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Bursting Strength

The ability of a tape to resist damage when a force is applied evenly and perpendicularly to the surface of a tape.

Blocking

Adhesion between the sheets of the plies of rolls of coated material, usually due to extreme conditions of pressure, temperature, or humidity.

Bleeding

Penetration through the tape of a coloring material (paint, etc.) onto the surface to which the tape is applied.

Backsize

An occlusive coating applied to the non-pressure sensitive side of a porous backing such as paper in order to provide a satisfactory surface that the pressure sensitive adhesive can contact when the tape is wound into a roll.

Backing

A relatively thin flexible material to which the adhesive is applied.   Theoretically any material that is reasonably flat, thin, and flexible can be used as a tape backing.

Anchorage

The specific adhesion of a pressure sensitive adhesive to a face material or an anchor coat.

Adhesive Transfer

The conveyance of adhesive from its normal position on the tape backing to a surface to which the tape was attached, either during unwind or removal.

Die Cutting

Die cutting is one of the most popularly requested custom manufacturing services that we offer.   But what does that mean, and how does it work?  Think of it as a cookie cutter.   You can make any shape of cookie you like with the right dieā€¦ or in our case, you can make any shape of your desired material.  Custom Converting is all about fulfilling your requirements.

"Die cutting is used in manufacturing a variety of items by cutting components quickly and efficiently, with the perfect cut every time. In manufacturing processes, large industrial-strength die cutting machines are usually used to speed up the process and withstand the constant pressures of a heavy workload." (scrapbook.com)

Custom Converting has a number of industrial die cutting machines, set up for steel rule or rotary dies or Class A tooling.   We have die cut everything from plastic to fabric, kraft paper to foam.    This allows us to manufacture parts for electronics, medical devices, fashion, the life-science community, and more. 

If you have a question about our capabilities, or would like to learn more, please contact us at 760-724-0664 or use our convenient online form.

Adhesive Deposit or Residue

Adhesive that is pulled away from the tape upon removal and remains on the surface to which it has been applied.

Adhesion to Backing

The bond produced to the backing of the same tape or another tape backing.

Accelerated Weathering (aka Weathering)

Exposure in a chamber to ultraviolet light, heat, and water whereby the effect of outdoor exposure on a tape can be approximated.

Accelerated Aging

A means whereby the deterioation of a tape encountered in natural aging may be accelerated and reproduced in the laboratory.

Abrasion Resistance

The ability of a tape to withstand rubbing and still function satisfactorily.