Tek Tips & White Papers

We've tapped into the knowledge base of our seasoned staff of engineers, R&D and product managers to come up with a series of technical tips which we've dubbed "Tek Tips."  Some Tek Tips examples include:

  • Film and adhesive selection advice
  • Step by step processing techniques
  • Valuable "tips of the trade" from other customers
  • Defining complicated technical terms or tests in easy to read and understandable ways

Tekra's vendor partners, at times in conjunction with Tekra staff, have written industry white papers which can also be requested in this section.

Fingerprint Sensor Module

Tek Tip – How Electrically Conductive Tapes Work

September 2019
3M™ Electrically Conductive Adhesive Transfer Tapes are designed for use in a variety of electronics assembly operations. Learn how they provide many advantages over traditional, conventional soldering processes used for grounding, mechanical fasteners and assembly.
Four Steps of Tekra NPD

Tek Tip – What is Tekra's New Product Development process?

July 2019
If you have an idea for a coated film that does not fit an off-the-shelf offering, let us walk you through our NPD process with our experienced team.
Heat Sink

Tek Tip – Properties of Thermally Conductive Adhesives

June 2019
Learn how 3M™ Thermally Conductive Adhesive Transfer Tapes can help you extend the operational lifetime and reliability of small electronics.

Tek Tip - Polyester Surface Treatment

February 2019
Polyester films almost always have at least one surface “roughened” either by the addition of slip agents or by a surface coating. Doing so, ensures the correct interaction between a printer’s desired end use application and the properties of the PET film type.

Tek Tip - Amorphous vs. Semi-Crystalline Polyester

January 2019
Polyester film has a semi-crystalline “structure” or pattern at the molecular level. This structure results from the biaxial orientation process. This introductory article explains that principle and the resulting versatile PET film properties.

Tek Tip - Understanding Polyester Film Tolerances

January 2019
Polyester manufacturers like DuPont Teijin Films™ (DTF), monitor & control several key film attributes during the manufacturing process. Gauge is just one such variable.

Tek Tip - Latex Inkjet Profiling is the same as Baking a Cake

December 2018
Creating profiles for printing on plastics can seem overwhelming if you’re using a new substrate, but with a few basic tips, it’s as easy as baking a cake! Our ‘Tek Tip’ will explain the do’s and don’ts so you can begin the process with confidence.

Tek Tip - Surface Energy - Solutions to bonding to low surface energy substrates

December 2018
Low surface energy (LSE) substrates are often difficult to bond to. Click here to learn more about the benefits of using 3M™ High Strength Acrylic Adhesive 300LSE when bonding to these surfaces.

Tek Tip - Tekra's New Product Development and Research & Development Teams

October 2018
Tekra’s new product development team and R&D team are dedicated to creating custom coated film products to meet your specifications when an off-the-shelf material falls short.

Tek Tip - Discovering the Differences in SABIC's LEXAN™ Flame Retardant Polycarbonate Films

September 2018
There are many flame retardant polycarbonate films out there. See what the differences are between SABIC’s four most common FR films and which one is perfect for your application!

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