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Tru Vue Enhances Coating Clarity

Some of Tru Vue's popular glass choices will soon start arriving at frame shops with greater clarity. Based on recent product formulation improvements, Museum Glass and Conservation Clear now offer a refreshed clarity paired with the same great features framers have come to rely on.

Both product families are engineered for color neutrality, which makes them perfect for projects with fine details, vibrant colors, or when depth in design is required. Known for preserving and protecting photographs, heritage items, sports memorabilia, irreplaceable items and memories, Tru Vue's Museum Glass is the ultimate in anti-reflective glass with 99% UV protection and offered in a 2.5mm thickness for optimal strength and rigidity. Conservation Clear protective glass is a staple for custom framing's tried and true, standing the test of time, safeguarding the personal mementoes and works of art for consumers.

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Shurtape Technologies Acquires Pro Tapes & Specialties

Shurtape Technologies, LLC, an industry-leading producer of pressure-sensitive tapes, recently announced the acquisition of Pro Tapes & Specialties, Inc., a tape manufacturer and converter that services a variety of markets, including graphic arts, library and school supply, precision die-cutting and fabricating, contract and custom converting, retail, and general industrial.

The culmination of a nearly two-decade partnership, the transaction brings together two companies that share a relentless commitment to exceptional product quality and innovation as well as industry-leading customer service.

"For almost 20 years, Shurtape and Pro Tapes have maintained a unique and highly successful sales and marketing alliance, and this acquisition represents the next logical step in our journey together," said Vuk Trivanovic, CEO of Shurtape Technologies. "Now working together more closely than ever, we expect to accelerate our combined growth by delivering even greater value to our customers through strategic investments in manufacturing capacity, IT capabilities, and sales and marketing initiatives."

Founded in 1977 to service motion picture and theatrical production firms in New York City, Pro Tapes quickly became one of the largest manufacturers and innovators of premium tape products designed specifically for use in the arts and entertainment industry. Today, the company offers a full spectrum of converting capabilities and end-to-end manufacturing solutions, servicing customers and markets in countries all over the globe.

"We are excited about the future and look forward to the growth that this continued partnership makes possible for our businesses, employees, and valued customers," said Ed Miller, president of Pro Tapes & Specialties. "Together, we remain dedicated to delivering unmatched innovation, service, and quality to the industries we serve and look forward to providing our customers with a broad range of product options and enhanced service capabilities to meet their ever-evolving needs."

Pro Tapes will become a subsidiary of Shurtape Technologies and continue to operate its facility in North Brunswick, NJ. The management teams and employees at both Pro Tapes and Shurtape will remain unchanged, ensuring there will be no disruptions in communications, service, product development, or sales coverage. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Seele Reaches 25 Years With Framerica

Framerica's Paul Seele, a member of its national sales team, recently celebrated 25 years with the New York-based manufacturer. Vice President Josh Eichner notes, "Paul's ability to sell moulding is matched only by his integrity and work ethic. He is one of the best to ever do it in this industry. Framerica is proud and appreciative of his tenure."

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