Kiss cutting is a form of cutting where a material is not cut all the way through to an attached adhesive backing or liner. In kiss cutting, a lighter cutting stroke is employed. This ensures that the final cut part can be easily removed from the backing. An example of a kiss cut rubber part would be where gaskets or other parts are supplied in roll form on a Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) backing or liner.

Kiss Cut Rubber Parts: Advantages

Kiss cut parts offer several advantages. These include the following:

CRGI Kiss Cut Rubber Parts: Materials

Canada Rubber Group Inc. (CRGI) has extensive experience in supplying kiss cut rubber parts, as well as components and parts kiss cut from other materials. For automotive applications, CRGI has been a preferred supplier of kiss cut rubber parts in support OEM vehicle programs, including those of General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Mazda, BMW, Honda, Toyota, and Volvo. In addition to servicing the automotive industry, we have produced a variety of kiss cut parts for industrial applications, including gaskets and seals, washers, pads, etc.

In addition to supplying a broad assortment of part types and geometries, CRGI kiss cuts parts from a wide range of materials, including solid rubber and silicone sheet, foam and sponges, and specialty materials such as cork, felt, and laminates. Because we use the latest production technology, CRGI’s advanced kiss cutting capabilities allow us to handle small order volumes equally well as large volume runs.

If you have a product or application that requires a kiss cut rubber part, our sales department will be pleased to guide you on material selection, as well as part prototyping if required. Please contact our sales department with your requirements at crg@canadarubbergroup.com.

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