Technicote E-News – Volume 7, Issue 1

Technicote Introduces 2.6 mil TC Techni-Sheen Polypropylene


car1Technicote is pleased to introduce 2.6 mil TC Techni-Sheen to its existing line of premium top-coated polypropylene pressure sensitive label products. Economically priced, Techni-Sheen is ideal for a broad range of markets including Health & Beauty Aids, Food/Beverage, Household Products, and more! This cavitated film features a coated gloss print surface, excellent die-cut performance, exceptional opacity, and great stiffness properties for efficient dispensability. The reverse side is also treated for enhanced PSA receptivity, and may be used for both permanent and removable prime label applications.

Techni-Sheen BOPP is available TRIM FREE in 5,000′ roll length from both our Terre Haute, IN and Corona, CA manufacturing locations. Custom coat service is also  an option with your choice of adhesive and liner. Minimum order quantities are as low as 1 master, 60″ x 1668′.  Techni-Sheen Features & Benefits

Technicote Receives BS5609 Section 3 Certification on Polyester Label Film


Technicote recently expanded its British Standard BS 5609 Certified portfolio for chemical drum labeling to include Section 3 – ‘Laboratory Performance of Printed Labels’ – on its 2 mil Matte White CP Polyester pressure sensitive film offering. The film, in combination with Technicote’s DL400 acrylic adhesive and Konica Minolta toner* for the manufacturer’s c7000 series laser printer are BS5609:1986 certified according to the specification for printed pressure-sensitive, adhesive-coated labels for marine use, including requirements for label base material.

Overall, Technicote has achieved British Standard BS 5609: Section 2 – ‘Marine and Laboratory Performance of Label Base Materials’ on seven durable film pressure sensitive label products including: 2 mil Matte White CP Polyester, 2 mil White TC Polyester, 3.2 mil C2S Polyart®, 4 mil White NTC Vinyl, 3.5 mil Techni-Flex, 3.8 C2S Polyart®, and 2 mil Polyprint. All products have been approved with Technicote’s DL400 adhesive. The addition of Section 3 certification to the Matte White laser printable film offering is a welcoming complement to this highly durable matte white film featuring anti-static properties.

BS 5609 is a specification for adhesive coated products intended for marine use. Labels are typically used to display identification, warnings, and instructions on chemical drums. Testing is required for pressure sensitive drum labels needing International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) certification and includes a 3-month exposure of labeled test plates at mid-tide. BS 5609 Section 2 sets out various durability criteria which stipulate minimum standards for labels to be used in “Marine Environments,” while Section 3 stipulates the performance of printed label materials in a laboratory environment.

“Technicote continually strives to satisfy our customers’ label requirements by actively identifying and fulfilling the demands for the specific application”, notes Casey Boardwine, Senior Marketing Manager of Technicote. “We understand the BS5609 certification process can be cumbersome, as it is both costly and time consuming. However, if the label application requires Section 3 approval, we will gladly assist you in your efforts to achieve certification on the appropriate Technicote product”. 

Technicote is pleased to help relieve this burden for converters so they can better utilize their time and dedicate their resources to other projects,” adds Boardwine.

To learn more about Technicote’s drum label product line, contact your Technicote sales representative or visit our website at www.technicote.com

*Konica Minolta Section 3 certified toner: A1U9130 TN616K(black), A1U9230 TN616Y(yellow), A1U9330 TN616M(magenta), A1U9430 TN616C(cyan)

Welcome to our Team!


Technicote would like to recognize two new employees to our team.

Dan Reasinger has joined the Technicote sales force as a Territory Manager servicing several of our West Coast customers. Dan was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and has traveled throughout the United States and Canada, mostly for previous companies.  Dan graduated from California State University Northridge with a degree in Business Administration and Finance.  Before coming to Technicote, Dan was employed by Avery Dennison in the Graphics division.  He enjoys spending time with family and friends and participates in activities such as hiking, cycling, walking, and deep sea fishing.

Lois Hart has joined Technicote as our newest Customer Service Representative. Lois is an Ohio native with many years of Customer Service experience ranging from the retail sector, to health care and the private club industry.  She is pleased to be working as part of the Technicote Team.

Please join us in welcoming Dan and Lois to our company!

From Coast to Coast
Technicote was well represented at both the Unified Wine Symposium and Graphics of America


Technicote has had an eventful 2015 by displaying first at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium held in Sacramento, California and then in Miami, Florida for the Graphics of the Americas Expo.

A new booth design was unveiled during the Wine & Grape Symposium that highlighted Technicote’s West Coast manufacturing capabilities, IP400 Ice Bucket adhesive, and barrier/weld product offerings.  With record attendance, the show allowed Technicote to speak directly with growers, vineyard owners, and label converters giving Technicote the opportunity to hear from industry experts at North America’s largest Wine & Grape Industry Tradeshow.

Technicote featured a number of new products during Graphics of the Americas Expo 2015.  These products included our 2.6 mil Techni-sheen top-coated polypropylene, our Techni-jet Inkjet product offerings, and our 50# Dairy Label semigloss paper.  The show was a success and allowed Technicote to continue its business with industry leaders from North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

For questions about either show or our products, please contact your local Technicote Sales Representative.

Save $$$ by shopping Technicote Surplus Products    


Help us clean out our warehouse, and be rewarded with attractive pricing below market value! Technicote’s list of surplus inventory is a great place to find incredible deals on first-run, high quality label products. All Surplus items are covered under Technicote’s standard warranty for quality and workmanship. Our list of Surplus inventory is always changing, so please check our website often for available products. We currently have Surplus slit rolls located in our Corona, CA, Miamisburg, OH, Terre Haute, IN, Burlington, NJ, Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Atlanta, GA warehouses. All Surplus items are first-come, first serve. Check it out before it’s too late! Surplus Products | Technicote