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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 5, Issue 4

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Technicote Celebrates Grand Re-Opening with Open House Event


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

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

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

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

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

Technicote Honors Veteran Employees for 30 Years of Service


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Steve Prim Joins Technicote Sales Team


Sales / Marketing

Steve Prim

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

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

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

Technicote Welcomes New Employees


Technical Services

Scott Lucia

Conrad Heimberg

Technicote welcomes two new members to its Technical Services team.

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

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

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

Conrad Heimberg has been hired as Quality Analyst.

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

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


Operations

Wayne Higaki

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

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

Please join us in welcoming Wayne to Technicote.

Save $$$ by shopping Technicote Surplus Products


Help us clean out our warehouse, and be rewarded with attractive pricing below market value! Technicote’s list of surplus inventory is a great place to find incredible deals on first-run, high quality label products. All Surplus items are covered under Technicote’s standard warranty for quality and workmanship. Our list of Surplus inventory is always changing, so please check our website often for available products. We currently have Surplus slit rolls located in our Corona, CA, Miamisburg, OH, Terre Haute, IN, Burlington, NJ, Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Atlanta, GA warehouses. All Surplus items are first-come, first serve. Check it out before it’s too late! List »

Technicote Hires Wayne Higaki as Director of Operations

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Wayne Higaki joined Technicote as Director of Operations effective May 6. Wayne’s prior experience includes a broad background in operations management. Some of his previous roles include Director of Operations for American Decal, Operations Manager at Rexam Release, and plant manager of Avery Reflective. Most recently, he was General Manager of ITW’s Coding Products group outside Traverse City, MI.
Wayne earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Cleveland State University, and an MBA in Finance (also from Cleveland State). Wayne and his wife will be relocating from Traverse City, MI to Technicote’s corporate headquarters in Miamisburg, OH.

Please join us in welcoming Wayne to Technicote.

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 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.

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 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 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 »