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How Does Log-Slitting Work and How Does It Come into Adhesive Tape?

If you’re unfamiliar with the adhesive tape industry and its manufacturing processes, you can be forgiven for not knowing that a surprising method comes into play with its creation. The phrase ‘log-slitting’ would generally conjure up images of lumberjacks and plaid shirts to the average person, but it’s actually an integral part of our product line creation here at Adhere Adhesive Tapes.

With our 28 years of experience in the industry, we’ve become expert in this process in the creation of adhesive tape rolls  – manufacturing our own product base in-house – so we decided to give you the run-down on how log-slitting works.

The Formative Years

When we first started as a business back in 1989 and created a small number of tapes – including low tack protection and cloth duct tapes – we began using log slitters to aid the procedure and create uniform tape rolls. Our first machine was ahnd powered

Modern Day at Adhere Industrial Tapes

These days, we have vastly branched out with our product base, now offering our own foam tapes, glazing tapes and general adhesive tapes. With the increase of demand for a wider range of tapes, we’ve happily advanced our methods for converting tapes.

The Two Types of Log-Slitting in Adhesive Tape Manufacture

The main technique used to produce our adhesive tapes here at Adhere is log-slitting itself. This method simply slices along the log of adhesive tape in a uniform manner where programmed to, ensuring that the product is the correct width for its desired application.

Conversely, the other method for producing our adhesive tapes is rewind slitting, where – unlike traditional log-slitting where the bulk of material is treated as one – the material is unwound from the log and then rewound appropriately.

This method is generally used when we need to convert longer lengths of adhesive tape into narrower rolls for clients – usually when they are to be used in machines. When it gets to really narrow rolls of adhesive tape, we can slit them down into narrow widths with one of our six automatic lathe slitters – at sizes as small as 6mm.

The Advantages of Log-Slitting

Using the method of log-slitting is first and foremost cost-effective, ensuring that we can offer our adhesive tape at highly competitive prices. Additionally, due to its reliable precision, it also means that it can be used for mass production as the machine will always ensure uniform products are created. We’re not even restricted to just foam adhesive tape when it comes to log-splitting: our machines are adept at handling a myriad of different materials; with or without adhesive coating.

Contact us today here at Adhere Industrial Tapes, to discover how we can assist you with the production of your bespoke adhesive tapes. With nearly 30 years in the industry, we can have you up and running following a quick phone call or consultation. Just get in touch!


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