Coated face stocks for the label industry
Coated face stocks for the label industry
Sihl offer a global service of coated films and specialities to the pressure-sensitive industry. The goal is to become a preferred partner for V.I.P. and special coatings with innovative products, competent teams and reliable production.
The assortment meets all requirements regarding:
printing – for variable information printing (V.I.P.) with inkjet, laser or thermal transfer
appearance – glossy, matt, satin, transparent, opaque
flexibility – squeezable FACESTOCK films for flexible packaging
resistance – durable and resistant to environmental influences and chemicals
security – forgery-proof
sustainability – good CO2 balance
certifiability – certifiable to BS5609 Section 3 and UL/CSA
When products come into contact with food, their quality is particularly important. In order to guarantee this, there are binding requirements of the health authorities which must be fulfilled in order to be allowed to market such products.
For Sihl, this guarantee of product quality is particularly important so that GMP (= Good Manufacturing Practice) is integrated into the processes. In this way, product quality and compliance with the requirements of the health authorities are ensured.
The combination of GMP and migration tests entitles Sihl to issue a Declaration of Compliance (DoC). Qualified FACESTOCK grades are marked accordingly in the product description.
The subject of environmental protection is becoming more and more important and Sihl is therefore also endeavouring to ensure greater sustainability in its products: through the sustainable use of resources, a reduction in the total weight of some FACESTOCK varieties of 20 – 40% is achieved. The possibility of using two printing technologies – inkjet and laser – leads to reduced transport and storage costs and thus to an improved CO2 balance.
For PET-based products, the base can be replaced with a film containing up to 90 % PCR. PCR, post-consumer recycling, is the reprocessing of plastic waste generated by consumers in households and offices.
These measures enable Sihl to significantly improve the CO2 footprint of the FACESTOCK range.
Interview with Product Category Manager Patrick Gazut on the topic of FACESTOCK, sustainability and product innovations.
Sihl’s FACESTOCK coatings were developed to meet the requirements of the technologies
for variable information printing (V.I.P.):
Sihl Laser-Topcoats can often do more than “laser”. Some of them can be printed with aqueous inkjet inks, others are suitable for thermal transfer printing and outdoor use. Many of the products are designed for sheet and roll-fed laser printers.
More information: FACESTOCK labels for laser
Laser coatings for FACESTOCK:
Sihl coatings for thermal transfer printing guarantee sharp, smudge-proof and chemical-resistant prints. Some of the grades are UL/CSA approved by customers as self-adhesive products.
Thermal transfer coatings offer:
Sihl has many years of experience in the development of inkjet coatings for specific and demanding applications. This range offers the most universal FACESTOCK media for self-adhesive applications. Depending on the base film used, some grades can be used for both aqueous inkjet and laser printing.
Inkjet coatings for FACESTOCK:
Facestocks are not only used in the label industry. Also in the field of VISCOM, tapes and industrial applications facestock materials are in use.
Sihl has already established itself in the facestock labels market segment and also offers media in the field of VISCOM. In the own research and development department Sihl work on solutions for the other segments.
Sihl offers durable FACESTOCK films for demanding applications: For the production of product or V.I.P. labels in the application segments Logistics, A4 Cut Size, Retail, Oil & Chemical Industry, Durables, Home & Personal Care as well as Pharma, Food and Beverage. The films have similar good processing properties as standard films. No process conversion is necessary.
Some of the films are even suitable for two printing technologies. This saves storage costs and has a lasting impact on the CO2 balance thanks to lower consumption and fewer transports.
The VskE tackles important issues that affect all companies in the label market equally. The focus is on promoting industry and supporting member companies.Information VskE
FINAT is the European association for the self-adhesive label industry. It also covers the related technologies for narrow-web product decoration and labeling.Information FINAT
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