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  • 27 Jul 2020

Mactac and Armor partner for sustainability

Mactac has partnered with Armor to bring thinner and more sustainable thermal transfer products to the labeling industry

Mactac has partnered with Armor to bring thinner and more sustainable thermal transfer products to the labeling industry.

Both companies offer thermal transfer products designed to reduce the labeling industry’s environmental impact, including Mactac’s Optiscan thermal transfer range with Bloom hi.mpact liner and Armor’s inkanto APR1 wax-resin thermal transfer ribbon.

‘Together, Mactac and Armor have conducted significant research and testing of our joint thermal transfer products 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 labeling market.’

Mactac’s Optiscan V and Optiscan K products offer facestocks that are 14 percent thinner caliper than other products on the market offering over 20 percent more labels per roll at the same original diameter. Additionally, all Optiscan products are available with Mactac’s ultra-thin 1.7-mil Bloom hi.mpact glassine paper liner.

Armor’s inkanto APR1 wax-resin ribbon uses a thinner PET (polyethylene) carrier than any other ribbon on the market with the reduction of plastic waste by 12 percent.

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

‘Environmental friendliness has been at the core of Armor's business strategy for more than 15 years,’ added Tim Maher, director of sales for Armor North America. ‘We've pioneered a 100-percent solvent-free Solfree ribbon. We have recently launched new ribbons that use 12 percent less plastic, and Armor USA is a zero-landfill operation. We firmly believe we do more than anyone else in the industry to reduce environmental footprint, and we are proud of our work in this area and our sustainability-focused partnerships with leading companies like Mactac.’


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