Thermark Puts Bull's-Eye on Industrial Marking Industry


Company's Patented Laser Marking Process Drives Breakthroughs In Direct Parts Marking

CHICAGO - IMTS (Sept. 6, 2006) - Armed with more than a decade of experience in
the laser marking business and a recently completed $1.7 million Series A funding,
TherMark Holdings, Inc., the leading developer of laser marking technology and
materials, is significantly expanding its presence within the manufacturing industry to
meet the growing worldwide demand for permanent laser marking of industrial parts.

Manufacturers - both public and private - are moving beyond the traditional bar
code for data collection and product tracking. They are now turning to Direct Parts
Marking (DPM) for a reliable method to apply more permanent, readable information
directly to individual parts. TherMark's patented laser marking process not only
produces permanent, high-contrast, high-resolution marks, but it also generates marks
in a variety of colors on a number of different surfaces including metals, ceramics,
glass, porcelain, plastics, marble and granite.

"Because of the issues facing today's manufacturers - from warranties to safety
concerns - product accountability has evolved to more than just tracking," said Joel
Assaraf, TherMark's senior vice president, sales and marketing, said. "So, producing a
permanent mark becomes that much more important throughout the entire product life
cycle. Unfortunately, the industrial marking industry has struggled with the issue of
'permanence' - until now. TherMark addresses that need head-on with products that
are scientifically formulated to make a permanent, chemical bond to a surface."

In addition to producing a permanent mark, the TherMark process does not
compromise or damage the material being marked. This process can be used to mark
the smallest, most delicate parts without damaging them. The TherMark method, unlike
other forms of industrial laser marking, is an additive process where material is bonded to surfaces, rather than altering or removing any of the substrate underneath the mark.

Industrial applications for TherMark's laser marking process include Unique
Identification (UID), traceability, serialization, authentication, security marks, logos, custom design, decoration, and text.

"Marks produced by the TherMark process are extremely durable and permanent,
standing up extremely well to both internal and external elements," added Assaraf. "In
fact, marks using TherMark's products even withstood the extreme conditions of outer
space on the exterior of the International Space Station. So, it's safe to say the potential for TherMark's laser marking technology is reaching new heights."

For more information on TherMark's laser marking technology and products at IMTS, visit Booth B-6371.

About TherMark Holdings, Inc.

Founded in 1996, TherMark has grown to be the expert in laser marking technology.
TherMark's patented laser marking process quickly produces permanent, high-contrast,
high-resolution marks (for custom text, identification, logos, designs, etc.), in an
assortment of colors, on a variety of surfaces including metals, ceramics, glass, crystal, hard plastics, marble, granite and stone. Since its inception, the company has diligently worked to improve its laser marking technology and products on an ongoing basis.TherMark has expanded its capabilities to serve a global audience across a broad spectrum of industries including automotive; aviation and aerospace; medical and surgical devices; sanitaryware; instrumentation; machinery and tools; home appliances; awards and recognition; and design and décor. TherMark is changing the face of decorative and industrial marking today just as Xerox revolutionized document copying 50 years ago. TherMark's process is the only method currently available that meets the full range of requirements for the highest quality in laser marking. For more information on TherMark's laser marking technology and products, visit www.thermark.com.

For Media, contact:
Jan Sisko
Kaiser Marketing Group
(678) 461-7438
jsisko@kaisermarketinggroup.com

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