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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…

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3M™ Ultra Clear Double-Coated Tape UCT-50 is Clear and Clean

When products are backlit or require light transmission, the right adhesive is essential. 3M™ Ultra Clear Double-Coated Tape UCT-50 is an ultra-clear, ultra-thin, double-sided tape. It features a polyester film carrier for dimensional stability and improved handling. Its high-tack adhesive provides excellent holding power – yet this tape is so clear, it practically disappears after…

Thomco Announces New 3M Electrically Conductive Tapes – Available Now!

Thomco is pleased to announce the expansion of our 3M tape solution options to include the new 3M Electrically Conductive tapes. The 5113 series is designed to address complex Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) shielding and grounding design challenges. In testing, it has demonstrated enhanced performance in key performance criteria, including adhesion to select LSE, low electrical…
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Thomco Among Vendors for the 2023 Design-2-Part Tradeshow

Thomco is pleased to announce that we will be among the vendors at the 2023 Design-2-Part Tradeshow. The annual, two-day tradeshow, now in its 21st edition, brings together hundreds of vendors, suppliers, and clients with a focus on parts, production, design, and manufacturing. The Thomco team will be at Booth 333 during the event, ready…
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UDI Label Manufacturing at Thomco

Unique Device Identifier (UDI) labels are a critical component for many devices, both everyday items and highly technical products. It’s equally critical to choose the right UDI label manufacturer to ensure that the information is compliant with all necessary standards.   What Are UDI Labels? UDI labels are seen every day, and they’re fairly recognizable…
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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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