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.

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Tek Tip - Light Management Terminology

September 2023
Light Management Terminology: There are a few key terms to learn and Tekra is here to help.
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Tek Tip - Freight Claims

September 2023
This article provides an overview of what to look for when receiving freight shipments, and how to determine if there was potential damage caused during transport.

Tek Tip: The Roles of Conductive and Dielectric Inks in Printed Circuitry

November 2022
This article explains the differences of conductive inks and dielectric inks that are used in printed circuitry.
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Tek Tip – Printing Conductive Inks on Temperature-Sensitive Substrates

September 2021
This Tek Tip addresses a common challenge in the manufacturing of printed electronics that require temperature-sensitive substrates, such as medical wearable devices or smart packaging applications: pairing them with the right conductive materials that won’t compromise their thermal stability during the manufacturing process.
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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.
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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.
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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 Mylar® Specialty Films (formerly DuPont Teijin Films™), monitor & control several key film attributes during the manufacturing process. Gauge is just one such variable.


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