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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Kenaf Labels

Authors
item Bledsoe, Robert - BEANIE ADHESIVE PRODUCTS
item Bledsoe, Venita - BEANIE ADHESIVE PRODUCTS
item Webber, Charles

Submitted to: Kenaf Association International Conference Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 1, 1995
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: As a result of increasing paper prices, Beanie Adhesive Products, Inc. initiated development of pressure sensitive kenaf labels. The kenaf base stock was provided by Vision Paper Company of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The rolls of kenaf paper were 10 1/2" X 24,000 ft and coated with adhesive by Technicote in Miamisburg, Ohio. A 40# liner paper was used on the coating line. The liner paper was coated on one side with a silicone release agent. A 1 m permanent hot melt adhesive was applied to the silicone coated side. The kenaf paper was laminated to the adhesive, allowing the adhesive to bond to the kenaf paper. A 1/4" border was trimmed from both sides of each roll, leaving 10" wide rolls of pressure adhesive sensitive kenaf label stock. The kenaf pressure sensitive stock was coated, and printed using a rotary letter press and standard photopolymer plates Lewis Labels. Standard letter press inks were used in the printing process. Black was the first color to be printed, then cyan, magenta and yellow. A varnish overcoat was then applied. The labels were die cut and the waste removed. The labels were then rewound on rolls. The rolls were processed on a sheeting machine and cut into individual sheet labels, counted, and packaged in heat shrink plastic. These are probably the first pressure sensitive kenaf labels ever produced in the world.

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