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Herma: New overlaminating film for harsh environments

Self-adhesive overlaminating film from Herma Self-adhesive Materials.

GERMANY Herma has a new overlaminating film aimed at the manufacture of paper labels that can be used  in harsh and critical environments. This product comprises of a self-wound self-adhesive film without liner. The roll feeds in from a spare unwind mandrel and overlaminates the printed media prior to die cutting. This provides the labels with protection against both mechanical stresses, such as that caused by friction, as well as moisture, greases and oils. According to the company, the overlaminating film, with its permanent acrylate adhesive, becomes an economical alternative to high-cost special materials in many cases.

Because the overlaminating film is ready to use straight away, it is suited to small orders, such as those executed on digital printers. In contrast to solutions with non-self-adhesive monofilms or UV protective varnish, label printers can do without the additional coating unit for adhesive or varnish. The overlaminating film is available in both “gloss clear” and “matt clear” along with gloss polyester options.

Despite the presence of the film, labels can still be printed with thermal transfer technology. According to the company, the film also ensures improved label strength when dispensing and that the increased stiffness is also beneficial for resealable labels in particular.

Andreas Keller

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