Product Announcement from Can-Do National Tape
Can-Do has die cutting capabilities for a variety of adhesive materials. These materials can include fabrics, foils, foams, and other substrates with adhesive backing.
They operate high-speed rotary die presses in order to produce large quantities and tight tolerance precision parts. Also, Can-Do operates flatbed presses for shorter run quantities and thicker materials. Flatbed presses use less expensive steel-rule dies while rotary die presses require more expensive dies. Almost any shape and size may be cut; and the cut may go all the way through, making individual pieces; or it may go through only to the adhesive-side liner paper so that parts may be peeled away from the liner.
Each of their several rotary presses offers different features that allow us to select the best production process. Can-Do also operates several different flatbed presses. The tonnage and bed size vary, and our converting manager is able to select the most appropriate machine for the job.
Die cut materials include:
• Foil products
• Felt with adhesive backing
• Many different foam products. Foams are open and closed cell and range from low to high density.
Also, Can-Do die cuts different materials and substrates with custom adhesive systems. Demanding quality standards, with QS9000 Certification, allow us to supply the automotive industry.
Die Cutting Application Success Stories
Reducing costs for an appliance manufacturer
An appliance manufacturer required a sound dampening material that would come into contact with other moveable components on the appliance that was being designed. Our sales person worked with the company's engineers to design a part that would meet these technical specifications. The sales person identified a low density, closed cell foam and a high quality acrylic adhesive to laminate to the foam. Working with Can-Do's converting manager, the customer and sales person designed a process to die cut the foam, laminate an adhesive product with a low co-efficient of friction surface, and re-register the product to be die cut again on a second pass. The pieces perform the required function, and Can-Do has been able to reduce cost to the customer by improving production processes and identifying less expensive materials.
Finding solutions for customers
Can-Do's customer had a problem with their process of making molded parts out of styrofoam impressions in molten metal. The customer was searching for a product to bond to a casting that could withstand high temperatures and not lose adhesion when exposed to liquids. We recommended a styrene material laminated with a high temperature acrylic adhesive. The foam was laminated and slit to width; and then, the material was die cut to the appropriate shape and put-up in roll form for ease of application. The problem was solved.