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Tesa Opens Subsidiary In Mexico
CHARLOTTE, NC, USA—P-s tape manufacturer tesa AG has announced the launch of a new subsidiary in Mexico. The new operation, Technical Tape Mexico S.A. de C.V. (TTM), gives tesa expanded coverage in North America, including two warehouses and two manufacturing plants.

Technical Tape Mexico will serve as a sales and distribution company for tesa products manufactured around the world. The warehouse itself is located in Tuititlan, with administrative offices in Mexico City.

During initial start-up phases, TTM will receive support from tesa tape (North America), a div. of tesa AG, for industrial market sales.

Label Stock Aids Logistics, Transport Labeling
FLETCHER, OH, USA—Raflatac Inc. says Thermal Semi, developed for logistics and transport labeling, will withstand the stress of the shipping process from the warehouse to the truck.

Co. adds excellent scannability is essential for any label used in logistics and transport, and Thermal Semi has optimal scratch-resistance to ensure the bar code remains scannable throughout the label's lifecycle.

Report: Biomonitoring Systems to Grow at 20%
MOUNT OLIVE, NJ, USA—Assuming the five currently recognized technologies continue along their current path of development and application, biomonitoring systems for packaging could be poised for a 20% compound annual growth rate at a value of more than $101 million through 2007, according to a new report entitled “Biomonitoring Systems for Packaging.”

Researched, authored, and published by BRG Townsend Inc. and Packaging Strategies, the report defines the technologies, current and future market potential, and production and application issues driving growth in one of packaging's most promising and emerging segments.

Included are details on the three recognized, currently commercial biomonitoring technologies: temperature abuse indicators/time-temperature indicators; gas-scavenging/absorbing labels; and breathable film labels. Also outlined are two emerging technologies — food quality indicators and antimicrobial systems — slated to be introduced later this year.

The impetus of this report is to provide label converters, material suppliers, packaging end-users, and distribution chain professionals with a comprehensive assessment of current and emerging technologies and business opportunities for biomonitoring systems, most of which are presented in a p-s label format.

For a full prospectus or to order a copy of the report, contact Packaging Strategies at 610/436-4220 (ext. 11) or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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