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What is die cutting and what is the prospect of die cutting industry

Die-cutting refers to the process of shaping materials into specific shapes through precision processing and cutting according to predetermined designs. With the rapid development of the electronics industry, especially the expanding scope of consumer electronic products, die-cutting has evolved from being solely associated with post-printing processes to becoming a widespread method for producing auxiliary materials for industrial electronic products.

Classification of die-cutting includes:

1. Backlight module series: such as black and white double-sided adhesive, light enhancement film, diffusion film, reflection film, and double-sided adhesive.

2. Adhesive series: including products from brands like 3M, NITTO, SONY, TESA, and various types of single-sided adhesives.

3. Protection/cushioning series: encompassing shock-absorbing foam, protective film, static film, EVA, PORON, etc.

4. Insulation materials: like PC, PVC, PET, and FORMEX.

5. EMI shielding materials: comprising conductive foam, conductive fabric tapes, conductive copper, aluminum foil tapes.

6. Various other high-precision die-cutting processed products.

The industries involved in die-cutting are extensive, including but not limited to the electronics industry, mechanical processing industry, food industry, medical industry, and packaging industry.

The applications of die-cut products are widespread, utilized in electronic devices, appliances, MP3/MP4 players, photocopiers, digital cameras, camcorders, laptops, mobile phones, automobiles, instruments, electronic communications, digital IT product accessories, medical instruments, and more. Die-cut products serve various functions such as shock resistance, insulation, electromagnetic shielding, and adhesion, depending on their material properties and the electronic components they are installed in.

The principle of die-cutting involves using steel blades, metal molds, steel wires (or steel plate engraved templates) to apply pressure through an embossing plate, cutting printed materials or paperboard into specific shapes. Die-cutting refers to cutting the entire printed material into a shaped product, while creasing refers to leaving traces or grooves on the printed material. Foil stamping, achieved by heating the mold to a certain temperature, creates three-dimensional patterns or fonts on the surface of the printed material. Lamination involves adhering one substrate to another. Waste stripping refers to removing all parts except the genuine product. Collectively, these techniques are referred to as die-cutting technology.

The future prospects of the die-cutting industry appear promising. With continuous technological advancements and economic development, die-cutting machines find increasingly broad applications in industries such as printing, packaging, automotive, electronics, appliances, construction materials, and medical sectors. Particularly, the automotive and electronics industries are experiencing rapid growth in demand for die-cutting machines. Moreover, the technological level of die-cutting machines is continually improving, with advancements in high precision, high-speed, and automation technologies enhancing production efficiency and product quality. Additionally, the increasing demand for environmental protection is expected to drive the development of the die-cutting machine industry, as companies seek more environmentally sustainable materials and processes.

The market size of China's digital die-cutting machine industry has been steadily increasing in recent years and has received significant government support, anticipating even more prosperous development opportunities. Future trends in the digital die-cutting machine industry include increased levels of technological automation, a wider variety of products, extensive applications, and enhanced industry innovation capabilities.

The intense market competition facing the die-cutting industry necessitates continuous innovation and the provision of differentiated products and services by enterprises. For instance, developing new materials, designing new molds and cutting tools, providing personalized customization services to meet the diverse needs of customers.

In summary, due to technological advancements, market expansion, and increasing environmental protection requirements, the die-cutting industry is expected to exhibit a positive development trend.



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