anabella Bergero and Mima…

Nov 15, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Creative Silhouettes adds colour to Toronto skyline with Drytac Polar Grip

Creative Silhouettes adds…

Nov 01, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Your 1100 x 100 Banner Here

SEARCH