Applicator Process & Timeline

TMP Technologies custom applicator process begins with innovation. We maintain the highest product reliability throughout our entire custom liquid applicator manufacturing process to deliver close tolerance components made of foam, plastics, rubber and a variety of other materials. The entire production process is calibrated for critical to function (CTF) components at a competitive cost.

custom applicator process


Custom Applicator Process
applicator quality assurance


Quality Assurance
foam applicator capibilities


Core Capabilities

We Excel In Design Engineering

Learn Exactly How

Custom Applicator Process

TMP’s custom liquid applicator process can be broken down into three phases: Qualifying Materials, Prototyping and the equipment build out. Years of experience working with foam applicators, plastic applicators, rubber applicators and other applicator materials now allows the design engineering team at TMP to quickly qualify the right material for your custom liquid applicator tip. Whether you need a material to produce more flow, less flow, a foam that’s hydrophilic or hydrophobic, a cushioning material, or a foam that has cleaning properties, TMP has a strong global supply chain offering our customers a variety of materials to choose from. At times, clients have challenging specifications that need to be met and TMP’s library of materials helps expedite the process of finding the most effective solution.

TMP’s engineering team utilizes the latest in 3D printing technology which enables us to prototype custom applicator tips on site. This technology greatly expedites the time to test conceptual applicator designs immediately reducing lead times, costs, and time to market. Once the design has been finalized (and we welcome clients to tour our facilities and stop by any time during the project), TMP’s team designs and build the manufacturing equipment and process. Having this significant engineering resource in-house helps TMP launch quality products successfully in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

In addition to custom applicator tips and daubers, TMP offers a selection of stock applicators, daubers, and packages with fast turnaround and cost competitive price points. In fact, TMP has been recognized as the “Supplier of Choice” by several customers for our award-winning applicator designs and ability to execute first-to-market products. What’s more, with a full line of capabilities including foam conversion, packaging, filling and order fulfillment, TMP can take your applicator tip idea, prototype it, build any necessary production equipment and bring the product to market in a span of less than two years.

Quality Assurance

TMP Technologies has earned highly prized self-certification status from several multinational, multibillion-dollar OEM’s. Our manufacturing plants are registered to ISO 9001:2008 quality management system requirements. The ISO certification is testimony to TMP Tech’s unwavering commitment to quality, proven by examples such as over 5 million close tolerance components produced without one reported defect. Our customer-focused, ISO-driven quality program has enabled us to obtain “Certified Supplier” status with companies like SC Johnson, Bic Corp., P&G, Lockheed Martin, Cardinal Health and many other global suppliers.

Core Capabilities

Foam Conversion:
  • High Speed Die, Kiss and Rotary Cutting
  • Contour Cutting
  • Slitting and Skiving
  • Hot Wire Cutting and Shaping
  • Embossing and Convoluting
  • Vertical Cutting
  • Compression Forming
  • Peeling and Buffering
  • Grinding
  • Coring and Routing
  • Felting
  • Heat Welding
  • Ultrasonic Welding
  • Metal, Plastic and Other Material Substrate Lamination:
    • Pressure Sensitive Adhesives
    • Hook and Loop Systems
    • Hot Melt
    • Heat Bonding
    • Spray Adhesive
Other Specialties: