United Silicone, based in Lancaster, NY, is the largest manufacturer of hot stamp, heat transfer, and heat seal technologies in North America. What sets United Silicone apart is that we are the only supplier in North America to manufacture both hot stamp/heat seal systems AND supplies.
|1976||United Silicone (USI) was founded on January 2nd, 1976 by Donato Curcio and (Albert) Ray Flint as a hot stamping business.|
|1977||Manufacturing facility opened in Lancaster, NY.|
|1982||USI entered the pad printing industry.|
|1986||USI aquired Gladen Corporation, a large domestic supplier of silicone rubber products for hot stamping applications.|
|1990||Gladen operations moved to Lancaster, NY.|
|1994||USI revolutionizes heat seal with the introduction of “thermally conductive silicone”.|
|1995||Company is acquired by ITW (Illinois Tool Works).|
|1996||USI acquired Silicone Products, a producer of silicone transfer pads, sheets, dies and holding fixtures.|
|1997||Imtran (manufacture of pad printing equipment, consumables and dies) was acquired.|
|1998||Silicone Products was merged into USI.|
|2001||Imtran production was moved to Lancaster.|
|2007||Tax Stamp business integrated into USI.|
|2020||United Silicone and sister IDS brands reveal global “Trusted Partner for Product Decoration” position with dozens of internal process projects designed to further enhance efficiency, expertise and reliability. New logo and website.|
United Silicone has been an innovator in the manufacture of product decorating and sealing technologies for more than four decades. Our unique understanding of both equipment and supplies (dies, fixtures, foils, etc) give us unique insights into how to design for optimal performance. We have been issued over 15 United States patents for innovations related to product decoration and sealing.
United Silicone is the only major hot stamp/heat transfer/heat seal supplier in North America to serve as a true total solutions provider – producing both systems and a comprehensive line of supporting tooling and supplies. We are proud of our long history of providing breakthrough hot stamp, heat transfer, and heat seal technologies to key markets.
United Silicone is committed to giving back to the community we have proudly called home for over 40 years.
More than 80% of our employees participate in programs to support United Way. United Way is a non-profit organization that creates community-based and community-led solutions to strengthen education, financial stability, and health.
United Way is active in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide.
In addition to participating in the United Way Day of Caring, United Silicone holds six internal fundraisers each year to benefit United Way programs.
As an ITW company, we are committed to operating our business in a way that demonstrates our dedication to global environmental sustainability. This commitment is reflected in the following priorities:
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