Tear resistance of film - printable like paper
Tear resistance of film - printable like paper
Products made of ENDURO are durable and hard-wearing. This is made possible by a special material composite with a core of foil surrounded by two layers of paper. This way ENDURO combines the best properties of paper and foil: It can be processed like paper, printed and written on perfectly. In addition, it is tear-resistant, robust, waterproof and wet tear-resistant.
Due to the multilayer product structure, ENDURO offers in many cases an inexpensive and ecologically sustainable alternative to synthetic papers.
ENDURO is available from 80 – 345 g/m² in white or semi-transparent, with different paper surfaces and a film core of polyester (PET) or OPP. Depending on the application, grades with special properties are available: food safe, extra water repellent, metal detectable, opaque, RFID / NFC shielding function, as well as grades for direct thermal printing.
Sihl stands for sustainability – the renowned, independent institute for the classification, assessment and testing of the recycling capacity of packaging and goods – “cyclos-HTP” in Aachen – was commissioned to test and assess the recycling capacity of the ENDURO range. (Link to cyclos-HTP)
And the result was impressive! Due to their high paper content, almost all ENDURO grades are either recycling-capable or recyclable:
The recycling-capable grades can be disposed of both via the recycling path for recovered paper and the path for light packaging. They are recognised as paper in the recycling plant and recycled accordingly. The paper fibres can be recycled at the same time. The film portion is separated and can be thermally recycled.
These recyclable grades are not reliably recognised as paper in the plants. However, they can be sent to paper recycling as commercial waste. There, the paper fibres can be recycled as with the recycling-capable grades and the film portion can be separated and thermally recycled.
The ENDURO standard product range is classified in accordance with the quality of the paper surface:
ENDURO Classic – classical optics and haptics due to a surface made of natural paper
ENDURO Classic Plus – increased surface smoothness due to calendered offset paper
ENDURO Premium – best printing results on matt and glossy coated paper grades
Depending on the specification, the film core consists of a PET or OPP film thus giving the composite material stability and strengths.Assortment
ENDURO Ice convinces with the noble look and graceful feel of a transparent paper, which only in the film composite enables a variety of new applications.
Expand your creative scope: with ENDURO Ice, print-technical implementations and solutions are possible where conventional transparent papers reach their limits.
ENDURO Effect is available with special properties depending on the application, e.g. extra-water repellent, metal detectable, opaque or with RFID / NFC shielding function.
ENDURO Effect Water improved – water repellent paper surfaces for outdoor applications
ENDURO Effect RFID shield – RFID / NFC shielding function offers reliable protection against data theft / skimming.
ENDURO Effect Opaque – denies the view through
ENDURO Metal detectable – Metal detectable e.g. for labels in the food industryAssortment
ENDURO Inkjet paper surfaces have been specially optimised for water-based inkjet printing with dye and pigment inks.
Print-on-demand is becoming increasingly popular, especially in the field of label and tag printing. Increasingly powerful inkjet label printers enable the simultaneous printing of individual information and colour advertising or logos. Especially for short print runs or for print runs where the information on the tag is to be changed variably, full-colour inkjet printing opens up new possibilities.Assortment
ENDURO Thermal products have a thermo-sensitive surface coating, combining the best features in terms of direct thermal printability and durability in use.
The range offers solutions where conventional direct thermal papers reach their limits in terms of tear resistance and durability.
Grades are available for edge-sharp direct thermal printing and with different sensitivities. The paper quality on the reverse side also varies, depending on the corresponding application and printing in monochrome or full-colour offset or flexo printing.Assortment
In the area of LABELS & TAGS ENDURO is used for loop tags, hang tags, plant stabbers and labels for net bags.
In the range of COMMERCIAL PRINT, ENDURO is used for tear-resistant pages, covers, jackets and menus and is also suitable for hard-wearing city maps, folders and documents.
ENDURO Envelopes are the first choice when it comes to security, quality and stability. Envelopes and sleeves made from ENDURO are durable, long-life and tear resistant. They have been tried, tested and authorised in all standard sizes for the latest in post-sorting machines.
Stylish on the outside, smart on the inside
It started with an idea: Ina Braun and Gabriela Grassmann wanted to redesign those boring old transparent sleeves
to make them more useful and individual. They took an office classic that had long gone by unnoticed and ended up completely reinventing it – as a modern organiser with ingenious extra functions.
From Munich, Bistrotea revolutionized the Tea drinker world. With the slogan “Ahead of the Zeitgeist” the company developed an innovative counter part to the common Teabag: The TPOD (Tea Portion of Design), which is both delightful tea and practical spoon in one. The stylish product comes wrapped in a transparent ENDURO Ice-case.
Dive in, stir, done – is what the background concept of Bistrotea looked like. Developed from the design principle of the Bistro sugar-packaging, Bistrotea offers a completely new Tea experience.
The TPOD consists of a freshly harvest Tea, shrink-wrapped in a perforated designer foil, that corresponds to the new food industry standards. Thus, the TPOD can be directly poured with boiling water. The intensity of the Tea is individually controlled by the duration it stays submerged for and the TPOD simultaneously acts as a spoon for stirring. The high-quality types of leaf teas range from Ginger all the way to Earl Grey and are of course free of all additives.
Minimal packaging for maximum pleasure is Bistrotea’s goal. But it needs a packaging that on one side protects the high-quality Tea but on the other hand compliments the design of the product.
During the search for the perfect packaging, the first thing that was experimented with, was different types of paper. None of them satisfied the high demands of the packaging.
ENDURO Ice convinced us at first glance…twice! The classic-elegant look of the composite material promised a perfect symbiosis with the stylish TPOD. The special material properties also matched the requested demands perfectly. The ENDURO Ice paper-foil-compound is tear-proof, water resistant and naturally aroma-proof. The material also doesn’t get affected by changing air humidity, nor by high light influence and is heat-sealable for long term indulgence.
The unique structure of the material “Made in Germany” convinced the Bistrotea-maker. Meanwhile the combination of the TPOD and the packaging already won several awards, including the FPA Gold Award Winner in Packaging Excellence USA (2008), Swiss Star (2008) and EAFA Alufoil trophy Winner Europe (2009).
The Bistrotea product lines are going to keep increasing, so that there is a continuos need for the ENDURO Ice packaging for the new varieties. Furthermore, big repackaging and marketing items, will in future, also be produced with the support from the versatile ENDURO Ice.
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