Plastic Suppliers Announces Shrink Label Film


COLUMBUS, OH | Plastic Suppliers Inc. (PSI), a manufacturer and distributor of bio- and petrochemical-based films, reports the launch of Polyflex transverse direction orientated (TDO), heat-stable oriented polystyrene shrink (OPS) label film. Company will exhibit at Labelexpo Americas 2014, September 9–11, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

The new film is said to feature less than 0.4% shrinkage at 95 deg F for 24 hrs. The company says the film also offers virtually the same shrink curves and machine direction (MD) growth as PETG-based shrink film, making it an even more attractive alternative, since existing OPS already adds a more than 25% increase in yield over PETG.

“Recognizing how critical heat stability is to our customers, PSI is proud to now offer a product that withstands this level of heat and still maintains integrity related to shrinkage and printability,” says PSI CEO George Thomas. “In addition to high shrink, our new film has an MD growth of 3 percent, eliminating the unsightly wrinkles, smiles, and frowns prevalent in the base and neck areas of many bottles and cups today.”

Reportedly, the film delivers a number of other critical attributes including superior printability across all printing processes using both water- and solvent-based ink systems, a soft feel for the consumer, and lower shrink force vs PVC and PETG, which further prevents bottle and label distortion after application.

Product is available in thicknesses of 50µ, 45µ, and 40µ and in both low, medium, and high shrink formats.


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