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.

Sustainability of ENDURO

  • Less film: ENDURO has a high paper content (depending on application / grade up to 80%) and therefore consists largely of renewable resources. In comparison to fully synthetic media film content is significantly reduced, our goal being to supply no more film than is necessary, and as little as possible!
  • The paper fibres are recoverable through standard paper-recycling (except ENDURO Thermal). The film can be separated and thermally recycled.
  • All ENDURO grades are FSC® certified , i.e. only papers from sustainable forestry are used
  • Sihl uses only chlorine-free bleached papers
  • ENDURO contains no plasticizers
  • PVC- and BPA-free
  • Free of solvents, poisons and heavy metals
  • ENDURO provides durability, ultimately saving resources

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.

Product construction


Enduro Classic - Classic Plus - Premium

The ENDURO standard product range is classified in accordance with the quality of the paper surface:

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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.

Enduro Ice

ENDURO Ice überzeugt durch die edle Optik und anmutige Haptik eines Transparentpapiers, welches erst im Folienverbund eine Vielzahl neuer Anwendungen ermöglicht.

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Erweitern Sie Ihren kreativen Spielraum: mit ENDURO Ice sind drucktechnische Umsetzungen und Lösungen möglich, wo herkömmliche Transparentpapiere an ihre Grenzen stoßen.

  • Kalenderdeckblätter – die nicht wellig werden
  • Buchumschläge und Banderolen – die einreißfest sind
  • Einlegeblätter – die weder ausreißen noch feuchtebedingt hochstehen
  • Transparentbriefumschläge – die in der Sortieranlage nicht zerfleddern
  • Verpackungen – durchscheinend in anmutigem und edlem Design
  • Mappen und Hüllen – coole Optik und Haptik in perfekter Funktionalität


Enduro Effect

ENDURO Effect ist je nach Anwendung mit speziellen Eigenschaften erhältlich, z.B. extra-wasserabweisend, metalldetektierbar, blickdicht oder mit RFID- / NFC- abschirmender Funktion.

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ENDURO Effect Water improved wasserabweisende Papieroberflächen für Anwendungen im Außenbereich

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ENDURO Effect RFID shield – RFID- / NFC- abschirmende Funktion bietet zuverlässigen Schutz vor Datenraub / Skimming.

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ENDURO Effect Opaque – verwehrt den Durchblick

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ENDURO Metal detectable – metalldetektierbar z.B. für Etiketten in der Lebensmittelindustrie

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Die Papieroberflächen von ENDURO Inkjet wurden speziell für den wasserbasierten Inkjetdruck mit Dye- und Pigmenttinten optimiert.

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Print-on-Demand erfreut sich insbesondere im Bereich des Etiketten- und Anhängerdrucks wachsender Beliebtheit. Immer leistungsstärker werdende Inkjet-Etikettendrucker ermöglichen den gleichzeitigen Druck von individuellen Informationen und farbiger Werbung oder Logos. Insbesondere für kleine Druckauflagen oder für Druckauflagen, bei denen die Informationen auf dem Anhängeetikett variabel geändert werden sollen, eröffnen sich im vollfarbigen Inkjetdruck neue Möglichkeiten.

Enduro Thermal

ENDURO Thermal Produkte haben eine thermosensitive Oberflächenbeschichtung und vereinen so die besten Eigenschaften bezüglich Bedruckbarkeit im Thermodirektdruck und Strapazierfähigkeit in der Anwendung.

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Das Sortiment bietet Lösungen, wo herkömmliche Thermodirektpapiere an Ihre Grenzen stoßen bezüglich Einreißfestigkeit und Langlebigkeit.

  • Dauerfahrscheine – Langzeitparktickets, Mehrfahrtenkarten, Fährtickets
  • Schwimmbadkarten – die nassfest und stabil sein müssen für den Schlüsselschrank
  • Textiletiketten – die auch einreißfest sein müssen

Es sind Sorten erhältlich für kantenscharfe Thermodirekt-Ausdrucke und mit unterschiedlich hohen Sensitivitäten. Ebenfalls variiert die rückseitige Papierqualität, je nach entsprechender Anwendung und Bedruckung im monochromen oder vollfarbigen Offset- oder Flexodruck.

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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.

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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.


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The baseline:

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.

The implementation:

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 prospects:

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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