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Graphic Overlays: Things to know when selecting materials and finish options.

Selecting the substrate for the graphic overlay is a key part of the product development process and there are several considerations to review prior to making the decision on which product to use.

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Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) was established to create a unified system for identifying and communicating hazardous chemicals

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Floor Marking Is Used to Identify Walkways

Floor marking is used to identify walkways, aisles or other spaces in a facility. Using the right floor tape can enhance safety and improve organizational efficiency. While safety is a clear goal for floor marking, durability is also key

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Manufacturers instituting protections

The counterfeit drug market is growing rapidly, and Deloitte accountants currently value it between $75 billion to $200 billion according to data culled from Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices Trends & Opportunities in Packaging Operations.

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11/03/2017

Adhesive Considerations

In addition to caring for the sick, today's medical providers are also heavily focused on prevention, patient education, and health and wellness strategies. As part of this newer approach to healthcare, providers are implementing ways to deliver additional care options that are both easily accessible and more affordable.

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01/20/2018

What is Peel Adhesion?

Peel adhesion is the force required to remove a pressure sensitive adhesive from a testing plate or its own backing material. The goal of a peel adhesion test is to determine the adhesive strength level of the material between two materials and is measured in ounces per one inch of tape.

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Cleanrooms: The Total Package

When the topic of cleanroom design is mentioned, one automatically thinks of the cleanroom classification requirements of ISO 14644, or Federal Standard 209E. Both provide a historically reliable method of testing and classifying the airborne particulate contamination present in the "cleanroom."

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11/16/2017

Rethinking Pharmaceutical Labeling

For the pharmaceutical industry, the focus is on patient safety and improved patient outcomes. It's also on driving greater efficiencies, cost reductions, and collaboration with contract manufacturers throughout the supply chain.

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Outgassing - The Unlikely Culprits

Outgassing is a critical issue in the manufacturing of electronic devices such as LED’s, cameras and hard disk drives. Outgassing is where gasses are released from a material that has either been dissolved, trapped, frozen or absorbed during the manufacturing process.

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11/09/2017

Pharmaceutical Labeling

Label production of any kind is challenging and exacting, requiring the manufacturer to explore the new and unusual, to meet thorough standards set by demanding customers. Pharmaceutical labeling, however, just might be the most demanding of all. The discipline required to produce pharmaceutical labels is exceptionally high.

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Cleanroom Operations

Cleanrooms are defined as a room or suite of rooms, in which the concentration of airborne particles is maintained within established parameters and where other factors are controlled to within specified limits.

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Cleanrooms Unlock Secrets of the Past

A recent Nature Communications study, covered by Newsweek, details how researchers analyzed DNA from ancient Egyptian mummies to learn more about their ancestry. The groundbreaking study examined DNA from 151 mummified Egyptians, spanning the period from about 1400 B.C. to 400 A.D.

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07/06/2017

PARTICLE TESTING FOR CLEANROOM

Whether your company is in the semiconductor, disk drive, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology industry, you have invested considerable time and money to ensure the yields and efficiency of your production processes. Every day, you face the substantial challenge of protecting the product you are manufacturing by choosing the correct materials to be used within your manufacturing environment,

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Things to know about the successful

Selecting the proper adhesive is essential to the success of the label in each application. UltraTape’s adhesives are formulated to withstand harsh chemical and solvent attacks in the most hostile process conditions. A wide variety of acrylic adhesives are available, each in different thicknesses, to achieve a wide range of tack, shear and peel properties.

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VOC Emissions from Cleanroom Materials

In addition to particle generation due to mechanical stress, the outgassing behavior of materials considered suitable for use in cleanrooms is becoming an increasingly important factor. First, the quantities of substances emitted from the materials deemed suitable may not exceed statutory maximal allowable workplace concentrations (MAC values).

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The Benefits of Antimicrobial

Patient outcomes and staff safety are top priorities for hospitals. But harmful microbes such as E. Colli and MRSA make it difficult for medical facilities to protect patients and staff against cross contamination

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07/19/2016

The Importance of Machinery Safety Labels

Surfaces such as handrails, door handles, and medical devices are touched by both patients and staff. These surfaces can be a significant health risk as they serve as transfer sites for contagions. However, antimicrobial-treated surfaces can suppress the growth of microorganisms and limit the transmission of harmful microbes.

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05/23/2016

The Importance of Designing The Industrial Control Panel Overlay

Original equipment manufacturers from all industries, including medical device manufacturing, heavy equipment, appliances and transportation, rely on the quality of their equipment’s graphic overlays to effectively communicate instructions, control markings and branding.

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04/06/2016

The High Cost of Label Failure

Failure of a label to adhere, or to withstand the harsh conditions of the environment it is used in can have significant consequences. Medical and pharmaceutical labs have the arduous task of sample management.

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04/01/2016

Tips for Designing Labels

What are you trying to communicate? If it's an asset number, you may want to be inconspicuous. If you are warning of a hazard, you will want your label to stand out. If there are industry standards that dictate the way you communicate something, you will want to adhere to them.

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01/01/2016

The Importance of Asset Tags

One of the most effective ways to keep track of your properties is through the use of asset tags. There are many different types of asset tags available, but it's absolutely necessary for you to know exactly what your needs are in order to select the asset tag that will be the most beneficial for your facility.

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12/01/2015

19 Steps to Better Cleanroom Construction

As the demand for complex cleanrooms in the life sciences grows, construction challenges mount. Making the right decisions during the building and commissioning phases of cleanrooms will help to ensure that they are successful, better integrated, more operable and sustainable.

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11/01/2015

Choosing the right tape for the job

Tape adhesion is influenced by a number of factors and may adhere differently depending on what it is being applied to. Materials like metals and glass have high surface energy and tapes generally like to stick to them.

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09/01/2015

5 Tips for floor marking in frigid environments

The chill in the air is a reminder that now is a good time to review best practices when it comes to floor marking in frigid environments. Marking aisles and hazardous conditions can be a difficult task in cold food storage facilities. Painting is discouraged because paint fumes and food storage don’t mix.

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08/01/2015

Modification of the Hazard

A. The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is an international approach to hazard communication, providing agreed criteria for the classification of chemical hazards, and a standardized approach to label elements and safety data sheets. The GHS was negotiated in a multi-year process by hazard communication experts from many different countries, international organizations, and stakeholder groups.

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07/01/2015

Top 5 Ways a Tape and Label

Sourcing, specifying, and purchasing adhesive tapes and labels can be a daunting process. There are literally millions of different products to choose from, and finding the right one for your needs can be an intensive process.

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05/30/2015

Hidden Sources of Contamination in the Cleanroom

The objective of an environmentally controlled cleanroom is to provide a contamination-free space in which to test and/or manufacture contamination-free products. Nonetheless, contamination has a way of unexpectedly occurring without any indication of its origin.

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01/12/2015

Identify the workplace Hazards

Can your employees identify the workplace hazards on the new osha pictograms?

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