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The 3M™ VHB™ Tape LSE Series and Efficiency

There is a new breakthrough in tape bonding. The 3M VHB Tape LSE Series of tapes expands options for manufacturers and assemblers who need solutions for low surface energy materials. For permanent plastic assembly, the typical process has involved mechanical fasteners or joining methods like ultrasonic welding or traditional adhesives. Instead, consider this top-performing product, which has…

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Henkel’s New Remote Camera Sharing Solution – Helping You Fix Equipment Issues in Real Time

Henkel’s latest support service helps you diagnose and fix Henkel equipment in real-time. Using Henkel’s Rescue Live Lens, this solution is simple, flexible and secure. No special equipment is required. All you need is a smartphone or tablet, and you can access an expert at Henkel using browser-based interactive video. There are three benefits for…

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Why 3M VHB Tape LSE Series Is the Design Solution You Need

No welds. No bolts. No visible lines. That’s the sleek aesthetic you can get with the 3M VHB Tape LSE Series. Low surface energy materials like plastics and composites are increasingly popular in manufacturing and design. Unfortunately, the requirements for bonding often lead to difficult assemblies that leave behind unsightly and distracting fasteners. As a result,…

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Partner Spotlight: Adhesives and Sealant Solutions for Signage Applications from LOCTITE®

In the sign industry, customer requirements vary – often extensively. LOCTITE is one of the world’s leading brands for adhesives, sealants, and surface treatments. This extensive product portfolio has 18 adhesives to fit the needs of sign manufacturers from construction to installation. There are many reasons for sign manufacturers to choose an adhesive, including: The…

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Saying Thank You to Our Essential Workers

We all know a healthcare worker, a teacher, or someone who serves as an essential worker. In 2020, the people in these professions have worked tirelessly –often in less than ideal conditions – to serve the greater community. Thomco appreciates the efforts of these dedicated professionals and wanted to help them as they have helped…

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2021 Supply Chain Challenges

Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to put stress on supply chains around the world. Thomco is hearing from many of our partners. The challenges they face could impact tape, adhesives, label stocks, and converted parts. Thomco is committed to working with you to get you what you need. In the video, Bruce McPhilimy, Sales Director at Thomco,…

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Thomco News

Thomco has invested in the Nilpeter FB-3300, one of the fastest running presses made in the narrow web category. This highly reliable 2-unit narrow web press handles rolls up to 13.75”. With built-in color management controls and an easy-to-use operator interface, printing set-ups are fast and efficient and quality is superior. Jim Thompson, President of…

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A Tape Story

Watch “A Tape Story” to discover how VHB tape replaced mechanical fasteners on a scooter. VHB, UHB, and AFT:  Seamless Solutions for Permanent Bonding Manufacturers face many challenges when it comes to the assembly and bonding of parts, particularly when the materials involved are dissimilar. Innovations in adhesive technology by companies such as 3M have…

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Thomco Expands Digital Capabilities

As a result of continued growth in their digital label and decal business, Thomco has invested in the Konica bizhub Press C71cf. This press is specifically engineered for label applications. With crisp image reproduction, offset-level quality and consistent color, it gives Thomco expanded capabilities for short run labels, more versioning and variable data applications. Tim…

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Preparing Surfaces for Application of 3M™ VHB™ Tapes

Most substrates are best prepared by cleaning with a 50:50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and water* prior to applying 3M™ VHB™ Tapes. There are exceptions! Exceptions to this general procedure that may require additional surface preparation include: Heavy Oils:A degreaser or solvent-based cleaner may be required to remove heavy oil or grease from a…

Thomco Announces Recent Flexographic Certification Achievement

DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE Thomco is excited to share the results of a recent initiative. We have been certified as a packaging printer for Flexographic – Process Color and Spot Color by SGS & Co., and we have also been approved by Lowe’s as a private label flexographic label producer. SGS Certification is a major achievement…
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See the Complete Line of Nekoosa’s Products in Their New Catalog

At Thomco, we pride ourselves on offering the latest solutions, products, and technology to our valued clients. We’re pleased to announce that the new Nekoosa catalog is available for download now, so you can browse all the top-of-the-line options for your next printing and graphics project. DOWNLOAD CATALOG Featuring 50 pages of materials for wide…
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Water Jet Cutting is Up and Running at Thomco!

Thomco is pleased to announce that we now offer water jet cutting as a new option for cutting materials! Based on the same principles as erosion, water jet cutting is a technique that harnesses the power of high-pressure water jets to precisely and efficiently cut many materials. High-pressure, high-velocity water is pumped through a nozzle,…
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Thomco Is Proud to Support Manufacturing in Georgia

When we work together and support one another, we all succeed.   That’s why Thomco is proud to be a member of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, the fastest-growing community of manufacturing professionals in the state of Georgia. Since 2008, industry pros have been connecting through the organization, giving them the opportunity to form strategic alliances…
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Thomco Upgrades to the AccurioLabel 230

  At Thomco, we’re all about staying on top of the latest technology to provide excellent service to our customers at all times. That’s why we’re so excited to announce our recent digital label press upgrade! When you partner with Thomco on your next project, your labels will now be printed on an AccurioLabel 230…
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Overcoming the Challenge of Low Surface Energy Materials

  When printing for LSE (low surface energy) materials, it’s important to keep in mind that these tend to come with their own special requirements. LSEs include a variety of materials and are common on motorsports vehicles like ATVs, motocross bikes, and snowmobiles, as well as pretty much any other type of plastic surface. The…
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