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What is Materials Converting and Who Should I Choose?

Materials converting, broadly speaking, means manufacturing processes that turn raw materials into finished goods. In practice, you’ll most often hear this term in reference to rolled goods manufacturing. Typically, it means combining multiple layers of web material into a single product. Adhesive coating, laminating, and die cutting are all common elements ...read more

Die Cut Plastic: Can I Use a Contract Die Cutting Service?

Plastic is one of the most versatile and widely used materials in manufacturing and industry today. One reason for its popularity is that plastic is easy to cut and shape into many different formats. To perform these cuts, manufacturers often rely on die cutting, which makes die cut plastic a manufacturing ...read more

What is a Contract Manufacturer and Do I Need One?

You might have heard the term “contract manufacturer” in discussing supply chains and manufacturing. But what is a contract manufacturer exactly, and which businesses can get the most out of contract manufacturing services? Contract manufacturers are among the most important elements in many business’ supply chains. These manufacturers provide production capacity ...read more

How to Find an Adhesive Services Company

Adhesives are omnipresent in the goods that consumers and businesses use every day. Whether they’re present in the packaging, the goods themselves, or both, adhesives fulfill many critical functions. Often, the adhesive services company is the one that applies these adhesives during the manufacturing process.  Businesses use adhesive services when they ...read more

How Contract Die Cutting Services Can Help Your Business

Die cutting is an important part of many production processes. It allows manufacturers to easily create clean, mass-producible parts. However, because the costs involved with in-house die cutting are significant, it’s also common to use contract die cutting services. First, we’ll look at the key elements of die cutting services here, ...read more

The Fabric Lamination Process and Its Applications

Manufacturers in many different industries use laminated fabric in their products. From raincoats to car interiors, these fabrics play a major role in our lives. But what does the fabric lamination process look like? We’ll give you a quick overview of fabric lamination in this article. First, let’s take a look ...read more

Automotive Die Cutting Services: How Do They Work?

When manufacturing automotive components, it’s imperative not to cut corners. That is, unless the design calls for cut corners, in which case those corners had better be cut just right. That’s why so many auto manufacturers use automotive die cutting services. A qualified die cutting service can be a great asset ...read more

What Specialty Coating & Laminating Services Does CTI Offer?

Adhesive coating and laminating are two important manufacturing processes that your business might require. For manufacturers who produce rolled or sheet goods, it can be especially important to have reliable specialty coating and laminating capacity. That’s because some applications and industries will require more specialized coating services than others. This can ...read more

Customizable Automotive Headliner Foam for Your Applications

Automotive headliner foam is an example of how adhesives and lamination subtly improve our lives. Most people might not usually think about how important automotive headliners are. But it’s very noticeable when headliner foam isn’t doing its job, which means that quality manufacturing standards are crucial. To ensure that every vehicle ...read more

How Precision Die Technologies Benefit Manufacturers

In the competitive world of manufacturing, there’s not much room for “close enough.” Manufacturers need to use the most advanced technologies available to get results that meet specifications every time. Precision die technologies for die cutting materials are one important way to do that. Now more than ever, there’s a huge ...read more

Fabric to Foam Laminating: Your Introduction to the Process

Foam materials like flexible polyurethane foam have a huge range of commercial and industrial applications. However, to use these materials at their fullest potential, manufacturers often need to convert foams into finished rolled goods. That’s where the technique of fabric to foam laminating becomes useful. At CTI, we like to talk ...read more

How Does an Industrial Roll Laminating Machine Work?

The world of industrial laminating requires a lot of specialized tools and techniques. One of the most important is the industrial roll laminating machine. Many different industries have come to rely on the cost-effective and high quality lamination that these machines provide. Applications for advanced industrial laminating machines span across industries, ...read more
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