- April 30, 2006, Claudia Hine, Managing Editor
DocuCheck Ghost artificial watermark security paper combines overt and covert features designed to provide simple and immediate authentication. The “PROTECTED DOCUMENT” watermark is said to be highly visible in normal light and readily illuminant under black light. PenTick Plus swiper pen is a proprietary marker that reacts with in-paper features to create a distinct mark that appears in seconds.
FDA-compliant Lumirror PA30, a two-side-treated, multi-function, coextruded PET, is designed for stand-up pouches. Transparent film can be used to tack seal to itself or to lap seal the inside surface of a lamination to the outside surface. Said to offer good adhesion of water- and solvent-based inks and aqueous coatings including aqueous-based silicone release coatings. Said to provide excellent thermal stability and superior mechanical properties.
Toray Plastics (America)—toraytopa.com
The TX4000 line of Transport brand ether-amide-based, waterproof-breathable films is called ideal for medical applications including garments and wound dressings due to its ability to be sterilized using ETO or gamma methods prior to use, as well as to provide maximum comfort and a complete viral barrier during use. Available in thicknesses ranging from 0.2-2 mils, cast on PE, PET, or paper carriers, and in widths to 68 in.
NatureSource Visual Packaging is a high-performance plastic folding carton made from NatureWorks polylactide, a corn-based polymer. Suitable applications include cosmetics, personal care, liquor, and consumer products. Cartons are very durable, offer exceptional stiffness, and crease beautifully to fold cleanly and maintain a crisp shape, the company reports.
AGI/Klearfold, a MeadWestvaco Resource—agiklearfold.com
Constellation Snow Sacco from the Fedrigoni Group is part of a range of self-adhesive papers in the company’s Wine and Spirit Label Collection. Described as a natural paper of pure cellulose with a high level of whiteness, wet strength treatment, Sacco embossing, and SH-3020 Plus adhesive.
Two specially optimized facestocks and topcoats provide bright, vibrant results for digital printing: a clear PP for the no-label look and a silver PP for a mirror-finish label. Pattern-coated adhesive is said to leave a dry edge and prevent adhesive ooze.
3M Performance Label Materials—3M.com/converter
NovaSet, an 80 gsm, high-white, natural matte label paper, is called ideal for premium beverages, offering wet strength, alkali resistance, and high wet opacity. Numerous finishing possibilities and four available embossing patterns offer easy integration into any brand line. Can be used for wet-glue or self-adhesive labels.
Stora Enso Global Speciality Papers—storaenso.com/specialtypapers
Flexi 6864 thick-gauge lidstock is designed for pharmaceutical/medical applications. Polyester/foil/heat-seal coated PE is engineered to heat seal to thermoformed trays made from a variety of materials including Barex acrylonitrile, APET, CPET, HDPE, PVC, and PP. Features 75-ga polyester and a 1-mil foil layer to help create a high oxygen/moisture/microbial barrier.