Hot Sealing Application — Sealing a Transdermal Patch to a Wearable Device

Thermal Press is a leader in innovations in patch-based wearable device development. As the industry’s specialist in hot sealing applications, we work with you to achieve consistent quality production using a precision roll-to-roll sealer with timed temperature application for multiple assemblies. 

Ideal for biomedical and wearable medical device applications, our thermal press technology will ensure precision in device production focused on improving patient care and quality of life.

Innovations in Medical Wearable Devices

Advancements in wearable medical..

Why are Plastics Hard to Glue?

Plastics are popular in modern product designs because they are versatile, low-cost, and provide superior performance characteristics. The flexibility of compounds like acetals, polypropylenes, and polyethylenes makes them popular with designers, but joining these parts together in a plastic assembly requires special consideration.

How to Bond Plastics That are Hard to Glue

Modern plastics are hard to glue because the compounds often lack sufficient surface tension. Using glues in plastic assemblies frequently requires a primer or promoter to alter the molecular properties of the..

How to Optimize Your Plastic Parts Assembly

At Thermal Press, we often advise customers on how to optimize their plastic parts assembly and manufacturing process. If you are joining plastic parts to form a single assembly, you need to understand the factors that can influence the quality of the bond and possibly lead to product liability issues.

If you want to produce high-quality assemblies for plastic parts, you’ve come to the right place. Thermal Press has the experience and equipment to help you succeed in optimizing your entire plastic parts assembly process for any kind of application...

Select the Right Plastic Assembly Method for Your Products

When designing plastic parts, choosing the right assembly method is critical to ensure product quality. Even if you are reevaluating an existing design, we can help you select the right plastic assembly method for your products. While the best method will depend on your application requirements, there are a variety of techniques available with different performance characteristics.

Let’s look at some of the most effective plastic assembly methods for joining operations.

Modern Assembly Methods for Joining Operations of Plastic Products

With the rapid development of new prototypes and changes to how consumers view healthcare, the medical device market is growing fast. According to the latest market research, the industry will grow annually by 6.3% from 2021 to 2027, reaching a global market value of $625.3 billion. Below, we look at some of the medical device trends for 2022 driving this growth.

5 Medical Device Trends for 2022

New technologies and medical capabilities, including drug discovery and research are driving most of the growth in..

plastic assembly consulting

Manufacturing Tips for Quality Plastic Assemblies

Quality plastic assemblies often rely on press fits to hold parts in perfect alignment. These bonded interference fits used in assembly connections provide consistent performance in a multitude of applications. You can see some of the plastic assembly examples available from Thermal Press here.

Demand for press-fit assembly technology and heat-sealing equipment shows that manufacturers are looking to near-shore manufacturing, automate assembly processes, and maintain the integrity of each plastic assembly that leaves the line to reduce product liability.

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heat sealing process

Port Sealing: An Effective Heat Sealing Solution

by Lance Crawford, Thermal Press International, Inc.

Heat sealing is the process of sealing one thermoplastic to another similar thermoplastic using heat and pressure. The direct contact method of heat sealing utilizes a constantly heated die or sealing bar to apply heat to a specific contact area or path to seal or weld the thermoplastics together. Heat sealing is used for many applications, including heat seal connectors, thermally activated adhesives and film or foil sealing.

Common applications for the heat sealing process

How to Optimize Your Plastic Parts Assembly

Select the Right Plastic Assembly Method for Your Products