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MBK Company News 2018-10-11T14:39:03+00:00

MBK Company News

Read about MBK Tape Solutions products, services, noteworthy events, awards and more.

Lean 101 Manufacturing and Push-Pull Production

Keeping with our commitment to add value to our customers and to continually improve, MBK Tape Solutions prescribes to Lean manufacturing principles. This year with the guidance from Dennis Grogan, a consultant from Austin-Corp., MBK is focusing on identifying areas of improvement and standardizing the process. Check out our Lean 101 video that demonstrates the difference from Push to Pull production.

November 2018|

Benefits of a 3M Partnership with MBK Tape Solutions

Since 1976, MBK Tape Solutions has been a 3M Platinum Preferred Converter in both 3M’s Medical and Industrial Tapes divisions. Having the Platinum 3M Preferred Converter status gives MBK access to the most competitively priced, high quality 3M branded products that meet our customer’s needs as well as gives MBK access to 3M technical expertise and support.

October 2018|

MBK Tape Solutions Sponsors Med Tech Monday Conference

MBK Tape Solutions participated as a Silver Sponsor at the Med Tech Monday conference held at the Avenue of the Arts Hotel in Costa Mesa on August 6th, 2018. The event focused on the development and funding for start-up medical device companies.

September 2018|

MBK Tape Solutions Hires Family & Friends for Summer Jobs

Thank you, Ruby Hernandez, James Lopez, Yessenia Lopez Padilla, Nicole Ramos and Alvarez Christopher for spending your summer working at MBK Tape Solutions. We appreciated your help in the office and manufacturing plant. Hope this work experience will help you grow and prepare you for future endeavors. Best of luck!

August 2018|

MBK Tape Solutions Releases New Medical Tapes & Materials Catalog

Though MBK has been providing medical tape solutions to the industry for decades, we are excited to release our new Medical Tapes and Materials Catalog on our website.  By using the faceted search parameters which instantly filters the results, you will be able to find the best adhesive tape product for your specifications quickly and easily.  We offer medical grade products including films, foams and non-woven materials coated with biocompatible acrylic, rubber or silicone adhesives, as well as hydrogels and hydrocolloids.   MBK has the converting capabilities to customize the construction to meet your specific application requirements.

April 2018|

MBK Moved to Larger Headquarters – 9959 Canoga Avenue, Chatsworth, California

September 2017 – To accommodate growth in both the Medical and Industrial markets, MBK Tape Solutions has moved to a new, larger converting facility. Their new address is 9959 Canoga Ave, Chatsworth, California 91311.The current phone number remains the same at 818-998-1477. MBK’s new facility nearly doubles their previous manufacturing footprint and includes a state-ofthe-art ISO Class 8 clean-room with four, independent work cells for manufacturing and packaging. The shop and warehouse are utilizing lean manufacturing principals, ensuring quality products and efficiency. The employees enjoy comfortable new offices and an environment that promotes streamlined communication [...]

October 2017|

MBK is Moving – Business Open as Usual

To accomodate our growing business, MBK is moving to larger headquarters. The new facility is nearly double in capacity of our current location and will house a new state-of-the-art ISO Class 8 clean-room. With the added office and shop space, the new environment will promote team work and increase efficiency to effectively meet your needs. The scheduled date for moving is September 8th. We have planned the move, so that Business Will Open As Usual. The NEW location is literally down the street from our current location at 9959 Canoga Avenue, Chatsworth, California. We are very excited about the move and hope you will stop by and visit when you are in the neighborhood.

August 2017|

MBK Tape Solutions Hires A Certified Quality Manager

MBK is pleased to announce the hiring of Jaymin Chauhan for the Quality Manager position. Jaymin is currently finishing up his Master's degree in Manufacturing System Engineering & Quality Management at California State University in Northridge, California. We are thrilled to have a Certified Lean and Six Sigma Quality Control Manager join the team. Jaymin earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering In India and then worked for four years as a Production Engineer - Team Leader in South Korea. Utilizing his prior work experience, knowledge and skills, Jaymin's primary role will be overseeing the Quality Control at MBK as well as implementing Lean Manufacturing and assuring good work flow at our new headquarters. Welcome to the MBK family.

July 2017|

MBK Tape Solutions Develops Stick To Skin Wearable Patches for CGM Continuous Glucose Monitoring

MBK Tape Solutions has been a leader in designing, developing and converting stick to skin patches for over 15 years for use with Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) medical devices. Continuous monitoring with the use of a CGM device that is secured to the skin with a medical grade pressure sensitive adhesive tape system provides an effective way to measure glucose levels in real-time throughout the day and night for diabetes management.

June 2017|

MBK Tape Solutions Implements Lean Manufacturing: Utilizing 5S, Gemba Walk and Kaizen Tools

Over the past year, MBK Tape Solutions implemented Lean Manufacturing practices, with the goal to reduce waste and improve the manufacturing process. What does this mean for our customers? Using lean manufacturing techniques helps deliver higher quality products while reducing costs. In April, the entire MBK team participated in a Kaizen event. Facilitated by Dennis Grogan, a consultant from Austin-Corp. we developed and implemented new processes in order to streamline and eliminate unneeded waste. Many thanks to Dennis for listening to the staff's concerns and ideas, and bringing positive energy to the MBK workplace. To learn more about 5S, Gemba Walk and Kaizen Tools

April 2017|

MBK Celebrates 45 Year Anniversary & Plans for the Future

After 45 years in operation, MBK is positioning itself for sustained growth in the world markets. We continue to improve operations, expand our space and update our equipment, software and certification. This past year, we doubled our clean room manufacturing space, updated the slitting and laminating equipment, and utilized the laser die cutting equipment for prototypes, low volume and tight tolerance laser cut parts. To increase productivity and assure quality, we are transitioning to a new software system and are updating our ISO 9001:2008 certification to ISO 9000:121:15. MBK continually strives to be the best tape converter, providing quality products and services.

December 2016|

MBK Tape Solutions Launches New Responsive Website

MBK Tape Solutions, a leader in the medical and industrial adhesive tape converting industry, announces the launch of its newly redesigned responsive website, www.mbktape.com. The user-friendly, responsive site ensures an informative experience on any mobile device or PC/ MAC based platform. The layout provides multiple ways to navigate the website, search for materials and find information quickly.

September 2016|

Brandon Stevens Joins the MBK Tape Solutions Sales Team

In June 2016, MBK hired Brandon Stevens as a Sales Engineer covering Orange County, California. With his work experience at Avery Dennison and product knowledge, customers will be impressed with his ability to offer engineered tape solutions to a wide variety of applications. Brandon has an infectious smile and is excited to work with our new and existing customers. Please feel free to reach out to him at any time on his mobile phone at 714-330-5758 or via e-mail at info@mbktape.com.

June 2016|

MBK Tape Solutions Provides Medical Device Microfluidic Solutions

MBK Tape Solutions has the expertise and knowledge to help with microfluidic medical devices that are used in medical screening and diagnostics. The MBK team has extensive experience working with medical adhesives & materials, including adhesive technology engineered for low build-up of residue in high volume die cutting operations, materials manufactured to exact thickness specifications and containing low levels of volatiles that ensure compatibility with your chemistry.

May 2016|

MBK Offers “Green” Eco-Friendly Tape Solutions

MBK offers environmentally friendly custom adhesive tape products and specialty tape converting services to a variety of industries including renewable energy, medical, food, automotive and manufacturing that are either made from renewable or recycled raw materials or are recyclable or biodegradable themselves.

April 2016|

MBK Announces New Partnership with tesa® Tape

MBK Tape Solutions is pleased to announce the newly formed partnership with tesa tape, Inc. MBK is one of the few select converters working in their Unique Partner Program (U.P.P.). "Our partnership with such a world class organization like tesa helps strengthen our MBK breadth of products and services we can offer to our current and potential customer base. Tesa has some of the best PSA Pressure Sensitive Adhesive products in the world and I am happy that we have formed this partnership to strengthen our working relationship. This partnership will help both companies expand our portfolio of products and services to customers in almost every industry," said Jason Zajac, Vice President of Sales.

March 2016|

MBK Provides Stick to Skin Solutions: Extended Wear Tape Products Adhere for 7+ Days

Being at the forefront in the wearable market, MBK Tape Solutions has helped engineer "stick to skin" solutions for wearable devices in many different industries: anything from 3D holographic sunglasses to nicotine cessation patches, constant glucose monitoring devices (CGM) and even some operating room solutions. Device manufactures and medical professionals are looking for conformable adhesive tapes that can hold devices securely for long-term wear and can be removed from the skin gently, without causing skin trauma. One of the most common questions asked, is there a long term PSA solution to stick to skin for more than 7 days?

November 2015|

Customer Service Training: MBK Attends 3M Converter College

MBK Tape Solutions encourages ongoing training of all employees. Last week, Sylvia Pena and Cynthia Aceves, Customer Service Representatives, attended 3M Converter College in St. Paul, MN. After being immersed in the 3M community, they returned to California with a wealth of information about 3M tape products and the latest market trends. According to Cynthia, "3M Converter College was an amazing experience! We expanded our knowledge on various products, applications and of course, converting challenges. 3M Reps were beyond helpful and knowledgeable. They made us feel at home. As Mr. Johnson our training supervisor emphasized, "A presentation without a demonstration is just a conversation."

October 2015|

Continuing Education: MBK Sales Team Attends tesa® Tape Academy

MBK Tape Solutions inside sales team, Larry Dahl, Carlos Amesquita and Sylvia Pena, recently attended tesa Academy in Grand Rapids, MI. Their first day training was highlighted by a technical presentation by Cody Shelner, Application Solutions Engineer, followed by a new product presentation by Brady Hanson, Associate Market Manager. The second day was a plant tour and meetings with various product managers. Our team came away with a far better understanding of tesa's diverse industrial product line and capabilities as well as a new insight where there products are being used. Thank you tesa for all your support!

September 2015|

MBK Announces New Partnership with Adhesives Research: Preferred Converter for Medical Devices & Wearable Markets

MBK Tape Solutions is pleased to announce a new partnership as a Preferred Converter with a distinguised Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape Manufacturer, Adhesives Research. MBK has partnered with Adhesives Research's medical division to expand our breath of product offerings to our new and existing client base.

August 2015|

Jason Zajac Discusses Wearable Technology Designs at University of San Francisco/UC Berkeley

Jason Zajac Discusses Wearable Technology Designs at University of San Francisco/UC Berkeley June 17, 2015 – Jason Zajac, Vice President of Sales for MBK Tape Solutions, presented to the University of San Francisco/ UC Berkeley, Master of Transitional Medicine (MTM) team about the latest stick to skin adhesives they engineer as well as the multi-layer lamination methods MBK has pioneered for mounting medical devices to the body. “It is amazing the people I meet and the technologies that are being developed to help people become more aware of their body and to prevent and treat [...]

June 2015|

Medical Tapes for Wearable Sensor Devices: MBK Provides Innovative Tape and Design Solutions

Bio-compatible skin friendly medical adhesive tapes are an integral part of designing wearable sensor medical devices. Wearable sensor devices are used to monitor, diagnose and treat diseases, fitness and general patients wellness. The challenge for startups and manufactures is finding the right combination of adhesive tape materials and backings to produce a comfortable, breathable and reliable long term skin contact securement system for their patients and end users.

February 2015|

MBK Expands Production & Warehouse Space: Enhances Converting Capabilities and Capacity

To support the growing business, MBK Tape Solutions expanded their existing warehouse and added a new die-cutting press and slitting machine. Installing a mezzanine to the two-story building, increased floor space and storage and the new converting equipment amplified MBK's die-cutting and slitting capabilities.

November 2014|

New FDA Direct Food Contact Tapes Developed by MBK Tape Solutions: Achieves Safety Compliance and Eliminates Contamination

In today's regulatory landscape, MBK Tape Solutions has addressed the need for FDA safety compliant pressure sensitive adhesives and coatings used when manufacturing, processing, packing, packaging, transporting or holding food, pharmaceutical and OTC products.

September 2014|

8 Reasons to Choose MBK Tape Solutions to Design and Develop Your Tape Products

As a third party tape converter, MBK is well qualified to manage the development of adhesive tape component parts and end-user products for the following reasons.

August 2014|

MBK Tape Solutions Launches Enhanced Website: Provides Quick Access to Extensive Product Catalog and Converting Capabilities

MBK Tape Solutinos, a leader in the adhesive tape converting industry, announced the launch of it's newly redesigned website, www.mbktape.com. The user-friendly site is seamless to navigate and the new enhancements ensure an informative user experience.

April 2014|

One Stop Tape Shop – New Commodity Line of Adhesive Tapes and Sprays

MBK Tape Solutions now stocks a commodity line of carton sealing tape, masking tape, duct tape, filament tape, as well as, adhesive sprays, lubricants and cleaners from Cammie® and Sprayway®, giving MBK customers a one stop shop for all their adhesive tapes and sprays.

November 2012|

MBK Tape Solutions Partners with Rogers Corporation

MBK Tape Solutions is pleased to announce the new partnership with Rogers Corporation. MBK is now a Roger's converter. The Roger's converter status gives MBK the rights to disribute and sell all of Roger's products including Poron® Urethane Foams and Bisco® Silicones.

June 2012|

MBK Tape Solutions Partners with Avery Dennison Medical Solutions As Part of Converter Benefit Program

MBK Tape Solutions announces its partnership with Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, a division of Avery Dennison Corporation and a global leader in adhesive technologies for medical applications, including surgical, wound care, ostomy and electromedical.

May 2012|

MBK Tape Solutions Creates New Position for Jason Zajac, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

MBK Tape Solutions announced the appointment of Jason Zajac to the newly created position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. After working 7 years at Avery Dennison in Sales and Business Development , he was ready to reorganize the sales force at MBK.

April 2012|

MBK Tape Solutions Launches New Website

MBK Tape Solutions Launches New Website February 2012 - MBK Tapes Solutions, a leading global converter of pressure sensitive adhesive tape, is pleased to announce the launch of a newly redesigned website www.mbktape.com. Key features of the web site include a product catalog, and a new user interface focused on improving navigation and the overall customer experience. The product catalog lists items that are typically stocked and is sorted by materials, applications and industries, making the website user friendly. Each converting service provides information that both the novice and the engineer will find helpful. In [...]

February 2012|

MBK Tape Solutions Installs Soliant Energy Rooftop Solar System in Los Angeles

Soliant Energy, the leader in concentrated photovoltaic solar energy systems for commercial rooftops, announced today, that MBK has installed the Soliant SPV rooftop solar system on its headquarters in Chatsworth, California.

October 2010|