SYNTHETIC INKJET TAGSTOCK
Alpharetta, GA, USA * Neenah has released a new addition to its Kimdura inkjet synthetic tagstock--a 9.5 mil (241 microns) specification. Now available, the product complements the previous 7.5 mil offering. Kimdura inkjet synthetic tagstock is a CIS top-coated product, optimized for print-on-demand, full-color, aqueous pigment inkjet printing technology.This product family is compliant with the highest durability standards for dimensional stability, color-fastness, coating integrity, abrasion resistance, and printed information legibility after harsh and long outdoor exposure.
* According to Bobst, it has developed a breakthrough in high-metal adhesion. The Bobst AluBond process provides high metal adhesion and surface energy levels through vacuum metalization. Traditional metalization, even with plasma treatment, can result in poor metal to polymer substrate bonding. To address this common issue in the packaging industry through its vacuum metalizers, Bobst is eliminating the need for chemically treated films. High bonding strength is achieved on any substrate with the Bobst AluBond metalizing process. This is an advanced metal adhesion technology, where metal adhesion values can be achieved up to 5N/15mm.
Eureka, MO, USA
I RotoMetrics has announced the launch of AccuPrint EC
enhanced composite print sleeves, which are designed to offer maximum stability and repeat performance. The company's exclusive AccuPrint EC sleeve technology features a layering of materials known for their high dimensional stability.The AccuPrint EC's exclusive manufacturing process eliminates multiple seams, which can result in deformation. Additionally, the AccuPrint EC's sealed ends prevent damage from foreign substances and objects.
* UPM Raflatac is extending its range of film face materials for the European market with a new white plant-based material that provides a sustainable alternative to fossil-based films for a wide variety of end uses. RafBio PE White performs just like standard PE film, and its excellent flexibility makes it ideal for the squeezable bottles and contoured containers that are widely used in home and personal care applications. Made from sugarcane ethanol, the films contain more than 80% renewable plant-based raw material and are recyclable within the same recycling streams as fossil-based PE.
Parsippany, NJ, USA
* Sun Chemical has launched a new UV offset ink that was developed to make sophisticated graphics look stunning and vibrant on high-end luxury folding cartons, while at the same time providing the longer-term shelf appeal brand owners require. The new ink system, SunCure Aspire UV, has been formulated to exhibit immense color transparency to help create vivid color graphic effects on metalized, lenticular and holographic board stocks frequently used for pharmaceutical, perfume, liquor, cosmetic and POP applications. 513-681-5950, www.sunchemical.com
Stow, OH, USA
* Expanding its all-temperature label solutions, Mactac Performance Adhesives Group has added three new films to its growing CHILL AT product line. CHILL AT labels are custom-engineered with the latest advancements in hot-melt adhesive technology.Although formulated for demanding cold temperature applications, they have a versatile temperature range spanning -65 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit--delivering excellent adhesion at room temperature, as well. CHILL AT is typically used in refrigerated and frozen foods, meat and poultry, cheese, and corrugated labeling and performs well on low-surface energy substrates.