08 November 2019
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Laser-focused innovation

One of tesa’s main distributors in Cirencester, South Western Specialised Tapes (SWST), has opened a Label Printing Division.

SWST supplies tapes to sectors including Automotive, Industrial, Communications, Construction and Signage. Recognised as a preferred supplier of technical, high-quality double sided tapes for use in demanding applications; SWST spotted an opportunity to provide a wider range of products with a faster and more efficient service to their customers and has now become a supplier of labels.

The latest addition to the range of production machinery, the ‘Thunder Laser’ cutter and engraving machine, allows SWST and tesa to work together and satisfy customer enquiries for a multitude of laser engraved products. The company can now produce laser engravable labels using tesa 6930 and tesa 6940 tape ranges, with the ability to serialise each label ensuring this remains with the product for its life span and is tamper proof.

Howard Burr, managing director at SWST, said: “The beauty of our laser is that rapid turn around is possible with no printing plates or cutters required. We expect to see significant growth in 2020 and the early signs are that customers are receptive to purchasing bespoke labels which are resistant to environmental factors, offer tamper evidence, elevated heat resistance, in a shape and size they specify and in small runs.”

Tom Austin-Morgan

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