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Issue Date: Vol. 49, No.7, July 2009, Posted On: 7/31/2009

KICTeam Introduces Adhesive Removal Swabs For Thermal Printers; Wins Patent For Waffletechnology

by Staff Reporter
KICTeam, Waffletechnology, cleaning cards for printers, bill validators, adhesive removal swabs, thermal printers, vending, vending news, vending machine repair, printer maintenance, vending machine maintenance

AUBURN, ME -- KICTeam has unveiled a swab that, combined with an adhesive removing solution, aids in cleaning sticky residue from hard surfaces. It is designed specifically for use with thermal label printers.

The swab is supplied in a foil pouch, presaturated with the adhesive solvent.


"We are seeing more linerless labels in a number of industries," said product manager Debra Ross. Contact with a heated print head usually results in the deposit of some residue on the head, and it must be removed periodically to maintain print quality. Ross explained that the new swab, in conjunction with KICTeam's IPA (isopropyl alcohol) cleaning cards, pens and wipes, provides a complete package for keeping thermal printers clean.

The company also reports that it has been awarded a patent for a unique feature of its Waffletechnology cleaning cards. Waffletechnology was developed to solve cleaning problems that were difficult to address with KICTeam's flat products.

"The Waffletechnology products are a huge success and have attracted a large number of blue-chip OEMs who were seeking a cleaning tool for their equipment," said KICTeam president and chief executive Peter Klein. "We decided early on to file a series of patent applications to aggressively protect our intellectual property."

The company observed that Waffletechnology cleaning products have been developed for manufacturers as diverse as JCM, for its currency validators, and Epson for its check scanners.

Information on KICTeam products and programs may be found online.

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