Pressure Sensitive Tape Council Opens Calls for Abstracts for TECH 40 Technical Seminar

Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) opens Calls for Abstracts to its TECH 40 Technical Seminar, taking place during the 2017 Tape Summit from May 15-19, 2017 at Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. Submitting an abstract allows participants to share industry expertise and leadership, all while supporting the PSTC event. Chosen abstracts and subsequent final papers will be highlighted at TECH 40 in Las Vegas.

Topics include ideas on processes, materials, technology, test methods, applications, environmental issues and more – all related to advancing the science of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes in the building construction, alternative energy, packaging, transportation, medical/healthcare industries.

The abstract submission process has been upgraded with a more user-friendly interface. Those interested in participating can visit www.pstc.org/TECH40Papers to submit an abstract. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 29, and applicants will be notified if their work has been selected in late fall 2016. In the event that applicants should require deadline flexibility for submission, contact PSTC directly at info@pstc.org.

The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council is an organization of pressure sensitive tape companies, complying with manufacturing standards in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

Owens Corning Completes Acquisition of InterWrap

Owens Corning has received all regulatory clearances and completed the acquisition of InterWrap, a manufacturer of roofing underlayment and packaging materials.

“It’s an exciting day for our company,” says Brian Chambers, president of Owens Corning’s Roofing and Asphalt business. “This transaction strengthens our capabilities to support the conversion from organic to synthetic underlayments and accelerate our growth in the roofing components market. The acquisition also provides new growth opportunities for us. The people of InterWrap should be extremely proud of the company they have built,” Chambers adds. “We have been impressed with their talent and innovative spirit. In so many ways, they mirror our own employees. We are proud to welcome them to our team.”

New USG Packaging Is Less Complicated

Beginning in early 2015, you may notice a change to USG’s packaging. USG’s products aren’t changing due to the new packaging. They still deliver the absolute highest level of quality, backed by USG’s unparalleled service and support. Thanks in part to OSHA mandates for warning statements on packaging, the new USG packaging is less complicated and easier to identify for your specific needs.

New USG packaging highlights include:

    Clarity: A uniform layout and presentation of key information makes it easier for you to find the right product for their needs.
    Consistency: Our new packaging is aligned within and across product lines, making it easy to identify USG products in retail, in warehouses and on job sites.
    Confidence: Easy-to-understand safety information and instructions protects against mishaps.
    Compliance:All new packaging meets or exceeds government regulations for GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) labeling.
    According to the regulations, after June 1, 2015, we can no longer ship products affected by GHS that feature the old packing. And on December 1, 2015, retailers and distributors can no longer sell products affected by GHS that feature old packaging.

Together, we can transform this mandated change into an opportunity to create a better experience for customers.

IKO Changes Packaging on Its Goldshield Ice & Water Protector

IKO has announced packaging changes to its GoldShield Ice & Water Protector.

IKO has announced packaging changes to its GoldShield Ice & Water Protector.

IKO has announced packaging changes to its GoldShield Ice & Water Protector to provide added user friendliness to roofers and product dealers.

The new GoldShield Ice & Water Protector will be available in the form of a fully enclosed, shrink wrapped film on individual rolls replacing the previous boxed roll format that was shrink wrapped by the pallet. The new film packaging is water resistant and treated for enhanced UV resistance improving the ability to store it outdoors. The packaging is also smaller in size allowing for an increased number of rolls per pallet and reducing the inventory space required for storage purposes.

Because there is no change to the product itself suppliers will be able to mix the new packaging and their existing supply. The products are totally compatible.