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MBK Tape Solutions Announces ISO 9001:2015 Certification
MBK Tape Solutions is proud to annouce it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification on May 4, 2018. This certification reinforces our commitment to providing consistent quality products, services and support to our customers.
MBK Tape Solutions Releases New Medical Tapes & Materials Catalog
Though MBK has been providing medical tape solutions to the industry for decades, we are excited to release our new Medical Tapes and Materials Catalog on our website. By using the faceted search parameters which instantly filters the results, you will be able to find the best adhesive tape product for your specifications quickly and easily. We offer medical grade products including films, foams and non-woven materials coated with biocompatible acrylic, rubber or silicone adhesives, as well as hydrogels and hydrocolloids. MBK has the converting capabilities to customize the construction to meet your specific application requirements.
MBK Moved to Larger Headquarters - 9959 Canoga Avenue, Chatsworth, California
After months of planning, the move to a new, larger converting facility went smoothly and the vision became reality. Our new space nearly doubles our previous manufacturing footprint and includes four independent ISO Class 8 clean-room work cells for manufacturing and packaging. The employees enjoy comfortable new offices, conference rooms and a lounge, promoting collaboration and team work. We are thrilled with our new work environment, but more importantly, the expanded space and new technology will help ensure quality products and expedite orders for our customers.
MBK Welcomes Luther Urie to the Sales Team
MBK Tape Solutions is pleased to announce the hiring of Luther Urie as an Outside Sales Representative. Luther will primarily focus on our continued growth in the Medical Device and Biotech sector of our business. He will cover Northern California as well as Oregon, Washington and Utah and other strategic areas where needed. Please feel free to contact Luther on his mobile phone at 818-960-8960 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luther comes to MBK with extensive experience in the Medical Converting world. He has spent the past 20 years at two of the major Medical Converters in the United States. He has extensive knowledge in developing wound care, diagnostic, consumer, pharmaceutical and medical device markets. Luther holds a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of New York.
MBK is Moving - Business Open as Usual
To accomodate our growing business, MBK is moving to larger headquarters. The new facility is nearly double in capacity of our current location and will house a new state-of-the-art ISO Class 8 clean-room. With the added office and shop space, the new environment will promote team work and increase efficiency to effectively meet your needs.
The scheduled date for moving is September 8th. We have planned the move, so that Business Will Open As Usual. The NEW location is literally down the street from our current location at 9959 Canoga Avenue, Chatsworth, California. We are very excited about the move and hope you will stop by and visit when you are in the neighborhood.
MBK is pleased to announce the hiring of Jaymin Chauhan for the Quality Manager position. Jaymin is currently finishing up his Master's degree in Manufacturing System Engineering & Quality Management at California State University in Northridge, California. We are thrilled to have a Certified Lean and Six Sigma Quality Control Manager join the team.
Jaymin earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering In India and then worked for four years as a Production Engineer - Team Leader in South Korea. Utilizing his prior work experience, knowledge and skills, Jaymin's primary role will be overseeing the Quality Control at MBK as well as implementing Lean Manufacturing and assuring good work flow at our new headquarters. Welcome to the MBK family. Read More
MBK Tape Solutions has been a leader in designing, developing and converting stick to skin patches for over 15 years for use with Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) medical devices. Continuous monitoring with the use of a CGM device that is secured to the skin with a medical grade pressure sensitive adhesive tape system provides an effective way to measure glucose levels in real-time throughout the day and night for diabetes management. Read More.
Over the past year, MBK Tape Solutions implemented Lean Manufacturing practices, with the goal to reduce waste and improve the manufacturing process. What does this mean for our customers? Using lean manufacturing techniques helps deliver higher quality products while reducing costs.
In April, the entire MBK team participated in a Kaizen event. Facilitated by Dennis Grogan, a consultant from Austin-Corp. we developed and implemented new processes in order to streamline and eliminate unneeded waste. Many thanks to Dennis for listening to the staff's concerns and ideas, and bringing positive energy to the MBK workplace.
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MBK Celebrates 45 Year Anniversary & Plans for the Future
After 45 years in operation, MBK is positioning itself for sustained growth in the world markets. We continue to improve operations, expand our space and update our equipment, software and certification. This past year, we doubled our clean room manufacturing space, updated the slitting and laminating equipment, and utilized the laser die cutting equipment for prototypes, low volume and tight tolerance laser cut parts. To increase productivity and assure quality, we are transitioning to a new software system and are updating our ISO 9001:2008 certification to ISO 9000:121:15. MBK continually strives to be the best tape converter, providing quality products and services.
MBK Tape Solutions, a leader in the medical and industrial adhesive tape converting industry, announces the launch of its newly redesigned responsive website, www.mbktape.com. The user-friendly, responsive site ensures an informative experience on any mobile device or PC/ MAC based platform. The layout provides multiple ways to navigate the website, search for materials and find information quickly. Read More
Brandon Stevens Joins the MBK Tape Solutions Sales Team
In June 2016, MBK hired Brandon Stevens as a Sales Engineer covering Orange County, California. With his work experience at Avery Dennison and product knowledge, customers will be impressed with his ability to offer engineered tape solutions to a wide variety of applications. Brandon has an infectious smile and is excited to work with our new and existing customers. Please feel free to reach out to him at any time on his mobile phone at 714-330-5758 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Read More
MBK has extensive experience working with medical adhesives & materials, including adhesive technology engineered for low build-up of residue in high volume die cutting operations, materials manufactured to exact thickness specifications and containing low levels of volatiles that ensure compatibility with your chemistry. Read More
MBK Offers "Green" Eco-Friendly Tape Solutions (PDF - 51KB)
MBK offers environmentally friendly custom adhesive tape products and specialty tape converting services to a variety of industries including renewable energy, medical, food, automotive and manufacturing that are either made from renewable or recycled raw materials or are recyclable or biodegradable themselves. Read More
MBK Announces New Partnership with tesa® Tape
MBK Tape Solutions is pleased to announce the newly formed partnership with tesa tape, Inc. MBK is one of the few select converters working in their Unique Partner Program (U.P.P.). "Our partnership with such a world class organization like tesa helps strengthen our MBK breadth of products and services we can offer to our current and potential customer base. Tesa has some of the best PSA Pressure Sensitive Adhesive products in the world and I am happy that we have formed this partnership to strengthen our working relationship. This partnership will help both companies expand our portfolio of products and services to customers in almost every industry," said Jason Zajac, Vice President of Sales.
Being at the forefront in the wearable market, MBK Tape Solutions has helped engineer "stick to skin" solutions for wearable devices in many different industries: anything from 3D holographic sunglasses to nicotine cessation patches, constant glucose monitoring devices (CGM) and even some operating room solutions. Device manufactures and medical professionals are looking for conformable adhesive tapes that can hold devices securely for long-term wear and can be removed from the skin gently, without causing skin trauma. One of the most common questions asked, is there a long term PSA solution to stick to skin for more than 7 days? Read More
Customer Service Training: MBK Attends 3M Converter College
MBK Tape Solutions encourages ongoing training of all employees. Last week, Sylvia Pena and Cynthia Aceves, Customer Service Representatives, attended 3M Converter College in St. Paul, MN. After being immersed in the 3M community, they returned to California with a wealth of information about 3M tape products and the latest market trends. According to Cynthia, "3M Converter College was an amazing experience! We expanded our knowledge on various products, applications and of course, converting challenges. 3M Reps were beyond helpful and knowledgeable. They made us feel at home. As Mr. Johnson our training supervisor emphasized, "A presentation without a demonstration is just a conversation."
Continuing Education: MBK Sales Team Attends tesa® Tape Academy
MBK Tape Solutions inside sales team, Larry Dahl, Carlos Amesquita and Sylvia Pena, recently attended tesa Academy in Grand Rapids, MI. Their first day training was highlighted by a technical presentation by Cody Shelner, Application Solutions Engineer, followed by a new product presentation by Brady Hanson, Associate Market Manager. The second day was a plant tour and meetings with various product managers. Our team came away with a far better understanding of tesa's diverse industrial product line and capabilities as well as a new insight where there products are being used. Thank you tesa for all your support!
MBK Tape Solutions is pleased to announce a new partnership as a Preferred Converter with a distinguised Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape Manufacturer, Adhesives Research. MBK has partnered with Adhesives Research's medical division to expand our breath of product offerings to our new and existing client base. Read More
Jason Zajac, Vice President of Sales for MBK Tape Solutions, presented to the Univeristy of San Francisco / UC Berkeley, Master of Transitional Medicine (MTM) team about the latest stick to skin adhesives as well as the multi-layer lamination methods MBK has pioneered for mounting medical devices to the body. Read More
Bio-compatible skin friendly medical adhesive tapes are an integral part of designing wearable sensor medical devices. Wearable sensor devices are used to monitor, diagnose and treat diseases, fitness and general patients wellness. The challenge for startups and manufactures is finding the right combination of adhesive tape materials and backings to produce a comfortable, breathable and reliable long term skin contact securement system for their patients and end users. Read More
To support the growing business, MBK Tape Solutions expanded their existing warehouse and added a new die-cutting press and slitting machine. Installing a mezzanine to the two-story building, increased floor space and storage and the new converting equipment amplified MBK's die-cutting and slitting capabilities. Read More
In today's regulatory landscape, MBK Tape Solutions has addressed the need for FDA safety compliant pressure sensitive adhesives and coatings used when manufacturing, processing, packing, packaging, transporting or holding food, pharmaceutical and OTC products. Read More
As a third party tape converter, MBK is well qualified to manage the development of adhesive tape component parts and end-user products for the following reasons. Read More
MBK Tape Solutinos, a leader in the adhesive tape converting industry, announced the launch of it's newly redesigned website, www.mbktape.com. The user-friendly site is seamless to navigate and the new enhancements ensure an informative user experience. Read More
Double Digit Growth in 2013 (PDF - 123KB)
MBK Tape Solutions, a global leader in the tape converting industry has exceeded their growth expectations this year. Besides a recovering economy and in particular, the manufacturing sector, many other factors contribute to their growth; Read More
The past year, MBK Tape Solutions reorganized sales territories and hired Dave Lasnier as Sales Manager of Los Angeles County, Riverside County and the Northern part of Orange County. Read More
MBK Tape Solutions now stocks a commodity line of carton sealing tape, masking tape, duct tape, filament tape, as well as, adhesive sprays, lubricants and cleaners from Cammie® and Sprayway®, giving MBK customers a one stop shop for all their adhesive tapes and sprays. Read More
MBK Tape Solutions Partners with Rogers Corporation (PDF - 30KB)
MBK Tape Solutions is pleased to announce the new partnership with Rogers Corporation. MBK is now a Roger's converter. The Roger's converter status gives MBK the rights to disribute and sell all of Roger's products including Poron® Urethane Foams and Bisco® Silicones. Read More
MBK Tape Solutions announces its partnership with Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, a division of Avery Dennison Corporation and a global leader in adhesive technologies for medical applications, including surgical, wound care, ostomy and electromedical. Read More
MBK Tape Solutions Launches New Website (PDF - 266KB)
MBK Tape Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of a newly redesigned website, www.mbktape.com. Key features include a product catalog and a new user interface focused on improving navigation and the overall customer experience. Read More
MBK Tape Solutions announced the appointment of Jason Zajac to the newly created position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. After working 7 years at Avery Dennison in Sales and Business Development , he was ready to reorganize the sales force at MBK. Read More
Soliant Energy, the leader in concentrated photovoltaic solar energy systems for commercial rooftops, announced today, that MBK has installed the Soliant SPV rooftop solar system on its headquarters in Chatsworth, California. Read More
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