3M Preferred Converter, Authorized Distributor, and Converter of Aearo Technologies LLC products

Custom Kiss-Cutting Services

Kiss-cutting is a die-cutting method where a steel rule die cuts through the top layer of the material and simply “kisses” the backing material (liner), leaving the parts cut but still intact on the liner. This is a popular process for adhesive products, VHB™ tapes, thermal material, ISOLOSS™ LS foams, and more. Precision kiss-cutting machines produce accurate, repeatable, and reliable results without breaking your budget.
At Rathbun, we are dedicated to providing high-quality custom kiss-cutting and other converting services. We bring dependability and consistency to various industries, from semiconductors to industrial manufacturing. We have the kiss-cutting abilities you need to keep your application running as designed, no matter your field.

Kiss Cutting Fabrication Abilities

Our custom kiss-cutting fabrication services allow us to provide parts cut from a roll or a sheet that have not been cut all the way through. Your custom parts can then be peeled directly from the sheet for use in your intended application. As an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer, we hold ourselves to a higher performance standard and can meet most specifications.

Our Custom Kiss Cutting Capabilities

Rathbun’s goal is to provide complete satisfaction for all our converting services from start to finish. We work with you from prototyping through delivery, keeping communications flowing throughout the entire process. Our facility can support low- to high-volume production through a wide range of kiss-cutting equipment:
  • Laser Machine. Laser cutters create precision kiss cuts with a high level of accuracy and efficiency to produce custom shapes, intricate designs, and complex patterns.
  • Rotary Press. Custom kiss-cutting services performed by our rotary press use a cylindrical die to pierce the material. This process is fast, accurate, and cost-effective.
  • High Speed Die Cutting Press. This automatic die-cutting system can achieve high production volumes for kiss cutting and through cutting with a hydraulic system designed for low noise, optimum efficiency, and low electricity consumption.

Materials We Kiss Cut

While we most often work with thermal interface materials (TIMs), thermally conductive tape, and laminating adhesives, our fleet of state-of-the-art kiss-cutting equipment can handle an extensive range of materials. These include:
  • Foams
  • Rubbers
  • Tape and adhesives
  • Plastic Film (LCD, PC, P.P, PET, PVC, etc.)
  • And more! 
We exclusively offer kiss-cutting services for E-A-R’s innovative ISOLOSS LS foam and other specialty solutions.

Kiss Cutting Services to Meet Any Industrial Specification

Many industries take advantage of custom kiss-cutting services. Some examples of kiss-cut applications are: 
  • Industrial
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Electronics
  • And many, many others.

Why Work with Rathbun for Your Custom Kiss Cutting Fabrication Services?

Rathbun values you, your business, and your success. We will help you find the best solution for your application quickly and easily, making the process painless. If kiss-cutting services don’t match your project’s requirements, we also offer:As a preferred 3M™ converter, Rathbun is committed to maintaining high-quality services and USA-manufactured products delivered with short lead times. Contact us today to learn more about our kiss cutting capabilities and how Rathbun can support your application’s needs. Request a quote to get started.