Industrial Razor Blades

What are Industrial Razor Blades?

Industrial Fortis Blades

An industrial razor blade is a small, thin, sharp knife typically used for slitting materials such as plastic film, foil, thin non-woven materials... Razor blades are very thin (0,1mm - 0,4mm) making them ideal to slit through thin materials as they generate a minimal amount of friction. Razor blades are used in slitting machines and many converting applications. Thanks to their straightforward installation processes, they have potential for minimizing operational downtime. The capability to slice through diverse materials with consistent quality makes them an indispensable tool in a wide array of industrial applications.

Why Choose Fortisblades

If precision, quality and short lead time all matter, you are at the right place. Fortisblades offers both ceramic coated and solid ceramic industrial razor blades for all kinds of slitting and rewinding. It doesn't matter if it's packaging, labels, tapes or even specific materials such as thermal transfer ribbon (TTR), our industrial razor blades are perfect for industries like film extrusion, conversion, lamination or plastic recycling.

Get Your Industrial Razor Blade Samples

With Fortisblades you are able to order up to 3 free industrial razor blade samples. Test how our razor blades can improve the uptime, output and quality of your industrial machine. The sample packages for Fortis and Fortis+ products contain 5 razor blades. The sample packages for Fortius contain 1 razor blade.

Fortis: Ceramic coated razor blades

Fortis: Ceramic coated razor blades

FORTIS razor blades are stainless steel blades with a special treatment for industrial use. The cutting edges are additionally protected with an extremely hard coating, increasing the wear resistance and decreasing the friction with the film.

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Fortis +: Advanced ceramic coated razor blades

Fortis +: Advanced ceramic coated razor blades

FORTIS+ razor blades are the 'heavy duty' versions of the FORTIS blades. The cutting edges have the highest possible surface hardness and excel in slitting very though web materials.

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Fortius: Solid ceramic razor blades

Fortius: Solid ceramic razor blades

FORTIUS razor blades are made of solid ceramic material. Their natural supremacy in hardness over steel and low friction results in the longest tool lifetime.

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Advantages of Industrial Razor Blades

Achieve Quality Slitting and Smoother Edges

When it comes to cutting flexible web material, the quality of your razor blades can make all the difference. Investing in high-quality industrial razor blades ensures cleaner cuts, which in turn reduces the presence of dust particles between film layers. The result? A superior, high-quality product.

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High Reel Edges

Poor slitting techniques can lead to corrugations in the cut edge of your material. When the web is wound, these corrugations cause raised and uneven reel edges. This becomes a significant problem when you need to unwind films, often rendering the film or foil completely unusable.

Longer Lifetime

Using the wrong blade can lead to premature wear and potentially cause unplanned downtime. Different razor blades are designed for specific materials and tasks. Choose a razor blade that is suitable for the material you need to cut and you will obtain a longer blade lifetime.
Engineered for optimal performance across various mineral additives and polymer types, film thicknesses, and operational speeds, we provide these blade categories to precisely align with your specific requirements.

Types of Industrial Razor Blades for Slitting

Slotted Razor Blades

3-Hole Razor Blades

Rounded 3-Hole Razor Blades

Injector Razor Blades

Gillette Type Razor Blades

Double Edge Razor Blades

Single Edge Razor Blades

Frequently Asked Questions about Industrial Razor Blades

What are industrial razor blades used for?

There are two very big groups of manufacturing where industrial razor blades are used: plastic film extrusion and converting.

  1. Extrusion is the process where the plastic film is created, during this process large rolls of plastic film are extruded.
  2. Plastic film converting is when the large plastic rolls are converted to a usable end product. So converting plastic film is an umbrella term for multiple processes such as: slitting and rewinding, lamination, packaging...

Industrial razor blades can be used in a lot of manufacturing and processing industries. Razor blades are ideal to slit materials such as plastic film, foil, thin non-woven materials...

How long do industrial razor blades last?

How long an industrial razor blade lasts depends a lot on the composition of the material it is slitting, during the slitting a razor blade endures abrasive and adhesive wear. Depending on the plastic polymer types, film thicknesses, and operational speeds this wear can significantly reduce the razor blade lifetime. It is important to use the right razor blade for the right application to enhance the blade lifetime.

When should you replace your industrial razor blades?

Replacing razor blades can have a big impact on the productivity, because in order to replace a razor blade the entire machine has to be shut down. It is important to proactively replace razor blades and choose high-quality blades to minimize unplanned downtime. That's why it is a good practice to test how long a razor blade lasts when producing a specific plastic film and then proactively replacing the blade between production runs.

How often should industrial razor blades be replaced?

The frequency of replacing industrial razor blades depends on several factors:

  1. Usage: Heavy usage may require more frequent replacement compared to light usage.

  2. Material: Slitting different materials can wear down blades at different rates.

  3. Quality of Blades: Higher quality blades tend to last longer.

  4. Maintenance: Proper maintenance can extend blade life.

As a general guideline, industrial razor blades should be replaced when they become dull or show signs of wear that affect cutting quality. This could range from every production cycle to once a month or longer, depending on the factors mentioned above.

How are industrial razor blades made?

Stainless steel blades are mass produced, they are made and grinded in coil and then they are stamped in the right form. This mass production makes them cost efficient. Combined with a ceramic coating the cost efficiency and longer lifetime generate a very productive industrial razor blade.

Carbide and ceramic blades are produced one by one, generating a high-end product with an unmatched hardness. But this comes at a price, carbide and ceramic blades are only to be used in specific cases where the to cut material is very abrasive.

What differentiates Fortisblades’ coated industrial razor blades?

Ceramic coatings significantly enhance blade durability and reduce friction during the slitting process. This coating ensures that our blades maintain their cutting edge for longer periods, offering cost-effective solutions for high-precision slitting tasks.

What does the reference number of the razor blades stand for?

Industrial Razor Blades reference

The reference of our razor blades is built up in 3 different parts.

  1. Type: The first part references the type of material or coating the blade has.
    - Fortis Coating
    82 - Fortis + Coating
    TC - Tungsten Carbide
    - Zirconia Ceramic
  2. Shape: The middle part describes the shape of the razor blade.
    082/042/856 - 3-hole razor blades
    881/767/837 - Slotted razor blades
    015 - Injector razor blades
    055 - Gillette type razor blades
  3. Thickness: The last part indicates the thickness of the blade. For our industrial razor blades this ranges from 0.10mm (.004 inch) to 0.40mm (.016 inch)