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Kiss Cutting

By Sue Chambers on Jan 30, 2014 6:19:00 AM

Topics: Converting
Converted part kiss cut and die cut at Strouse.

In the converting industry we often hear the term kiss cutting used with die cutting. Kiss cutting is actually a form of die cutting.

Kiss cutting uses a die or tool to cut material but the tooling is adjusted to only cut one layer of laminate leaving the liner or backing untouched.


Converted part kiss cut and die cut at Strouse. A converted part produced at Strouse shows both a die cut and a kiss cut.

In the image above you can see a part that we've manufactured at Strouse that includes both die cutting and kiss cutting. The tan laminate is a backing for the black double sided adhesive. The kiss cut area creates a tab for the part allowing for easy removal of the backing once the part is removed from the transparent liner and placed on a substrate. Kiss cut parts can come on a roll or on sheets.

Strouse excels in working with companies who are looking for manufactured parts that fit into their automated processes. We design adhesive parts that you can use to save you time and money.

Sue Chambers

Written by Sue Chambers

As the CEO and President of Strouse Corporation, Sue Chambers is responsible for leading all facets of the business. Sue has a proven executive management track record and over 20 years of experience driving sales growth and operational innovation in the adhesive conversion industry. Sue possesses strong leadership, strategic vision, and savvy marketing skills. Sue has an MBA from Loyola University in Maryland. Since 1997 Sue Chambers joined Strouse and led the transformation into an enterprise-focused company while growing the company into a world leader in the innovative production of pressure-sensitive adhesive with revenue of over 20 million and growing. In the last three years, Strouse revenue has grown 62%; the number of employees has grown and continues to achieve and maintain ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certification. Strouse built a new production plant going from 40,000 to 62,500 square feet, increasing the production space by 50%. The building also can expand to 82,500 sq. Feet. Sue is active in the community serving on the Industrial Development Board presently and earning several business awards over the years. Most recently, 3M has recognized Strouse as a supplier of the year. She is also on the Dale Chambers Foundation board that raises money for local charities in the community.

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