The variety of materials that can be processed by rotary die cutting is endless. In fact, new materials are being developed every day to meet the unique requirements of specific industry applications. In general, any material with properties conducive to being produced in roll form may be a candidate for rotary die cutting. Exceptions are rolled sheet metal (requiring shearing/punching) or very thick materials that are difficult to feed between a die and anvil to achieve a perpendicular cut. To test for feasibility, your rotary die manufacturer can easily provide test cuts of any sample material.

Common materials processed

via rotary die cutting:

  • Plastic film
  • Acrylic
  • Polyurethane
  • Polyethylene
  • Polyester
  • Nylon
  • Polypropylene
  • Acetate
  • Foam
    • Open cell
    • Closed cell
  • Felt
  • Flock
  • Foam tapes
    • Single sided
    • Double sided
  • Nonwoven fabrics
  • Paper/paperboard
  • Chipboard
  • Pressure sensitive
    adhesive stock
  • Rubber
  • Metallic foil
  • Abrasive

Specialized function materials

There are many application-specific materials designed and developed to perform specialized functions, such as:

  • Hook & loop closure material, like Velcro® among others
  • Sound / vibration damping materials
  • Hydrogel / hydrocolloid materials
  • Drug delivery (pharmaceutical patch) material
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