Resources for Converting

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What to know before your consultation with Evans EVCO

Help us help you. Before your consultation at Evans EVCO, take time to prepare answers to the following questions:

What is the intended function, or application, of the adhesive tape?

The following list provides the most common uses for converted tape:
  • Sealing
  • Holding
  • Reinforcing
  • Identifying
  • Masking
  • Protecting
  • Splicing

Which performance requirements must the adhesive tape meet?

  • Does the bond need to be temporary or permanent?
  • What temperature ranges would the adhesive be exposed to?
  • What environmental conditions would the tape be exposed to? Some common examples to consider are UV, oil, dust and humidity.
  • Will the tape be exposed to any pressure or stress?

Which surfaces are you bonding to and what are their properties?

For further information, our FAQ page offers guidance in everything from finding the tape for the surface to knowing which tape properties are best for your project.


  • From gasketing to sealing: Matching the right adhesive tape to the application
    When selecting a pressure-sensitive adhesive for material bonding, the initial step involves understanding the specific requirements necessary for the desired assembly type, to achieve the required performance level for the application. To provide guidance, we will outline the four most …
  • The benefits of custom die cut tapes in aerospace manufacturing
    Die cutting is a process that has emerged from humble beginnings into a lifeblood for a multitude of industries and applications, and one of this technique’s many uses is with tapes. By pre-cutting durable tapes into specific shapes and sizes, …
  • The advantages of self-wound film overlaminates
    Self-wound film overlaminates are a type of clear, linerless film that is used to enhance and protect a substrate. Applied just before die cutting, this versatile product utilizes a pressure-sensitive adhesive to increase durability, and improve the look and functionality of the printed material.
  • How to choose the right masking tape for a specific application
    First produced in 1925, masking tapes have proven to be a mainstay for a number of industries including automotive, construction, manufacturing and more. This product can be used to protect surfaces, join materials and aid in countless other tasks that businesses face regularly.

Converting glossary

Baloney Slitting

The common method of slitting pressure-sensitive tapes, producing per step or cycle. Also referred to as lathe slitting, lever or single-knife cutting.


A die-cutting process where a kiss-cut is performed but no matrix is created. The parts are directly next to each other. For example: consecutive squares where the back edge of one die-cut piece is actually the location of the die strike of the front edge for the next piece.

Pancake Wound

The typical form of a roll of tape where each layer is directly on top of the next one. Also referred to as planetary wound.

Rewind Slitting

This method is for producing multiple cuts per cycle. This has a longer setup than baloney slitting. The process actually rewinds the material layer by layer across a set of pre-spaced knives and spacers on to a rewind shaft that is set with pre-slit cores and spacers with each individual slit roll wound on individual tension-controlled cores.

Traverse Wound

Also referred to as level winding, spool wound and reel wound. For example: sewing machine thread or fishing line.

MSI calculator

Estimate your project costs using our MSI calculator. MSI streamlines the calculation of project yields from rolls and sheets of material. This is achieved by standardizing the dimensions of the material and the part into a common unit. The quoted price of your project will be expressed as a cost per MSI.


Roll diameter calculator

Our roll diameter calculator is another useful tool for estimating project costs. You can utilize our calculator to determine the length of material in a roll or its thickness. Either way, you can save time and minimize errors that may arise from working with complex formulas.


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