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KeeBar announces acquisition of Flaiz Associates

KeeBar Enterprises Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Flaiz Associates of Schaefferstown PA.  This addition will allow KeeBar to expand its presence throughout the region by adding more goods and services to our lineup. Flaiz has over 16 years of experience in the labeling and packaging industry. Founder Mike Flaiz has retired and turned the legacy of his company over to KeeBar to strengthen and grow by combining forces. We are also pleased that senior technician Tim Flaiz will join the staff at KeeBar to provide uninterrupted service for equipment.

By |June 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on KeeBar announces acquisition of Flaiz Associates

KeeBar is now a Daikon Printhead Reseller

KeeBar is proud to announce we are now a Daikon printhead reseller!

By |March 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on KeeBar is now a Daikon Printhead Reseller

KeeBar Becomes Sato Champion Partner

KeeBar is proud to announce that SATO America Incorporated has upgraded our partnership level to CHAMPION!



By |December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on KeeBar Becomes Sato Champion Partner

DNP Celebrates 140th Anniversary

It is a great achievement to be among the few companies in business for more than 100 years. DNP’s longevity illustrates our continuous stability, providing customers with peace of mind that comes from doing business with a reliable and trusted partner.

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By |June 24th, 2016|Ribbons|Comments Off on DNP Celebrates 140th Anniversary

Mactac Launches New Series of High-Tack Acrylic Double-Coated Tapes and Transfer Adhesives

Products feature the latest in solvent-free, 100-percent solids adhesive technology

Leveraging more than 50 years of experience in the industrial tape market, pressure-sensitive adhesives supplier, Mactac®, has launched a new series of high-tack acrylic double-coated tapes and transfer adhesives.

Developed with the company’s innovative solvent-free, 100-percent solids adhesive technology, the product series features Mactac’s new high-tack acrylic adhesive –MP410.

An aggressive, high-tack adhesive, MP410 is easy to handle and die-cut and was designed to perform well on a variety of substrates, including: ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), metals, polycarbonate, most foams, fabrics and HDPE (high density polyethylene).

As Mactac’s newest 100-percent solids, solvent-free, adhesive technology innovation, the MP410 high-tack acrylic adhesive touts low levels of VOCs, migratory compounds and residuals. It also delivers numerous benefits to the new product series, such as:

• Excellent optical properties
• Adhesion performance superior to many traditional solvent acrylics
• Outstanding solvent, chemical and plasticizer resistance
• UV-resistance
• Wide performance range, a versatile option for a multi-purpose tape

“Mactac’s extensive expertise in adhesive coating, combined with our state-of-the-art technology, expands functionality, inspires new product designs and positions us as a market leader in clean adhesive technology,” said Janet Page, Marketing Manager, Mactac Performance Adhesives. “With the environmental and economic benefits of 100-percent solids coating, we are proud to offer the market an acrylic adhesive that is completely solvent-free and meets customers’ needs for high-performance.”

The new product series is available in multiple coat weights with either a moisture stable poly-coated kraft (PCK) liner or economical super calendered kraft (SCK) liner and is ideal for various adhesive tape applications, including:

• Appliances
• Automotive interiors
• Foam fabrication
• Gaskets •
General mounting
• Insulation bonding and sound damping

When stored in original packaging at room temperature, the new series has an estimated 2-year shelf life.

By |May 10th, 2016|Adhesives|Comments Off on Mactac Launches New Series of High-Tack Acrylic Double-Coated Tapes and Transfer Adhesives

Thermal Transfer Ribbon

IIMAK has released SW200 Standard Wax, a newly developed thermal transfer ribbon manufactured in the USA. According to the company, it delivers dependable quality and consistent performance for standard TTR applications that require an economical solution. SW200 offers excellent blackness on rough and smooth coated papers for printing bar codes, alphanumeric text, and logos for basic applications found in shipping, warehousing, logistics, work-in-progress tracking and retail. The company’s patented Clean Start printhead cleaner is built into SW200 ribbons to protect against premature printhead failure and maintain excellent print quality.

By |March 21st, 2016|Ribbons|Comments Off on Thermal Transfer Ribbon

Spinnaker Adds Microtak™ Microsphere Adhesive

Troy, Ohio – March 2, 2016 – Spinnaker Coating LLC, a manufacturer and industry-leading service provider of pressure sensitive paper and film products for the printing industry, has added a microsphere adhesive called Microtak™ to its product line.

Microtak is an ultra removable acrylic adhesive that uses microsphere technology to provide long-term removability, repositionability, and re-application on many substrates. “Our customers have continued to ask us for this type of product, and we are excited to be able to offer it on a variety of facestocks. It adds even more versatility to our removable product offerings,” said Joel Ulrich, Roll Product Manager.

Microtak ultra removable adhesive is currently stocked with 44# CTT paper, Primeglos™ paper, 2.0 mil Clear and 2.3 mil White BOPP, and PrimeScan® film. A direct thermal paper option will be launched in the coming months. Common applications include: glass, building supplies, corrugate, and many other substrates where repositionability or reapplication is desired

By |March 2nd, 2016|Adhesives|Comments Off on Spinnaker Adds Microtak™ Microsphere Adhesive

PE Films

Avery Dennison has introduced two bio-based polyethylene label films. These new products are self-adhesive PE filmic labels with a facestock that includes more than 80% renewable content and offer brand owners the opportunity to meet their target on renewable resources in packaging, while continuing to benefit from the functionality and performance of a regular polyethylene label.  The bio-based PE self-adhesive laminates are available in a white and a clear version. The resin used for the new bio-based PE films is made from Bonsucro Certified Sugar Cane, which follows rigorous social and environmental monitoring prior to certification. Both new products offer performance and recyclability comparable to standard PE85 resin. With the proper precautions and preparation, these films act as drop-in replacements, meaning converters can substitute conventional PE for a bio-based PE label film without investing in new machinery. By using biomass to create a PE label film which contains more than 80% bio based resin, brand owners can reduce their dependency on fossil based packaging materials. The introduction of the bio-based film is Avery Dennison’s response to its growing interest in using bio-based packaging materials.

By |November 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PE Films

Thermal Printer

SATO, a global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, has announced the launch of the new CL6NX, a 6″ industrial thermal printer designed for easy integration and industrial strength durability. The printer can be used for manufacturing, warehousing, supply chain logistics, healthcare, retail and global deployments.

The NX Series represents SATO’s next generation of thermal printers with advanced support for bar code symbologies, character sets and communication interfaces. It utilizes a coreless ribbon supply that eliminates waste and superior energy efficiency to decrease energy costs and consumption.

The CL6NX includes: a 3.5″ full-color display and built-in/customizable video tutorials; a tool-free print head and platens replacement; an aluminum diecast construction; and over 30 display languages and 40 print character sets.

By |June 3rd, 2015|Printers|Comments Off on Thermal Printer

Mobile Printers

Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global supplier of products designed to provide real-time visibility into healthcare organizations’ patients, clinicians and assets, has announced updates to its healthcare portfolio, including its mobile specimen collection product. The addition of the QLn Healthcare Solutions Series will expand the capabilities of the QLn220 and QLn320 mobile printers that ensure patient safety and lower the risk of mislabeling specimen samples. The QLn Healthcare Solutions meet the specimen labeling standards of both the National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) and the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institutes (CLSI). Misidentification of specimen samples leads to tens of thousands of adverse events annually throughout the healthcare system. To battle this alarming trend, Zebra developed the QLn Healthcare printer to enable clinicians to label samples at the patient’s bedside, reducing the chance of error. The QLn also utilizes colored labels to provide assurance that labels are easily identified and managed quickly and properly. The QLn devices meet comprehensive disinfectant standards and provide an enhanced user experience and connectivity capabilities.

By |June 2nd, 2014|Printers|Comments Off on Mobile Printers