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Technicote Adds Thin Film to Polypropylene Product Line

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Technicote Adds Thin Film to Polypropylene Product Line

Technicote is pleased to introduce 1 online plavix.6 mil White TC Polypropylene to its existing line of premium top-coated pressure sensitive film products. The white opaque, top coated, biaxially oriented (BOPP) film may be used in a wide variety of pressure sensitive label applications. The solid white polypropylene core is treated one side with a print receptive gloss coating for superb ink adhesion, and has great stiffness for efficient dispensability. The highly treated adhesive bonding layer on the reverse side allows the film to be coated with both permanent and removable adhesives. Economically priced, typical markets where this product is used include Health & Beauty Aids, Beverage, Household, and more!

1.6 mil White TC BOPP is available TRIM FREE in designated adhesive and liner combinations from Technicote’s Terre Haute, IN and Corona, CA manufacturing locations. Contact your Technicote sales representative for current pricing and lead times.

Technicote E-News – Volume 6, Issue 2

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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 Unveils New Wine, Spirits & Specialty Food Guide

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PRESS RELEASE

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

The swatchbook includes a variety of designer papers, films, and foils while also introducing two new exclusive facestocks into the pressure sensitive label industry. Technicote’s 60# White Diamond paper offers a unique diamond shaped embossed pattern to designers, while the 60# White Iceberg paper stands apart due its extreme bright white color and slight vellum texture, making it unlike any other designer paper in the market. Both facestocks have wet strength and anti-mold treatments and are specially manufactured for high-speed labeling and bottling click site. The 60# White Diamond and 60# White Iceberg facestocks are stocked in Technicote’s west coast Corona, CA plant and sample sheets are available upon request.

To receive your own Wine, Spirits & Specialty Food Product Guide please contact your local Sales Representative or contact Marketing Product Manager, Lauren Lange at llange@technicote.com

Technicote E-News – Volume 6, Issue 1

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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 4, Issue 1

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Technicote Promotes Lou Thurston to National Sales Manager


Technicote has announced the promotion of Lou Thurston to National Sales Manager.

Mr. Thurston joined Technicote in 2010 as Territory Manager of the company’s Kansas City Sales Territory, including the states of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. In his new role, Lou will be responsible for Technicote roll labels sales efforts in the United States and Canada.

Prior to joining Technicote, Lou achieved over 20 years of sales and sales management experience in the label and packaging industries in a multitude of roles including Sales Representative, District Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and, most recently, Sr. Label Business Development Manager for Staples Print Solutions.

Prior to Staples, Thurston worked with Bunting Magnetics Co. He has a B.S. in Public Affairs from Emporia State University, Emporia, KS. Lou and his wife, Lori, reside in Hillsboro, Kansas.

“In the short time that Lou has been with Technicote, he has had tremendous success. We are thrilled to have him in this new role as National Sales Manager,” stated Ralph Adkins, Director of Sales and Marketing for Technicote.

Technicote Publishes Film Selection Guide


Technicote’s new Film Selection Guide was designed to provide converters with a simple, yet informative overview of our extensive line of high quality pressure sensitive film label products.

The descriptive portfolio categorizes each film substrate by grouping them with other products sharing similar properties and characteristics. Within each category, a brief description of the specific film is listed. In addition, a helpful, easy to interpret Film Selection Matrix is included in the tri-fold brochure which references caliper thickness, print methods, and more beneficial information about each product.

Request a hard copy of our Film Selection Guide by contacting your Technicote Sales Representative.

Estate Label #6 White Pearlized Launched on West Coast


Piggyback is a pressure sensitive label stock that has one facestock and two layers of adhesive and liner. It is used in applications where the label needs to be applied initially to one surface, but later removed and applied to a second surface. The convenient mailing label on the income tax form is one function. Sweepstakes, promotions, business reply cards, and product registrations are just a few other examples that can also offer ease to the end-user, which will generate a higher response rate for your customers.

Technicote’s standard adhesive used for our piggyback products is TP170, which is a permanent acrylic adhesive, but other permanent, all-temp and removable adhesives are available with PET, Polystyrene, 40# and 50# SCK liners. Wide and narrow web widths are offered on piggyback label products to meet your customer’s demands, no matter how big or small, as well as pattern adhesive coating.

Piggyback order minimums: 500 MSI (Piggyback pattern adhesive minimum is 2 mmsi). To learn more about Technicote’s Piggyback Label Products, or request pricing or samples, please contact your Technicote Sales Representative directly or contact Technicote at 800-358-4446.

Technicote IRC Continues to Take Off in the PS Industry


Since its official launch in late November 2009, Technicote’s patterned coupon base film, Technicote IRC, has become a favorite among converters who specialize in Instant Redeemable Coupon applications. The dual-layer construction consists of two, 75 gauge polypropylene films bonded together with a specialty dry release adhesive. Its unique design provides a smooth and consistent release, without the zippiness. This exciting new product has the capability to adhere to a broad range of substrates with no adhesive residue concerns. Technicote IRC is available “trim free” from Technicote’s Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Corona, CA manufacturing plants. Contact Technicote at 800-358-4446 for pricing and sample material

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 3, Issue 4

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Technicote Appoints Doug O’Connell to President


Mr. George Corbett, Chairman of Technicote announced today that Mr. Doug O’Connell has been appointed President, succeeding Tony Vinciguerra. Mr. Vinciguerra retired in January of this year. Doug was also elected to the Board of Directors of Technicote.

Mr. Corbett added “Doug has done a solid job improving Technicote’s position in the marketplace and growing the business. Under his leadership we’ve implemented enhanced service programs, initiated lean manufacturing methods to improve operational efficiencies, developed several new cost effective products, and added new talent to help lead our business. We look forward to Doug’s continued leadership to position Technicote for long term growth as a best in class supplier of pressure sensitive roll label materials.”

Mr. O’Connell said, “Technicote is an outstanding organization with tremendous potential. Our commitment to achieve our long term growth objectives is evidenced by our excellent people, the significant investments we’ve made, and our strong customer base. I look forward to working with George and the Board to reach our strategic goals for our customers, our employees, and our shareholders.”

Mr. O’Connell joined Technicote as General Manager in 2007, and was promoted to Vice President, General Manager in 2010. Prior to joining Technicote, Doug served as General Manager of Tredegar’s Performance Films Business Unit and previously held various leadership positions at Tredegar and Exxon Chemical. Doug earned an MBA from American International College and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

Technicote Unveils New Digital Product Portfolio


Technicote has expanded our portfolio of digital label products, which are 3-Star Certified to run on HP Indigo presses.

Digital printing technology is revolutionizing the rapidly growing label printing industry. Lower production costs, reduced set-up times, high resolution printing, short to medium run label order flexibility and less impact on the environment are just a few reasons converters are embracing this new technology. Technicote is keeping pace with this demand in the marketplace, growing its qualified digital paper and film substrates for applications such as Wine & Spirits, Specialty Foods,

Nutraceuticals, Health & Beauty, Medical, and Durable Goods.

Technicote has a unique offering in our “Dry Edge” adhesive coating process. It is currently available with most of our digital label products used with HP Indigo digital presses. This 1/8″ adhesive “Dry Edge” on each side of the roll label will significantly reduce the potential for adhesive build up on press. This is an added value option, at no additional cost!

To learn more about Technicote’s new Digital Label Products or request pricing or samples, please contact your Technicote Sales Representative directly or our Customer Service Team at 800-358-4448.

Technicote Launches 2.6 mil Pearl White Polypropylene


In response to customers’ concerns about rising raw material costs, Technicote has developed a “Value Grade” line of polypropylene products to satisfy a variety of prime label applications at an economical price. Although our 2 mil Clear and 2.3 mil White Value Plus BOPP films have been well received by converters throughout the industry, the request for a 2.6 mil Value Grade cavitated film has also been in demand. After several months of R & D, Technicote is pleased to announce the commercial launch of Pearl White Polypropylene.

2.6 mil Pearl White BOPP features a pearlescent finish, outstanding opacity and excellent stiffness properties for label dispensing. Like our Value Grade films, this product is corona treated for excellent ink adhesion and is recommended with permanent adhesives only. 2.6 mil Pearl White BOPP may be printed using standard methods. Thermal transfer printing is NOT recommended. The new film is recommended for a variety of prime label applications in markets such as Health & Beauty, Personal Care and Household Products, among others.

To learn more about Technicote’s new 2.6 mil Pearl White Polypropylene, or request pricing or samples, please contact your Technicote Sales Representative directly or contact our Customer Service Team at 800-358-4448.

Continued Improvements in Customer Service!


Earlier this year, customers were delighted when improvements were made to enhance the service level of our Customer Service department. Technicote implemented a dedicated Customer Service phone line at its corporate headquarters in Miamisburg, OH as well as established a new, West Coast Customer Service Team in Corona, CA. These achievements created more efficient order processing, quicker response time to customer inquiries, and extended service hours to our West Coast customers of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST.

In addition to the above departmental enhancements, Technicote is pleased to announce improved customer call routing for faster service. Beginning this month, incoming calls to Technicote’s Customer Service Team at 800-358-4448 will be routed directly to the caller’s primary Customer Service Representative. If the primary representative is not available, callers will have the option of holding for their primary representative or be routed to Technicote’s receptionist for further assistance.

Technicote’s goal is to provide its customers with the best service available. As a reminder, please contact our Customer Service Team directly for assistance related to order processing by calling
800-358-4448, or call 800-358-4446 to speak with someone in another Technicote department.

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 »

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 3

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Technicote Announces New Changes to Improve Customer Service


Technicote’s Customer Service Team is pleased to announce upcoming department changes to better assist you. Beginning February 1, 2011, Technicote will be incorporating a dedicated Customer Service phone line to accommodate all incoming callers requesting to speak directly to a Customer Service representative. The new, dedicated line will operate under the same, toll-free phone number Technicote has maintained for many years: (800)-358-4448. Hours of operation for Customer Service based out of our Corporate offices in Miamisburg, OH will continue to be 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST. All calls placed after 6:00 p.m. EST will be automatically forwarded to our Customer Service Team based in Corona, CA. This change will provide extended service hours to our West Coast customers of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST.

A new toll-free line has been established to service customers requesting to speak with department personnel outside the realm of Customer Service. These departments include Technical Service, Pricing, Accounts Receivable and Quality Assurance, among others. Please call 800-358-4446 to speak directly to our receptionist who will transfer you to the department or person to whom you wish to reach.

Dr. Joseph D. Roth Joins Technicote


Technicote is pleased to welcome Dr. Joseph D. Roth as Director of Technical and Quality. Dr. Roth comes to Technicote after 20 years in various R&D assignments at NCR. While at NCR, he was awarded 42 US patents, with additional patents pending. Much of his work was in the label area, where he lead the development of LinerLock(TM), RevealPrint(TM), Adjust-A-Peel(TM, PurePerf(TM) and SureReturn(TM), all part of NCR’s patented FuseForm(TM) technology.
“We’re excited about the strong development background that Joe brings to Technicote” said Doug O’Connell, Technicote’s Vice President and General Manager. “Joe’s ability to invent new solutions is a good complement to the rich technical background here at Technicote.”

Dr. Roth will be responsible for leading product development, and quality in addition to identifying new technology. He earned his BS in Chemistry at Univ. of WI, and his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Purdue. Roth, his wife and 2 children reside in Springboro, Ohio.

Technicote Launches 2.3 mil Polar White Polypropylene


Technicote is pleased to announce the addition of Polar White Polypropylene to our existing line of premium top-coated polypropylene film products. Due to ongoing supply issues, Technicote has spent considerable time and effort developing better solutions. The recent introduction of our “Value Plus” white polypropylene film is an excellent lower cost solution for many applications where a corona treated film is acceptable for ink receptivity. However, a topcoated film is still the preferred choice by many converters. To meet this market need, Technicote (working in conjunction with a major domestic manufacturer of BOPP) developed 2.3 mil Polar White Polypropylene. This product is a gloss white, topcoated film with properties and characteristics that closely resemble our longstanding premium grade, 2.3 mil Majestic White.

2.3 mil Polar White BOPP is available TRIM FREE in a 5,000’ roll length out of our Terre Haute, IN manufacturing plant with our TS523 adhesive and 40# SCK liner (Item#572133) with two day service. At our West Coast manufacturing facility in Corona, CA, Polar White Polypropylene is available TRIM FREE with our AT333 adhesive and a 40# SCK release liner (Item#572135). Alternative adhesive and liner constructions are also available as a custom coat item with a five day lead time.

Sheet or roll samples of Technicote’s new Polar White Polypropylene are available by contacting your sales representative, or by calling our Customer Service Department direct at 800-358-4448.

Technicote Promotes Ralph Adkins to Director of Sales and Marketing


Technicote has announced the promotion of Ralph Adkins to Director of Sales and Marketing.

Mr. Adkins joined Technicote in 2009 as National Sales Manager of the Company’s roll label segment. In his new role, Ralph will be responsible for all Technicote sales divisions including Technicote roll label products, Sil Tech release liner, and Westfield sheeted products. Ralph will also manage Technicote’s Marketing and Customer Service departments.

Prior to Technicote, Ralph achieved over 10 years of sales and sales management experience in label, film and paper industries in a multitude of roles including sales representative, regional sales manager, national account manager and most recently national sales manager for Avery Dennison’s Graphics Division. Prior to Avery Dennison, Adkins worked with International Paper. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University. Ralph, his wife and daughter reside in West Chester, Ohio.

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 2, Issue 4

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Technicote Launches 2.3 mil White “Value Plus” Polypropylene


Technicote, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of 2.3 mil White “Value Plus” Polypropylene to its White Films product line. 2.3 mil White Value Plus Polypropylene features outstanding opacity, excellent whiteness and is one side corona treated for excellent ink adhesion. This 2.3 mil film has excellent stiffness properties and is recommended for a variety of prime label applications in markets such as Health and Beauty, Personal Care and Durable Goods, among others. Technicote’s new film product is available “trim free” in 5,000’ rolls with TS523 permanent adhesive and 40# SCK release liner out of its Terre Haute, IN manufacturing facility. Trim free service is also available on this item with AT333 all-temperature adhesive and 40# SCK from Technicote’s Corona, CA location.

Technicote Implements New Edition of ISO 9000


Technicote is now ISO 9001:2008 registered, effective February 5, 2010! This new edition of ISO 9000, the world’s most widely used management system standard, was officially published on November 14th, 2008. The updated standard, ISO 9001:2008, is used by organizations in 175 countries as the framework for their quality management systems. ISO certified companies incorporate this standard into their businesses as a means to satisfy quality requirements and to enhance customer satisfaction in supplier-customer relationships.

To become ISO 9001:2008 certified, ISO registered organizations are required to satisfy a series of updates and clarifications to the previous 9001:2000 version no later than November 12, 2010. Technicote has fulfilled this requirement well prior to the deadline and received revised certifications. By upholding this standard, Technicote demonstrates a long-standing commitment to continual improvement and customer satisfaction within its organization.

Technicote IRC takes off in the PS Industry


Since its official launch in late November 2009, Technicote’s patterned coupon base film, Technicote IRC, has become a favorite among converters who specialize in Instant Redeemable Coupon applications. The dual-layer construction consists of two, 75 gauge polypropylene films bonded together with a specialty dry release adhesive. Its unique design provides a smooth and consistent release, without the zippiness. This exciting new product has the capability to adhere to a broad range of substrates with no adhesive residue concerns. Technicote IRC is available “trim free” from Technicote’s Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Corona, CA manufacturing plants. Contact Technicote Customer Service at 800-358-4448 for pricing and sample material.

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 »