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Technicote E-News–Volume 7, Issue 3

By | E-News, Press Releases

March 24, 2016

Technicote Appoints Tim Hare as President

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Technicote, Inc. announces the appointment of Tim Hare to the position of President. In this position, Tim will be responsible for establishing the company’s goals and objectives through strategic planning and leadership to promote profitability and growth within the organization. Tim will oversee all executives and their respective departments to insure individualized goals are met while maintaining Technicote’s position as a leading supplier of pressure sensitive roll label materials.

Mr. George Corbett, Chairman of Technicote said, “The Board of Directors anticipates Tim’s expertise and energy will bring positive changes to our organization. His many years of experience in positions within our customer base will help our Company achieve new levels of customer service and satisfaction.”

Tim Hare joins Technicote, Inc. with 20 years of C-level experience with Brook & Whittle, Vitex Packaging and York Tape & Label. He has a strong technical and operations background in both label converting and flexible packaging markets. Tim has a BS in Physics from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from Duke University.

 

Jerry Spence Promoted to Technicote 

National Sales Manager

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Technicote has announced the promotion of Jerry Spence to National Sales Manager, Technicote Inc.

Mr. Spence joined Technicote in 2012 as National Sales Manager of the Sil Tech division of Technicote. In his new role, Jerry will be responsible for all Technicote pressure sensitive roll labels and Sil Tech silicone coated liner sales in the United States and Canada.

Jerry has a solid background in related businesses working for over 10 years at Nitto Denko as the Business Unit Manager for Double Coated Tapes and Label Systems, and most recently as Sales Manager of Specialty and Converting Markets for Pro Tapes & Specialties.

“In the time that Jerry has been with Technicote, he has shown strong leadership and market insight. We are thrilled to have him in this new role and look forward to what he can do with expanded responsibility,” stated Ralph Adkins, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing for Technicote.

2.4 mil White TC Label Lyte™ BOPP Launches

Technicote is pleased to introduce 2.4 mil White TC Label Lyte™ BOPP to its existing line of premium top-coated polypropylene film products. Economically priced, 2.4 mil Top-Coated Label Lyte™ is a white, opaque multi-layer cavitated polypropylene film that has been designed for rigid and semi-rigid pressure-sensitive applications that require excellent opacity and durability as well as exceptional graphic appeal. This product has been coated two sides for outstanding ink adhesion and high-speed press performance. The film accepts a multitude of ink systems including both water-based and solvent-based flexo and gravure, UV flexo, UV letterpress, UV flatbed and rotary screen ink systems. The print surface is also compatible with hot-stamping systems. The reverse side of the film has been coated to provide excellent pressure sensitive adhesive anchorage. 2.4 mil Top-Coated Label Lyte™ Polypropylene can be used for a variety of pressure-sensitive label applications including beverage label, dairy products, household and detergents, health and beauty care, and durable label applications. 2.4 mil TC Label Lyte™ BOPP is also available as a custom coat product with your choice of adhesive and release liner from our Terre Haute, IN or Corona, CA manufacturing plants.

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Service Programs

From Terre Haute, IN:

Item #82316–2.4 mil White TC Label Lyte™ BOPP/TS523/40#
Trim Free – 5,000’ rolls or 60” master stocked

From Corona, CA:

Item #82316–2.4 mil White TC Label Lyte™ BOPP/TS523/40#
Trim Free – 5,000’ rolls or 60” master stocked

*Custom Coat orders will be produced in a 60” master out of CCA or THI (adhesives/liner availability will vary)*
*MOQ is 1 master x 1,668’

Please email pricequotes@technicote.com for product pricing.

 

Technicote Displays at

Graphics of the Americas 2016

Graphics of the Americas is one of the Graphic Communication industry’s largest annual expositions and conference tradeshows, attracting nearly 7,000 attendees from North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Technicote was well represented with a booth of Territory Managers ready to showcase new product offerings and capabilities while answering all of our customer’s needs.

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The GOA website promotes the event as “The place to discover new opportunities and learn what you can do to ensure you will be a long-term player in the new world of blended communications.” Live equipment demonstrations, an extensive tradeshow floor and educational sessions combine with peer-to-peer networking to offer an intense three-day opportunity to grow in the graphics industry. Topics addressed throughout the show include direct-to-substrate printing, wide format printing, vehicle wraps, cross-media marketing and new media publishing.

Technicote continues to offer exceptional service to meet all of our International customer needs. If you have questions about our product offering, please contact your Territory Sales Manager or email Nick Daumann at ndaumann@technicote.com.

Technicote Represented at 2016 Unified 

Wine & Grape Symposium

With over 13,000 attendees, the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium is the largest trade show in its industry. The two day show was a busy event as Technicote to released their 2016 Wine, Beer, Spirits and Specialty Food Product Guide. With a new look to the guide that exhibits a number of designer papers and films, it was the highlight of our booth.

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The Unified Wine & Grape show allows Technicote and its West Coast Sales Team to keep up on the latest technology, trends, and innovations. And, this year was no different. Wineries continue to prowl the isles for labels, converters, and designers to help set themselves apart.

At the 2016 show, barriers/weld labels continued to be a ‘buzz-word’ used by our customers, along with the search for new embossed uncoated papers and foil/hot stamp options. Technicote enjoys this opportunity to show the end users and wineries the capabilities of our facestocks and adhesives. Technicote’s IP400 Ice Bucket adhesive also brings attention to our booth and allows us to show our capabilities on the entire pressure sensitive construction.

If you have questions regarding the 2016 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium or would like to request a Product Guide, please contact your local Territory Sales Manager or email Marketing Product Manager Lauren Lange at llange@technicote.com.

Save $$ by Shopping Surplus Products

Save $$ by Shopping 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, Fallsington, PA, Dallas, TX, Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Atlanta, GA warehouses. All Surplus items are first-come, first serve. Check it out before it’s too late! Click here: http://www.technicote.com/surplus-products/

 

 

 

 

Technicote E-News–Volume 7, Issue 2

By | E-News, Press Releases, Uncategorized

Season’s Greetings!

With the holidays and family celebrations fast approaching, Technicote would like to wish you and your families a Happy Holiday season and make you aware of our upcoming holiday hours.

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Thanksgiving Holiday:
Thursday, November 26th – Closed
Friday, November 27th – Closed

Christmas Holiday:
Friday, December 25th – Closed

New Year’s Holiday:
Thursday, December 31st – Closed at 12:00 PM
Friday, January 1st – Closed

Technicote Opens New Dallas Slitting Facility

Technicote is pleased to announce the opening of our new Dallas, Texas slitting and distribution facility. The new facility assists in providing complete order fulfillment to customers located in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

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“We are excited about the opening of our new facility in Dallas,” says Ralph Adkins, Executive Director of Sales, Technicote, Inc. “We are providing customers with the high level of service they have come to expect from Technicote and we have plans to expand that service even further in the near future.”

Technicote stocks more than 70 paper, film and foil pressure sensitive label products, in narrow and wide web widths. Many are available Trim Free out of the new Dallas slitting and distribution facility.

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2016 Wine, Spirits, Beer & Specialty Food Guide

Technicote has unveiled its new 2016 Wine, Beer, Spirits & Specialty Food Product Guide to the pressure sensitive label market. Although the official release will come during January’s Wine & Grape Symposium held in Sacramento, CA, the books are now available to customers.

The swatchbook includes a variety of designer papers, films, and foils with adhesives and liners specially designed for the food and beverage industries. To receive your copy, contact your local Sales Representative or Marketing Product Manager, Lauren Lange at llange@technicote.com

New to the team:

Technicote would like to recognize the following new employees to our team!

John O’Connell has joined the Technicote sales force as a Territory Manager servicing our Southwest customers.

Jason Atturo is now servicing our Northeastern customers as our new Territory Manager.

Mollie Martin has joined Technicote as the new Manager of Pricing Administration, overseeing corporate pricing and customer trials.

Brett Stover has been welcomed to the Technicote team as Process Engineer, providing technical support to customers and helping to improve operations.

Bob Howe has been brought aboard as ERP Developer to continue to enhance our internal software operations.

Sil Tech Expands Van Dillen’s Territory

Sil Tech is pleased to announce the expansion of Lily Van Dillen’s sales territory to include the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region. Lily has been with Sil Tech for over a year and currently manages release liner accounts in the Southeast region.

Lily has become a quick study, easily learning about the world of liners and eager to help! Contact her today for your specific release liner needs at lvandillen@technicote.com

Save $$ by Shopping 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, Fallsington, PA, 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

Technicote E-News – Volume 7, Issue 1

By | E-News

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

Technicote, Inc. Announces New ERP Business Software System

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erppic2Effective Monday, November 3, 2014, Technicote and our Sil Tech and Westfield sales divisions will be implementing a new ERP business software system throughout all departments in the company. This upgraded platform will enable Technicote to provide better service to our customers with improved accuracy and efficiency.  These system enhancements will have little to no affect as to how you conduct business with Technicote and will not impact order placement for our products.

Noticeable Changes:

The software improvements will result in changes in the format of some documents you receive from Technicote such as invoices, order acknowledgments, certificates of analysis, and certificates of compliance and shipping documents.  These documents will still contain all of the essential product information provided in the past, just rearranged within the document. A list of the key changes is shown in the following table.  To view a representative sample of these forms, please click on the corresponding Adobe .pdf file.

Non-Shipment Period:

To insure a smooth transition to the new ERP system, Technicote will initiate a non-shipment period from Saturday, November 1 through Tuesday November 4, 2014 to allow for data base changeover. We encourage our customers to immediately contact our customer service or sales representatives to verify and coordinate orders have been placed to meet your business delivery requirements before or after the non-shipment period.

We invite you to pass this communication along to others in your organization so that they are aware too. If there are any questions or concerns about how this change will affect your account, please contact your sales representative. We appreciate your cooperation during the initial stages of this ERP process.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE (COC)

There is a totally new look for the Certificate of Compliance. Each roll number and lot number will have their respective releases and adhesive coat weights listed. The test protocol, item specifications, and customer data will be transferred over into the new Certificate of Compliance.

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RELEASE LINER CERTIFICATION

The Release Liner Certification has a new look, but will continue to contain the same information as the previous form.

INVOICE

Technicote invoices will appear the same with all pertinent information with only aesthetic appearance changes. However, you will now only receive one copy of the invoice. Going forward, you must submit a copy of the invoice along with your payment.

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ORDER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

All pertinent Purchase Order information will now be in a much easier to read format. For each PO submitted you will now receive one Order Acknowledgement from Technicote. Our new acknowledgment, as before, will have all items, cuts, pricing and shipping information on one document. This will make it easier for order verification.

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PACKING SLIP

The new Technicote Packing Slip will have the Technicote logo affixed. “Ship to” information stays the same. There is a description of the items being shipped, with a redesigned format for the number of rolls, width, and length. The packing slip will also reference the Technicote sales order, along with the customer order number. The number of skids will be included, along with the shipping weight.

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PRODUCT ROLL LABELS

]The new roll label will have the same features of the existing roll label, with the addition of a QR 2D barcode for the roll/lot number. This barcode enhances scan ability of the roll/lot number for inventory purposes.

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LABEL TRAXX

Label Traxx will have no changes to the order function and will continue to meet your expectations.

Technicote E-News – Volume 6, Issue 2

By | E-News

Technicote Expands Drum Label Product Line with Addition of Synthetic Film


Technicote is pleased to announce the expansion of its durable film offering to now include seven products that have achieved British Standard BS 5609: 1986 Section 2 – ‘Marine and Laboratory Performance of Label Base Materials’ certification.

The most recent addition to this product line is 2 mil Matte White Polyprint, a polyester-based synthetic film that is top-coated for WBF, UVF, TT*and Laser print methods. 2 mil Polyprint, along with six additional products are BS 5609 Section 2 certified for unprinted label base materials when coated with our DL400 emulsion acrylic adhesive. Click here for full list

*Product should be tested thoroughly with appropriate ribbon prior to purchase

Trim Free Product Offering Continues to Grow


Technicote, Inc. has recently expanded its Trim Free Service Program to include a diverse selection of pressure sensitive label materials. The product offering has doubled since August, 2013, and includes popular industry-standard products, as well as niche items such as piggybacks, wine & specialty food, and IRCs (instant redeemable coupons).
The program incorporates seven of Technicote’s eight North American manufacturing and distribution locations, and features 1-2 day lead times on all products. Minimum order requirements are just one slit roll 4” x 5,000’ on most items.

To keep abreast of all the latest changes and additions to Technicote’s Trim Free Service Program, refer to the most recent Stock and Trim Free Product Guide.

2014 Wine, Spirits, and Specialty Food Product Guide Unveiled


Technicote unveiled its new Wine, Spirits & Specialty Food Product Guide during the 2014 Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento, California.

The product guide includes swatches of designer papers, films, and foils while also introducing two new face stocks exclusive to the pressure sensitive label industry.

Technicote’s 60# White Diamond paper offers a unique diamond shaped embossed pattern, while the 60# White Iceberg paper stands apart due to its extreme bright white color and slight vellum texture, making it unlike any other designer paper in the market. Both face stocks have wet strength and anti-mold treatments, and are specially manufactured for high-speed labeling and bottling.

60# White Diamond and 60# White Iceberg face stocks are custom coat items with your choice of adhesive and liner from Technicote’s Corona, CA plant. Pricing and sheet samples may be requested by contacting your Technicote sales representative. Don’t forget to request a copy of our Wine, Spirits & Specialty Food product guide by emailing Lauren Lange at llange@technicote.com.

Technicote’s Release Liner Division Offers Quick Delivery on Stock Items


Looking for a liner supplier? Technicote’s release liner division, Sil Tech, is a leading manufacturer of premium quality silicone coated release liners. It’s easy to get ‘carried away’ with Sil Tech’s extensive offering of release liner substrates, including super calendared krafts (SCK), clay coated papers (FBK), polycoated papers (PK), as well as an assortment of films (STY, PET, PE). All liners are available in one or more release levels ranging from ‘easy’ to ‘tight’ to best suit your specific application. Our in-stock release liners carry minimum orders as low as 1 MMSI and can be shipped in as little as 2-3 business days. Refer to our new stock product list for a complete offering of our quick turn-around release liner products. Custom coat products are also available. Contact the Sil Tech Marketing Department at 800-358-4446 for more information.

Technicote Introduces Two New Thermal Paper Products


Technicote is pleased to announce the addition of two new direct thermal grade papers to its current offering of Thermal label products.

Techni-Therm Direct Rx is a 3.3 mil direct thermal top coated label grade face stock specifically engineered for pharmacy prescription vial labels where exceptional image durability is required against household chemicals and the environment. This product’s ultra bright appearance is designed for exceptionally dark images on pharmacy thermal printers, with print speeds up to 8 ips. Techni-Therm Direct Rx’s superior sensitivity provides crisp, legible images with or without over-varnishes and is compatible with UV flexographic inks. Techni-Therm Direct Rx is available as a stock item with our TS523 adhesive and 40# SCK liner (item #68693) from our Terre Haute, Indiana manufacturing plant in 52” master width.

Also new to our Thermal product line is Techni-Therm Direct II WS, a 3.3 mil top coated direct thermal face stock designed for grocery weigh scale applications where water, oil, heat and room temperature plasticizer resistance is essential. This product was developed to produce darker images and barcodes, improve scan rates and increase resistance to mechanical scuffing while holding imaging speeds of up to 8 IPS. Techni-Therm Direct II WS is available Trim Free with Technicote’s AT150 adhesive and 40# SCK release liner (item #991843) out of our Terre Haute, IN manufacturing plant.

Please contact your Technicote sales representative for additional product information, pricing and sample requests.

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! List »

Technicote E-News – Volume 6, Issue 1

By | E-News

Technicote President, Doug O’ Connell, Announces His Retirement


Doug O’Connell announced his intention to retire effective March 31, 2014 after nearly 6 years of dedicated service to the company.

Doug was hired as Technicote’s General Manager in December, 2007, and was later promoted to President in April, 2011. We appreciate the leadership he has provided, especially through the challenging times over the last couple of years.

Doug and his wife, Lynne, plan to move back to Pennsylvania in mid-2014 to be closer to his family and are looking forward to spending more time traveling and involvement in church activities.

The Board of Directors has initiated a search for a new President.
Please join us in wishing Doug all the best in his retirement.

Technicote Expands Holographic Polyester Offering with New Seamless Pattern


As the holidays quickly approach us, so does the glamour. Shopping aisles at retail outlets are jam packed with products dressed up in festive fashion to include labels and packaging that scream, “Celebrate”! Bright, shiny, and sparkly wrapped items light up the shelves as thousands of brands fight for the attention of billions of consumers through their marketing efforts. The boring, tiresome look of the “off-season” is now gone and has been replaced with a renewed presence of flash and flare.

There are only a few substrates on the market capable of transforming the drab look of a packaged product into a captivating work of art useful reference. One way of accomplishing this goal is through the use of holographic label materials.

Technicote offers a dynamic collection of pressure sensitive holographic polyester label products in a variety of spectacular patterns. Available in a 2 mil caliper thickness, our most popular patterns include the Rainbow, Sparkles, and Stardust designs, all which are available with your choice of adhesive and liner combination in 10 days or less!

The most recent addition to our holographic product line is our Seamless Rainbow pattern, which is true to its name. Comparable to the familiar Rainbow pattern of our industry, the new Seamless Rainbow product is completely seam-free! This dollar saving feature is a dream for label converters who regularly lose valuable production time and excess label scrap due to a visible seam which repeats through the entire roll of stock.

Our new 2 mil Seamless Rainbow Holographic Polyester available in stock with our TS523 adhesive and 50# SCK liner in a 30″ master web. All other all adhesive/liner combinations can coat and ship in 5-7 business days.

Samples and pricing are immediately available. Please contact your Technicote sales representative for more information.

Corona, California Plant Wins President’s Award for Safety


Doug O’Connell announced Technicote’s Corona, CA manufacturing plant as the recipient of the President’s Award for outstanding achievement. Please join us in congratulating our Corona, CA plant on successfully completing two years of production without a recordable injury.

This milestone was a team effort made possible because the Corona plant staff embraced and put into practice the following set of safety values and beliefs:

  • All injuries are preventable
  • Everyone is accountable for safety
  • Working safely is a condition of employment
  • Training to work safely is essential
  • Working safely is a good business practice

According to Plant Manager, George Parker, “This achievement was made possible by the commitment of each team member toward working safely each and every day, taking personal responsibility for their own safety, believing that all injuries are preventable, and understanding that safety is a good business practice.”

George and his team have gone above and beyond what is required by OSHA and he realizes that, “It really boils down to caring about our employees, caring about our company, and caring about our customers.”

Again, congratulations to George and his staff in Corona, CA for a job well done.

Technicote Welcomes New Employees


Nick Daumann has joined our team as the new Pricing Administration Manager.

Nick is a Beavercreek, Ohio native and a 2012 graduate of Wright State University with a B.A. in Communications. Nick’s prior professional experience includes serving in Marketing and Public Relations roles for sports entities in the Dayton and Greater Cincinnati areas along with holding multiple Marketing internships throughout his college career. Most recently, he was the Director of Marketing for a CBS Sports Radio affiliate in Cincinnati.

Nick’s new role includes customer product pricing, submitting production roll sample requests, and assisting on various marketing projects.

In his free time, Nick enjoys fishing, camping, and hiking as well as rooting on the Reds and Bengals.

Gary Evenson has accepted a new role to be the Sales Rep for our Sil Tech division.

Gary has twenty years of experience in selling release liner and has previously worked for Rayven Inc. for seven years and thirteen years for Douglas-Hanson (now Loparex). He also has in-depth experience in selling UV cured release liners.

Gary earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Mount Senario College in Ladysmith, Wisconsin and currently lives in Baldwin, Wisconsin with three daughters, ages 18, 16, and 13.

Mike Clemons has returned to Technicote as our Production Planning Supervisor in Miamisburg.

In this role, he and the Materials Management Team will work with the Plant Managers to optimize operating performance and focus on market responsiveness.

Mike had previously worked at Technicote for almost twenty years. Mike started as a Lab Technician in Miamisburg and after five years, worked his way up to the Plant Manager’s position for the Corona, California plant. Given this experience, Mike has a great amount of familiarity with our business and processes. In the years since he left Technicote, Mike has worked in quality, planning, and technical capacities. Most recently, he was the Production Planner/Technical Manager for Hooven Dayton where he was responsible for scheduling 15 presses at two manufacturing locations.

Please join us in welcoming all three new members of the Technicote team aboard!

Technicote Introduces New 2.6 mil Thermal Transfer Polypropylene


Technicote is pleased to announce the introduction of a new and thinner Thermal Transfer product. The 2.6 mil Thermal Transfer Polypropylene film has been chosen to replace Technicote’s existing 2.8 mil and 3.0 mil Thermal Transfer printable product offerings.

Recommended for applications where chemical or water resistance is required, this matte white film can be used in countless industries. Typically associated with barcode labels, end uses also include but are not limited to: Retail apparel labels, consumer durables, office products, logistics and supply chain purposes, pharmaceutical bottles, and many more.

This product also features excellent print resolution and abrasion resistance that is weather resistant for up to a year.

Sheet or roll samples of Technicote’s new 2.6 mil Thermal Transfer BOPP product are available by contacting your local sales representative, or by calling our Customer Service Department direct at 800-358-4448.

Season’s Greetings to Our Valued Customers


With the holidays and family celebrations fast approaching, Technicote would like to take this time to wish you and your families a happy holiday season and make you aware of our upcoming holiday hours.

If you have any questions about our hours or your order please call your Technicote customer service representative at 800-358-4448.

We will be operating under normal business hours with the exception of the below closures:

  • Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Thursday, November 28th – Closed
  • Friday, November 29th – Closed
  • Christmas Holiday
  • Tuesday, December 24th – Closed
  • Wednesday, December 25th – Closed
  • New Year’s Holiday
  • Tuesday, December 31st – Closed at 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 1st – Closed

We wish you all a very joyous and safe holiday season.

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! List »

Technicote E-News – Volume 5, Issue 4

By | E-News

Technicote Celebrates Grand Re-Opening with Open House Event


Technicote celebrated its grand re-opening on April 20th with an Open House event at the company’s newly renovated manufacturing plant in northeastern Ohio.

Customers and Technicote employees joined together at 70 Marc Drive in Cuyahoga Falls, OH to attend a plant tour and lunch reception at the new building site, where just 16 months earlier, a devastating fire had taken place, destroying the original structure and nearly everything in it.

In addition to being 20% larger than the original structure, its open floor plan and 24’ ceilings provide greater operational efficiency and supports future expansion of the business.

Doug O’Connell, President, welcomed the guests, and Ralph Adkins, Director of Sales and Marketing, presented a slide show documenting the history of Technicote, which was originally founded in 1980 on this site. The presentation continued with highlights of the company’s manufacturing capabilities, product offerings and service programs before concluding with a plant tour, led by Dave Bolanz (Plant Manager) and Dave Eckelbecker (Slitting Supervisor).

Following the tour, the guests enjoyed a lunch reception with members of Technicote’s corporate management team, plant employees, and shareholders.

Technicote Honors Veteran Employees for 30 Years of Service


Tom Blosser (pictured below) and Don Kopp were honored last week for 30 years of dedicated employment with Technicote.

Tom Blosser (left) accepts his 30 year anniversary plaque.
Others pictured: Joe Roth (Dir. of Technical & Quality)
and Doug O’Connell (President)

Tom began his career with Technicote as a senior manager of our Technical Services Department, and the first employee in our Miamisburg, OH plant. He continues in this very important role (Director of Technical Services) today.

As a member of Technicote’s Leadership Team, Tom’s knowledge and expertise in the label industry have been invaluable throughout his tenure with the company.

Tom works out of Technicote’s corporate headquarters in Miamisburg, OH.

Don has spent the last 30 years filling multiple positions within the company. Starting in the plant as a Shipper/Packer, he advanced to Silicone Coater Operator after various stints as Coater Helper, Slitter Operator, and Maintenance Worker. Since then, Don has also been very active in Technicote’s Westfield division, where he operated the equipment to produce Strata® brand sheeted products.

Don continues to be an important part of the team in our newly reopened Cuyahoga Falls, OH facility.

Steve Prim Joins Technicote Sales Team


Sales / Marketing

Steve Prim

Technicote is pleased to announce the promotion of Steve Prim to the position of Territory Manager. In his new role, Steve will be responsible for sales representation of Technicote pressure sensitive roll label products in southern Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Steve brings over 12 years of experience with Technicote to this position, where he held previous roles including Inside Sales Manager and Buyer/Planner. He has most recently been responsible for managing Technicote’s Canadian sales territory.

Please join us in congratulating Steve for this well deserved promotion.

Technicote Welcomes New Employees


Technical Services

Scott Lucia

Conrad Heimberg

Technicote welcomes two new members to its Technical Services team.

Scott Lucia has joined our Technical Team in his position as Technical Specialist.

Scott has a background in offset printing with 12 years of commercial printing experience, and 12 years of print testing experience in a laboratory environment, working for Champion International, International Paper and NewPage paper companies as well as customer service experience resolving printing and paper related complaints.

Scott will provide on-site technical support in solving quality issues, as well as conduct and observe material trials and qualifications. Scott also plays an active role in Technicote’s ISO audit and documentation process and assists with complaint administration.

Conrad Heimberg has been hired as Quality Analyst.

Prior to joining Technicote, Conrad spent 14 years working for Loparex as R&D Pilot lab technician, customer service associate and quality assurance team leader.

Conrad will be responsible for complaint administration and quality analysis of all Technicote pressure sensitive and non-pressure sensitive label products, as well as Sil Tech release liner and Westfield sheeted products. Conrad will also be supporting the Sil Tech release liner division with new product development.


Operations

Wayne Higaki

Wayne Higaki joined Technicote as Director of Operations effective May 6. Wayne’s prior experience includes a broad background in operations management. Some of his previous roles include Director of Operations for American Decal, Operations Manager at Rexam Release, and plant manager of Avery Reflective. Most recently, he was General Manager of ITW’s Coding Products group outside Traverse City, MI.

Wayne earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Cleveland State University, and an MBA in Finance (also from Cleveland State). Wayne and his wife will be relocating from Traverse City, MI to Technicote’s corporate headquarters in Miamisburg, OH.

Please join us in welcoming Wayne to Technicote.

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! List »

Technicote E-News – Volume 5, Issue 3

By | E-News

Technicote’s Roots Remain Strong in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio


One year after a devastating fire left a large portion of Technicote’s manufacturing plant in smoky ruins, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, January 8th to announce the grand reopening of the newly renovated pressure sensitive adhesive and silicone coating facility located at 70 Marc Drive in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

The new building is 51,600 square feet; approximately 20% larger than the original structure to support additional expansion of the business including new equipment and upgrades. Operations are almost back to 100% from before the fire.

“A year ago when I was walking through the burned out shell of a building I could not have envisioned being here today celebrating the official opening of this facility,” recalled Doug O’Connell, President of Technicote. “I remember meeting with all the employees on Sunday afternoon, two days after the fire and telling them that we’d emerge from this set back stronger and better than ever. It’s very rewarding standing here today and seeing that vision being fulfilled.”

Technicote is very optimistic that with new manufacturing equipment, more efficient work flow processes, and expanded production capabilities, 2013 will be just the beginning for significant future sales growth for the company. “Our customers can look forward to our commitment to provide exceptional, specialty label and silicone coated liner products and an industry source for developing new product technology,” commented Gary Stover, Technicote’s Director of Marketing.

In closing, O’Connell thanked the multitude of people responsible for their efforts in the rebuilding project, including the local fire and police departments. “Most of all, I want to thank all of Technicote’s dedicated employees both here in Cuyahoga Falls, at Miamisburg, and at all our locations for working tirelessly to insure our success.”

Barb Lowry is hired as Sil Tech Sales Representative


Sil Tech is pleased to announce the hiring of Barb Lowry as Sales Representative.

Barb has 12 years sales and account management experience with a variety of companies including Identisys, Neopost, and most recently Pitney Bowes.

As a member of the Sil Tech Sales Team, Barb will be responsible for managing customer relationships in the Midwest region. In addition, she will be growing Sil Tech sales in new markets and new industries in her role.

Barb is a graduate of University of Akron and holds Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Marketing. Please join me in welcoming Barb to our team. We look forward to the contribution of her skills and knowledge in support of Sil Tech’s continued success.

Twin Rivers Paper Company Honors Technicote, Inc.

submitted by Twin Rivers Paper Company


South Portland, ME – December 13, 2012
Twin Rivers Paper Company, a leader in lightweight specialty packaging, label and publishing papers, honors Technicote, Inc. with the Twin Rivers Label Recognition. This Label Recognition honors the leadership of key customers, suppliers as well as employees who have helped to drive innovation in the industry.

“We value the strong relationship we have had with Technicote in the last two decades and admire the perseverance that they have shown in the face of challenging events. They are a true innovator in the label market,” says Jim Gehrman, President, Twin Rivers Paper Company.

“We appreciate this recognition by Twin Rivers. As one of Twin River’s first customers of release liners, we have had a long relationship that has been good for both companies. We value their outstanding technical support and service,” says Doug O’Connell, President, Technicote, Inc.

Twin Rivers is a label supplier of choice for release-liner products, as well as label-face papers and wet-strength labels. Their highly engineered label papers are engineered to meet stringent customer requirements and are optimized to perform through the rigors of the supply chain.

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! List »

Technicote E-News – Volume 5, Issue 2

By | E-News

Labelexpo Americas 2012


Thank you to all who visited Technicote’s booth during Labelexpo Americas 2012! The show was a great success, with a documented increase in attendance over the 2010 show. This was especially true for Technicote, whose newly updated booth maintained a steady flow of traffic during the course of the 3-day tradeshow.

Customers and vendors alike were intrigued by our featured products on display, including three new drum label products, 2.7 mil TC Label Lyte™ Polypropylene, digital top coated paper and film label products, holographic film products, and Sil Tech silicone coated release liner, among others. Visitors also stopped by to check out our updated booth design and Powerpoint presentation that documented our Cuyahoga Falls, OH manufacturing plant in various stages of reconstruction.

If you were not able to attend the show this year and would like more information about Technicote’s featured items, please contact your Technicote sales representative or Customer Service Representative at 800-358-4448. We look forward to seeing you again at Labelexpo Americas 2014!

Technicote Announces Winner of Customer Satisfaction Survey Drawing


Mike Reeder of Hi Tech Label, Frankfort, Indiana, is the winner of the 2012 Technicote Customer Satisfaction Survey drawing for a an Apple iPad.

Mike’s name was drawn from all of the Technicote customers who returned customer satisfaction surveys during September, 2012. Technicote appreciates all customer feedback and uses it to make ongoing improvements.

Our next customer satisfaction survey will take place in 2013. Thank you for your participation.

Congratulations, Mike!

Doug Henry is hired as Technicote’s Director of Materials Management


Technicote is pleased to announce the hiring of Doug Henry as Director of Materials Management.

Doug has 20 years experience in Purchasing, Inventory, and Warehouse Management with a variety of companies including Monarch Marking Systems, NCR, and most recently AK Steel.

As a member of the Leadership Team, Doug will be responsible for all Raw Material contracting, procurement, and scheduling. In addition, he will manage our Vendor Performance Measurement program, assist in the implementation of our ERP system, and work across all functions to make the best balanced decisions for the Company, Business, and Customer.

Doug is a 1992 graduate of Wilmington College and holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Marketing and Psychology. Please join me in welcoming Doug to our team. We look forward to the contribution of his skills and knowledge in support of Technicote’s continued success.

Sil Tech Offers Low Minimums and Fast Service


Sil Tech release liners have always been an excellent option as a long term solution for all of your release liner needs and your short run, quick service manufacturing needs. To meet the needs of our customers, Sil Tech continues to offer industry leading minimum order quantities and lead times on all of our stocked silicone coated release liners.

Sil Tech offers stock items with minimums as low as 1 MMSI and lead times as fast as 48 hours, both exceeding industry standards and offered on all stocked products including SCK, Claycoat, Polycoat, and Films liners. For more information about our service or to discuss all of our stocking and quick shipment solutions, please contact Sil Tech marketing at 1-800-358-4446.

Technicote Remains Ahead of Schedule with Cuyahoga Falls Plant Restoration


Technicote’s rebuilding project of the new Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio manufacturing plant continues to be ahead of schedule. The construction of the building is complete, which will allow us to move out of our temporary facility on Home Avenue no later than November 30th.

E5, our newest coating line, started up in late October. This coater has the latest technology, and significantly increases Technicote’s capacity and capabilities.

Our new, state-of-the-art slitter will arrive in early November. Additionally, upgrades have been made to the E2 line, which will double coating capacity.

Technicote anticipates the grand opening of our new Cuyahoga Falls facility to take place by year end. The addition of the new equipment and upgrades will enable Technicote to provide the highest level of quality and service since its founding in 1980.

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! List »

Technicote E-News – Volume 5, Issue 1

By | E-News

Attending Labelexpo Americas 2012?

Visit us in Booth #1547


We are gearing up for another exciting year at Labelexpo Americas, and hope to see you there! Located at Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, Labelexpo Americas is the largest trade show in America focused on new technology and advancements in labeling.

Technicote will be featuring a vast array of new label products at this year’s event. Included are our digital top coated paper and film label products, wine label products, holographic film products, Sil Tech silicone coated release liner, membership card products and drum label products, along with a variety of specialty products. Visit us in Booth #1547 for more information!

Technicote Launches New Drum Label Product Line


Technicote is pleased to introduce a new selection of pressure sensitive label products recommended for chemical drum & barrel applications. Featured on the company’s new DL400 adhesive, these materials are designed to withstand harsh weather and environments such as extreme heat, brutal cold, high moisture, dangerous chemicals, UV light and solvents. Because these labels will be used to identify the hazardous contents within the drum, as well as pictograms to illustrate warnings and instructions, the label must retain its permanence and legibility upon being exposed to these conditions.

Technicote’s drum label product line includes three high strength label face stocks that when combined with DL400 emulsion acrylic adhesive is the optimum solution for durable labeling requirements, including 2 mil White TC Polyester, 4 mil Flexible White NTC Vinyl, and 3.5 mil White Techni-Flex Polyolefin.

Estate Label #6 White Pearlized Launched on West Coast


Wine and beverage label graphic designers, along with label converters, are expressing great interest in the new Estate Label # 6 white, pearlized paper facestock introduced to west coast customers in early August. This 64#, smooth, wet strength C1S grade provides a unique, attractive appearance on glass bottles and has an excellent opacity rating at 94%. This new label product is available from Technicote’s Corona, California manufacturing facility in a 30” web width using our TS585WS or IP400 adhesives on a 44# PK or a 1.2 Mil Polyester release liner. Contact your sales representative for sheet samples today!

Sil Tech’s Anti-Spike Formula Release Liners


Sil Tech release liners have always been an excellent option as a long term solution for all of your release liner needs and your short run, quick service manufacturing needs. To meet the needs of our customers, Sil Tech continues to offer industry leading minimum order quantities and lead times on all of our stocked silicone coated release liners.

Sil Tech offers stock items with minimums as low as 1 MMSI and lead times as fast as 48 hours, both exceeding industry standards and offered on all stocked products including SCK, Claycoat, Polycoat, and Films liners. For more information about our service or to discuss all of our stocking and quick shipment solutions, please contact Sil Tech marketing at 1-800-358-4446.

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! List »