3M Acquires BC’s Knifeless Tech

PrintAction Staff
May 10, 2016
By PrintAction Staff
3M has purchased Knifeless Tech Systems Inc. of Vernon, British Columbia, which manufacturers the Knifeless Tape installation tool for adhesive films used in the graphics, vehicle wraps, and other industries. Back in July 2012, 3M Commercial Graphics, which develops materials and systems for producing display graphics, and Knifeless Tech Systems entered into an exclusive partnership surrounding this technology.

Knifeless Technology Systems explains it is the only holder of the patented method for trimming stretchable adhesive films using a filament, which includes all vinyl films used in the graphics business. The technology was designed to operate with these films when laid over contoured shapes with curved edges. It contains features that allow the tape to turn easily in both directions and allows user to create many of the works of printed art applied to vehicles.

Knifeless Tech Systems has patents for this technology in the United States, Australia, Europe, South Africa, Japan and China, with more patents pending in Canada, China, Brazil, South Africa, Europe and Japan.

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