Mactac And ARMOR Collaboration Enables Sustainable Thermal Transfer Solutions


Mactac and ARMOR are partnering to bring thinner, more sustainable thermal transfer solutions to the labelling industry.

Mactac and ARMOR offer thermal transfer solutions that are designed to help reduce the labelling industry’s environmental impact, including Mactac’s Optiscan thermal transfer products with BLOOM hi.mpact liner and ARMOR’s inkanto APR1 wax-resin thermal transfer ribbon.

When these products are used jointly as a comprehensive thermal transfer solution, printers, converters and end-users benefit. These innovative products help create a labelling industry with more sustainable solutions.

‘Together, Mactac and ARMOR have conducted significant research and testing of our joint thermal transfer solutions with incredible success,’ said Kathy Magyar, Senior Marketing Manager for Mactac Performance Adhesives. ‘We are proud to deliver these more sustainable options to the thermal transfer printing and labelling market.’

Key features of the thinner, more sustainable thermal transfer solutions, include:

Mactac’s Optiscan V and Optiscan K products offer facestocks that are 14 percent thinner caliper than other products on the market. Additionally, all Optiscan products are available with Mactac’s ultra-thin 1.7-mil BLOOM hi.mpact glassine paper liner.

– Greater than 20 percent more labels per roll at the same original diameter.
– Increases converter/end-user profitability through less raw material usage, more labels/footage per roll, less packaging waste and reduced freight.
– ARMOR’s inkanto APR1 wax-resin ribbon uses a thinner PET (polyethylene) carrier than other ribbons on the market.
– Reduces plastic waste by as much as 12 percent.
– Ensures more labels per roll.

Mactac/ARMOR thermal transfer solutions are ideal for variable information printing and labelling applications such as shipping, warehouse labels, work-in-process labels, pizza/food delivery seals, and more.

Mactac’s Optiscan series features smooth, smudge-resistant bright white facestocks that are designed for high-speed thermal transfer printing and converting. They are offered on a variety of adhesive options and available with Mactac’s BLOOM hi.mpact liner.

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