For over 65 years, Duraco has invested in state-of-the-art fabrication technology, expanding our ability to coat and convert materials to meet the stickiest customer needs. Because we do both the coating and converting, we control the quality of the entire process, and also the overall cost.
The Duraco technical team consistently aligns with the PSTC industry standards to support customer’s design/qualification needs. The team conducts extensive product and manufacturing research and testing on-site, including test methods to replicate positive customer experiences for new product prototypes. From releasing revolutionary and industry leading products like Twin Stick® ... to setting new standards for adhesive thickness and roll length... to pushing the envelope on actual envelopes, Duraco is consistently trying to make products that meet our customer’s application needs.
We help our customers with:
Correct adhesive for application
Product configuration that maximizes customers efficiencies
Tape construction that is ideal for end use
Our wide selection of coating technologies offers pressure-sensitive adhesive solutions to quickly and effectively coat films, papers, foams, foils, metals, and other materials to suit your application requirements. We offer three types of standard coating:
Aqueous / Water-Based / Emulsion
Full web flood coating or pattern coating available
The Duraco plant is humming 24 hours a day to provide cost-efficient, precision die-cutting, slitting, and spooling for all kinds of flexible foams, and other materials. We work overtime to optimize the converting rates, the material yield, and end product effectiveness of every project. And our custom fabrication capabilities allow us to easily accommodate longer material rolls and specialized formats like kiss-cut, individual pieces, and overhang liners.
Die-cutting is a manufacturing process in which large quantities of identical shapes are quickly stamped. Our proprietary systems lead to fast and uniform cutting; we die-cut sheets or rolls of adhesive tapes and flexible metals, foams, and other materials to custom items of almost any shape or size. Careful planning by our impossibly brainy Duraco manufacturing engineers optimizes the number of identical shapes on a plate, for the maximum quantity of usable pieces.
In kiss-cutting, the perimeter of each piece is stamped by a metal die or a precision laser beam without penetrating the backing material (liner). This allows single or multiple adhesive materials to remain on a liner sheet or roll until the end user is (good and) ready to remove them.
Slitting is a process that cuts (or slices) wide rolls, or logs, into thinner rolls. Duraco has the capacity and flexibility to slit a wide assortment of materials regardless of their raw dimensions.
Slitting of materials from .25” to 60” width
Narrow web slitting to 28” O.D.
Duraco has unparalleled capability for spooling very large rolls of adhesive tape, which lets us create the best and most efficient process for your product. Our spooling processes eliminate excessive changeovers, reduce the amount of time operators need to handle material, and minimize the need for splicing of rolls together. This allows for longer, more efficient production runs, and helps lower costs.
3” or 6” Standard I.D. cores
3” up to 11.75” wide spools up to 21,000’
Tape from .5" up to 2" widths
Our immense and diverse converting infrastructure means that unlike many of our competitors, Duraco doesn’t need to rely on outside converting operations to manufacture our products. As a result, we can create, reconfigure, or modify to develop the perfect adhesive solution for your needs.
Fast-turn quotes (usually within 24 hours)
Short lead times (often we can begin your custom job the next day!)
Samples, prototypes, PPAP (production part approval process)
You can’t really plan to have a last-minute tape emergency. But that’s life, and Duraco knows it. With warehouses across the U.S. and Canada holding 1200+ of our products in stock, our logistics and order fulfillment pros can ship flat-out faster than our competitors, and you can get the product you need… before anyone finds out just how close you cut it.
Better product presentation- hidden application
Lower cost than mechanical fasteners
Ease and speed
No risk of rust
Conformable core for textured/dissimilar surface profiles