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FLEXcon DRUMcal 51932 White Polypropylene Stock Named as Approved Material for FOX IV Technologies’ New Tandem II Label Two-Color Printer-Applicator

December 7, 2015
By Business Wire News


FLEXcon, an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, today announced that FOX IV Technologies, the designer and manufacturer of the broadest range of printer applicators in the world, has named FLEXcon’s stock, along with the corresponding thermal transfer ribbons, as approved materials for their Tandem™ II Label Printer-Applicator. The Tandem II eliminates multi-step GHS label printing processes by combining the print and apply processes into one robust system. The approval process included tests for print quality, clean peeling characteristics, smooth transfer onto the applicator pad and the ability to be applied to the specified (drum) surface. When FLEXcon’s stock was tested with the equipment, the result was a superior product that met requirements for GHS standards, without adding steps to the printing process.

With the recent December 1 deadline to meet GHS training standards, FLEXcon and FOX IV have pioneered this fully-automated GHS print and apply method, meeting an immediate need for manufacturers. The Tandem II works like traditional print and apply labeling systems, with one distinct advantage – two print stations. Each print station fulfills a separate printing requirement – one for the black text and one for the red GHS design elements. FLEXcon’s DRUMcal™ 51932 White Polypropylene Stock functions seamlessly with the Tandem II as it was designed to be universally compatible across a wide variety of print technologies. This ensures that the stock continues to meet customers’ ever-changing needs as industry standards and print processes evolve.

“FLEXcon and FOX IV share a similar mission of making processes easier for customers, so this was a natural partnership,” said Brian Ayers, Product Manager, Product Identification, FLEXcon. “This latest innovation is a further proof point of our ongoing relationship, built on our mutual commitment to providing customers with solutions that meet their specific industry needs efficiently and effectively.”

“FOX IV has worked with FLEXcon stocks for over 30 years,” according to Rich Hoffman, VP Operations at FOX IV. “It was only natural that we would look to FLEXcon to provide a quality product that meets the GHS specifications during the development and testing of the Tandem II print and apply. Throughout the product testing phase, FOX IV worked with FLEXcon to provide a reliable, innovative solution that would meet our customers’ needs.”

About FLEXcon
FLEXcon is a global leader in coated and laminated films and adhesives used in graphics applications, manufactured goods and new products. For 60 years, FLEXcon has provided a collaborative, consultative approach to deliver unique solutions that help customers achieve better business results. FLEXcon is a trusted partner to a wide range of companies from printers and fabricators to engineers and designers developing products for existing and emerging markets. Headquartered in Spencer, Mass., the company has operations throughout North America and Europe with distribution worldwide. For more information, visit, follow FLEXcon on Twitter @FLEXcon, or call 1-508-885-8200.

About FOX IV Technologies
FOX IV Technologies, Inc. is an innovation leader in Automated Labeling Solutions. From simple desktop systems to fully integrated turnkey labeling solutions, FOX IV can provide the equipment, integration, supplies and service to make labeling a streamlined part of any business. Our systems are trusted worldwide to provide reliable labeling and automated packing slip solutions. Known internationally for innovative designs, quality construction and customized solutions, FOX IV is located approximately 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, visit or call 1-724-387-3500.

For FLEXcon
Ariel Burch, 617-502-4300