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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 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 E-News – Volume 4, Issue 3

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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

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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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West Coast Special Edition

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Technicote Exhibits at Wine Show in Sacramento, CA


Technicote exhibited at this year’s Unified Wine & Grape Symposium at the Sacramento Convention Center January 26-27, 2011 for the 14th year in a row. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth!

The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, now in its 17th year, is the largest wine and grape conference in the nation, representing the entire industry. The conference combines a two-day trade show with a wide array of seminars, providing up to date and relevant information on the shape of the grape growing and winemaking industry.

Top 3 questions asked at the Technicote booth:

  • Q: My wine label won’t stay on the bottle when wet or in ice. Do you have a solution?
    • A: Yes, our IP400 (“Ice Proof”) adhesive works great for this application. We had two wine bottles sitting in ice/water the duration of the show and the labels didn’t budge. People were impressed!
  • Q: Do you have any “green” wine labels?
    • A: Yes, our 60# uncoated Matte Litho wet strength wine label facestock is 100% PCW (post consumer waste), at no extra cost!
  • Q: Do you have anything that I can print on my digital printer?
    • A: Yes, our current digital portfolio includes:
      • 60# Digital Semigloss
      • 60# Digital Semigloss with Dry Edge
      • 60# Digital Kromekote
      • 60# Matte Litho WS
      • 2 mil Digital Clear BOPP
      • 2.3 mil Digital White BOPP

Additional digital label products coming soon in April, 2011!

As a reminder, all Technicote wine label products are manufactured locally at our Corona, CA plant. This allows us to provide faster turnaround and exceptional customer service.

If you would like a Wine Label Product Guide or more information on any of our products, please contact your local sales representative today. Technicote looks forward to seeing you in Sacramento next year at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, January 26-27, 2012.

Technicote E-News – Volume 3, Issue 2

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Labelexpo Americas 2010 Show Recap


Technicote booth # 1547 enjoyed a steady flow of traffic during LabelExpo Americas 2010, where we featured our new IRC Film Base, Membership Card and several new low cost polypropylene film label products. Buyers were excited about the sales opportunity these new products will create in their local markets. International buyer traffic was extremely strong this year with great interest from our Mexico and Central American business partners to source more business through U.S. roll label suppliers. Looking forward to the 2012 show in Chicago!

Technicote Celebrates National Customer Service Week


Under the leadership of Customer Service Manager, Debbie Stillings, Technicote participated in National Customer Service Week, a five day event celebrated annually during the first full week of October. The International Customer Service Organization (ICSA) launched National Customer Service Week in 1984 as a means of recognizing the value that service professionals provide to their companies.

Each day was filled with enjoyable activities, delicious food and beverages, exciting games, prizes and lots of fun from the entire company.

Technicote’s spectacular Customer Service Team represents over 29 years of combined experience in the Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Roll Label industry. “Technicote understands the needs of its customers and recognizes the importance of tight deadlines, custom slit width requirements, competitive pricing, and in-house lab testing for material identifications,” says Customer Service Manager, Debbie Stillings. “We are able to satisfy a growing number of demands set forth in the PSA industry today, and are very happy to serve our customers. One thing that we all enjoy about the job,” adds Ms. Stillings, “is the fact that we have great customers and each day is a different challenge.”

Dirk DeSanzo Scholarship Fund Continues to Benefit Children of Technicote Employees


Technicote’s late founder and first president, Dirk Desanzo was a man who valued lifelong learning, in both himself and his employees. Throughout his life, he encouraged people to learn, to grow personally and use the knowledge and hard work that they invested to build a great company which is the legacy that all Technicote employees share with Dirk.

In August, 2006, a scholarship fund was established in Dirk’s name to benefit the children of Technicote employees. Since this time, Technicote has named four awardees of the Dirk Desanzo Scholarship Fund, with the most recent award presented in July, 2010.

The Dirk J. Desanzo Scholarship Fund provides for a generous annual tuition award payable upon freshman enrollment in college and will repeat for three successive years if the recipient achieves a mandated level of performance as verified by the college they attend.

The fund has been established with the AKRON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (ACF) as the administrator. The ACF is responsible for investing, evaluating and selecting successful applicants as well as monitoring and administering the scholarships.

Technicote 2010 Customer Service Holiday Hours


In observance of seasonal holidays, Technicote will be following the below Customer Service schedule:

  • Thursday, November 25th – Closed
  • Friday, November 26th – Closed
  • Friday, December 24th – Closed
  • Friday, December 31st – Closed

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 »