According to a press release, Drytac will focus on its expanded line of standard and custom adhesive-coated products. Jim Tatum, who previously managed Drytac’s UV liquid coating division, will now be in charge of the product line at Advanced Finishing Technologies. Advanced Finishing Technologies will continue to offer the same UV product lines with the same product names through various sales channels and the Digital2You dealer network.
“Jim’s knowledge of the UV liquids market is vast, and his familiarity with our UV liquid customers should ensure a smooth transition for both companies,” stated Marc Oosterhuis, Drytac President. Jim Tatum added, “This is a product line that I helped develop from the ground up so I consider this a great opportunity to advance liquid coating technologies. It’s both an honor and a challenge, but I look forward to continued success with the UV liquids line.”
Drytac said it will retain its aqueous (water-based) liquid coating division, which offers both aqueous liquid coaters and liquid coatings to customers in the graphics finishing market. In addition, the company plans to introduce a new aqueous giclee coater and several liquid coatings during the SGIA Expo in Orlando, Florida, held October 23–25, 2013.