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Corrugated Tubes to Replace Plastic

corrugated tubes

In a major environmental initiative, we have decided to package our rolls of film in corrugated “Kraft paper” corrugated tubes rather than in plastic tubes.

We have long realized that our plastic tubes were not “green.”  They are a petrochemical product derived from a finite resource.  On the other hand, they have provided excellent protection for Ulano film rolls for decades—and we have a responsibility to customers to package film protectively in order to prevent wrinkling, creasing, or de-lamination in transit.  The world’s best stencil films deserve as much!  Nonetheless, we knew we should look for an alternative to plastic. 

Several months ago, we located a source of high quality corrugated tubes, readily available from the supplier as a stock item.  Made from paper, they are far more environmentally friendly than plastic.  Desirable as the corrugated tubes seemed, however, we didn’t want to rely on wishful thinking alone.  In order to test their durability, we shipped corrugated tubes (filled with film) to each Ulano regional sales manager—worldwide.  When our representatives received the tubes, they were asked to open them, examine the film and report on its condition, then reseal the tubes and send them back to Brooklyn for inspection by Ulano’s Applications and Quality Assurance Department.

We are happy to report that the tubes passed their round trip shipping tests with flying colors.  Accordingly, Ulano President Alfred Guercio and General Manager Ethel Grasso approved the transition to corrugated paper tubing.  The new tubes will be in the “pipeline” soon.  We think that this is a win-win situation for all of us.


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Advanced Stencil Technology by Alfred Guercio

 

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    Ulano’s revolutionary RD Sensitizing Technology will facilitate diazo-free, “pre-sensitized” versions of some of our most successful products, but without the need for measuring, mixing, stirring, or de-bubbling—and with considerably longer pot life. RD products will be sold as “Epic-Cure”—“EC”—emulsions.

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    Proclaim™ emulsion has been one of our most successful diazo-photopolymer emulsions, affording unequalled exposure latitude, solvent resistance, and ease of removal. At SGIA ’12, we introduced Proclaim™ EC, the first of our diazo-free RD emulsions. Read more

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    Over 30 years ago, Ulano introduced capillary film to the world market. Now, we believe that we have perfected capillary films. CDF® Lexar is SBQ (pure photopolymer) sensitized capillary film formulated for use with solvent-based inks (thicknesses: 15µ, 20µ, 25µ, 30µ, 40µ, and 50µ). Read more

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    CDF® Vision is a diazo dual-cure formulation capillary film that controls mesh penetration and enhances photo-polymerization, for printed edge sharpness and optimal on-press durability (thicknesses: 15µ, 18µ, 20µ, 25µ, and 35µ ). Both film types resist hydrostatic attraction to printing stock under high humidity conditions, and electrostatic attraction in low humidity environments. Read more

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    Ultimate™ 758 is a premier quality, diazo-photopolymer (dual-cure) emulsion with imaging properties that satisfy the most exacting (30-micron lines and spaces) requirements for industrial printing and electronics manufacturing, including LCD panels, touch screens, solar cells, and mobile phone panels and lenses. Ultimate 758 promotes light collimation, resulting in highly consistent maintenance of image aspect ratios between suqeegee- and printing-side image areas. As well, Ultimate 758 is fully compatible with advanced stencil surface brighteners. Read more

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    At January’s ISS Show in Long Beach, California, we introduced Ulano Orange, a pre-sensitized (ready-to-use), pure photopolymer (SBQ) textile emulsion for imprinted sportswear printing.  Orange is formulated with a “masking color” that reduces halation—the reflection and scattering of light in screen mesh during exposure—a major cause of loss of resolution, the closing up of fine lines and details.  One would expect a “masking color” to slow the exposure speed of an emulsion drastically, but that does not happen with Orange!  It is ultra-fast-exposing!  It is perfect for shops with high stencil making throughput, as well as shops with fluorescent tubes or other low-intensity light sources. 

    Orange has high viscosity (6,000 – 8,000 centipoise) that improves control when coating screens by hand and makes Orange a good choice for coarse mesh.  Its high solids content (44 - 46%) results in better mesh bridging, especially on coarse mesh, good edge definition, and fast drying. 

    Orange is resistant to plastisol inks, most washup solvents, and some come commonly-used water-based textile inks.  It is easy to reclaim in automatic stencil removal equipment or by hand.  Stencils made with Orange are extremely durable, will not become tacky under high humidity conditions, and have excellent wet strength and exposure latitude.  Orange is formulated to reduce stencil-making time--in coating (because of its high viscosity), drying (due to its high solids), and exposure (its high photo-sensitivity despite its “masking color”).

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