Atlantic Gasket Increases Slitting Capabilities

Atlantic Gasket has spent decades slitting and stripping a wide array of materials to our customer’s needs from ¼” to 60” wide, but now, we’ve added a new slitting machine to our fleet which further increases our capacity for orders requiring slitting of any kind.  We’re always looking into how we can make our manufacturing process more efficient, and this addition is just the latest in that search.  Our new single-knife slitter, from Lever, allows us to cut larger roll diameters and perform a cleaner cut.  The ability for us to continue to provide exceptional non-metallic roll goods just got better!

This new slitting machine allows us to continue cutting the same materials that we have been cutting for years to a much higher capacity, such as rubber, sponge, foam, adhesives/tapes, plastics/films, cork, and more.  Our slitting capabilities were already versatile and of high-quality, but our new machine just broadens the horizon and allows for more perfect cuts and the ability for quicker lead times to get stripping products into our valued customer’s hands.

If you have any project, regardless of how complicated you think it may be, give Atlantic Gasket a call at 800-229-8881 or 215-533-6400 and ask to speak to a member of our sales team or email us at sales@atlanticgasket.com.

 

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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!