"Kiss" Die Cutting

At A.J. Rubber & Sponge Ltd. we offer “kiss” die cutting services as part of our custom gasket and seal manufacturing process (including for custom rubber seals). “Kiss” die cutting is a form of die cutting in which a very light impression of the steel rule die cuts through the peel-off portion of pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) labels, but not through its backing material, allowing for a “peel and stick” application of a custom gasket or seal. “Kiss” die cutting is an excellent solution for commercial or industrial applications where the ability to frequently adhere custom gaskets or seals during the final production process of a product is necessary, such as in the automotive industry for vibration control applications. The gaskets and seals can be rolled up in their self-adhesive paper or plastic liner for convenient dispensing or storage. Gaskets and seals made of foam, rubber and sponge (such as custom rubber seals) can have “kiss” die cutting applied to them.

“Kiss” die cutting of custom gaskets and seals (including custom rubber seals) allows for easier transportation of them, lessening the risk of damage during shipment. A.J. Rubber & Sponge Ltds. modern “kiss” die cutting presses ensure precision “kiss” die cut custom gaskets and seals; there are never any missed cuts, double cut parts, or partially-cut pieces. All of the custom seals and gaskets we fabricate, including custom rubber seals, simply peel evenly and cleanly from their release liner. Our custom gaskets and seals always maintain a consistent gap between them thanks to our “kiss” die cutting process. Any “kiss” die cutting job can be conveniently customized so that only the final pieces are attached to the release liner; the scrap material can easily be removed so that only useable custom gaskets or seals remain on the roll for convenience. Common A.J. Rubber & Sponge Ltd. products that can have “kiss” die cutting services applied to them are:

  • Polyurethane foam gaskets
  • Silicone sponge gaskets
  • Rubber gaskets
  • Silicone gaskets
  • Nitrile (buna-n) gaskets
  • Compressed non-asbestos gaskets
  • Custom neoprene gaskets
  • Sponge gaskets
  • Rubber gaskets
  • Custom rubber seals
  • EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber) gaskets
  • Rubber washers
  • Closed cell sponge gaskets
  • Flange gaskets
  • Foam gaskets
  • SBR (red rubber) gaskets
  • Cloth-inserted rubber gaskets
  • And more!

“Kiss” die cutting is available for all pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) backed pieces, and also for non-adhesive materials that come pre-cast on a paper release liner. For non-adhesive materials that are not pre-cast, a low tack plastic film is usually incorporated to provide the transport liner. A.J. Rubber & Sponge Ltd. provides a full range of custom gaskets and seals using “kiss” die cutting technology from rubber gaskets for the automotive industry to custom rubber seals for use in aerospace applications. Our advanced “kiss” die cutting equipment, along with our machining experience, produces custom gaskets or seals on sheets or rolls of self-adhesive lining material. In order to guarantee the success of your “kiss” die cutting project, we will help you choose the best custom gasket or seal material for your unique commercial or industrial application. For further information on A.J. Rubber & Sponge Ltds. “kiss” die cutting services, please get in touch with us today.

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