FOIL, VINYL, WINDOW FILM, HTV TRADE

PUT THE BRAKES ON HIGH TRANSPORTATION COSTS WITH JUMBO ROLLS

Container Ship

Most recently, shipping and freight costs have quadrupled in some cases. The international trade in films threatens to become unprofitable. Supply55 and Nepata know a way out: jumbo rolls

Summary
Many foils and similar products are produced in Asia, but mainly sold in Europe, the USA or Oceania. Film dealers can save up to 70% on sea freight costs if they purchase so-called jumbo rolls from the manufacturers. Only in the destination country are these converted to commercially available rolls of 25, 50 or 100 meters. In this post, I will introduce you to this strategy. And you will learn how this can be realized with NEPATA solutions with manageable investments compared to an industrial slitter/rewinder.

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Shortage of skilled workers makes automation necessary!

In many western industrialized nations, there is a shortage of skilled workers everywhere. Also, in film logistics. What to do? Automate … SUMMARY Many companies already have a shortage of skilled workers – and the trend is likely to continue. Film dealers are also having a hard time finding staff. After all, the work in […] Read more »

Fire Rating of Banner Materials

For interior applications, a FR grade of banner substrate is often required to comply with state and local fire codes. I was taught that FR is an Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) classification, which stands for flame retardant. However, I have heard many people say that the FR is an acronym for “Fire Resistant” and “Flame Resistant”. Read more »

Pursuing the Vehicle Wrap Business

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Intercoat Adhesion

Intercoat adhesion refers to either the bond of a primer coat to a substrate, or to the adhesion of one coating to another. In many cases, a primer or top coat bonds to the primer or another coating mechanically.  Although you may not see microscopic imperfections on a surface, a primer or paint will grip […] Read more »

The ABCs of UV-LED Printers

Several factors have propelled the growth of the UV-LED printers in the sign market. The latest generation of the print system design have dramatically increased production output and reduced scrap rates. The energy efficiency of UV-LED systems, compared to other print technologies, has also helped lower printer operating costs. Read more »