Avery Dennison’s Industrial and Healthcare Materials’ Performance Tapes business has opened a new electronics solutions and technology centre in Santa Clara, California, US.
The new facility has been designed, equipped and staffed to offer engineering solutions and services to Avery Dennison’s customers from the electronics industry.
The facility will conduct material characterisation, testing and rapid-prototyping for pressure-sensitive adhesive electronics applications.
The 6000 ft2 facility will house collaboration and training area, along with lab space where the company’s engineers and scientists can work side-by-side with customers’ engineering teams in three key areas for the development of application solutions.
These areas include rapid prototyping, material and substrate characterisation and performance testing.
Under rapid prototyping, on-site library of adhesives, carriers, liners and lamination equipment will be used for custom sample turnaround within the same day. Laser and flatbed die cutting will be used for performing die cut geometry and optimisation.
Under material and substrate characterisation, mechanical properties such as force deflection, fracture toughness, tensile and elongation, wetting and surface energy characterisation will be measured.
And under performance testing, the focus will on semi-structural adhesive tapes, impact resistance, chemical resistance and waterproof testing.
The new center is claimed to be the region’s only facility offering full service prototyping, custom testing and material characterization for functional bonding solutions at a single location.
Performance Tapes industrial segment global research and development senior director Robert Medsker said: “Avery Dennison’s investment in facilities, equipment and human resources reflects the business potential we see in the electronics sector for high performance adhesive tapes.
“Look for Avery Dennison to emerge as a key supplier to electronics manufacturers worldwide, and a preferred source for problem solving and technical support.”
Primary applications serviced at the lab include laptops, tablets, notebooks, mobile phones and other electronics requiring engineered PSA solutions.