MPI Matco can produce an infinite number of die cuts to accommodate any design. The end result is a die cut adhesive tape in a shape and size that is unique for your specific applications. If you can imagine it, we can create it.
This helps optimize our customers’ process by reducing time, waste and cost.
Die cut adhesive tapes create secure physical seals between components. This makes them extremely versatile and can solve business challenges across a variety of industries.
Most of our products can be die-cut and converted to fit your specific needs
Contact us Our Application Experts understand that every cut counts – no matter how small!
Infinite shapes, for infinite applications
We manufacture specialty die-cut parts made from Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes.
With hundreds of existing dies, most of our clients find a design to help them optimize their project. But if your design is something that we do not already have a die for, rest-assured that we can make it for you. From die-cutting, to laminating, to extended liners, there are countless solutions available.
The manufacturing process of die-cutting adhesive tape involves large quantities of identical shapes that are stamped from a material at a rapid speed. The process is performed on specialized machinery using a custom-made die that consists of sharp blades, formed into the desired shape. The material to be cut is placed on a supportive substrate. The die is then pressed onto the material and the desired shape is cut out. The die is designed for maximum efficiency with minimal waste.
By varying the blade length or adjusting the bed-height, a single die may be used to cut either single or multiple layers of laminated or stacked materials. Die-cutting to achieve consistent, uniform results is widely used to create parts which can be assembled into a finished, custom part or product.
Set up fees for creating dies has a reputation of being expensive. This is because the work involved is meticulous and requires craftsmanship, but a well-made die has a long-life span and has the potential to create millions of tight tolerance precision parts. This is why we encourage you to ask about our existing dies if you believe your design is common. We probably have it on-hand ready to use!
Different Types of Die Cutting
Kiss cutting involves cutting through the base material down to, but not through, the liner/backing. During the kiss-cutting process, the perimeter of each part is cut by a sharp metal die or by a precision laser beam. This allows adhesive back parts to be removed from the backing liners more easily. Kiss cutting is one of the most popular methods for providing an easy-to-use converted adhesive tape solution.
Flat-Bed (Steel-Rule) Die-Cutting
There are a few types of die-cutting processes, but the most popular is Flatbed Die Cutting. For this process, the desired shape is formed from steel blades, optimized for maximum part production, and mounted onto the die plate. The die is mounted on the machine and then pressed into the material using a hydraulic press. Flatbed Die Cutting is an ideal solution for smaller runs.
Rotary Die Cutting uses a cylindrical die on a rotary press. Rolls of material are unwound and fed through a press. As the cylindrical die rotates, it can cut out shapes, make perforations or creases, or even cut the material into smaller parts. Rotary Die Cutting allows for a faster, more efficient output and is recommended for larger runs.
There are many exciting technological advances of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Tapes. This has created new and unique opportunities to address an increasing number of daily die cut design applications. PSA Tapes can provide removable convenience or structural bonds.
Many components use die cut adhesive tapes. Their adaptability means they are found in computers, computer accessories, electronics, automotive, aerospace, displays, furniture, appliances, toys, orthopedics, medical, instrumentation, lighting, office equipment, metal fabrication, to name a few.
Some die cut adhesive tape applications include: Bonding, Joining, Mounting, Sealing, Fastening, Attaching, Shielding, Gasketing, Masking Protecting, Holding Positioning, Sound Damping, Quieting, Cushioning Insulating
Why Opt for a Die Cut?
Choose a die cut for its simplicity and repeatability, and help automate the application process. See your process from a different angle and discover how die cut goes hand-in-hand with automation.
Trust that a die cut’s precision will produce the exact same result, every time. Save time you would have otherwise spent peeling off liners and calculating the surface area needed to cover.
Save up to 4 to 5 times in the long-term by using die cuts.
Let our Application Experts plan your die cut adhesive tape requirements with you, allowing the manufacturing engineers to optimize the number of identical shapes on the plate. This generates the maximum quantity of usable pieces.