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Tapes for Hard-to-Stick UV Coated Material

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Essentra Specialty Tapes, Inc. has introduced several double-sided tapes with ability to adhere to UV-coated materials. Adhesive tapes typically have poor adhesion on UV coated materials, such as: boxes, cartons, posters, P.O.P. displays, lightweight forms, easels, shelf tabs, wobblers, danglers and many other printed displays. To get around this complication, printers often block out areas for tape to adhere or use spot coatings. These work arounds involve added time and expense. Andrew Ford, Essentra Director of Sales, describes an example of the benefit of tapes that will adhere to UV coating: “A printer for one of our customers forgot to block out areas on the customer’s UV coated cell phone cartons.  After the entire job was run, reworking the printed carton material was no longer an option, and the entire order would have had to be scrapped.  However, when the customer discovered that our unique Essentra tapes will work on these defective packages, they were able to save the production run.” The new tapes are available in the Duraco Red line.

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