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Kiss Cutting

Kiss cutting is for materials with an adhesive backing. We use a special die cutting machine to cut through the gasket material and the adhesive backing without cutting the release liner.  At REDCO, we can remove the excess matrix or leave it in place – it depends on your preferences. Kiss cut parts on a sheet or roll are easy to remove, which expedites assembly processes.

Besides kiss cut gaskets, some other kiss cut products include silicone press pads, insulators, separators, thermal shielding, vibration mounts, thermal barriers, noise and vibration dampeners, high-performance seals, MilSpec nameplates, and many other products and applications.

Kiss Cutting of Gaskets

When gasket materials require a pressure-sensitive adhesive, they can either be cut individually or be “kiss cut.” Kiss cutting is a precision process that cuts through the actual gasket material and adhesive without cutting through the protective release liner.

With kiss cutting, REDCO is able to supply parts on a continuous roll or in card form, improving handling and application issues for small, high-volume parts, and making storage more convenient.

A wide variety of standard 3M materials and an endless number of custom materials and pressure sensitive adhesives can be used with the “kiss cutting” process.

REDCO Kiss Cutting Services

We offer custom kiss cutting services using state-of-the-art equipment. We guarantee that the finished product will match your original design completely. Because we’ve been in business since 1948, we know what it takes to ensure that our customers are totally satisfied. 

Advantages of Kiss Cutting

Kiss cutting offers a range of advantages, including:

  • Kiss-cut release liners can have better release properties
  • Allows parts to be rolled up, which makes them easier to handle and transport
  • Places no stress on the material, making it a great option for delicate materials
  • Reduces scrap 

Kiss Cutting Materials

Kiss cutting works with materials such as:

  • Solid Rubber
  • Solid Silicone
  • Sponge Rubber
  • Sponge Silicone
  • Foam Silicone
  • Specialty Silicone
  • Vinyl
  • Foam
  • Plastics
  • Felts
  • Corks 


If you need to meet RoHS, FDA, Mil Spec, UL, or ASTM specifications, we can help. We can also meet your custom specifications.

Contact REDCO

Contact REDCO at (800) 733-2648 learn more about our kiss cutting services or to request a quote.