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  1. Medical Adhesive Tapes for Every Stage of Life

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    Wearable medical adhesive tapes and related flexible materials can be utilized at every stage of life, from neonatal to geriatric care. Tapes may be applied directly to the skin to protect sensitive body parts such as eyes and feet, heal wounds, or enhance body image with adhesive beauty aids. Skin-friendly tapes can also be used to dispense nutraceutical compounds to the body through a transdermal patch, conduct electricity, maintain thermal management, or adhere a wearable sensor to the skin such as a CGM monitor. Aggressive adhesives are used to hold together or join parts of a medical device, known as a tie layer, or used to protect the device from external conditions.

    Top-Quality Adhesive Tapes & Materials

    Knowing that medical adhesives and materials impact the quality of life, MBK Tape Solutions sources top-quality raw materials from 3M and other qualified suppliers to convert them into usable and wearable products. Whether the materials come into direct or indirect contact with the body, these substrates need proper biocompatibility testing and usage studies.

    Adhesives need to be comfortable on the skin, strong enough to stick for the desired length of time required, and removed easily and gently when ready. Other factors to consider when selecting adhesives include wear duration. moisture management, breathability, and sterilization. The combination of adhesive and backing material needs to work together for the best performance and reliability.

    Learn more about Medical Adhesive Tapes at https://www.mbktape.com/medical-health-care-tapes.html

    Medical Tape Converting Services

    Specializing in healthcare, personal care, and food and pharma adhesive tape applications, MBK Tape Solutions has helped design and manufacture innovative wearable medical adhesive tape products for clinicians and consumers for the past fifty years. We provide the full spectrum of manufacturing solutions in an ISO 8 cleanroom environment, coating the adhesive to the medical backing material, then converting the material into parts and packaging the finished products. Capabilities include prototyping, die-cutting, multi-layer laminating, printing, slitting, island placement, and registration. For easy assembly, MBK can score, perforate or design extended or pull-tab liners.

    Contact MBK for Tape Solutions

    Collaborating with designers and engineers to manufacture stick-to-skin wearable products has been a rewarding endeavor. Knowing that MBK has the expertise, experience, resources, and state of art equipment, you can rest assured that you will receive the best service and quality products available on the market.

    Watch the video below to learn more about stick-to-skin wearable products and our services. Call our engineers at 818-998-11477 or email at info@mbktape.com to discuss your project today.

    Video of Medical Tape Products used Throughout Life Stages

  2. MBK Tape Solutions is Acquired by Boyd Corporation

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    MBK Tape Solutions is thrilled to announce that we were acquired by Boyd Corporation, a global leader in engineered materials and thermal management technologies, on December 15, 2021. With similar core values and goals, we felt this acquisition is a perfect match. Our tape converting expertise combined with Boyd’s global footprint and extensive assets will exponentially increase the value we can bring to our customers and suppliers.

    You can read the full press release here.

    What does this mean for you? You now have access to Boyd’s larger footprint, expanded innovation, and broad capabilities, including its global team of process engineers that can support your technical requirements out of any region in the world. We now offer Boyd’s full portfolio of solutions that seal, cool, and protect your demanding applications. You also have access to enhanced global responsiveness and supply chain with Boyd services and support across North America, South America, Asia Pacific, and Europe.

    We are starting to look for proactive ways to help integrate the many solutions that Boyd can bring to us.

    We will be conducting business as MBK Tape Solutions at this time, and you will continue to enjoy the customer-first service and unrelenting commitment to quality, reliability, and sustainability that you’ve come to expect from us.  To learn more about MBK Tape Solutions, click here. 

    If you would like to discuss new capabilities, expanded capacity, support in new geographies, or address any questions, please call MBK and speak to our sales engineers at 818-998-1477 or email info@mbktape.com.

    About Boyd Corporation

    Boyd Corporation is a world-leading innovator of technologies in material science, engineered materials, and thermal management that seal, protect, interface with, and cool our customers’ most critical applications. We embrace science to solve ambitious performance targets. Boyd architects material innovation, combining technologies in novel ways to redefine the possible. We gain unparalleled technology insight solving complex challenges across the leading industries we serve. Our solutions maximize performance in 5G infrastructure and the world’s most advanced data centers; enhance reliability and extend the range for electric and autonomous vehicles; advance the accuracy of cutting-edge personal healthcare and diagnostic systems, enable performance-critical aircraft and defense technologies; and accelerate innovation in next-generation electronics and human-machine-interface. Core to Boyd’s global, large-scale manufacturing is a deep commitment to protecting the environment with sustainable, lean operations that reduce waste and minimize carbon footprint.

    More information about Boyd Corporation is available at boydcorp.com.

  3. MBK Trade Shows & Events

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    Mark your calendars for the upcoming events and visit with the MBK Tape Solutions team. Trade shows are listed with the date, location and booth number for the calendar year. To visit the event web site, simply click the underlined tradeshow, where you will find detailed information and easy online registration for complimentary hall admission.

    Register Today!

  4. Designing Medical Adhesives for Healthcare & Retail Applications

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    Whether for healthcare, personal care, beauty/fashion aids, or athletic protection, medical-grade adhesives and tapes serve many functions throughout our lifetime. From neonatal to geriatric care, we depend on adhesive tapes to protect, heal, and enhance the skin. With new advances in science and technology, medical tapes and flexible materials are being used to adhere devices to our bodies for internal and external monitoring, bioanalytical diagnostics, dispensing chemistry, electrical conductivity, and thermal management.

    As a preferred tape converter, MBK Tape Solutions specializes in converting medical adhesive tapes and raw flexible materials into skin-friendly wearable products for healthcare, personal care, and food and pharma markets. We source top quality materials from 3M, Avery Dennison Medical, Polymer Science, and other qualified suppliers based in the USA to tailor-fit the materials to the application, based on customer requirements. The design process can be challenging and finding the right adhesive for your application can be sticky. Our decades of experience and knowledge enable us to help construct and manufacture the perfect product that best meets your specific application requirements while considering performance, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.

    Factors to Consider When Designing a Stick-to-Skin Wearable Product

    Whether the medical adhesives and tapes come in direct or indirect contact with the body, they need to have the proper biocompatibility testing and usage studies. Knowing that the skin is constantly in flux and that everyone’s skin chemistry can vary, drastically, illuminates the complexity of choosing the right materials when designing stick-to-skin components and products. Finding an adhesive that securely attaches for the prescribed time without inflammation or allergic reaction and then removes without irritation or damage to the skin is only the first challenge.

    Adhesives are tested against a common combination of materials and processes, to assure that the tape not only sticks to the skin but also to the device assembly. The migration of backing materials and components may alter adhesion performance, so a tie layer may be used in the device structure. Exposure to gamma and E-beam radiation, commonly used in the sterilization of medical devices, can also change the performance of adhesives. It is best to know upfront the adhesive and liner release values following sterilization rather than later in the development cycle.

    Body Location

    Adhesive location on the body is another factor to consider when designing a product for medical or personal care applications. Knowing the skin thickness and sensitivity in different areas of the body helps to identify the right adhesive and backing combination for an application. For example, a face mask requires a conformable gentle acrylate or silicone adhesive with thin polyolefin backing, compared to an impact sensor on a leg or arm requires a stronger adhesive with a polyester or polyurethane nonwoven or polyurethane film to accommodate movement and sweat.

    Skin Type, Age & Health

    Other factors to consider during the design stage are the age, skin type, and health of the person wearing the device. A baby has thin sensitive skin, while an elderly person tends to have very fragile and easily damaged skin. Keeping these factors in mind when designing new devices can help ease a caregiver or end-users apprehension.

    Breathability & Wear Duration

    Breathability and wear duration are other key factors to consider when designing a stick-to-skin product. Using breathable tape minimizes inflammation. Breathability is affected by the adhesive’s chemistry and thickness, the type of backing material, as well as the size and construction of your device. Depending on the prescribed wear duration, from minutes up to two weeks, newer adhesive formulations offer higher securement for longer wear time.

    External Conditions

    Whether during the time of attachment, wear duration, or removal of the adhesive, outside stresses have an impact on the level of adhesion. Conditions that influence adhesion also include exposure to moisture such as sweat or water, contaminated surfaces such as oils and lotions, and the friction caused by the rubbing of body parts or clothing. The adhesive-based product should also be conformable enough to allow appropriate stretch and movement.

    MBK Brings Your Ideas to Life

    Tape converters are well versed in the different adhesive properties and how they work in combination with other materials in various environments to provide gentle, secure adhesion to the skin for the wear duration and remove cleanly without trauma. Working with a knowledgeable team who can help find the right adhesive tape for your wearable device and construct a product that will help save time, reduce costs, mitigate risks and frustrations. At MBK, we can help convert your innovative stick-to-skin ideas to reality.

    Discuss your project with the sales engineers at MBK Tape Solutions today by calling 818-998-1477 or emailing info@mbktape.com. To learn more about MBK, view our online medical catalog and our converting capabilities.

    Click the infographic below to learn about the many stick-to-skin tape applications

  5. MD&M West – Medical Design & Manufacturing Tradeshow New Window – August 10-12, 2021

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    (POSTPONED) / Rescheduled from February 9-11, 2021

    Join us at MD&M West on August 10-12, 2021 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Visit MBK Tape Solutions (Booth #3271). Use SPECIALMBK to signup at mdmwest.com/SPECIAL for free.

    Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West 2021 is where serious professionals find the technologies, education, and connections to stay ahead in the global medical manufacturing community. MD&M West hosts the largest three-day medtech conference in North America.

    MD&M West 2021 is a must-attend event for any medtech professional, and there’s no other medtech larger event in North America. Don’t miss this showcase for practical applications of manufacturing technologies from the world’s most innovative companies!

    MBK Tape Solutions helps design and manufacture adhesive tape and foam component parts and end-user products for the medical industry, specializing in medical devices, wearable sensors, diagnostics, ostomy, and FDA food and skin contact applications.

  6. BIOMEDigital – MD&M Virtual Event – November 4-5, 2020

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    BIOMEDevice is Going Virtual

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    BIOMEDigital Virtual Event

    BIOMEDigital is an all-new two-day free virtual event for the biomed industry taking place November 4-5, 2020. This event helps keep biomed innovators, decision-makers and engineers connected by offering five tracks of expert-led content sessions, including industry trends, case studies, panel discussions, and interactive virtual sourcing and networking opportunities all from the comfort of your home or office.

    MBK is hosting a virtual booth at this event. Learn about our converting capabilities for tapes and flexible materials, and chat with our tape specialists. We look forward to working with you.

  7. Manufacturing Transdermal Patches for the Nutraceutical and CBD Market

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    Since the 1970s, transdermal patches have been used to aid motion sickness, hypertension, hormone replacement, nicotine, and most recently, cannabis consumption.  Transdermal patches, also known as Transdermal Delivery Systems TDS, deliver a specific steady dose of medicine into the skin, which absorbs directly into the bloodstream. Pharmaceutical drugs such as nicotine, fentanyl, and hormones used to corner the market. With the deregulation of CBD, the nutraceutical market is seeing a boom. Now, transdermal patches are being used to deliver CBD, CBN, B12, Vitamin E, and caffeine, among other treatments to manage pain, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. Transdermal patches offer a safe, easy, effective, and discreet way to deliver nutraceutical ingredients.

    The Manufacturing Process

    The manufacturing process of transdermal patches involves mixing biocompatible, FDA-approved medical adhesive with the desired deliverable formula in powder form, coating the formulation onto a backing material, and then die-cutting the material into a usable product based upon the customer’s design. A knowledgeable full-service contract converter has the connections and capabilities to formulate, coat, convert and package, which in turn, reduces time, energy, and cost to get the product to market.

    Types of Patches

    Depending on the structure of the patch, the carrier and adhesive components should be carefully selected and evaluated for their intended performance requirements by the seller. In a multi-layer composite system, there is a multitude of options when selecting a carrier, backing, or overlay. The drug or ingredient can be compounded in the adhesive or separated with a membrane or laminate material.

    Transdermal Delivery Systems come in different configurations, matrix, pre-dose, and reservoir patches.

    Matrix patches are typically composed of five distinct layers; peel-off liner, matrix layer, separating layer, adhesive layer, and backing layer. The patch starts working instantly because the ingredient is infused directly into the matrix layer that touches the skin. These patches offer a tapered release of the active ingredient, starting with higher concentrations and releasing less and less active ingredients as the drug concentration gradient comes to equilibrium.

    Pre-dosed patches have fewer layers because the ingredient is compounded into the adhesive and not infused into the patch itself. The drug level is controlled and evenly distributed on the patch to release a steadier drug delivery rate compared to the tapered release experienced with matrix patches. Also, the pre-dosed CBD patches are absorbed by the skin and avoid the “first-pass effect” by not utilizing the GI tract.

    Reservoir patches have a peel-off liner and an adhesive, but they hold the active ingredient in a reservoir covered by a permeable release membrane. This membrane helps control the rate at which the active ingredient penetrates the skin. This ensures that the active ingredient is released at a steady, controlled pace.

    The type of design used can impact product performance. So, engineers need to think critically and work closely with an experienced converter rep to discuss product goals before choosing a specific type of patch and end design. They also need to consider the types of stick-to-skin adhesives and materials that will be used, keeping in mind, skin comfort, removability, wear-times, moisture management, and breathability.

    Material Components

    The selection of the right components is critical when finding the best fit for the transdermal system. Different types of foams and non-woven materials were typically used in the past. As technology and materials continue to advance, often films, membranes, and different types of liners are becoming more commonly used to provide additional integrity, stability, and protection to the drug formulation

    For example, 3M offers a multitude of release liners and backings, in which material use is determined by customer needs and what the end-user is trying to accomplish. New materials include clear, breathable, comfortable, conformable, and printable polyethylene films for the backing material and lidding and pouching films to hold the ingredients. Tape converters who source 3M materials gain regulatory and technical expertise when crafting transdermal patches.

    3M Materials found in the MBK online catalog include:

    Partner with a Medical Converter

    As the nutraceutical market grows, it is important to choose an experienced converter who has a reputation for innovation and trustworthiness. Because the transdermal industry is an unregulated market, there are several different types of permeation enhancers or materials that may cause skin irritation. To avoid pitfalls during development, partner with an experienced medical converter who complies with medical standards uses high-quality materials, tailors the product to the customer, and offers a scalable manufacturing and packaging process.

    The team at MBK Tape Solutions has the knowledge, experience, and converting capabilities to help get your product to market quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively.

    Contact MBK today to discuss your transdermal patch project and to request samples and prototypes. To learn more, view our online medical catalog and our converting capabilities.

  8. Honoring the Life of Courtney Langdon-Codd

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    To customers, vendors, and friends,

    It is with great sadness we share the loss of Courtney Langdon-Codd, passing the afternoon of Thursday, September 9th, due to the Coronavirus. She is survived by her husband (Fred), mother, and father.

    Courtney joined the MBK Team in 1998, serving in many different roles, including Sales, Customer Service, Supply Chain & Logistics, and finally Project Management. For the past 7 years, Courtney worked remotely from Colorado, Texas, and N. Carolina. Though she worked afar, Courtney maintained working relationships and friendships.

    Courtney was a dedicated employee, problem-solver, and leader. You could always count on Courtney to do her job and step up to help others and lead the way. She mentored and trained many employees and was always patient and positive. Her devotion to the company and empathetic attitude toward her peers was exemplary to all.

    The MBK family will miss our colleague and friend greatly, but her memories will be cherished by all of us.

    Sincerely,

    The MBK Family

    Below are sentiments by colleagues and vendors.

    “On behalf of my team and Avery Dennison Medical, I wanted to let you all know that we are thinking about you and Courtney’s family.

    Courtney was always a pleasure to work with and I loved speaking to her over the past 7 plus years. I hope you all find a way to get through this time together. I will be praying for you all and her family.”

    Avery Dennison Medical

    “SO very sorry to hear of Courtney’s passing. One of my favorite business friends. She will be greatly missed!”

    Tribex Corp.

    “From all of us here at G.F.Cole Corporation, we would like to extend our sincere condolences to Courtney’s family as well as The MBK Tape Company. We take comfort in knowing that her legacy will live on in all the lives Courtney touched.”

    G.F. Cole Corporation

    “I am so very sorry to hear about Courtney. As a supplier for cutting blades, I knew Courtney for over 20 years. There was never a more kind, courteous, and friendly person. She will be greatly missed.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the MBK family.”

    Bach Knives

    “I’m shocked and deeply saddened by your message. Although I never had the chance to meet Courtney in person, the interactions we had over the phone or through email were always friendly and professional.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and all of you at MBK. I hope that the many good memories of Courtney will give you all the courage and strength to cope with her loss.”

    Polymer Science, Inc.

    “I personally have worked with Courtney since Rip n Grip, back in 1997 when she first started with MBK. This breaks my heart. I just spoke to her 6 weeks ago. ☹

    I am so sorry for everyone at MBK, especially Jeff and his family. I know she was like a daughter to him. She used to speak very highly about him and regarded him as more of a father figure than a boss.

    She loved everyone at MBK and loved her job so much. This is truly a huge loss. She and I used to talk about life and laugh way before we did any business. I will miss that. My prayers go out to you all

    As you navigate through this loss for God to give you all strength. May she Rest in Peace. I love you Courtney and will miss you.”

    Halco USA

    “I am so sorry for the loss of Courtney. She was a pleasure to work with and always handled things professionally. We always spoke about how her North Carolina life was pretty normal even with Covid out there and I figured she was safe out there. Please send my sincerest sympathies to both MBK and her family.”

    Neway Packaging Corp.

    I wanted to offer my condolences to you and the whole MBK team about the passing of Courtney. She was one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. She was a consummate professional. She worked hard representing MBK to the best of her ability every day. She will be missed by everyone. She has touched the lives of everyone she dealt with. I know you will miss her dearly personally and professionally.

    Mactac

    MBK Past & Present Employees

    “I remember her smile and giggles when she talked. Sad!” Shabana Bharwani

    “She was such a beautiful person. She will be missed.” Jonathan Kaminski

    “I have such beautiful memories of our time together.” Esmeralda Gallegos

    “Heartbreaking. Courtney and I were close for as many years as I have been at MBK. I considered her a good friend that I could be honest with.” Cherie Doherty

    “Courtney’s passing is an unbearable loss. Let’s not forget how precious life is.” Kelly Weber-Williams

    “Your life is a blessing and your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.” Unknown

    Thank you all for sharing your condolences and memories with the MBK family.

    Her obituary and tribute wall can be found at the link below.

    https://www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com/obituaries/Courtney-Langdon-Codd/

    Courtney was 52 years young, healthy, and unvaccinated. She requested that we share her message; to take COVID-19 seriously, wear a mask, and get vaccinated. Please take the necessary precautions for your loved ones, co-workers, and the community at large.

  9. Medical Device Manufacturing Starts with a Tape Converter

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    Does your new or improved medical device require adhesive tape or flexible materials to manufacture? If so, engineers should start with a tape converter to ensure a successful manufacturing process.

    As medical devices become smaller, lighter, less invasive, and more complex, greater demands and regulations are imposed on the materials and components used in medical devices and wearable technologies. Engineers occasionally make the mistake of treating adhesive components as an afterthought in their design. Adhesive selection is an important decision not only for the design engineer and the manufacturing engineer, who are responsible for the efficient manufacturing of the device but also for the consumer and end-user of the medical device who is responsible for properly prepping, applying, and adhering to the device to their body for the prescribed amount of time.

    Engineers collaborate with tape converters for several reasons: 1) expertise in selecting the most appropriate materials for their application based upon a wide range of end-user requirements and 2) to design a manufacturing process that is both scalable and cost-effective. Starting the design process with an experienced converter will help ensure success for the device manufacturer and throughout each step of the manufacturing process.

    The Role of the Converter

    The design and manufacturing of medical devices and wearable appliances involve innovation and creativity in converting flexible materials and adhesives. By working with an experienced converter in the early stages of design, engineers can create applications that are specifically designed and constructed to meet strict medical requirements. Working together with a reputable leading-edge converter who is abreast of the latest adhesive technologies and materials and employs the latest in converting technology. This allows the engineering team to manufacture a device that is best suited for commercialization while meeting the end-user application and requirements.

    Finding the Right Adhesive & Flexible Material

    With so many adhesive tapes and flexible material options, finding the right material can be challenging. Some materials may appear to be a good choice on the surface, but when factored more closely into the end-use application, and how the product can be manufactured, they may not be the optimal choice. A converter has the industry expertise and supplier connections to find the best material for the applications. Whether the adhesive tape is used for adhering wearable devices to the skin, or for bonding internal “tie-layers” within the medical devices, the converter can recommend adhesives and materials according to the desired properties required for the application.

    A range of materials can be used in the manufacture of medical devices. Each material has its own characteristics and challenges and must be carefully matched with the appropriate adhesive. Whether the skin adhesive is biocompatible, breathable, moisture resistant, and sterilizable are only some of the many characteristics and requirements that need to be considered.

    Staying Abreast of New Materials

    In the last two decades, new classes of adhesives have been developed to complement the basic acrylic and rubber adhesives that have been so prevalent in the industry in the past. Some of these new adhesive classes include new formulations of silicone gel adhesives, hydrocolloid adhesives, and hydrogel adhesives. Not only do these new adhesive classes improve user wear time, but they also provide a more pleasant experience for those who wear them.

    Converters provide expertise as to the appropriate adhesive selection for a specific application, such as single- or double-coated tapes, the optimum release liner for the application, whether a film, fabric, or foam tape is best suited for the application, and what might be available in hydrocolloid or hydrogel adhesive formulations. These selections are based upon a plethora of important end-user details such as wear time, body positioning, location of the device, intended user population (i.e. geriatric patients vs. younger patients), material availability, Minimum Order Quantities, and price points.

    Designing a Custom Manufacturing Process

    Once the material has been selected, the engineer will help design the product for functionality, ease of use, and scalability. By slitting, scoring, or adding extended liners or pull tabs, converters can make the product quicker to assemble and easier for the finished product to be applied. The converter may offer small-run prototyping to ensure that the material and design of the product are effective.

    Converting Services

    Converting services include laminating, die-cutting, laser cutting, island placement, slitting, kiss-cutting, and printing in a cleanroom environment. Converters often choose from servo-driven rotary die-cutting, laser die-cutting, and flatbed die-cutting, to meet the complexity and specifications of sophisticated medical components. For example, servo-driven rotary die-cutting delivers high repeatability and tight tolerances ranging up to +/-0.005 in. at speeds up to 500 fpm. It is often the best choice for complex, multi-layer die-cutting and lamination.

    Converters Ensure Product Success

    To get your new or improved medical product to market quickly and successfully, utilize the services of a medical converter from the start of the manufacturing process. However, be sure to work with a reputable converter who has the industry knowledge, experience, and converting capabilities to get the job done.

    Being ISO certified and a 3M Preferred Industrial & Medical Converter, MBK Tape Solutions is uniquely qualified to help you choose the right adhesives and materials, provide innovative solutions, design scalable manufacturing processes, and navigate your way to market with confidence. Learn more at the MBK website, email or call 818-998-1477 and speak with a sales engineer, today.

  10. Tips to Finding a Qualified Medical Tape Converter

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    Looking to manufacture a new or improved medical product? Be sure to partner with a reliable tape converter who has the industry knowledge, experience, certifications, and equipment to manufacture the product. Working with a top-notch converter who has relationships with high-quality suppliers allows engineers to manufacture a product that is best suited for the end-user application and requirements.

    Experienced Converters

    With time, grows expertise. This is also true for converting companies. The longer a converter is in business, the more they understand the converting process, the materials available based upon longstanding relationships with their material suppliers, how these materials interact with each other in the production process, and the end user’s application. Experienced converters help design scalable and economical solutions that fit into the converting process.

    Knowledgeable Personnel

    It is important to have educated and experienced engineers to offer innovative solutions, and design to manufacturing, from prototype to large-scale production. Having a quality engineer on board helps identify solutions with product design and anticipate problems before they impact project timelines, in turn helping with overall cost and increase speed to market.

    To meet the specifications of medical device components, ideal converters offer a selection of converting processes utilizing state-of-the-art converting equipment. Also, a must is to have well-trained machinists to produce quality products.

    Material Supply Partners

    Converters should work with suppliers who have the expertise and clinical experience in medical-grade adhesives. The best suppliers are those who are not limited to stock products, can change adhesive configuration quickly and cost-effectively, and can meet the medical industry’s varying regulatory standards – following strict process guidelines such as current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines for stick to skin and direct food contact adhesives.

    Relationships with Assembly & Packaging Suppliers

    Selecting suppliers who meet device assembly needs and can partner with one another can prove extremely beneficial. In medical device assembly, these important partnerships specifically include application equipment, adhesives suppliers and designers, as well as packaging suppliers. Design and packaging are on opposite ends of the medical device assembly spectrum, but when considered together, they can enhance problem-solving abilities, increase speed-to-market, and smooth the product development process.

    Trusted Partnership

    In highly regulated industries—you need a partner you can trust. Your converter should be certified with ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and FDA compliant as well as be certified for ISO 8 cleanroom manufacturing and packaging.

    Partnering with reputable, trusted partners have many advantages.

    • Design for manufacturing
    • Avoid added expense through over-engineering
    • Enhance product resources and capabilities
    • Provide quality assurance by cultivating and demonstrating thorough manufacturing process controls
    • Strong customer service keeps project timelines on track and helps solves issues
    • Reducing overall costs and improving final product design

    Don’t Wait – Contact A Converter for your Medical Device Project

    When looking for a tape converter that can meet your needs, it’s important to go to a reputable converter that has the experience and verified certifications. With over 50 years in the converting industry and recognized as a 3M Platinum Preferred Medical Converter, MBK Tape Solutions is uniquely qualified to help you choose the right adhesives and substrates, provide innovative solutions, design scalable manufacturing processes, and navigate your way to market with confidence. Learn more at the MBK website, email or call 818-998-1477 and speak with a sales engineer, today.

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