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  • 19 Oct 2021

Appvion launches phenol-free direct thermal chemistry

Appvion Operations has introduced a patent-pending, phenol-free technology that is foundational for its future direct thermal portfolio

Appvion Operations has introduced a patent-pending, phenol-free technology that is foundational for its future direct thermal portfolio.

The patent-pending chemistry allows Appvion to develop complete phenol-free direct thermal technologies to complement current product offerings. The new phenol-free technology design produces a heat-stable product that meets or exceeds all critical product characteristics.

‘As an industry leader, we stopped producing direct thermal products with Bisphenol-A (BPA) in 2006. Today, we understand phenol studies have shown rising human, reproductive, and environmental concerns. As a result, our R&D team pushed the limits to create phenol-free chemistry,’ commented Graeme Hodson, executive vice president and president of advanced materials and solutions at Appvion. ‘Their efforts validate our dedication to responsible coating solutions and reinforce our strategic commitment to the direct thermal market.’

‘We recognize how important it is to do our part and find a solution to eliminate phenols. Launching a phenol-free portfolio of products is ideal for human health, the environment, and our long-term business strategy,’ added Meyer Weiss, vice president of advanced materials and solutions at Appvion. ‘We tasked our team with developing a business compatible solution that did not sacrifice the product quality or performance that we are known for, and they delivered.’

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