GPA has launched Folex pressure-sensitive and non-adhesive synthetics to the North American market, with the company serving as the exclusive distributor.
The PVC-free polyester sheets, for HP Indigo presses, are said to be tougher and more tear-resistant than thicker PVC alternatives. Even in thinner gauges, they provide more strength and stability.
The company claims that Folex Synthetics offer consistent printability, superior ink adhesion and image transfer. These specialty synthetics also offer features such as glossy silver sheets that provide a mirror-like finish, and transparent sheets that provide extreme clarity without distortion.
They are compatible with a wide variety of finishing processes, including die-cutting, coating, foil stamping and folding, sp these synthetics can be customized for maximum application versatility.
Folex pressure-sensitive synthetics are most often used for product and bottle labels, promotional labels, counter graphics, decals, shelf and bin labels, among other applications; while Folex non-adhesive synthetics are suggested for point-of-purchase graphics, indoor and outdoor signage, reference guides, medical charts, weatherproof manuals, parking permits, graphic overlays, amongst other uses.
GPA currently stocks these materials in calipers ranging from 2-10mm in silver, white and clear 19 x 13in sheets. Limited items are also available in 20.8 x 29.5in sheets.
GPA produces substrates for digital, offset and wide format printing.