A tape converter turns adhesive tape manufacturers and other complementary material suppliers’ large log rolls of material into smaller width and length rolls and bespoke shapes. Value is added by taking a difficult-to-handle product and creating a convenient and easy-to-handle bespoke component. Converters offer a wealth of experience and expertise in their understanding of adhesive materials and the wide variety of applications and markets in which they are used.

Services converters provide

Design support

  • CAD design
  • Material advice
  • Material samples
  • Prototypes
  • Environmental testing
  • Manufacturing advice


  • Log rolls slit to custom widths
  • Log rolls slit to custom lengths


  • Material is die-cut to custom shapes and sizes
  • This includes kiss-cuts, butt-cuts and die-cuts

Laser cutting

  • Material is cut into simple or complex and very intricate pieces
  • Includes cutting score lines, engraving and perforating.

Waterjet cutting

  • Material is cut into simple or complex pieces
  • Ideal for thick materials


  • Material can be combined with complimentary materials/liners from a variety of suppliers
  • Laminating can cover the full area or just ‘zones’


  • Inkjet
  • Flexographic
  • Gravure
  • Screen


  • Adhesive components are applied to the customer’s target part
  • This can be done by hand or using automated pick-and-place equipment

Convenient presentations

  • Part presentations, e.g. in roll form, sheets or single pieces
  • Liner presentations, e.g. tabbed, perforated, split-back and location holes (for assembly efficiencies)
  • Spooling


  • Boxing
  • Bagging
  • Heat sealing
  • Shrink wrap
  • Kitting
  • Plain or printed
  • Embossing

If quality is a key requirement, look for a converter certified to the relevant accreditations such as ISO 9001.

Find a converter in Afera’s member directory.

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