Sustainability is a massively important and forever growing issue/topic. Although the printing industry has a long way to go, we like to think we are doing our bit to help tackle the problem.

Have a look at the table below to see the various materials we can supply to support our customers.

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Facestock

A white, woodfree printing paper with a high sensitivity thermal coating providing good image resolution. The facestock is produced without use of Bisphenol A, however traces of Bisphenol A may be found in the final product .The facestock is made from FSC® certified paper (FSC Mix Credit CU-COC-807907, licence Code: C004451)

Basis Weight
71 g/m²
ISO 536
Caliper
79 μm
ISO 534
Max Print Speed
200 mm/sec
Image Density (Typical)
1.2 odu

Adhesive

S9500 is an acrylic based biodegradable and compostable
adhesive.

Liner

BG40 white, a supercalendered glassine paper.

Basis Weight
60 g/m²
ISO 536
Caliper
53 μm
ISO 534

Laminate

Total Caliper
148 μm±10%
ISO 534

Performance Data

Initial Tack
12.5 N/25mm
FTM 9 Glass
Peel Adhesion 90°
7 N/25mm
FTM 2 St.St.
Min. Application Temp.
5 °C
Service temperature
-20°C to 50°C

Adhesive Performance

The adhesive is characterized by a good initial tack and good
adhesion on a wide variety of substrates.

Applications and use

This Direct Thermal product is designed for use in dry weigh
scale, process tracking, point of sale item information labelling
where limited image durability is required. Typical end
applications include fruit and vegetable weigh scale, hardware,
work-in-process material tracking. Contact with moisture, oil,
fats, plasticizers and exposure to strong lighting should be
avoided due to potential image fade.

This product is produced without the use of Bisphenol A (BPA).
S9500 is ideal be used for all kinds of applications, but is
specifically suited for those kinds of applications where the
complete packaging should be biodegradable and where
indirect or direct food contact with dry foodstuff is required (ie.
fruits & vegetables labeling).

The liner is made from FSC® certified paper (FSC Mix Credit,
chain-of-custody number: CU-COC-807907, Licence Code:
C004451).

Conversion & printing

This product is designed to be converted and dispensed at
high speed by all conventional roll conversion technologies,
including flexographic and UV letterpress. Due to the
thermographic properties, exposure above 50°C may cause
premature imaging or discolouration. Inks containing alcohol or
volatile organic solvents may also cause discoloration. It is
advisable to test inks and varnishes before conversion.
We generally recommend not to pre-print the area which will be
thermally imaged.

Special Approvals

S9500 is compliant with the European food regulation
1935/2004/EC for direct food contact with dry, non-fatty
foodstuff.

S9500 complies with DIN EN 13432 biodegradability and
compostability regulation and is OK compost certified under the
tracking number S259.

Shelf life

One year under storage conditions as defined by FINAT (20-
25°C; 40-50%RH)

Facestock

A clear film with print receptive coating. Produced from wood
pulp sourced from managed plantations, the material is
biodegradable and compostable.

Basis Weight
64 g/m²
ISO 536
Caliper
45 μm
ISO 534

Adhesive

S9500 is an acrylic based biodegradable and compostable
adhesive.

Liner

Supercalandered glassine paper, white, increased release
level. The liner is made from FSC® certified paper (FSC Mix
Credit, chain-of-custody number: CU-COC-807907, Licence
Code: C004451).

Basis Weight
59 g/m²
ISO 536
Caliper
53 μm
ISO 534

Laminate

Total Caliper
119 μm±10%
ISO 534

Performance Data

Initial Tack
12.5 N/25mm
FTM 9 Glass
Peel Adhesion 90°
7 N/25mm
FTM 2 St.St.
Min. Application Temp.
5 °C
Service temperature
-20°C to 80°C

Adhesive Performance

The adhesive is characterized by a good initial tack and good
adhesion on a wide variety of substrates.

Applications and use

It can be used for all kinds of applications, but is specifically
suited for applications where the complete packaging should
be biodegradable and where direct food contact is required.
The NatureFlex film has a good resistance to oils and grease.
Because of its nature (cellulose based), care should taken in
wet conditions for long terms applications. Preliminary tests are therefore recommended prior to use.

It is also recommended to store in its original wrapping away
from any source of local heating or direct sunlight.

S9500 is ideal be used for all kinds of applications, but is
specifically suited for those kinds of applications where the
complete packaging should be biodegradable and where
indirect or direct food contact with dry foodstuff is required (ie. fruits & vegetables labelling).

For direct and indirect adhesive coating applications.
Particularly suitable as a release paper for die-cutting self
adhesive labels.

Conversion & printing

The product offers very good die-cutting properties.
NatureFlex™ can be converted by flexographic and
rotogravure printing processes. Nitrocellulose-based inks and
water based inks are suitable. For applications on
biodegradable packaging, the use of biodegradable inks is
recommended. Please consult your printing ink supplier about
suitable printing inks.

Because of the heat sensitivity of the face stock, the drying
temperature needs to be reduced to the lowest possible
temperature. Opposed to this, the air flow to dry the inks needs to be increased. This backing will give high release values and is recommended for manual dispensing.

Special Approvals

S9500 is compliant with the European food regulation
1935/2004/EC for direct food contact with dry, non-fatty
foodstuff.

S9500 complies with DIN EN 13432 biodegradability and
compostability regulation and is OK compost certified under the tracking number S259.

Natureflex facestock is certified biodegradable according to the European Standard EN13432. Natureflex is OK compost
HOME certified under the tracking number S020.

Shelf life

Half a year under storage conditions as defined by FINAT (20-
25°C; 40-50%RH)

Facestock

PLA is a corona-treated, clear, biaxially oriented poly-lacticacid
film with good gloss appearance. PLA is a compostable
film made of a renewable source.

Basis Weight
63 g/m²
ISO 536
Caliper
50 μm
ISO 534

Adhesive

S9500 is an acrylic based biodegradable and compostable
adhesive.

Liner

BG40 white, a supercalendered glassine paper.

Basis Weight
60 g/m²
ISO 536
Caliper
53 μm
ISO 534

Laminate

Total Caliper
124 μm±10%
ISO 534

Performance Data

Initial Tack
12.5 N/25mm
FTM 9 Glass
Peel Adhesion 90°
7 N/25mm
FTM 2 St.St.
Min. Application Temp.
5 °C
Service temperature
-20°C to 50°C

Adhesive Performance

The adhesive is characterized by a good initial tack and good
adhesion on a wide variety of substrates.

Applications and use

PLA clear is certified as compostable according to the
European Standard EN13432. PLA can be used for all kind of
applications, e.g. food (salads, cheese, yoghurt pots) and soft
drinks, but especially for these type of applications where the
complete packaging should be biodegradable. For these
applications, the use of biodegradable inks is recommended.
Due to high stiffness of the film care should be taken with use
of non-uniform surfaces and where a very high level of
squeezability is desired. PLA clear film also has a low water
vapour barrier. Because of its nature care should taken in wet
conditions for long terms applications, preliminary tests are
therefore recommended prior to use.

It is recommended the storage in its original wrapping away
from any source of local heating or direct sunlight.

S9500 is ideal be used for all kinds of applications, but is
specifically suited for those kinds of applications where the
complete packaging should be biodegradable and where
indirect or direct food contact with dry foodstuff is required (ie.
fruits & vegetables labeling).

The liner is made from FSC® certified paper (FSC Mix Credit,
chain-of-custody number: CU-COC-807907, Licence Code:
C004451).

Conversion & printing

The product offers very good die-cutting properties. Fasson
PLA can be converted by UV letterpress and offset printing
processes. Nitrocellulose-based inks and water based inks are
suitable. For applications on compostable packaging, the use
of compostable inks is recommended. Please consult your
printing ink supplier about the most suitable printing inks.

To ensure optimum wettabilty and ink anchorage, additional inline
corona treatment is required. Because of the heat
sensibility of the face stock the drying temperature needs to be
reduced to the lowest possible temperature. Opposed to this,
the air flow to dry the inks needs to be increased.

Special Approvals

S9500 is compliant with the European food regulation
1935/2004/EC for direct food contact with dry, non-fatty
foodstuff.

S9500 complies with DIN EN 13432 biodegradability and
compostability regulation and is OK compost certified under the
tracking number S259.

Shelf life

Half a year under storage conditions as defined by FINAT (20-
25°C; 40-50%RH)

Facestock

A white, woodfree printing paper with a high sensitivity thermal
coating providing good image resolution. The facestock is
produced without use of Bisphenol A, however traces of
Bisphenol A may be found in the final product .The facestock
is made from FSC® certified paper (FSC Mix Credit CU-COC-
807907, licence Code: C004451)

Basis Weight
71 g/m²
ISO 536
Caliper
79 μm
ISO 534
Max Print Speed
200 mm/sec
Image Density (Typical)
1.2 odu

Adhesive

S9500 is an acrylic based biodegradable and compostable
adhesive.

Liner

BG40 white, a supercalendered glassine paper.

Basis Weight
60 g/m²
ISO 536
Caliper
53 μm
ISO 534

Laminate

Total Caliper
148 μm±10%
ISO 534

Performance Data

Initial Tack
12.5 N/25mm
FTM 9 Glass
Peel Adhesion 90°
7 N/25mm
FTM 2 St.St.
Min. Application Temp.
5 °C
Service temperature
-20°C to 50°C

Adhesive Performance

The adhesive is characterized by a good initial tack and good
adhesion on a wide variety of substrates.

Applications and use

This Direct Thermal product is designed for use in dry weigh
scale, process tracking, point of sale item information labelling
where limited image durability is required. Typical end
applications include fruit and vegetable weigh scale, hardware,
work-in-process material tracking. Contact with moisture, oil,
fats, plasticizers and exposure to strong lighting should be
avoided due to potential image fade.

This product is produced without the use of Bisphenol A (BPA).
S9500 is ideal be used for all kinds of applications, but is
specifically suited for those kinds of applications where the
complete packaging should be biodegradable and where
indirect or direct food contact with dry foodstuff is required (ie.
fruits & vegetables labeling).

The liner is made from FSC® certified paper (FSC Mix Credit,
chain-of-custody number: CU-COC-807907, Licence Code:
C004451).

Conversion & printing

This product is designed to be converted and dispensed at
high speed by all conventional roll conversion technologies,
including flexographic and UV letterpress. Due to the
thermographic properties, exposure above 50°C may cause
premature imaging or discolouration. Inks containing alcohol or
volatile organic solvents may also cause discolouration. It is
advisable to test inks and varnishes before conversion.
We generally recommend not to pre-print the area which will be
thermally imaged.

Special Approvals

S9500 is compliant with the European food regulation
1935/2004/EC for direct food contact with dry, non-fatty
foodstuff.

S9500 complies with DIN EN 13432 biodegradability and
compostability regulation and is OK compost certified under the
tracking number S259.

Shelf life

One year under storage conditions as defined by FINAT (20-
25°C; 40-50%RH)

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