Creative Uses for Tape

Creative Uses for Tape

Most products can be used for more than their intended purpose. For example, nails are primarily for fastening two pieces of wood together, but many consumers use them as hangers for tools in a garage. Tape is a product that also has many uses other than just as an adhesive. Here are four everyday uses…

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Keep Your LED Lighting Safe from Sticky Situations

Keep Your LED Lighting Safe from Sticky Situations

LED lighting is fast replacing incandescent lights due to its longevity, efficacy and efficiency. What used to last months now lasts years, thus reducing both expense and replacement time. LED lighting does, however, have an Achilles heel. LED lighting is more susceptible to moisture than traditional lighting, and it works more efficiently when cool. So…

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IPC APEX EXPO 2016

IPC APEX EXPO 2016

Mark your calendars and join Hisco at the IPC APEX EXPO 2016 from March 13th through March 17th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Experience a week of education, technology, networking and the largest gathering of the best companies in the industry as you get a glimpse of tomorrow’s products. This five-day event brings professionals and the…

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Teflon® Tape versus High Temperature Tape

Teflon® Tape versus High Temperature Tape

Occasionally, a brand will become the representative for an entire product line. Xerox is synonymous with copying documents with a copy machine; Jell-O is the de facto name given to flavored gelatin products. High temperature tapes are no different; in this industry, many consumers mistakenly refer to the entire range of high temperature tapes as Teflon…

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Don’t Brush Away EDD! Here’s What You Need to Know

Don’t Brush Away EDD! Here’s What You Need to Know

EDD, or Electrostatic Discharge Damage, can cause engine failure that can lead to crashes or an airplane that cannot be repaired. What is EDD? Electrostatic discharge damage refers to deterioration of an engine due to electrostatic discharge that occurs when brushes in the starter-generator wear and create dust that collects on the internal components of…

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AIF and Hisco: Precisely What You Need!

AIF and Hisco: Precisely What You Need!

We are pleased to announce our recent acquisition of Absolute Industrial Fabricators (AIF). AIF was founded over 40 years ago in Addison, IL, and offers fabricating capabilities and materials for the OEM industry. AIF will continue to operate independently as a part of Hisco’s fabrication group, and it will be managed by Precision Converting, a…

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3M™ VHB™ Tape

3M™ VHB™ Tape

Twenty-five years ago, 3M introduced a tape so strong and durable that it was touted as being able to replace rivets and mechanical fasteners to permanently bond substrates. Naturally, many people were and are skeptical, and understandably so. When most of us think of tape, we think of the roll of tape our parents kept…

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Introducing a New Time-Saving Feature on Hisco.com!

Introducing a New Time-Saving Feature on Hisco.com!

Online shopping. The freedom of being able to buy almost anything from your home or anywhere else with internet access is a convenience that many of us wonder how we ever lived without. But there is a flip side, a much less accommodating side to internet shopping: Discovering that the item(s) you are trying to…

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Static Dissipative or Static Conductive: That is the Question

Static Dissipative or Static Conductive: That is the Question

In ESD-safe environments, controlling static is paramount. Without eliminating the risks associated with static electricity in areas susceptible to damage by static, you’re going to run into potentially costly problems. With that in mind, it’s time to make an important decision: Should I choose static dissipative or static conductive solutions? Companies that are new to…

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Are Your Fasteners Hanging by a Thread?

Are Your Fasteners Hanging by a Thread?

Equipment failure has many causes. Overuse, inadequate maintenance, age— all of these factors and more are common sources of breakdown. Another common cause— and one of the easiest to prevent— is fastener loosening due to worn, fatigued and/or poorly threaded fasters. LOCTITE® has a simple solution to help tie up the loose ends on your…

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