Mactac and Armor have brought thinner and more eco-friendly heat transfer products to the label industry.
Both companies are dedicating to offer heat transfer products designed to reduce the environmental impact of the label industry, including Mactac’s bloom hi.mpact Optiscan heat transfer series of release paper, and inkanto APR1 wax based resin heat transfer tape from armor.
“Together, Mactac and armor have carried out significant research and testing of our jointly developed heat transfer products with incredible success,” said Kathy Magyar, senior marketing director of Mactac functional adhesives. “We are proud to bring these more eco-friendly options to the heat transfer printing and label market.”
Mactac’s optiscan V and optiscan K series products can be used as label surface materials. They are 14% thinner than other products on the market. With the same coil diameter, each roll will have 20% more labels. In addition, all optiscan products can match Mactac’s 1.7 micron ultra-thin bloom hi.mpact Grazin based release paper.
Armor’s inkento APR1 wax based resin carbon tape, which uses a thinner PET carrier than any other carbon tape on the market, can reduce plastic waste by 12%.
Mactac / Armor’s thermal transfer solutions are ideal for variable data printing, and for applications such as shipping, warehousing labels, process labels, pizza / food distribution closures, and other labeling applications.
“For the past 15 years, environmental friendliness is the core of Armor’s business strategy,” added Tim Maher, sales manager at Armor North America. “We’ve created 100% solvent-free ribbons. We recently launched a new carbon that uses 12% less plastic and Armor USA is a 0-landfill enterprise. We firmly believe that we do more to reduce our environmental footprint than anyone in the industry, and we are proud of our work in this area and our eco-friendly focused collaboration with leading companies such as Mactac. “