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Rotary Die Cutting

Rotary Die Cutting – the process of using a cylindrical engraved hardened steel tool to cut materials at high speeds and close-tolerance cutting.Many layers of materials can be cut at one time, using different materials and cutting dies in registration to produce your most complex parts.

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Rope Stock

A smooth paper made wholly or largely of hemp fiber for tensile strength.

Release Liner (aka Slip Sheet or Interliner)

A web of sheet material used as a protective liner, which covers the adhesive side of the tape.  It is removed prior to application.  Most frequently found on double-sided tapes and label stocks.

Release Force

The measure of the force required to separate a unit width of pressure sensitive tape from a release coated surface at a controlled angle and speed. 

Quality Policy

Custom Converting, Inc. is a custom contract manufacturer.  

We are dedicated to meeting the individual requirements of each Customer, making every part unique to their specifications.

Our goal is to consistently provide our Customers with:

  • Quality Products
  • On-Time Deliveries
  • Overall Customer Satisfaction

We are committed to continually improving our Quality System to achieve our Quality Goals and Objectives.

Priming

Application of a thin layer of adhesive-like material to a backing that serves as a bonding agent between the backing and the final adhesive coat.

Pressure Sensitive

A term commonly used to designate a distinct category of adhesive tapes and adhesives which in dry form (solvent/water free) are aggressively and permanently tacky at room temperature and that firmly adhere to a variety of dissimilar surfaces upon mere contact, without the need of more than finger or hand pressure.

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Pouching

Pouching – the process of packaging a product in a multi-layer laminated structure, which can be plastic, foil, or paper with a heat sealable coating on the material.

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Plasticization

The softening of an adhesive when exposed to migrating plasticizers or oils.

Peel Adhesion

The force per unity width required to break the bond between a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape and the surface to which it has been applied when the tape is peeled back at a controlled angle at a standard rate and condition.

Pattern Coated

A term that refers to the width and spacing arrangement of strips of adhesive laid down parallel to machine direction and across the width of pressure sensitive stock during its production.

Out-Gassing

The release of volatile components under heat or vacuum.

Opacity

The ability of a tape to prevent the transmission of light.

Oozing

A "squeezing out" of the adhesive from under the backing.   Occurrence when a tape is in a roll form causes the edges of the roll to become tacky.

Off-Core

A roll of tape in which the layers are in correct alignment, but the tape is displaced sideways on the core.

Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate

A measure of the rate of water vapor transmission through a pressure-sensitive product, usually measured in grams/square meter/24 hours.

Metal Foil

Thin flexible sheets of metal, such as aluminum, copper, and lead, used as tape backings because of their inherent properties such as weather resistance, electrical conductivity, reflectivity, etc.

Lifting

A situation where a section of tape has pulled away from the surface to which it has been applied.

Latent Stain

A stain in a surface to which tape has been applied, which does not become noticeable until some time after the tape is removed, usually after the surface has been exposed to sunlight or heat.

Lap Joint

A joint made by lapping one material over another to provide a mated area that can be joined with an adhesive.