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Watch Out for That Tape!


Killer Red double-sided acrylic adhesive tape from CS Hyde Co. is said to offer a secure bonding result under high-temperature conditions as well as good resistance to solvents, chemicals, UV, and heat. Reportedly, the tape also possesses excellent bonding characteristics to low-energy surfaces and substrates and excellent plasticizer migration resistance.

The company reports applications include mounting plates in the auto industry, self-adhering mounting of rubber and EPDM materials, and decorative trim in the furniture industry.

Software Makes Connections


Tailored Solutions reports its print business management software for flexo narrow web label printers and converters now connects users seamlessly with UPM Raflatac, Fletcher, NC.

The Label Traxx system works via Raflink Direct Link, which allows European Label Traxx users to access the Raflatac order system directly from their software.

Reportedly, printers using Label Traxx can reduce order entry time dramatically by connecting directly and securely to the UPM Raflatac Raflink Business Line. Using the bar code scanning feature of Label Traxx software, users can scan incoming and work-in-process Raflatac material to maintain an accurate inventory.

Flexo Press Aids Design


Fabrico, a designer and manufacturer of flexible materials, has installed an ELS 2200 multicolor press from Aquaflex at its Kennesaw facility.

The 13-in. flexo press can be positioned inline with other processes such as laminating and die-cutting to handle multistep applications. It supports four-color process or four matched colors using water-based or UV-cured inks. Two-sided printing is available.

The press accommodates both p-s and non-p-s materials in thicknesses from 0.003-0.015 in. and supports a wide range of materials.

Fabrico says the new press will increase the amount of materials the company can print as well as the types of designs that can be supported.

Aquaflex | www.aquaflex.com

RFID Update

Certifying RFID Partners


RSI ID Technologies, a manufacturer of RFID antennas, inlays, and tags, announces the introduction of an RFID Channel Partner Certification Program. The comprehensive web-based program includes a 13-course curriculum designed to maximize RFID industry knowledge, increase awareness of company's line, and prepare participants for the compete RFID+ certification exam.

RSI CEO Wolf Bielas says, “Training our Channel Partners has always been important to us. In the past, we've handled partner training on an individual basis, but with [the] online training portal, we're able to bring our growing list of partners up to speed much more quickly and effectively.

For more information visit www.rsiid.com.

RFID Marches On


IDTechEx has released “RFID in Action 2007,” the third edition of its resource covering global RFID implementations. The company reports it has chosen case studies using a wide variety of RFID technologies in diverse industries to present the “big picture” of this still-emerging technology.

Industries featured in the report include healthcare and pharmaceuticals; asset tracking; manufacturing and logistics; postal and courier services; retail conveyances; air and passenger transportation; and agriculture.

The value of the RFID market will be $4.96 billion in 2007, says one of the introductions to the publication, adding, “RFID…is steadily increasing, but not where people had expected it to.”

For more information visit www.idtechex.com.

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