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 – 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 – 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 - 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 - How to Choose an Overlaminating Film

August 2018
Overlaminating films are often used to protect underlying graphics but can also be used to alter the appearance of a graphic. Find out which film is best suited for your application.

Tek Tip - 3M™ Fastening Solutions

January 2018
3M™ Reclosable Fasteners are great alternatives for traditional mechanical fasteners. Find out which fastening solution best suits your application.

Tek Tip - 3M™ Commercial Solutions Adhesive and Liner Technology Overview

December 2017
Explore the similarities and differences between 3M™ Commercial Solutions adhesive and liner technologies.

Tek Tip - Adhesive Removability of 3M™ Commercial Solutions

June 2017
3M™ Commercial Solutions offers three different types of adhesive removability from Permanent to Removable to Changeable. This Tek Tip dives into the differences of each adhesive system type.

Tek Tip - Light Management & Diffusing Films Selector Guide

March 2017
Tekra and our supply partners offer 3 different types of light management products: Light Transmission, Light Diffusing, and Light Reflecting. This Tek Tip takes a deep dive into each type and the materials within these categories to help you determine which material is best for your application.

Tek Tip - Custom Membrane Switch Components

July 2014
There are five main components of a membrane switch that each perform a specific function. This technical tip article breaks down in detail the five layers of the switch, what function each layer performs, and what type of materials that are available for each component.

Tek Tip - Medical Plastic Film Terminology

May 2014
Medical film terminology is ever changing and often times can be quite confusing. Here, Tekra offers a comprehensive listing of terms used in the medical film industry that we have compiled over our many years of medical films experience to help our medical customers.


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