Atlantic Gasket Becomes a 3M™ Associate Converter

Associate Color-Tranparent Background LogoWe here at Atlantic Gasket Corporation are extremely happy and excited to announce that we are now a 3M™ Associate Converter.  Our company already has an extensive product line, and we’re now adding 3M™ products to that list.  We have access to roughly 53,000 products from their line which can be converted into high-quality custom-cut parts and stripping for our customers.

Our title as a 3M™ Associate Converter allows us to expand on our great line of products.  For decades we’ve been known for providing quality custom-cut parts and stripping, and now we can provide 3M™ adhesives alone or converted into our products.  Atlantic Gasket can convert 3M™ adhesives slit to width or applied to materials and die-cut, kiss-cut, or water jet cut.

The list of materials that we supply and can have 3M™ adhesives applied to is virtually endless and include closed cell sponges, open cell sponges, foams, mechanical rubbers (such as Neoprene, EPDM, Silicone, Nitrile/Buna-N, Viton, etc,), corks, cork rubbers, felts, and plastics.  We’re proud of the first-rate products that we currently produce and are excited to continue that production as we expand our product line due to our partnership with 3M™.

Gaskets Under the Sea

We have experience with providing over-sized products like the one pictured.  This circular gasket’s use is in underwater mining equipment and is made from ¾” thick 60 durometer neoprene.  It has an inner diameter of 58” and outer diameter of 90” with 44 holes along the circumference of the ring!  If you have an over-sized project, or any size at all, give our sales team at Atlantic Gasket a call at 800-229-8881 or 215-533-6400.  You can also send us an email addressed to sales@atlanticgasket.com.

Circular Gasket with Holes

Individually Die Cut Vs. Kiss Cut Products

Have you ever tried pulling a sticker off of the liner and noticed the ease with which you were able to do so?  That’s because the sticker was kiss cut instead of being individually die cut.  The difference between these two processes is how the stickers are cut.

Now you can forget the sticker part of the equation and apply that thinking to our own custom cut parts with pressure-sensitive adhesive here at Atlantic Gasket.  These products include gaskets, cabinet bumpers, coaster corks, and many other materials suited for your needs.

When individually cut, a die within our machines stamps out the part needed into its final form cutting through both the material and adhesive liner (as shown below).  This produces the final product cut to shape along with the adhesive and release liner all cut to that same form.  This can sometimes cause a hassle during the final application with trying to peel away the liner.

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However, kiss cutting takes away that annoyance.  The die will cut the material and adhesive but leave the full adhesive liner intact allowing the final applicator to peel away the part easily like a sticker.  The excess webbing of material is removed which leaves behind the final form of the part on a full sheet of release liner (as shown below).  This makes the final application a breeze!

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If you believe that this process sounds perfect for your next project, send us an email at sales@atlanticgasket.com or give us a call at 800-229-8881 or 215-533-6400 and ask to speak with a member of our Atlantic Gasket sales team who would be happy to assist you.

New Increased Electrical Capacity at Atlantic Gasket!

 

Efficiency is something we take very seriously here.  We are always on the lookout for new opportunities to improve our productivity, and this particular advancement is sure to streamline our process.  We are increasing our electrical capacity by installing a larger state-of-the-art electric service, including primary switch gear and many internal panel and wiring upgrades.  This will position our facility for the addition of new manufacturing equipment.

We will also be re-locating some of our existing machinery to achieve a more efficient flow path of material from basic converting processes through to final parts cutting, fabrication, and packaging.  Providing our production team members with the tools to produce and package parts efficiently benefits them and ultimately the most important component of our business – our valued customers.

            We are investing in OUR business to better serve YOUR business!

 

Fly, Phoenix Fly!

The year is 2018 and manufacturers are facing new demands and challenges.  With an increasing demand for same-day turnaround slitting and roll production, Atlantic Gasket had a problem on their hands:

How do we slit and rewind rolls at a faster and more efficient rate?

How can we keep up with our overwhelming volume of orders and still ship finished products out on time?

Well an answer did come, and it was in the form of a new Model 625C Phoenix!  This state-of-the-art duplex slitter/rewinder offers the ability to score or shear slit rolls from ½” minimum to 54” maximum.  With speeds up to 250 feet per minute, the Model 625C has been designed for simplicity of operation.  The Phoenix can handle master rolls up to 1,000 lbs. and 30” in diameter.

It is used to slit a wide range of materials, including:

  • Mechanical Rubber
  • Sponge & Foam
  • Films & Fibers
  • Cork & Cork-Rubber
  • PSA-Backed Materials
  • Non-Wovens

This extremely flexible precision machine is at the forefront of slitter technology, and raises Atlantic Gasket’s capabilities and stamina through the roof!  I sat down with Atlantic Gasket’s president Harry Cann to discuss the advancements and productivity made possible with the introduction of the Phoenix…

“You can buy machines all day long – Atlantic’s advantage is what we can do with them” says Harry.  “We’re always looking to expand our capabilities. How can creativity allow us to use our machines to their maximum capability?  What can allow us to be more competitive in the marketplace?”