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  • 23 Aug 2011

Avery Dennison expands UL-approved label material portfolio

The Label and Packaging Materials division of Avery Dennison has secured UL recognition for four additional thermal transfer ribbons as part of its Fasson customer-ready durables label portfolio.

The resin-based black thermal transfer ribbons are UL-recognized for use with two UL-recognized Fasson base materials: a 3mm synthetic paper that is a matte white polypropylene, and a 2.3mm glossy white biaxially oriented polypropylene with a top coat. Both of the Fasson products are said to be cost-effective alternatives to PET (polyethylene terephthalate) for indoor and select outdoor applications, and can be used with or without an overlaminate. Armor Industrial Coding and Printing, DNP IMS America Corporation, Iimak and ITW Thermal Films manufacture the new ribbons.

‘These additional thermal transfer ribbons give printers more options for helping their OEM customers cost-effectively meet their UL label-adoption process needs,’ said Paul Purdef, manager, thermal transfer films, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials. ‘The Fasson customer-ready durables portfolio streamlines the process for obtaining UL recognition of printed labels. OEMs can now do in two weeks what has typically taken fourteen to thirty-six weeks.’

In addition to the new resin-based thermal transfer ribbons, the full portfolio of optimally engineered Fasson product combinations includes UL-recognized flexo UV and water-based inks; digital UV inkjet; wax/resin thermal transfer ribbons; and adhesives with a broad temperature range.

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