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.”

Technicote E-News – Volume 5, Issue 2

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, Inc. Hires Doug Henry as Director of Materials Management

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Technicote, Inc. hires 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.

Rebuilding Technicote’s Cuyahoga Falls Operation

We at Technicote have been hard at work rebuilding the Cuyahoga Falls, OH plant, and wanted to provide you with an update. It’s been nearly nine months since the fire that destroyed most of our manufacturing facility on Marc Dr. in Cuyahoga Falls.

As you’re aware, we relocated some of the equipment that wasn’t damaged in the fire to an offsite facility in nearby Akron, OH synthroid 75 mcg. We continue to operate one coater in the Marc Dr. facility. The balance of the business that had been supplied from Cuyahoga Falls was transferred to other Technicote plants.

Technicote’s goal immediately following the fire was to replace the lost capacity with more capable equipment, while retaining the talented workforce that has been a big part of our success. After evaluating a number of different locations, we decided to rebuild the plant on the same site, with the goal to have a larger and more capable facility than the one we lost.

We’re delighted to let you know we’re ahead of schedule on many of our activities. The building is 90% completed, and new equipment is now being delivered to the plant. The installation process will start later this month. Startup of this equipment will be in the 4th quarter. We expect to ship product to customers late in the 4th quarter.

You’re invited to stop by Technicote Booth #1547 during Label Expo Americas, 2012, where we’ll be showing a slideshow of “before” and “after” pictures.

We would like to thank our customers for their continued patience during this recovery process. Through persistent effort and dedication, Technicote will attain its goal to improve manufacturing capabilities and service to its customers for years to come.

Technicote E-News – Volume 5, Issue 1

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 »

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.

• 2 mil White TC Polyester is a glossy white top-coated film with outstanding outdoor durability, chemical and weather resistance. This film is compatible with water-based flexo, UV flexo, and thermal transfer print methods.

• 4 mil Flexible White NTC Vinyl is a smooth, matte white, non –top-coated film with polymeric plasticizers, formulated to provide high durability, as well as chemical and moisture resistance. Excellent outdoor durability. Requires converter applied top-coat or ink recommended by ink supplier prior to printing this NTC film.

• 3.5 mil White Techni-Flex Polyolefin is a matte white label film that offers excellent moisture resistance, chemical resistance, smudge resistance, dimensional stability and squeezability. .

DL400 is an aggressive emulsion acrylic adhesive that has been specifically formulated for use in durable label applications such as chemical & barrel drums, lawn & garden equipment and household & commercial appliances. This adhesive offers outstanding adhesion to painted steel drums, fiber drums and a variety of plastic drums under high moisture conditions, as well as direct exposure to chemicals, solvents and UV rays.

Technicote’s drum label product line is stocked in out of the company’s Cuyahoga Falls, OH manufacturing plant. For more information, please contact Technicote’s Miamisburg, OH corporate offices at 800-358-4446.

Technicote E-News – Volume 4, Issue 4

Technicote Announces Plans to Rebuild Cuyahoga Falls, OH Manufacturing Plant

A Message from Technicote President, Doug O’Connell


Shortly after the tragic fire on Dec. 16th that destroyed the bulk of Technicote’s Cuyahoga Falls, OH plant, the company started evaluating different options to replace the capacity that was lost. The key factors in all the deliberations were how to improve our capabilities and be an even better supplier for our customers.

“After evaluating numerous options in various states and sites, we concluded rebuilding at our current location in Cuyahoga Falls, OH was the best option” stated Doug O’Connell, President of Technicote. “We were anxious to retain our experienced workforce, since they’re one of the keys to producing the unique products we offer. Rebuilding on the same site makes it easiest on our employees. Another factor was that the city of Cuyahoga Falls has been great to work with throughout this process. Finally, we were able to find a builder who can get our facility completed in a reasonably short timeframe.”

Technicote is now going through the approval process with city and county officials. The new manufacturing facility will include totally new state-of-the art adhesive and silicone coaters, new wide web slitters and an improved process flow design throughout the plant.

We expect this new facility to be operational in the 4th quarter of 2012 and to resume the manufacture of many specialty coated pressure sensitive products that other Technicote facilities have been producing for our customers. Our sincere appreciation goes out to our many customers that have been patient with Technicote during this difficult recovery period.

Technicote Hires Jerry Spence as Sil Tech National Sales Manager


Technicote is pleased to announce the hiring of Jerry Spence as National Sales Manager of Sil Tech, a wholly owned subsidiary, which specializes in the production of silicone coated release liner.

Jerry began his career with Technicote on Monday, May 7th. He 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.

Jerry will be responsible for leading the Sil Tech sales operations in the United States and Canada to implement the company’s growth strategy.

Please join Technicote in welcoming Jerry to our team!

Estate Label #6 White Pearlized Launched on West Coast


Technicote is pleased to announce the launch of its new Technicote Membership Card polypropylene film base, a unique pressure sensitive coupon product designed for direct mail packages that require cards to be affixed to continuous forms or cut sheets. This exciting new product is the optimal solution for all varieties of affixed card applications used for fundraising, clubs, banks, and other membership oriented organizations.

The product consists of two thin layers of polypropylene film bonded together with a specialty dry-release adhesive. The film construction is then coated with Technicote’s TP170 adhesive and 40# SCK release liner. The familiar dry-release adhesive pattern of Technicote’s IRC film base has been incorporated into Technicote Membership Card, but modified to provide a tight release for successful converting and auto-dispense processes. The purpose of the tight release is to help prevent the film layers from separating prematurely. The pattern provides a built-in lift edge on all sides of the film, affording universal release from the form to which it is applied. Technicote Membership provides excellent durability during secondary laser printing processes; keeping the product intact as it becomes exposed to high temperatures during this operation. The product is suitable for flexographic printing, as well as signature compatible. Technicote Membership Card is stocked in Technicote’s Cuyahoga Falls, OH manufacturing plant for quick turnaround.

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 Announces Plans to Rebuild Cuyahoga Falls, OH Plant

Shortly after the tragic fire on Dec. 16th that destroyed the bulk of Technicote’s Cuyahoga Falls, OH plant, the company started evaluating different options to replace the capacity that was lost. The key factors in all the deliberations were how to improve our capabilities and be an even better supplier for our customers.

“After evaluating numerous options in various states and sites, we concluded rebuilding at our current location in Cuyahoga Falls, OH was the best option” stated Doug O’Connell, President of Technicote. “We were anxious to retain our experienced workforce, since they’re one of the keys to producing the unique products we offer. Rebuilding on the same site makes it easiest on our employees. Another factor was that the city of Cuyahoga Falls has been great to work with throughout this process. Finally, we were able to find a builder who can get our facility completed in a reasonably short timeframe.”

Technicote is now going through the approval process with city and county officials. The new manufacturing facility will include totally new state-of-the art adhesive and silicone coaters, new wide web slitters and an improved process flow design throughout the plant.

We expect this new facility to be operational in the 4th quarter of 2012 and to resume the manufacture of many specialty coated pressure sensitive products that other Technicote facilities have been producing for our customers. Our sincere appreciation goes out to our many customers that have been patient with Technicote during this difficult recovery period

Technicote E-News – Volume 4, Issue 3

Technicote Thanks You!


We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our valued customers who have continued to support us this year. We have had our challenges since December, and while we are seeing steady improvements, our entire staff continues working hard toward performing at the service levels you have come to expect from Technicote. The process of rebuilding continues (last week we installed a slitter in our Home Avenue, Akron location) and we are looking forward to becoming an even stronger supplier than we were before. We’ll keep you posted as we continue to restore our operations in our Cuyahoga Falls, OH plant.

Technicote Exhibits at Largest Wine & Grape Conference in the Nation


For the 15th consecutive year, Technicote exhibited at the 2012 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. This annual conference, representing the collective experience, knowledge and background of the entire wine industry, was held January 24-26 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Once again, attendance broke records with 12,400 guests attending from around the world.

Technicote’s successful showing was highlighted by all of our current and prospective customers who visited our booth. Thank you for stopping by!

Technicote ‘Shows Up’ at Conventions to Support Printing & Labeling Industries


As a valued supplier of pressure sensitive roll label materials to the graphic communications industry, Technicote’s presence at the 2012 Graphics of the Americas trade show in Miami, Florida captured the attention of converters servicing North America and Latin America, including Mexico, Central, South America and the Caribbean. The second largest graphic arts show in America, Graphics of the Americas attracted an average of 9,800 printers, designers and creative professionals from over 90 countries worldwide. Technicote’s featured products for the 2012 show included Refrigerated and Textile & Garment pressure sensitive label materials. Visitors who stopped by were assisted by long time Technicote veteran, Guillermo Rojas and his colleague, sales representative, Francisco Morocz get redirected here.

Coming Soon: This year, Technicote will be exhibiting at the upcoming Label Summit Latin America in Guadalajara, Mexico on April 17-18, 2012. The two-day conference and table-top exhibition will focus on the Mexican and Latin American label and packaging printing industries. Look for Technicote at Stand #2!

Technicote Recognized for Reducing Landfill Waste


Technicote’s Terre Haute, IN manufacturing plant was recently recognized by Channeled Resources Group for their contribution to reducing landfill waste through the recycling process. Their actions over a 12-month period have resulted in redirecting approximately 436 tons of waste into our recycle stream.

The environmental impact can be extrapolated as follows:

Total Savings:
729 Tons of Coal
7,416 Trees
3,053,750 Gallons of Water

Channeled Resources Group is a certified TLMI LIFE (Label Initiative For the Environment) member. A certificate was presented to Technicote, which is proudly displayed in our Terre Haute facility’s front office.

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 4, Issue 2

Customer Service Holiday Schedule


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 working normal business hours with the exception of the below closures:

  • Christmas Holiday
  • Monday, December 26th – Closed
  • New Year’s Holiday
  • Monday, January 2nd – Closed

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

Technicote Exhibiting at the 2012 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium


For the 15th consecutive year, Technicote will be exhibiting at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, January 25-26, 2012.

Built with the joint input of growers, vintners and allied industry members, the United Wine & Grape Symposium is held annually in Sacramento, California and is the largest event of its kind in the western hemisphere. Last year’s record-breaking attendance was over 12,000.

Technicote will exhibit our capabilities and provide samples of current products, including our new digital wine label offering, at booth # 1418. If attending, please stop by and visit us!

To learn more about Technicote’s Wine Label products, please contact your Technicote Sales Representative.

Technicote Launches Two-Sided Direct Thermal Labels


Technicote offers two-sided direct thermal printed pressure sensitive label stock utilizing NCR’s 2ST™ technology. The direct thermal material is coated on both sides providing good environmental resistance and high bar code scan rates. A hotmelt rubber adhesive is used for high initial tack and excellent ultimate adhesive to corrugated and plastics.

Two-Sided Direct Thermal Labels deliver increased operational efficiencies as it gets rid of separate label and document printing processes, lowering your overall consumables expense and delivering 100% shipping label and packing slip match.

This unique product is stocked for quick delivery out of the Miamisburg, OH manufacturing location with our TP2ST adhesive and TC Direct-Thermal release liner (Item # 7317551), available in 52″ Web Width with an order minimum of 5,000′. Additional 2ST constructions are available as a custom coat product and may be requested, along with samples, pricing and lead times, by contacting your local Technicote Sales Representative or by calling 800-358-4446 for more information.

New Crystal Clear Polypropylene Offers Improved Service Levels to Converters


In an effort to continue improving our product selection and supply chain management, Technicote has sourced and qualified a replacement grade polypropylene film. This new film, 2 mil Crystal Clear Polypropylene, is sourced domestically, which we are pleased to say will dramatically improve service levels on this product. The transition to this new film will take place beginning January 1, 2012 as existing inventory of our current film, 2 mil Ultra Clear Polypropylene, is depleted. The change will affect all product constructions and web widths produced at all Technicote manufacturing plants.

The replacement film is comparable in both appearance and functionality to Technicote’s Ultra Clear Polypropylene. If you would like to receive sample material for testing purposes, please contact your Technicote sales representative to make these arrangements. Although pricing for the new film will be consistent with our current product, the item numbers and product description will change to reflect 2 mil Crystal Clear Polypropylene film.

We appreciate your understanding during this transition period and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Your business is important to us, as we strive to provide the high quality service and products you expect and deserve. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this new product change, please contact your 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! List »

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