New strong, recyclable PET liner paired with six facestocks allows for more labels per roll and less waste than paper alternatives
As a part of its commitment to creating sustainable products that meet the needs of its customers, MACtac® Printing Products has expanded its Bloom™ Enviropath Products line with a new recyclable PET liner. Now available on six different facestocks with a hot-melt adhesive, the PET liner is thin and strong, allowing for more labels per rolls and less waste than paper alternatives.
The new sustainable offerings are produced on MACtac’s advanced 100 percent solids pressure-sensitive coater, which does not emit volatile organic chemicals (VOCs). Available with a quick tack permanent adhesive, converters have a variety of environmentally conscious label solutions with the option of a 1-mil or 1.2-mil PET liner on six facestocks including:
• TT9091-2: A premium thermal transfer paper
• CHG9091-2: A 57# cast-coated high-gloss
• SGL9091-2: A 55# brilliant white semi-gloss coated litho
• DLA7191-2: A 50# brilliant white semi-gloss dairy label
• MSP9091-0: A mirror-finish, bright silver metalized paper
• BCC9091-0: A classic crest, solar white wet strength paper
The new Bloom label options are optimized for high-speed auto application where a risk of liner tears or breaks exists with products such as wine, spirits, health and beauty, pharmaceutical and food packaging. The PET liner’s strength allows for wide-web converting and high-speed dispensing onto containers without worry of liner break-related downtime. Combined with a hot-melt adhesive for high initial quick tack and outstanding ultimate adhesion, these products are ideal for use with low-energy surfaces, meeting the packaging needs of today and tomorrow.
“Recyclable PET liners can be produced at a thinner caliper than paper liners to allow for more labels per roll, which translates to less changeovers on the dispensing line and, ultimately, less waste,” said Kathy Magyar, marketing manager, MACtac Roll Label.
“Our customers are always seeking more sustainable products, and now we can offer them a new way to reduce liner waste without sacrificing performance—they can still deliver secure adhesion while operating more efficiently and sustainably,” added Allie Braham, marketing manager, MACtac Roll Label.
Along with these PET liner options, MACtac’s Bloom Products offer a variety of sustainable solutions including post-consumer waste facestocks and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified products, assuring customers that the raw materials used in their production were attained in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.