Everything You Need to Know about Adhesive Converting

Kiss Cutting

Posted by Sue Chambers Jan 30, 2014 6:19:00 AM

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

President and CEO of Strouse