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Contract Manufacturing DefinitionProduction of goods is often a multi-faceted approach. In many cases, the layers to this approach involve different expertise, equipment and skills. For example, a company focusing on paper goods production may not have the capabilities to add waterproofing. In these cases, a contract manufacturer can enhance the production capabilities of the first company. When it comes to contract manufacturing there is no one with more experience than Conversion Technologies International (CTI). CTI has the expertise clients are looking for in making finished goods ready for market. Their experts have a broad range of knowledge in a variety of techniques. Plus, they are familiar with all different types of materials. Best of all, they know that many customers want a hands-off approach and they can help. Check out what makes them the industry leader below.

Benefits of Contract Manufacturing

It’s a simple enough term, but there are often many complexities within contract manufacturing. In essence, contract manufacturing describes a mutually beneficial arrangement between two companies. Say Company A has just manufactured some pieces of flooring that they plan to sell. At some point, the company realizes that it can add tremendous value to its product if it was laminated. However, Company A lacks both the equipment and expertise for laminating products.

That’s when they turn to CTI, which has the experience and production capabilities that can make their product a success. CTI can take delivery of the product, apply the necessary process and then ship back to the manufacturer. Since they are experts, they can even handle fast shipping needs. Even better, CTI offers a wide range of services so that clients of all types can benefit.

Specialized Services

CTI specializes in the areas below:

Adhesive Coatings

Components sometimes need a coating to be used as a primer to increase surface tension. In these cases, they often also need to be pressure-sensitive or able to withstand tremendous heat. CTI has an extensive inventory of equipment and material to handle whatever your product needs. They can handle the following materials:

  • Acrylic
  • Latex
  • Acetate
  • Neoprene
  • Silicone
  • Urethane
  • & many more!

CTI has the capabilities to process many different classes of coatings. From hot melts to water-based, thermoplastic to water-repellent or fire-retardant, they can handle it. Their facility includes hot air drying and room temperature curing to handle all adhesive processes. And, they are set up to raise cure temperatures up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. That means they can accommodate widths up to 120 inches and rolls that weight up to 2,000 pounds. It also means they can apply adhesive coating from less than one millimeter up to 60 millimeters.


Custom laminating jobs require capable equipment and engineering expertise. The experts at CTI have both and know how to match their capabilities to clients’ needs. They can handle any size format or material you have.

  • Slot die
  • Roll coater
  • Gravure coating
  • Hot roll
  • Belt lamination spray coating
  • & many more!

Slitting & Die Cutting

CTI also offers full-service slitting and die cutting services from sheet or rolled form. This is all backed by superior technical support for reliable solutions to your engineering challenges. Accredited by the top industry standards boards, CTI knows how to get the job done to increase your production capabilities. They combine innovative technology and creative solutions and hold themselves to very high standards. CTI’s experts provide custom sheeting and are able to convert most materials, including:

  • Cardboard
  • Vinyl

The Industry Leader

It’s no wonder CTI is the industry leader, because they combine technical capabilities with an unmatched approach to customer service. To CTI, clients are more like partners. They are not looking to make a quick buck and run. CTI wants to build long-lasting, successful relationships with clients. That’s why they can offer clients convenience and efficiency. Check out just a few of their many success stories. Every level manufacturer, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, has reaped the benefits of a partnership with CTI.

Curious about what they can do to help with your product? Try a sample order today to see for yourself. Just give them a call at 419-924-5566 to get started.