Splicing Tape is suited for print applications.

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Suited for use by commercial printers that utilize zero-speed splicing technology, tesa 53008 double-sided adhesive transfer tape is red in color for visibility in identifying splice areas. Tape has no backing and measures 2 mils thick, making it useful in applications where thickness of total materials running through press is of concern. Siliconized liner removes from fragile grades of paper without tearing paper.

Original Press Release:

When Size and Color Matter... tesa Enhances Line of Splicing Tapes for Print Applications

CHARLOTTE, NC, USA - July 14, 2003, - tesa tape, inc., a global leader in the manufacture and supply of pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes, today released a new tape intended for use in splicing applications within the commercial print industry. This new product - tesa 53008 - is the company's latest innovation within its adhesive transfer tape family, a subset of the company's extensive line of splicing tapes.

tesa 53008 is a unique double-sided adhesive transfer tape designed for commercial printers that utilize zero-speed splicing technology (a distinctive system of splicing paper rolls together during the continuous print process).

By design, tesa 53008 encompasses several distinguishing characteristics. Most notably, the tape itself is red in color, making it extremely visible for identifying splice areas. Second, because the tape has no backing, it is extremely thin, measuring in at only two mils thick. This is an especially attractive feature when thickness of total materials running through the press is a concern. Third, it has a highly siliconized liner that removes easily from even the most fragile grades of paper without tearing the paper.

"This is a tremendous addition to our basket of products for the commercial print industry", said Joe Prunier, Strategic Market Manager, Print Industry. "With the addition of tesa 53008 to our existing line of tesa EasySplice(TM) products, traditional repulpable and non-repulpable splicing tapes, and general-purpose MRO tapes, we now offer commercial printers pressure-sensitive solutions for every aspect of the printing process. We are the single source for all pressure-sensitive tape needs, thereby reducing the cost of procurement."

tesa 53008 is already in trial production at eight major print facilities in North America, with full-scale integration of this product expected by the end of the third quarter.

tesa tape, inc., a subsidiary of tesa AG, manufactures and markets pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes for a variety of industrial applications. Product lines include: double-sided tapes, masking tapes, packaging tapes, and other commonly used tapes (such as duct and cellophane). tesa has its regional North American headquarters in Charlotte, NC, with manufacturing facilities in Middletown, NY; Sparta, MI; and numerous other plants around the world. tesa...offering tape solutions beyond the roll!

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