Consulting & Process Audit
Budnick is committed to partnering with the world leaders in adhesive tape manufacturing, maintaining the most qualified project development engineers, and offering the broadest converting capabilities in the industry.
Work with our team to identify the optimum adhesive, design, and process for each of your applications to ensure that your final process is running Lean to increase potential profit.
Designed to help you save time and money, our process audits add value to your product by providing a more diverse selection of adhesive materials to assist your company in meeting your goals.
Our application engineers consult with your team of professionals remotely or on-site to determine your needs, drawing from years of experience in the industry to solve application problems and inefficiencies.
What We Offer
One of the biggest benefits to working with Budnick is the experience held by our team members. Let our application engineering team draw from their years of expertise in a variety of industries to help you design and determine the ideal adhesive format for your project. Your requirements can be matched to the most suitable materials on the market through the strong partnerships Budnick has built with a broad range of material tape manufacturers. Our application specialists will work jointly with the manufacturers and our internal project development team to create solutions that enhance the final performance and application productivity in the manufacturing process.
A Budnick process audit is a five-step analysis that focuses on improving adhesive selection, usage, and processes in your organization. Designed to help you save time and money, this audit adds additional value to your product line by providing you with a more diverse selection of adhesive materials that can assist your company in meeting all of your goals. As we customize those adhesives to your applications, we can give you all the information, tools, and knowledge you need to apply them more efficiently.
A process audit is simple - Our consulting team breaks down your various tape applications and begins analyzing them on an itemized basis. Our application analysis draws upon the ideas and experiences of our team members, 60 years of experience, and several adhesive tape and automatic dispensing manufacturers. Further, the team compares and contrasts the adhesives that you are using against other available tapes from our proprietary database.
The team will propose the optimum adhesive and process for each of your applications. Your Audit Report will include the most economical adhesives that are sufficient for your applications, the most efficient design for tape parts, process improvement ideas, and recommendations for automatic dispensing machines and adaptations to your current equipment - including all product and machine costs and estimates of any adjustments to existing equipment or processes. The final report will compare and contrast your current product and process to the proposed solution, helping you quickly determine the ROI of change.
Budnick process audits and consulting services have helped our customers save hundreds of thousands of dollars through improved product utilization, application improvements, and rapid prototyping.
Case Study Improved Process
Inconsistencies in tape usage and scrapping a significant amount of product were becoming a serious issue for a well-known appliance manufacturer.
- Foam-in-place insulation application was failing – 30% of the refrigerator doors were scrapped
- Converted product designed to hold foam insulation in and allow more air and water to escape
- The customer’s amount of discarded doors dropped from 30% all the way down to 5%
Case Study Design Improvement
Unable to meet production goals due to a failing extrusion, this medical equipment manufacturer turned to Budnick to develop a solution.
- Customer was using an extruder’s failing foam to attach an extrusion to a sink base
- A new acrylic foam with quick-stick properties was tested and implemented
- Budnick worked with a new extruder to develop a properly fitting extrusion
Case Study Environmental
A building materials manufacturer came to Budnick after experiencing failure with a tape they were using on their fiberglass insulation line.
- Used in a flying splice application, it needed to perform in extreme temperatures
- A double coated PET tape was found to work well in both winter and summer months
- A die-cut tab was supplied to the customer to better support the splice