Mactac Expands UL-Approved Inkjet Portfolio

STOW, OH | Mactac announces additions to its Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approved narrow-format UV inkjet printing portfolio for durable goods labeling. The latest UL recognition includes pre-approval of the use of SCREEN Truepress UV inkjet digital inks on Mactac’s FCD6914 2.0-mil gloss-coated white polyester label stocks with FAB6914 1.0-mil clear polyester overlaminating film.

FCD6914 and FAB6914 feature company’s MP690 high-performance, high-tack permanent acrylic emulsion adhesive, said to have excellent ultimate adhesion and mandrel hold, be resistant to chemicals and solvents, and offer good adhesion to various high- and low-energy substrates. Company says the label solution is ideal for durable goods and industrial labeling applications such as power tools, appliances, electronics, compliance labels, and warning and instructional labels.

As the fast-growing trend toward digital printing continues, using UL-recognized Mactac products with narrow-format UV inkjet technology provides significant advantages, according to Kim Hensley, marketing manager, Mactac Performance Adhesives. “Digital printing is highly efficient, significantly reducing production time by eliminating conventional steps like plate setup, registration, and color adjustment. Having pre-approved UL recognition for the digital printing of durable films brings even more efficiencies and cost-savings to the go-to-market process.”

The company’s pre-approved solutions reportedly allow converters to complete short- and medium-run label jobs, reducing costs, unlocking new business opportunities and ensuring shorter time needed to enter the durable goods labeling market. Additionally, pre-approved solutions require only a paper transfer, saving time and money typically spent on testing and qualifying substrates.

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