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Color-Coded Release Liners Simplify Selection
Metallized Products
, Winchester, MA; 781/729-8300; 888/MPI-8088
Color-coded release liners feature radiation-cured silicone coatings said to provide superior lay-flat properties. Suitable for product ID and differentiating sides or release values. Available in blue, red, green, and custom colors. Offered in polyester, LDPE, HDPE, and PVC films with gauges ranging from 0.25-30 mil, depending upon type. Papers include PE- or PP-coated kraft and other types in 25#–100# weights.

Thermal Transfer Films Are Durable
Avery Dennison
, Painesville, OH; 440/358-4700
Fasson 3 Mil White Synthetic Paper/S333/50#SCK for thermal transfer printing is said to provide the strength and durability of film and the brighter, whiter appearance of a paper. It is priced between standard thermal transfer papers and films. Two polyester films, 2 Mil White TC/S333/50#SCK and 2 Mil Matte Chrome TC/S333/50#SCK, have been repositioned to be competitively priced, reportedly while maintaining excellent thermal transfer printability and durability as well as UL- and CSA-compliance.

Resins Deliver Unique Property Mix
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
, Houston, TX; 800/231-1212
Marlex D449 mHDPE resins are said to offer high-density stiffness, as well as exceptional clarity and blocking resistance. Resins reportedly deliver exceptional gloss and premium optics and process at LLDPE conditions. Designed for film applications that include overwraps for paper towels and tissues, food packaging, and high-clarity and high-modulus industrial packaging.

Water-Based Primer Is Versatile
ADMTronics Unlimited
, Northvale, NJ; 201/767-6040
Polaqua 103 water-based primer/adhesive for extrusions and laminations is said to exhibit excellent grease- and oil-resistant bond strengths using only minute application levels. Compatible combinations of the product with LDPE-Surlyn-printing inks to accepting substrates include PET, PP, PC, PVDC, nylon, aluminum foil, paper, board, and cellophane.

Sensor Film Takes Accurate Nip Impressions
Sensor Products
, E. Hanover, NJ; 973/560-9092
Sensor film, by changing color, reveals stress distribution and magnitude between any two surfaces that come in contact. The intensity of the resultant color is quantifiable and allows the user to determine precisely what the PSI is at any point on the contacting surfaces, mfr. reports. Useful for R&D and QC applications and for measuring roller pressure in the embossing and gravure processes.

Bleached Board Is Brighter, Smoother
International Paper
, Memphis, TN; 901/763-6053;
Everest folding carton board incorporates a proprietary advanced polymer and has an elevated 87 brightness. Said to offer improved printability while maintaining optimum stiffness throughout the production, packaging, and distribution chain. Other improvements include higher print snap, print mottle resistance, and consistent ink lay, co. reports.

Versatile Packaging Ink Cost-Effective
Sun Chemical Corp.
, Northlake, IL; 708/562-0550
Rotomax II high-performance gravure lamination ink features extraordinary bond strength, exceptionally good solvent release, and superior printability at higher press speeds, co. reports. Lower production costs are achieved due to ink system's reduced ink inventories and improved productivity on a wide range of coated and treated film substrates, including PE, PP, and polyesters.

Carbon Black Offered in Preweighed Bags
Polymer Valley Chemicals
, Akron, OH; 330/945-6499
Carbon black is available in preweighed copolymer bags in weights to 60 lb. Low melt bags are offered in melting points of 85 or 98 deg C. Bags reportedly can reduce waste due to spillage and help maintain a cleaner plant environment.

Filtration Media Line Expanded
BBA Nonwovens
, Peine, Germany; +49 5171-408-462
UltraFlo range of filtration media has been expanded by the addition of meltblown, off-line SMS, off-line TMS (Typar/Tekton, meltblown, spunbond), and pure high quality spunbond. Co. also offers needlefelt products and high electrical conductivity products.



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