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Protect Holograms

SUNBURY, UK | Hologram producers can protect their designs more quickly following improvements to the International Hologram Mfrs. Assn.'s (IHMA) Hologram Image Register (HIR). The HIR, now merged with the Hologram Mfrs. of India's Hologram Roster, was established in 1993 to help prevent IHMA members from mistakenly copying a hologram design already issued in another part of the world.

The registration service is free as part of IHMA membership. For more information visit www.ihma.org.

  • Rotoflex, a brand of inspection and finishing equipment from Mark Andy, St. Louis, MO, releases a white paper on the market for digital label printing that discusses various finishing opportunities. The paper is available for download at www.rotoflex.com.

  • Cartes, Moglia, Italy, appoints Rototec, Cape Town, South Africa, its agent for hot stamping, silk screen printing, die-cutting, and laser converting machines in South Africa.

  • Polyonics, Westmoreland, NH, earns a New Product Innovation award for its Tribogard XF-781 and XF-782 anti-static label materials, designed to withstand the harsh manufacturing processes of both standard and lead-free printed circuit board production. The award was presented by IPC-Assn. Connecting Electronics Industries, Bannockburn, IL, at IPC APEX EXPO 2010 in Las Vegas, NV.

  • Charlotte, NC-based tesa tape expands its line for permanent bonding and mounting applications with tesa 62939, which measures 118 mils, the thickest double-sided tape in the closed-cell PE foam tape assortment.

  • Gilbreth, Croydon, PA, offers a free white paper, “Shrink Sleeve Packaging in 4 Easy Steps,” that provides package designers and product marketers with useful tips and techniques for designing, selecting materials, and preparing art for full-body shrink labels. Visit www.gilbrethusa.com to download.

  • Karstedt Assoc., Eden, NY, issues the first in a series of Commercialization Assessment Reports designed to match buyer needs with supplier capability. The first report reveals the potential market for digital printing for narrow web label applications. Visit www.karstedt.com/commercialization.html.

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