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Film Primer Provides Adhesion
ADM Tronics Unlimited Inc.
, Northvale, NJ; 201/767-6040; admtronics.com
Santel HR-97 film primer is said to provide exceptional printing adhesion and laydown properties. Used as supplied, product can be applied to PVDC, LDPE, and PVC films using conventional coating methods, such as gravure, flexo, roll, blade, etc. It is nontacky and can be wound for subsequent use.

Coating Reacts to Coin Rubbing
Water Ink Technologies
, Lincoln, NC; 704/735-8282; waterinktech.com
Coin-reactive coating is suited for security and amusement applications, says mfr. The coating is said to remain invisible until rubbed with a coin, which then causes printed message or design to become visible.

Thermal Paper Line Expands
Appleton Papers
, Appleton, WI; 920/991-8438; appletonpapers.com
Co. adds three grades to its line of direct thermal entertainment papers, which brings line up to 12. HeatSafe 100-7.7, PressPro 200-7.7, and Résiste 200-7.6 offer a heat-stable background, a press-printable back side, print resolutions of 300 and 200 dpi, and high-sensitivity ratings. Applications include sports and concert events, amusement parks, and car rentals for HeatSafe; event, parking, and bus for PressPro; and cinema, short-duration events, and bin tags for Résiste.

Metallized Film Looks Like Fabric
Chase Converting Group, Div. of Chase Corp.
, Cranston, RI; 401/781-7641; chasecorp.com
Chase Fabrilam — a deeply embossed metallized film lamination that looks like fabric for products requiring a radiant barrier — is a lamination of metallized and plain PE film that is silver on one side and “hospital blue” on the other. Lamination can be sewn or heat-sealed on either side, and laminated to other substrates, mfr. reports.

Laminating Adhesives Meet Various Needs
Basic Adhesives Inc.
, Brooklyn, NY; 718/497-5200; 800/394-9310; basicadhesives.com
Water-borne foil laminating adhesives include acrylic, casein SBR, and Neoprene technologies. Said to feature excellent bond strength on coated and uncoated papers. FDA-compliant products are available, as are viscosity variations to fit a variety of coating methods. Co. says custom formulations feature low odor; good embossing and die-cutting performance; and high resistance to heat and moisture.

Swatch Includes 24 Materials
GPA, America's Label Expert
, Chicago, IL; 773/650-9363; labelexperts.com
UltraSwatch, latest sample tool from mfr., features more than 24 pressure-sensitive papers and film products for offset printing. Co. says product lines represented are Ultra Bak bright white facestock for life-like color application; Ultra Bak label paper; and Ultra Film vinyl, cling, and polyester materials for indoor or outdoor signage, bumper stickers, window graphics, or POP displays.

Linerboard Has Enhanced Surface
International Paper
, Memphis, TN; 901/763-6367; internationalpaper.com
Ultra BriteTop white top linerboard boasts an enhanced printing surface designed for consumer marketers seeking greater shelf impact, says co. The linerboard is FDA-certified for direct food-contact applications.

Letterpress Ink Runs Smoothly
Uvitec Printing Ink
, Lodi, NJ; 800/478-6330; uvitec.com
Uvion 39 Series universal ink is said to run smoothly on all rotary letterpress equipment, has good cure speed and adhesion, and is hot stampable and imprintable. Said to reduce waste and set-up costs and to minimize ink-selection errors.

Enhance Images with Foil Overprinting
API Foils
, Lawrence, KS; 785/842-7674; api-worldwide.com
The IO series low-temperature product line offers excellent adhesion with surface tension of 44 dynes that allows easy bonding of transparent inks, co. reports. This overprintable foil also is available in holographic patterns named “DO” series. Both claim to eliminate need for primers or sealers.

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