MACtac® Printing Products Expands BS 5609 Certifications to Chemical Drum Labels
MACtac® Printing Products expands BS 5609 Section 2 and Section 3 certifications for MACtac FDC6914 2-mil white polyester to print with ITW Thermal Films B324 black and C5440 red resin ribbons using cab XC4 and cab XC6 thermal printers. Developed to address the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), the solution meets internationally recognized standards for durability and environmental resistance.
BS 5609 is a specification for printed pressure-sensitive, adhesive-coated labels for marine use, including requirements for label base material. BS 5609 comprises four parts, of which there are two key sections – Section 2 and 3. Section 2 details the tests to be carried out on the base label material and Section 3 on the printed label. Base labels must meet the requirements of Section 2 in order to meet the print methods in Section 3. Tests of the print method set out various durability criteria including adhesive performance, print performance and abrasion resistance, stipulating minimum standards for labels to be used in marine environments.
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MACtac® Specialty Products Advances Rubber Adhesive Technology with Proprietary Formulation
MACtac® Specialty Products advances its trusted rubber -based adhesive technology with its new proprietary 593XT adhesive, an improved rubber adhesive formulation available in three calipers for functional applications.
The MACtac 593XT adhesive products IB1178XT, IB1190XT and IB1184XT representing 1.2-mil, 2.0-mil and 2.6-mil caliper constructions provide customers with a simplified choice of functional solutions that meet demands for cost-effective, general purpose and premium applications. Engineered for demanding applications where performance and price are both factors, the IB1190XT 2.0-mil caliper mid-range product also benefits customers by reducing SKU proliferation. By using this “go-to product” with its robust performance profile, customers are able to serve most applications without an inventory of a large number of specific SKUs.
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MACtac Products Nominated for Wide-format Imaging's 2013 Reader Choice Top Products
Voting is now open:
From December 19, 2012 through February 15, 2013, readers and subscribers of Wide-Format Imaging (online and in print) have the opportunity to vote for the products that have caused the most excitement in the industry and have been a valuable asset to wide-format print service provider's businesses over the last year. From wide-format flatbed printers and wide-format media, to laminating equipment to inks, RIP software and scanners, Wide-Format Imaging’s Readers’ Choice Top Products Awards will recognize the products that are doing the most for a PSP's bottom line.
Winners will be announced at the ISA show in Las Vegas, and featured in the April issue of Wide-Format Imaging magazine.
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MACtac® Names Spyeglass as Master Distributor for Glassmovie Rear-Projection Film
MACtac® has named Spyeglass master distributor for its new rear-projection film GlassMovie™. Based on Spyeglass’ expertise in custom digital displays, MACtac chose the company to act as the exclusive sales and support channel for the new patented diffusion vinyl.
Spyeglass, a Minneapolis-based digital display and digital signage company, has developed a national service network program that grants resellers access to resources they may need to complete a successful digital signage installation. Through the partnership with MACtac, Spyeglass will continue to refine and expand a national network of resellers and installation service partners in order to properly support the specification and installation of the GlassMovie film.
GlassMovie™ GM090P acts as a rear-projection screen that turns clear surfaces into dynamic visual displays. Ideal for tradeshows, in-store and other visual merchandising displays, GlassMovie can be plotter cut into eye-catching shapes for use in touch screen and virtual presenter applications.
For more information about MACtac’s partnership with Spyeglass or the GlassMovie rear-projection film, call 800-762-2822, email MACtac.Americas(at)bemis.com or visit www.MACtac.com.