Technicote Achieves British Maritime BS 5609 Certification for Durable Label Line of Products

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Technicote, Inc. has achieved British Standard BS 5609: Section 2 – ‘Marine and Laboratory Performance of Label Base Materials’ on six durable film pressure sensitive label products.
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.”
Technicote’s offering of BS 5609 compliant materials for chemical drum labeling now includes:

• #81231 – 2 mil Matte White CP Polyester/DL400/3.4 LF

• #81232 – 2 mil White TC Polyester/DL400/3.4 LF

• #81233 – 3.2 mil C2S Polyart®/DL400/3.4 LF

• #81234 – 4 mil Flexible White NTC Vinyl/DL400/3.4 LF

• #81235 – 3.5 mil Techniflex/DL400/3.4 LF

• #447 – 3.8 mil C2S Polyart®/DL400/3.4 LF

Featured on the company’s new DL400 adhesive, Technicote recommends these high strength film products where long-term durability and resistance to harsh conditions is required. DL400 is an aggressive adhesive that has been specifically formulated for use in label applications such as chemical and barrel drums, lawn and garden equipment and household and commercial appliances. DL400 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.
For more information on Technicote’s BS 5609 compliant durable films, please call 800-358-4446 or email marketing@technicote.com

Technicote E-News – Volume 5, Issue 3

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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’s Roots Remain Strong in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

By | Press Releases

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