AVERY DENNISON: Die-Cutting Technology
Previously, die-cutting liner with calipers below 23 microns was impossible. With conventional kiss-cutting, the die can cut through the liner and cause operational and quality problems during converting and dispensing. The ThinStream technology reportedly overcomes this challenge. It separates the face stock from the liner before die-cutting, cuts the label shape through the adhesive and then reassembles the label. In order to make a “clean cut,” the machine uses a cold die unit, which is kept below freezing to prevent the adhesive sticking to the die.
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