Herma has introduced a new, lightweight label stock featuring thinner label paper (70 g/m2) and an especially adapted adhesive.
The first label stock from Herma’s new thin range is Hermacoat light (238), a white, semi-gloss coated label paper. The product’s multi-layer technology, developed by Herma, has two different layers of adhesive – each with special characteristics – are applied at the same time. Thereby, both the adhesive and the converting parameters can be controlled independently, resulting in excellent adhesion as well as easy processing.
The HermaperfectStick (62Dps) adhesive was further developed for the new thin range and adapted for use with thinner paper grades. Now named 61Dps, this new multi-layer adhesive ensures high initial tack while effectively reducing adhesive migration. Certified by German test institute ISEGA, the 61Dps has received the approval for direct contact with dry, moist, and fatty foodstuffs (reduction factor 3).
Marcus Gablowski, head of adhesive and special coating development at Herma said: “With Hermacoat light (238) and the new 61Dps adhesive, we have created an attractive alternative for label printers who are often facing price pressure – and this alternative requires no compromises regarding adhesive and converting characteristics. We will examine other material combinations with regard to their economic efficiency and application safety in order to expand this product range, adding thermal papers, for example.’