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- October 10, 2008
NEW BRITAIN, PA | Hutchison Miller Sales, Inc. has introduced a larger format version of its highly popular Clarifoil Integuard tamper-evident film, which is now available in 6,500 foot rolls with an O.D. of up to 19". The acetate film is also certified compostable and conforms to DIN EN 13423:2000-12, ASTM D6400, Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) and Japanese Greepla standards.
Clarifoil Integuard film was specifically developed to convert tamper evident labels and seals where enhanced product security is required. Those markets include foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, electronics, hardware and software. The biodegradable cellulose diacetate film has a relatively high tensile strength compared to its tear strength. Consequently, it offers a unique combination of destructability and convertibility that make it an ideal choice for converters and end users alike.
Clarifoil Integuard film, when combined with specialty adhesives, deliver good bond strength and peel resistance. This ensures that the film tears rather than allowing the label to release intact from the substrate, greatly reducing the risk and consequences of tampering. Yet, while it maintains a high level of destructibility, it can still be processed normally on coating, slitting, printing, diecutting and label application equipment.
Integuard is available both in gloss white, which provides the look of paper, and in transparent form for clear, "no label" look tamper evident seals and labels. The 2-mil film also has a relatively high and stable surface energy (38 to 42 dynes) that does not usually require corona treating, and delivers good wet-out and performance with conventional ink.
Applications of Integuard include carton closures for pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs; overlamination for security passes, ID cards and passports; indoor anti-vandal warning, information and direction signs, and more. The optically bright, temperature-sensitive film is sourced from renewable and sustainable forestry in North America. Consequently, the biodegradable film meets ASTM D6400 specifications for compostable plastics and actually is classified as a paper a nd board in the UK due to its cellulostic origin.