Monthly Archives: February 2014

Welcome Tom Dupont – Product Development Manager

We are pleased to announce the recent addition of Tom Dupont to the acpo family as Product Development Manager.

As Product Development Manager, Tom will use his expertise from concept to commercialization to identify unmet needs and bring new products to the market. In his new role, Tom will also oversee all compliance and quality initiatives within the company.

While new to acpo, Tom has over twenty years experience in the pressure sensitive tape industry. Prior to joining acpo, Tom was Plant Manager at tesa tape, previously holding the positions of Process Engineering Manager and Coating/Converting Department Manager. He was also Coating Department Manager at Spinnaker Coating and a Technical Associate at Akrosil.

Tom received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, an MS in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and an MA in Religious Education from the Grand Rapids Baptist Theological Seminary. Sharing his knowledge of the PSA tape industry, he is also a faculty member for the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council.

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Causes of Wrinkles In Overlamination – Part Three of Five Part Series

Our goal of this five part series is to educate us on the factors that may play a role in the formation of wrinkles throughout the value stream; including film production, adhesive coating and converting and even lamination. Part three of our overlaminate and wrinkles discussion focuses on winding, specifically the effects of uneven winding and winding tension.

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