Please be advised that Sumitomo Electric Interconnect Products, Inc. will cease manufacturing all SM heat shrink tubing products effective 12/31/15. We understand this decision may have an impact on your business and therefore have created the following FAQ’s to help you make internal inventory changes, final purchasing decisions and communication to your suppliers.
Why the change?
SM heat shrink tubing products are compatible only with SumiMark® I and II Marking Systems. SEIP has not supported these systems for many years and a key component required for manufacturing the SM heat shrink products has become obsolete.
Which tubing part numbers are affected?
All part numbers with a SM preceding the product description. Example – SM12, 1/8” White Spl. This includes all SM12, SM23, SM24 and SM60 product sizes and colors.
Which SumiMark Marking Systems are affected?
Only SumiMark® I and II Marking Systems will be affected by this change and will effectively become non-operational as a result. SumiMark® III and IV Marking System models will not be affected.
What are my replacement options?
SEIP encourages all customers using SM products to upgrade to the latest SumiMark® IV 300 DPI Marking System. This new system is compatible with SM3 heat shrink tubing products and utilizes our new Sumilabel™ software. Due to changes, SEIP is offering a $500 discount off the purchase price of a new SumiMark® IV 300 DPI Marking System. This discount is valid only through 12/31/15 and will not be extended. Product documentation and information are available at www.seipusa.com or by contacting SEIP directly.
To view the features and technical specifications of the SumiMark® IV 300 DPI Marking System, please click here.
For a comparison of the SumiMark® IV 300 DPI and SumiMark® IV Marking Systems, please click here.
If you have further questions regarding this notice, please contact Sumitomo Electric Interconnect Products, Inc. at 800.758.3515.