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Tape Useful for a Variety of Splicing Applications
Adhesives Research
, Glen Rock, PA; 717/235-7979; adhesivesresearch.com
Arclad 8411 is a highly visible blue, self-wound paper tape designed for high tack and superior adhesion to multiple substrates for use in a variety of splicing applications. Single-faced tape is said to have exceptional edge tear resistance and high internal strength, as well as an aggressive, quick-stick adhesive that is excellent for automatic and O-speed splicing applications on polycoated paper and paperboards, PET, PE, PS, and thin embossed films. Tape is also tearable, so knives are not necessary when making splices, emphasizing safety and convenience for operators, co. says.

Film Offers Shrink-Tightening Properties
UCB Films
, Smyrna, GA; 800/541-8680; films.ucb-group.com
Propafilm OS BOPP (biaxially oriented polypropylene) is designed to tighten onto the pack particularly when passed through a shrink tunnel, which is said to allow good overwrap, even on complex shapes, with a glossy “lacquered” look. Film is said to be resistant to carton printing ink solvents. Also offers excellent barrier to moisture and flavor taint and a high degree of puncture resistance, thereby prolonging shelf life, co. reports.

Tape Allows Fewer Roll Changes
Tesa Tape
, Charlotte, NC; 704/554-0707; tesatape.com
Tesa 50453 provides 110 yd of continuous tape onto one roll, allowing fewer roll changes. Equipped with an advanced acrylic adhesive system, product is said to withstand temperatures to 392 deg F. Also said to maintain outstanding adhesion levels at high production speeds and to be ideal for splicing raw materials in a variety of corrugated applications, including the production of single, double-, and multiwall corrugated containers.

High-Performance Ink System Saves Money
Akzo Nobel
, Langhorne, PA; 215/750-9191; 800/989-4657; aninks.com
Uvopoly PX ultraviolet letterpress ink system is designed to provide superior resistance and adhesion on labels used in a range of applications. Can be used on coated papers and uncoated papers, as well as with topcoated thermal paper. Suitable for hot foil and cold foil applications and laminations and can be used in combination UV screen, UV flexo, UV offset, and almost all variable information printing, co. reports.

Metallized Papers Offer High Performance
Vacumet Metallized Paper Div.
, Morristown, TN; 423/586-5021
D-520 and D-120 metallized papers are said to be ideal for a variety of applications including labels, direct mail, gift-wrap, promotional inserts, and cosmetics packaging. D-520 is metallized on both sides and is available in 60# stock. D-120 paper is 52# stock, coated one side, with a mirror-like surface said to have an extremely high gloss. Both papers are available in sheet and roll form and in widths to 86½ in.

Splicing Tapes Made to Tight Tolerances
Davies Industrial Supplies
, Hertfordshire, U.K.; +44 01 462 678 111
Splicing tape package offers 11 different tapes for the printing and paper sectors. Products are manufactured to tight tolerances and provide fail-free operation, says co. Range includes #4441 repulpable, single-sided tape with excellent elongation properties for edge protection of paper and board rolls; #7216 Butterfly die-cut format for securing the top layer of paper before the flying splice; and #51913 for manual splicing of smooth-coated papers and carbonless copying papers.

Films Are Ideal for Large-Format Graphics
FLEXcon Co.
, Spencer, MA; 508/885-8200
BUSart V 400 F White A-69 90 PFW BA RGA, BUSmark V 400 F White Opaque A-58 90 PFW RGA, and FLEXmark V 400 White High Gloss V-344 90 PFW RGA large-format films are prepackaged for the Gretag Arizona 180 solvent ink jet printer. Prepackaged products come in 54×120-in., splice-free rolls with notched cores and liner wound out. Rolls are light enough to ship via UPS for next day delivery, co. notes. Same-day shipping also available.

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