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Banner Ups KederTape Wins SGIA Product of the Year for the Finishing – Laminates, Adhesives, Films, Coatings Category

Wellington, OH, September 07, 2017 --( Banner Ups (SGIA 2018 booth ) is proud to announce its Banner Ups KederTape has received the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Product of the Year Award in the Finishing – Laminates, Adhesives, Films, Coatings category.

“This was the best year for entries that I can remember,” Ray Weiss, SGIA’s Digital Imaging Specialist said. “In addition to the sheer volume of competitors, product quality was outstanding. E. L. Hatton’s award was well-earned!”

KederTape is a peel and stick keder which adheres permanently to textile fabrics without sewing, allowing anyone with textile print capabilities to make SEG signs without investing in sewing equipment, operators, or maintenance staff. Unlike sewing, KederTape is repositionable so users can achieve the perfect size and tightness without risk of ruining the graphic. KederTape has passed extensive testing by major textile equipment and media manufacturers and demonstrated long term durability needed for SEG signs. It is available on convenient 80-foot spools.

“Textile printing is growing, but not as fast as it could be, due to the cost and skill barrier of sewing,” says company president, Rick Hatton, “KederTape eliminates that barrier for small companies, and offers large printers who already have sewing rooms a way to eliminate production bottlenecks by quickly scaling up with a low- labor-cost method to scale up output.”

An instructional video on KederTape may be viewed at Complete videos for banner-making techniques are available on the company’s website,

More than 70 companies competed in the 2017 Product of the Year Awards, submitting 222 entries over the competition’s 49 categories — the largest field of competitors in the awards program’s history. All entries will be displayed in the Golden Image Gallery at the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10–12)., coordinated the yearly awards program and said competition was tight.

E. L. Hatton Sales Co. designs and produces Banner Ups Adhesive Tabs, and Tape products which are used to fabricate strong banners and signs instantly without sewing or grommeting. Products are available worldwide through a network of quality graphics distributors. Full product information, test data, and tips for use are available on the company’s website,
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