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Stay on top with the latest news and announcements from Tekra and Tekra’s vendor partners or check out the latest issues of “Tekra News”, Tekra’s quarterly newsletter that is packed with informative company and product information.

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Press Release - Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. to Exhibit at the ISA Sign Expo 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. has just announced that they will be showcasing their digital films and adhesives for the first time at booth #600 at the International Sign Expo 2017 in Las Vegas, NV April 20-22, 2017.

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Press Release - Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. Nominated for WFS Product of the Year!

Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. has been nominated for Product of the Year by Wide-Format & Signage for their JetView™ Latex Backlit Polycarbonate material.

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Tekra News Volume 7 No. 2

February 2017

Highlights in this issue of Tekra News include articles on Tekra attending Dscoop Phoenix, Tekra's Coater Improvement project, Tekra exhibiting at ISA Expo, and the newest products from Tekra.

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Press Release - Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. to Showcase Digital Films at Dscoop Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

Tekra will be showcasing their digital print films at Dscoop Phoenix March 1-4, 2017.

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Tekra News Volume 7 No. 1

November 2016

Highlights in this issue of Tekra News include articles on Tekra's partnering approach with suppliers, JetView™ Solvent Inkjet Films, JetView™ Latex Backlit Films, and many more.

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Press Release - Tekra Announces New Informational Video Series on When to Choose to Use a Hardcoated Film Versus Uncoated film

Tekra has published a four part video series on the application performance characteristics that need to be evaluated to determine if a hardcoated polyester or polycarbonate film should be used.

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Press Release - JetView™ Latex 15 mil Backlit Polycarbonate

Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. has recently added a 15 mil JetView™ Latex White Translucent Matte/Gloss Backlit Polycarbonate film to their line of Latex Inkjet films.

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Press Release - 2016 SGIA Expo Recap - Inkjet Films Revolution

The 2016 SGIA Expo featured the latest in technology and trends with a focus on the digital inkjet marketplace. This show recap highlights some of the main takeaways form the show along with the most popular offerings, such as inkjet films, from Tekra's own booth.

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Press Release - Tekra's Digital Media Swatch Books

These books provide an array of samples from their stocked lines, including their full stock lists and typical applications.

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Press Release - Tekra Adds New Clear and White Dry Erase Polyester Film

Tekra announces the addition of a Clear and White Hard Coated Dry Erase Polyester Film to their actively stocked film portfolio.

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Tekra News Volume 6 No. 4

August 2016

Highlights in this issue of Tekra News include articles on Tekra showing at the SGIA Expo, the launch of JetView™ Solvent Inkjet material, Tekra's coater improvement project, 3M™ Silicone/Acrylic Differential Tape 9699, Tekra's Dry Erase Coated Film, and the differences between LEXAN™ 8010, 8030 & 8040 films.

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Tekra News Volume 6 No. 3

June 2016

Highlights in this issue of "Tekra News" include the introduction of Tekra's new distributor partner Henkel Electronics Technologies, New 3M™ Low VOC Tapes with Acrylic Adhesive, 3M™ Foam Lamination Tapes are available at Tekra today. This newsletter also includes articles an article on RIT certifications of our digital products.

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Press Release - Tekra Adds to Actively Stocked LEXAN™ Polycarbonate Sheets

Tekra has added four new LEXAN™ polycarbonate films to their sheeted stock list.

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Press Release - Rigid Vinyl for Use on UV Inkjet Presses Now Available Through Tekra

Tekra has expanded their line of UV Inkjet printable films and is now offering a wide selection of rigid vinyl films for use with UV inkjet presses.

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Press Release - 3M™ Low VOC Tapes with Acrylic Adhesive are Now Available at Tekra

3M™ Low VOC Tapes with Acrylic Adhesive provide thin attachment solutions for automotive interior applications.

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Press Release - Henkel Partners with Tekra to Expand Coverage of its Electronic Inks Business in North America

Henkel Adhesive Technologies' Electronics business has announced a new distribution partnership with plastic film and adhesives solutions provider, Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Tekra will deliver sales, technical consultation and post-sale service for Henkel's full line of electronic ink materials in support of customers throughout North America.

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Press Release - Tekra Showing at DScoop San Antonio

Tekra will be showing at DScoop in San Antonio, TX April 14-16. Come check us out at booth #549!

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Press Release - Tekra Adds New Flame Retardant Polyester Films

Tekra, A Division of EIS Inc., has added new flame retardant films from DuPont Teijin Films™ offering high performance, low cost alternatives to engineers in the electronics, construction, labels, and lighting industries.

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Press Release - New JetView™ Latex Backlit Polyester!

Tekra has added JetView™ Latex Backlit Polyester to our Latex inkjet line of films. The polyester comes in wide web widths, the preferred shade of white for retail signage, and is very durable.

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Tekra News Volume 6 No. 2

December 2015

Highlights in this issue of "Tekra News" include the introduction of Tekra's new JetView™ Latex Backlit Polyester film, DuPont Teijin Films™ new Melinex® product, and 3M™ Controltac™ Print Film 40C. There is also an article to help determine which characteristics to consider when choosing between a hardcoated and uncoated film.

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Press Release - Tekra had Great Success at the 2015 SGIA Expo!

Tekra staff were kept busy at the 2015 SGIA Expo in Atlanta, GA last week providing solutions to their customers' film and adhesive needs.

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Tekra News Volume 6 No. 1

September 2015

Highlights in this issue of "Tekra News" include details on our new adhesive slitting machine and how RPVC and styrene can be printed on the UV Inkjet presses. An article on UL Flammability Ratings and our most recent customer satisfaction survey results are also featured.

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Tekra News Volume 5 No. 4

May 2015

Highlights in this issue of "Tekra News" includes new products in our JetView™ Latex, JetView UV, and LEXAN™ product lines. 3M™ has a new thin Double Coated Tape that is great for HSE and LSE materials. Tekra has improved the ProTek Fine Texture coating and is also now able to add antimicrobial coating to our Marnot Matte and Anti-Glare products.

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JetView™ Latex Clear Backlit Polycarbonate Film

Press Release - JetView Latex Polycarbonate Film Now Available in Clear

Tekra has added JetView™ Latex Clear Gloss/Gloss Polycarbonate to it's latex inkjet line of films.

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JetView™ Latex White Translucent Backlit Polycarbonate Film

Press Release - JetView Latex Polycarbonate Backlit Film Now Available in Wider Web Width

Tekra has recently added a wider-web option for their 10 mil JetView™ Latex White Translucent Matte/Gloss Backlit Polycarbonate Film.

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Hard Coated Antimicrobial Film Applications

Press Release - New Antimicrobial Coating for Marnot Mattes and Marnot Anti-Glare Films

Antimicrobial protection can now be added as a custom option to the Marnot® Matte and Marnot® Anti-Glare hardcoat line. This antimicrobial additive has proven to be 99% effective in inhibiting the growth of five types of bacteria, including E. coli.

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Press Release - Tekra Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of DSCOOP in Washington D.C.

Tekra is exhibiting at Booth #722 at the 10th Anniversary Dscoop Show in Washington D.C showcasing their digital films for HP Indigo and HP Inkjet presses.

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Tekra News Volume 5 No. 3

February 2015

Highlights in this issue of "Tekra News" includes new product launches on JetView™ Solvent Inkjet Polycarbonate & Polyester films and Flame Retardant Polyester Films, featured product articles on 3M™ High Performance Acrylic Adhesive 200MP and Biosensor Inks, and an in depth article on the correlation of gas prices and plastic films and adhesives.

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Press Release - New JetView™ Solvent Inkjet Polycarbonate & Polyester Film

Tekra has launched a new line of films for solvent inkjet printers. JetView™ Solvent Inkjet Polycarbonate and Polyester Films offer excellent ink adhesion while also protecting the film from degradation from the solvents in the inks.

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Tekra is a 3M Master Converter

Press Release - Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. Named Master Converter by 3M Converter Markets

3M Converter Markets has named Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. a Master Converter.

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Press Release - Tekra Introduces Marnot Advanced Low Iridescent Polyester

Tekra has introduced a new hardcoated polyester film that virtually eliminates iridescence, the rainbow phenomenon common in hardcoated films, called Marnot Advanced™ Low Iridescent Polyester.

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Press Release - New JetView Latex Polycarbonate Film

Tekra has launched a new JetView Latex 10 mil white matte/gloss polycarbonate for backlit signage. This new film works extensively with latex inkjet printers and offers unparalleled ink adhesion.

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Tekra News Volume 5 No.2

October 2014

Highlights in this issue of "Tekra News include featured product articles on Marnot Advanced Low Iridescent Polyester, Dura-Go Static Cling, Industrial Polyester, and Biosensor Conductive Inks. In addition, Tekra has expanded their coating capabilities and will be exhibiting at the 2014 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, NV, October 22-24.

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Press Release - Tekra & EIS Consolidate Charlotte Distribution Operations

Effective July 24th, Tekra and their parent company, EIS will be consolidating their distribution operations in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Tekra News Volume 5 No. 1

June 2014

Highlights in this issue of 'Tekra News' include new product launches for protective tapes, flame retardant polycarbonate, and JetView UV inkjet printable polycarbonate.

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Press Release - Tekra Launches New Website

Tekra has launched a brand new website that has improved navigation and functionality while offering the ultimate user-friendly experience.

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Press Release - Tekra Adds Marnot AG 100 GU Polyester to Anti-Glare Hardcoat Line

Marnot® AG 100 GU Polyester is a new addition to Tekra's Marnot Anti-glare product offering. Providing the same anti-glare and hardcoat performance as the Marnot® AG 90 GU Polyester, the 100 GU product has a higher gloss level for clearer viewing through screen devices.

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Press Release - "Break the Mold" With Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. at Dscoop9

Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. is a featured exhibitor and Gold Partner at Dscoop9, a three-day educational and networking conference for HP Graphic Arts customers, specifically for HP Indigo and HP UV Wide Format Printers. Come visit Tekra at booth #511.

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Tekra News Volume 4 No. 4

February 2014

Highlights In This Issue of Tekra News: "Reduce Glare, Improve Clarity with Marnot AG 100 Polyester", "3M™ X-Series Industrial Attachment Tapes", and "Arlon Print Media Films Available through Tekra".

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Press Release - EIS, Inc., Has Acquired the Assets of Tekra Corporation

EIS, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC), has acquired the assets of Tekra Corporation based in New Berlin, WI. Tekra is a leading independent coater, converter, and distributor of specialty plastic films and adhesives.

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Tekra News Volume 4 No. 3

October 2013

Highlights In This Issue of Tekra News: "Tekra at the SGIA Expo - A Full Spectrum of Solutions", "Tekra SGIA Preview - What's New?", and "Tekra's New Coated Product Development.

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Press Release - Tekra Adds Thermally Stabilized Teslin to Digital Films Line

Tekra has announced the addition of a thermally stabilized Teslin® to their line of digital printable films for HP Indigo. The I42510ST- Teslin TS1000 product is a 10 mil synthetic film with the added benefit of heat stability making it more resistant to shrinkage when exposed to elevated temperatures.

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Press Release - Arlon Print Media Now Available Through Tekra

Tekra has added Arlon Print Media to their line of inkjet printable films increasing the amount of films and film types available to their customers. Most Arlon films are printable via solvent, eco-solvent, UV, and latex inkjet printers.

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Tekra News Volume 4 No. 2

June 2013

Highlights In This Issue of Tekra News: "Digital Toner Presses & Plastic Films...Evolving Together", "Layflat and MicroShannel Linered 3M™ High Performance Acrylic Adhesive 200MP Products", and "Technical Tip - Pencil Hardness - What it is & Pitfalls".

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Press Release - Films Added To JetView Polycarbonate Line for UV Inkjet Printers

Two additional products have been added to the JetView line of coated polycarbonate films for UV inkjet presses. These two new films enhance the adhesion of UV ink to the polycarbonate substrate.

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Press Release - 3M Earns Top National Honor from United Way

United Way Worldwide recognized St. Paul based 3M with the 2013 United Way Spirit of America® award. 3M raised $8.6 million for 135 communities nationwide through its "Every One Counts. Live United" campaign.

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Press Release - Visit Tekra at the 2013 SGIA Expo

Come visit Tekra t the 2013 SGIA show, in Orlando Florida, and learn about new product offerings from 3M, SABIC, DuPont Teijin Films, and of course Tekra.

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Tekra News Volume 4 No. 1

March 2013

Highlights In This Issue of Tekra News: "A Changing Market -What has changed in the current marketplace that affects pricing, especially with the raw material Benzene.", "New LEXAN™ 6060 Co-extruded PMMA/PC"

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Press Release - Find Your Spark with Tekra at Dscoop8

Tekra is a Gold Partner and featured exhibitor at the 8th annual Dscoop show in Nashville, TN, February 21-23, 2013. Find your "Spark" at this three-day educational and networking conference for HP Indigo and HP inkjet press owners.

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Tekra News Volume 3 No. 4

January 2013

Highlights In This Issue of Tekra News: Tekra Celebrates Our Diamond Anniversary" -2013 marks Tekra's 75th year in business.

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Press Release - 2012 SGIA Expo Recap

Didn't attend the 2012 SGIA show? Here is a recap of the top highlights of the show including updates on the SGIA Printed Electronics and Membrane Switch Symposium.

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Press Release - UV Inkjet Coated Polycarbonate Added to JetView Line

Tekra has announced the introduction of new UV inkjet coated polycarbonate films that are being added to their JetView™ line of films for UV inkjet printers. These coated films offer many features including enhanced ink adhesion.

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Press Release - A New 5mil Gauge Added to Marnot Advanced Polyester Line

Tekra is expanding the line of Marnot Advanced™ Hardcoated Polyester with its new 5 mil version. The 5 mil version delivers all the same benefits that users have been accustomed to with the 7mil version including chemical resistance to sunscreen and DEET and 3H pencil hardness.

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Press Release - Improved Dura-Go® Static Cling for HP Indigo Printers

Tekra has announce the launch of a new and improved Dura-Go® white and clear static cling products for HP Indigo printers. These two new films perform exceedingly well in solving all the common issues of printing static cling on an HP Indigo press.

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Press Release - Tekra's Dura-Go PVC Now Stocked in 13" x 19" Sheet Size

Same great quality and now in a larger sheet size! Tekra has announced that their Dura-Go PVC is now additionally stocked in a larger 13" x 19" sheet size to accommodate the large sheet size opportunities with the newer HP Indigo presses.

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Press Release - Tekra Introduces New Toner Products to the ToneKote™ Product Line

Tekra has developed a new coated rigid vinyl (PVC) that will accept toner allowing PVC to be printed with most toner based digital presses.

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Press Release - Tekra Introduces Dura-Go® Colored PVC Films for HP Indigo Presses

Tekra has introduced a variety of different color Dura-Go® PVC sheets coated for HP Indigo printers that give printers unique looks while saving them time and money from eliminating the costly flood printing process.

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Press Release - Tekra Corporation Launches Dura-Go® ProTek® Weatherable Clear Polyester

Tekra has combined two excellent coatings to create one new product for their Dura-Go® line of films for HP Indigo printers. Tekra announces the launch of Dura-Go® ProTek® Weatherable Clear Polyester, a new UV resistant hardcoated polyester that blocks over 99% of UVA, UVB, and UVC light protecting the HP Indigo inks from fading.

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Press Release - Tekra Introduces Marnot Advanced LI Polycarbonate Hardcoated Film

Tekra is proud to introduce Marnot Advanced™ LI Polycarbonate, a new hardcoated polycarbonate with low iridescence. Iridescence, sometimes referred to as corona, is the distracting rainbow or oily sheen pattern that can be seen on the surface of the film when viewed at certain angles. This new film, using refractive index matching technology, virtually eliminates iridescence.

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Tekra Introduces 3M VHB RP Bonding Tape

3M™ VHB™ RP tapes provide a virtually indestructible bond by spreading the stress load across seamless joined surfaces free of rivets and screws. 3M™ VHB™ RP bonding Tapes- the right product, the right performance, now at the right price.

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Press Release - Tekra Introduces New Dura-Go Metallic Gold & Silver Rigid Vinyl Films for HP Indigo Presses

Tekra has launched a metallic silver and gold PVC to their line of Dura-Go® films. Available in 10 mils thick coated two sides, these two new Dura-Go® films allows printers unique looks that will differentiate their applications from the competition.

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Press Release - Tekra Announces New Marnot® Flame Retardant Clear Polycarbonate

Tekra introduces Marnot® Flame Retardant Polycarbonate to the Marnot hardcoat family. Using SABIC's LEXAN™ FR60 as the base film, Marnot Flame Retardant Polycarbonate consists of a UL 94 V-0 rated polycarbonate with Tekra's clear hardcoat on the first surface which provides chemical, scratch, and abrasion resistance.

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Press Release - Tekra Introduces Marnot Advanced™ Hardcoated Clear Polyester Film

Tekra has introduced Marnot Advanced™ Polyester to provide additional benefits to our standard Marnot® Polyester line of films. These new benefits include improved pencil hardness of 3H and enhanced chemical resistance to tough chemicals like sunscreen and DEET.

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Press Release - New Anti-Glare Marnot® Hardcoated Film Offered By Tekra

Tekra announces the addition of Marnot® AG Polyester, an anti-glare hardcoated polyester with optical properties. This combination of anti-glare performance with Marnot's abrasion and chemical resistance allows customers to experience better results in optical applications.

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Press Release - Tekra Announces Creation of New Dura-Go Brochure for HP Indigo Presses

Tekra has created a new Dura-Go brochure that captures all of the various film and adhesive products available to HP Indigo printers.

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Press Release - Tekra Announces New ProTek® Weatherable Clear Polyester

Tekra announces the launch of ProTek® Weatherable Clear Polyester, a new UV resistant hardcoated polyester film. ProTek® Weatherable Clear Polyester blocks UVA, UVB, and UVC light, which typically can yellow, crack, or fade inks on uncoated films.

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Press Release - Tekra Announces Additional Dura-Go Films Approved by RIT for HP Indigo 5500 & 7000 Presses

Tekra recently had for more Dura-Go® film products certified for the HP Indigo 5500 and HP Indigo 7000 presses. These products were certified by RIT and received the highest rating possible of 3 stars.

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Press Release - New 3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners Offered By Tekra

Tekra announces the addition of 3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners to their extensive distribution line of 3M products.

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Press Release - Tekra Introduces 3M™ Quick Bonding Adhesive 360 Product Family

3M™ High Performance Quick Stick Acrylic Adhesive 360 is available in transfer tape and double coated options through Tekra. The tapes bond well to both high and low surface energy substrates using less adhesive resulting in thinner bond lines.

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Press Release - Tekra Appointed a HP Indigo Preferred Partner

Tekra, a leading manufacture of certified plastic films and label stocks optimized for HP Indigo printers, announces that they have been awarded the designation of "HP Indigo Preferred Partner" by HP.

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