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Need a Kiss Cutter Machine? Use a Contract Manufacturer!

“Kiss cutter machine” might sound like the name of a rock band. Actually, though, it’s an important piece of manufacturing equipment. A machine that can perform kiss cuts is essential to conversion manufacturing processes for many businesses. Why is a kiss cutter machine so important for some manufacturing processes? How can ...read more

Custom Die Cutting Services: Essential Facts to Know

Custom die cutting is one of the many manufacturing processes that convert rolled and sheet goods into their final forms. However, the labor and equipment costs associated with die cutting can be significant. That’s why many businesses use contract custom die cutting services for creating die cut goods. Use this die ...read more

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

Rubber Die Cutting: Learn the Facts On How It Works

We use an amazing variety of rubber products in our everyday lives. From gaskets that seal out water to insulators that protect wires, rubber does it all! Often, to get rubber into its required shapes, manufacturers will use rubber die cutting tools and techniques. Die cutting is one of the quiet ...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

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

What a Toll Manufacturing Agreement Can Do for Your Business

In today’s economy, businesses don’t just need manufacturing capacity—they need flexible manufacturing capacity. That’s why many businesses choose to enter a toll manufacturing agreement with a toll and/or contract manufacturer.  Toll manufacturing agreements are contracts that give businesses access to third party manufacturing capacity when and where they need it. Today, ...read more

Meyer Rod Coating: Fundamentals and Major Applications

When a manufacturer needs to apply adhesive to a web substrate, there are many different ways to accomplish the job. Meyer rod coating is one of the most popular of these adhesive coating methods. It allows manufacturers to apply adhesive evenly and consistently, with excellent control over coating thickness.  Now, you ...read more

Understanding the Technology of Rotary Die Cutting

Many consumers and even businesses are unaware of how rotary die cutting helps create the products they use every day. From fabric goods to sheet metal to plastic, the process is critical for converting web materials. At Conversion Technologies International, it’s a popular option for manufacturers who need excellent custom die ...read more
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