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To quote Benjamin Franklin, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”  To be a true solutions provider, the investment in sharing of industry and product knowledge is vital, or as Franklin would say “pays the best interest”.  At Tekra, we want to create a learning atmosphere that will help one another develop new capacities for action.  With our blog, we hope to have a quick and easy way to bring you the information you need to be successful. 

So check out our posts below.  Learn about new products, processing tips and techniques, and unique applications. Make sure to share the pertinent posts to your business with your colleagues.  Bookmark this page and come back often to find new learning opportunities. 

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Tekra News Volume 9 No. 4

April 2019

Highlights in this Spring issue of Tekra News includes articles on the Next Generation of Polycarbonate, Dscoop and ISA, as well as some more unique product offerings to refresh your portfolio.

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300LSE Slit

Featured Product – Any Way You Want 3M™ Adhesives

Never pay for a full roll of 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape again! Tekra is now offering the most popular products in custom slit widths with no resulting off-cut charges.

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Fuel Pump

Featured Product – LEXAN™ HP05W Weatherable Polycarbonate Film

LEXAN™HP05W by SABIC Innovative Plastics is a velvet textured weatherable polycarbonate film designed for demanding outdoor applications.

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Tekra at ISA 2019

Press Release - Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc.to Exhibit at the International Sign Expo

Tekra will be showcasing the best way to leave your mark in digital print at the ISA Expo in Las Vegas, NV.

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Press Release - Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. to Exhibit at the Dscoop Edge Conference, Orlando, Florida

Come see Tekra’s latest at Dscoop Edge in Orlando March 24th – 27th at Booth #603. Tekra will be exhibiting their line of HP print-ready films for both Indigo and Inkjet, as well as highlighting their custom coating capabilities for plastic films.

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Tek Tip - Polyester Surface Treatment

Polyester films almost always have at least one surface “roughened” either by the addition of slip agents or by a surface coating. Doing so, ensures the correct interaction between a printer’s desired end use application and the properties of the PET film type.

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Tek Tip - Amorphous vs. Semi-Crystalline Polyester

Polyester film has a semi-crystalline “structure” or pattern at the molecular level. This structure results from the biaxial orientation process. This introductory article explains that principle and the resulting versatile PET film properties.

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Tekra News Volume 9 No. 3

January 2019

Highlights in this issue of Tekra News includes articles on Tekra's Custom Coating Capabilities, Tekra Exhibiting at Dscoop March 24-27, Get to Know the Tekra Staff, and much more.

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Tek Tip - Understanding Polyester Film Tolerances

Polyester manufacturers like DuPont Teijin Films™ (DTF), monitor & control several key film attributes during the manufacturing process. Gauge is just one such variable.

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Tek Tip - Latex Inkjet Profiling is the same as Baking a Cake

Creating profiles for printing on plastics can seem overwhelming if you’re using a new substrate, but with a few basic tips, it’s as easy as baking a cake! Our ‘Tek Tip’ will explain the do’s and don’ts so you can begin the process with confidence.

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