In the world of tape converting, you often hear the term die cut. In its most simple form, the process of die cutting is turning tape into shapes. As you take a deeper dive, you will quickly learn that die cutting is a very broad term that can describe multiple processes. In many cases, no two die cut parts are alike.
If you do a quick Google search, you will find that many industries utilize die cutting on different materials. As a tape converter, we typically die cut pressure-sensitive materials but are certainly not limited to just tape. We often die cut foam, foil, cloth, paper, rubber, cork, plastics, laminates, and many other materials.
There are two main types of die cutting presses – rotary and flatbed. The equipment ranges from relatively simple to highly specialized in both categories. On rotary equipment, there is a cylindrical die that cuts the source material at a high rate of speed. There are various stations on each press, and more than one die can be used. Flatbed equipment uses hydraulic presses to press a die down on various source materials that range in thickness. In most cases, a flatbed is used for thicker or larger parts.
When choosing a tape converter, it is always best to work with a company that has a long, successful history of die cutting. It is also best to work with a company specializing in multiple die-cutting forms. The excellent news is Bron Die Cuts, now better known as Bron Converting, has been in business for over 45 years and got its start with custom converting very early on. We are proficient in creating custom products to meet our customers' needs regardless of industry. We are excited to learn more about your business and how we can support your needs!