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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


item Bledsoe, Robert
item Bledsoe, Venita
item Webber, Charles - Chuck

Submitted to: National Symposium - New Crops
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/1/1996
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Beanie Adhesive Products, Inc. (BAPI) has developed and produced the first commercial pressure sensitive kenaf labels. The base kenaf paper stock was made available to BAPI by Thomas Rymsza of Vision Paper Company, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The rolls of kenaf paper were 10 1/2" X 24,000 ft. The rolls were shipped to Technicote in Miamisburg, Ohio to be coated with adhesive. A 40# liner paper was used on the coating line. This liner paper was coated on one side with a silicone release agent. A 1 mil. 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. The lamination allows the kenaf paper and adhesive to release from the liner when the label is pulled away. 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 then taken to Lewis Labels where the stock was coated, and printed using a rotary letter press and standard photopolymer plates. Standard letter press inks were used in the printing process. The colors were laid on the paper in the usual process color dot pattern. Black was the first color to be printed, then cyan, magenta and yellow. A varnish overcoat was then applied. The labels were then die cut and the waste removed. When the labels exited the press, they were rewound on rolls. The rolls were processed on a sheeting machine and cut into individual sheet labels, counted, and packaged in heat shrink plastic.

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