Acucote Expands FSCⓇ -Certified Portfolio

Acucote has continued to expand its Forest Stewardship Council(FSC)-certified product portfolio and now offers over 30 FSC-certified materials.

Acucote stocks dye, pigment, UV, HP and Laser digital stocks along with over 30 prime label materials. The portfolio includes gloss and matte papers, foils, mail tabs, a variety of boardstocks, thermal transfer and a handful of liners including layflat. By choosing these products, converters are supporting responsible management of the world’s forests.

According to Earl Curran, vice president business development, “We were honored to pass our Q4 FSC audit and be able to offer this expanded portfolio. Over the past year, we have seen growing demands for sustainable material from our customers who in turn need to meet the requirements of their brand owners.”

If a material is not offered in the standard portfolio, Acucote’s Application Development Team will source additional materials certified by the FSC.  Acucote can also help converters attain Chain of Custody (CoC) certification, by connecting them with printing alliance groups who lend assistance throughout the certification process.

For more information, view the portfolio here.

Acucote Expands Sustainable Portfolio with Line of Water Dissolvable Labels

Acucote has continued to expand its portfolio of sustainable products with the introduction of a water dissolvable adhesive and two dissolvable paper stocks.

These new products are designed for any type of application requiring a temporary label. They are ideal for the food service industry, and more specifically food rotation labels.

DS1 is a water-based acrylic emulsion adhesive designed to disperse in either cold or hot water, leaving zero residue. DS1 adheres to metal, HDPE and other LSE plastic containers.

Acucote’s newest dissolvable papers — 40# Water Soluble Litho and 47# Water Dissolvable Direct Thermal — dissolve completely when immersed in water. The combination of DS1 with these dissolvable papers sends less material to the landfill and consumes less energy because the label does not need to be processed in a recycling facility.

According to Earl Curran, vice president business development, “The Acucote Sustainability Team has developed these new products in response to demand from converters and their brand owners for increased sustainable label options. We’re very pleased to expand our portfolio with products that are well suited for the booming food service industry.”

40# Water Soluble Litho and 47# Water Dissolvable Direct Thermal paper are both available with the DS1 adhesive at 45” x 5,000’ with a 5-7 day lead-time.

Acucote’s Application Development Team can source additional dissolvable facestocks if your application requires a custom paper.

Click here to view the full line of Acucote Sustainable options including FSC-approved, biodegradable, recyclable, recycled content and post-consumer waste facestocks. We also offer recyclable, repulpable, environmentally benign, wash off, compostable and biodegradable adhesives as well as FSC-approved, recycled content and post-consumer waste liners.

Acucote Expands Acucote Insights Educational Program

Acucote has expanded its popular Acucote Insights program with two additional educational blogs.

As brand owners are looking for long-term sustainable solutions, customers have turned to Acucote for sustainable materials. Acucote Insights #2 provides a brief description of what constitutes FSC®-certified material and how Acucote can support converters with these materials.

Acucote Insights #3 focuses on commonly asked questions surrounding pattern coating adhesives. Pattern adhesive coating is the process of creating lanes of adhesive coverage and lanes with no adhesive coverage across the web of pressure-sensitive paper or film facestocks.

Both of these recent Insights articles also include short video blogs which highlight key points.

According to Earl Curran, vice president business development, “We’re very pleased to expand our Acucote Insights program with these two articles. They are a direct result of common questions posed to our Customer Service and Application Development Teams. Putting them all in one easy-to-access place on our website is an efficient way for converters to gain knowledge that helps grow and operate their businesses. ”

For more information, view the Acucote Insights articles here.

Acucote Insights

Acucote Insights #3: Understanding Pattern Coating

Acucote Insights #2: What is FSC?

Acucote Insights #1: Sustainable Terms & Materials

 

Meet Earl Curran and Wayne Eakes from Application Development

And hear more about pattern adhesives. Watch here.

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Learn more about Pattern Coating adhesives

INTRODUCTION

Pattern adhesive coating is the process of creating lanes of adhesive coverage and lanes with no adhesive coverage across the web of pressure-sensitive paper or film facestocks. Instead of coating the adhesive uniformly across the web, a process is used to remove adhesive in certain areas. The process is also referred to as zone coating. Pattern coating is typically used with challenging label surfaces which require a heavy adhesive coat weight.  

Here are some of the questions we regularly receive about pattern coating:

WHEN SHOULD YOU USE A PATTERN ADHESIVE?

patternFrom a product standpoint, the decision to pattern coat the adhesive is driven mostly by the need for a heavy coat weight adhesive. Customers request a pattern adhesive in this case because the coat weight of the adhesive can create tacky edges on the slit rolls.  The pattern is used to create lanes without adhesive at the location of the slit – eliminating tacky edges, which can cause issues on press with adhesive buildup. This pattern prevents the adhesive from flowing into the slit edge and causing converting issues. 

We also pattern adhesive for customers who do not want to deaden adhesive on press or do not have the ability to delaminate the liner on press to apply the deadener.  Deadening an adhesive is the process of applying a chemical to the exposed adhesive on press that removes the tack of adhesive. 

In other cases, the end use drives the pattern request.  Popular end-use applications for pattern adhesive are shelf markers and lift tabs. The dry adhesive lanes provide non-adhesive areas which create the tab or provide both a pressure sensitive and non-pressure sensitive label.  Pattern coating can also reduce surface contact, and, in some applications, can provide easier removability.

HOW DOES ACUCOTE IMPLEMENT PATTERN ADHESIVES?

Acucote pattern coats in-line and thus we are able to place the pattern exactly where our customers need them.  This bar is mounted between the coating station  and the thermal curing ovens in the adhesive coating line. We coat the full web with adhesive and then we remove the adhesive from the desired zones using the pattern bar. The adhesive from the web that is removed by the bar is then recirculated back into the adhesive reservoir. Each pattern bar is custom designed for the customer’s specific end use and slit widths.

WHAT TYPES OF ADHESIVES CAN ACUCOTE PATTERN COAT?

We pattern all Acucote adhesives excluding microspheres.

WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM SIZES OF PATTEN COATED LANES?

We create linear patterns with a minimum adhesive coverage of 50% across the web. Non adhesive lanes can be up to 3” with a minimum of 1/8″ lane. Our process has a minimum adhesive lane requirement of 3/8”. Patterned products with over 3/4” of non adhesive lanes are routinely perforated on the back of the release liner to relieve the trapping of air on press.

HOW CAN I ORDER PATTERNED ADHESIVE?

Acucote customers can work with their sales representative and the Acucote Applications Development Team to develop their specific pattern specification. All pattern products require customer-approved drawings that show the pattern. These patterns are reviewed and approved by Acucote’s technical team.  The minimum order quantity is the master width by 5,000’.

 

 

 

 

Meet our Technical Manager, Terri Brown

As she talks about all things FSC in this quick video. Watch here.

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What is FSC?

INTRODUCTION

As brand owners are looking for long-term sustainable solutions, our customers look to Acucote for sustainable materials. This Acucote Insights provides a brief description of what constitutes FSC®-certified material and how Acucote can support you with these materials.

WHAT IS FSC?

FSC stands for the Forest Stewardship Council. The FSC is an international nongovernmental organization which implements and enforces the rules governing the responsible use of wood products. The goals of the FSC include sustainable forestry and maintenance of basic human rights for all who are working in harvested forest goods.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE CHAIN OF CUSTODY CERTIFIED?

A FSC Chain of Custody [CoC]-certified organization agrees to uphold and conform to the environmental and human rights rules maintained by the FSC.

Acucote is a FSC Chain of Custody-certified organization. CoC-certification is tailored to entities that are not harvesting or processing wood products as a primary business but that are purchasing wood products. A CoC organization agrees that it will not modify the wood products in any way that will change the wood characteristics.

FSC CoC-certified organizations are allowed to purchase FSC controlled wood products, process them in accordance with the FSC rules, market and sell the goods as FSC CoC-certified.

WHAT KIND OF FSC MATERIALS DOES ACUCOTE OFFER?

FSC CoC-certification applies only to products made from wood pulp – including paper facestocks and paper liners. Acucote purchases FSC CoC-certified paper, adhesive coats the paper without modifying the wood characteristics of the paper and resells the paper as FSC CoC-certified.

FSC CoC-certification is specific to certain goods. Because of the fees to administer the FSC program, materials that are FSC Certified are typically more expensive and may have a longer lead time.

Our FSC portfolio includes gloss and matte papers, foils, mail tabs, a variety of boardstocks, thermal transfer, laser, dye and pigment facestocks as well as a handful of liners including layflat.

DOES A CONVERTER ALSO NEED TO BE CHAIN OF CUSTODY CERTIFIED?

Converters also need FSC CoC-certification in order to market and sell goods as FSC CoC-certified. Acucote’s FSC CoC does not “transfer” to our clients.

HOW DO I BECOME CHAIN OF CUSTODY CERTIFIED?

If you are not FSC Certified Acucote can connect you with printing alliance groups that can help you get certified quickly.

HOW DO I KNOW IF A PRODUCT IS FSC CERTIFIED?

Acucote FSC CoC-certified materials are packaged with the well-known check tree symbol. This symbol confirms that Acucote has conformed with the principles set forth by the FSC in processing products.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF FSC CERTIFIED MATERIALS.

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Acucote Insights: Sustainable Terms & Materials
Biodegradable, Compostable, Recyclable, and More

INTRODUCTION

ACUCOTE_SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING MOCK PRODUCTS_ALT LAYOUTIn today’s marketplace, your customers are demanding long-term solutions so that brand owners can reduce environmental impacts and climate change. The abundance of terms and product options used in the “sustainability movement” can be complex and confusing. This movement is based around the use of materials and methods that promote, recycle, reuse and limit the impact on the environment.

Our Application Development Team frequently helps converters become “Sustainably Savvy” by providing general guidance on the common terms and product options that enable them to take the next step in solving their customers’ sustainability inquiries. We’ve captured and defined some key product terminology for this issue of “Acucote Insights.”

RECYCLABLE

Primarily paper or plastic products that can be treated or processed for reuse. Materials must go into an established processing stream such as a recycling bin. As a result, these materials can be recovered and remanufactured into similar materials. Some polyesters are recyclable but there are not many outlets for polyester recycling. However, techniques for recycling adhesive coated polypropylene are being developed. Uncoated paper is naturally recyclable but Acucote adhesives and coatings are generally not recyclable. They interfere by creating scrap in the paper making process.

Recommendation: Paper or plastic facestocks paired with Acucote’s GPX, Arctic, GR7, SX78 or EF701 adhesives.

REPULPABLE

Materials that can be used to remanufacture paper. Some labels with a paper face and a repulpable adhesive can be remanufactured into paper using the conventional pulping process.

Recommendation: Acucote GPX, AT4505, SX78, GR7, Arctic, EF701, GPX BO and SX78 BO, RE10 BO and RE10 adhesives are certified repulpable and when used with paper facestocks are sustainable options.

WASH OFF ADHESIVES

An adhesive that allows the label to be easily separated from a container when exposed to water. The label is then thrown away and the container can be recycled in its designated waste stream without causing contamination.

Recommendation: Acucote WOff wash off adhesive is a water-based acrylic emulsion made with non-APEO surfactants. 

FSC CERTIFIED

Paper products made from forests that are managed to be sustainable. FSC COC certified recyclable content and reclaimable materials come from wood that has been harvested with little impact on the climate. Most paper products are now available to purchase as FSC certified.

Recommendation: Acucote’s popular offerings include 60# Semi Gloss, 60# Matte Litho, thermal transfer, foils, fluorescents and dye and pigment stocks. . FSC certified 40# and 50# CCK liners are also available.

RECYCLED CONTENT

Paper and film products that contain some percentage of recycled material. Material can be created from pre or postconsumer waste products. The paper waste products are made into pulp and then again into paper. The film waste products are melted down and made into more film.

Recommendation: Acucote offers 60# Hemp paper that is made from 75% post-consumer wood. 8pt Recycled C1S is created with 10% post-consumer waste. .92, 1.2 and 1.5 mil PET liners are created with  up to 50% recycled resin. Additional materials can be sourced with pre or post-consumer waste
materials.

ENVIRONMENTALLY BENIGN COATINGS

Coatings that have been TLMI EBA certified and break down into compounds in natural conditions that cause minimal harm to the environment. Paper with an environmentally benign coating can be safely landfilled without harm to the environment.

Recommendation: Acucote adhesive EF701 is certified TLMI EBA as environmentally benign.

COMPOSTABLE

Products can be safely landfilled and are certified by third party testing. Certified compostable products are tested for a period of 6 months to confirm there is a 90% breakdown in known environmental conditions (dirt and certain microorganisms). The
test standards include ASTM D6400, ASTM 6868 and EN13432. Generally, third party testing is performed on the finished label so that inks and varnishes are included in the testing.

Recommendation: EarthFirst PLA, Acetate and Acetate UD facestocks are ASTM D6400 certified compostable. CP1 adhesive, when combined with certain facestocks, inks and packaging has been certified for composability by end users.

BIODEGRADABLE

Over time, these materials are able to break down by living organisms. Biodegradable products can be safely landfilled and can be certified to ASTM biodegradable standards that ensure the materials break down into common substances found in the soil.
Materials can also be non-certified as they breakdown within a timeframe outside of the standard.

Recommendation: Acucote’s CP1 adhesive is made from biodegradable materials. CP1 has been tested by a third party
and contains 98% biobased content. Acucote’s CP1 adhesive and EarthFirst PLA, Acetate and Acetate UD facestocks are biodegradable. Paper facestocks are generally recognized as biodegradable.

WATER DISSOLVABLE ADHESIVES AND FACESTOCKS

A water dissolvable label breaks down the face and adhesive completely when exposed to water by disintegrating the label. As a result, it is a popular choice in food service labeling (materials dissolve in the dishwasher). This allows for clean separation
of the facestock and adhesive from the container, which can then be reused or recycled in its designated waste stream.

Recommendation: Acucote’s DS1 adhesive is designed to disperse in either cold or hot water, leaving zero residue. DS1 adheres to metal, HDPE and other LSE plastic containers. Pair DS1 with Acucote’s 40# Water Soluble Litho or 47# Water Dissolvable Direct Thermal – both dissolve completely when immersed in water.

Ask your Customer

As with any new label application, understanding your customer’s sustainable goals are critical to providing the most appropriate solution. In order that the Acucote Applications Team can suggest sustainable labeling alternatives we need to understand your customer’s recyclable pathway and sustainability initiatives. Here are the type of questions you should consider:

• What is the container being labeled?
• How will the packaging be disposed of?
• Is recycled content enough?
• Will an FSC label suffice?
• Does the label have to biodegrade in 6 months?

Summary

Acucote has built its reputation around solving application challenges. Our team stands ready to help you navigate the rough waters of these challenging product recommendations and help you become “Sustainably Savvy.” If we don’t have the right product combination, we’ll quickly develop and source it for you.

Sustainable Products

Product Facestock Adhesive Liner
Biodegradable EarthFirst® PLA, Acetate, Acetate UD, paper facestocks CP1
Compostable EarthFirst® PLA, Acetate, Acetate UD CP1 ◆
Environmentally Benign Paper facestocks EF701
Recyclable Primarily paper & plastic facestocks GPX, Arctic, GR7,
SX78, EF701
Repulpable 60# Semi Gloss GPX, Arctic, GR7,
SX78, EF701, GPX BO, SX78 BO
Recycled Content 60# Hemp paper, 8pt Recycled C1S .92, 1.2,
1.5 mil PET
Wash Off Paper & film facestocks WOff
Water Dissolvable 40# Water Soluble Litho,
47# Water Dissolvable Direct Thermal
DS1
FSC Certified
*Must specify FSC Certified when ordering materials*
35# C1S Litho
60# Semi Gloss (C2S) ■
54# Wet Strength High Gloss
60# Matte Litho
TE Litho ■
Fluorescents (Red ■, Orange, Chartreuse, Green, Pink)
50# EDP
Economy Laser
Universal Thermal Transfer
VIP Premium Laser
FSC Bright Silver Foil ■
FSC Bright Gold Foil ■
Dull Silver Foil ■
Dull Gold Foil ■
Translucent MC Ultra ■
Translucent MC
6pt C2S
8pt C1S High Bright ■
8pt C2S
8pt Recycled C1S ■
8pt uncoated ■
10pt C1S ■
12pt C1S
12 Uncoated
12pt C2S
14pt C1S
Dye and Pigment
60# FSC Waterjet® High Gloss ■
60# Extra Bright Waterjet® Semi Gloss ■
60# FSC Waterjet® Premium Matte ■
30#
40#
3.2 Layflat
92# PCK

◆ Certified compostable in some end use applications – ask your sales representative for details.
■ FSC products are in inventory. Contact your sales representative for the lead time of remaining FSC products.

Facestocks

Facestocks from Acucote Film, Paper, Foil, Boardstock and Much More

We offer a wide range of materials including films, papers, foils, boardstocks and more.

Prime Film | Variable Print Film | Overlaminate | Specialty Film | Prime Paper | Variable Print Paper | Boardstock | Fluorescent | Foils & Metallized Paper | Specialty Paper | Mail Tabs | Coupon | Affixed Cards | Integrated Cards | Tamper Evident | Sustainable | FSC Certified | Heat Seal | Inkjet – UV | Inkjet – Dye | Inkjet – Pigment | HP Indigo | Laser

  Download Face Guide

Our Facestocks Include:

Prime Film

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
2 mil Clear Elite Topcoated Polypropylene Biaxially oriented with a robust print receptive topcoating. Designed for use with water and solvent based flexo, UV flexo, UV letterpress and UV flatbed and rotary screen ink systems. Excellent clarity for “no label” look. Good for automatic and hand-applied label dispensing. Hot stamp compatible. 60″ 28.8# 2 F
UV
2.6 mil White Vision Gloss Topcoated Polypropylene Biaxally oriented semi gloss white polypropylene film with a proprietary topcoating on one side and an adhesive receptive coating on the other for excellent anchorage with a wide range of adhesives. Good high-speed press performance, outstanding opacity and whiteness, good dimensional stability, heat resistance and die-cutting performance. 54″ 30# 2.6 F
UV
TT
3 mil White Vision Gloss Topcoated Polypropylene Biaxally oriented semi gloss white polypropylene film with a proprietary topcoating on one side and an adhesive receptive coating on the other for excellent anchorage with a wide range of adhesives. Good high-speed press performance, outstanding opacity and whiteness, good dimensional stability, heat resistance and die-cutting performance. 54″ 36# 3 F
UV
TT
2.6 mil Gloss White Topcoated Elite Polypropylene Super white, cavitated film. One side is coated with a special print receptive
surface for excellent ink compatibility with a broad range of ink systems, including
UV curing inks. The other side is coated for enhanced adhesive anchorage. Great
dimensional stability with good heat resistance.
60″ 30# 2.6 F
UV
2.6 mil Gloss White Topcoated Polypropylene High opacity, biaxially oriented with a proprietary topcoating for superior printability. Designed for use in demanding PSAs where superior ink adhesion and opacity are important. High gloss and good stiffness for automatic label dispensing. Excellent compatibility with UV, aqueous and solvent inks. Backside coated for excellent adhesive anchorage. 60″ 33.3# 2.6 F
UV
3.8 mil Matte White Polypropylene Topcoated, biaxially oriented. Suitable for use with wax/resin ribbons. 60″ 49.5# 3.7 F
UV
TT
 2 mil Holographic Polypropylene Seamless metallized holographic with a rainbow appearance. Holographic films should be validated with the specific ink system before entering a full order. 40″ 31.7# 2 F
 2 mil Cracked Ice Holographic Polypropylene Seamless metalized holographic with a cracked ice appearance. Holographic films should be validated with the specific ink system before entering a full order. 54″ 31.7# 2 F
2 mil Elite Metallized Topcoated Polypropylene Clear, high gloss. Reverse metallized and biaxially oriented. Outstanding performance across a wide variety of printing processes including flexography, letterpress, offset, silkscreen, gravure and hot or cold foiling processes. Highly compatible with UV, waterbased, and solvent-based inks. 60″ 28.6# 2 F
UV
 2.3 mil Gloss White Metallized Polypropylene Biaxially oriented polypropylene film that is white on one side and has a metallized coating on the reverse side. The white side has a proprietary topcoat for superior printability across a wide variety of printing processes including flexo, offset, letterpress, screen and gravure. The metallized side provides superior opacity. 60″ 38.9# 2.3 F
2 mil Clear Polystyrene Moisture resistant. Excellent resistance to fats, oils and greases. Not resistant to solvents or strong acids. Print treated for ink adhesion. Not recommended for outdoor use. Commonly used for mail tab, coupon and prime labeling applications. 54″ 32.9# 2 F
2.5 mil Clear Polystyrene Moisture resistant. Excellent resistance to fats, oils and greases. Not resistant to solvents or strong acids. Print treated for ink adhesion. Not recommended for outdoor use. Commonly used for mail tab, coupon and prime labeling applications. 54″ 41# 2.5 F
2 mil Clear Topcoated Polyester Printable topcoating suitable for solvent and water-based UV, offset letterpress inks. Designed to accept a wide variety of thermal transfer ribbons. 54″ 40# 2 F
UV
TT
2 mil White Topcoated Polyester Printable topcoating suitable for solvent and water-based UV, offset letterpress inks. Designed to accept a wide variety of thermal transfer ribbons. 54″ 42# 2 F
UV
TT
2 mil Bright Silver Topcoated Polyester Printable topcoating suitable for solvent and water-based UV, offset letterpress inks. Designed to accept a wide variety of thermal transfer ribbons. 54″ 43.5# 2 F
UV
TT
2 mil Matte Silver Polyester Printable topcoating suitable for solvent and water-based UV, offset letterpress inks. Designed to accept a wide variety of thermal transfer ribbons. 54″ 42# 2 F
UV
TT
3 mil Clear Gloss Non-Topcoated Vinyl Ultra clear polymeric vinyl exhibiting excellent resistance to oils, chemicals, and some solvents. Abrasion resistant. Good choice for outdoor labeling. 54″ 3 F
UV
3.2 mil Clear Matte Non-Topcoated Vinyl Tough, durable polymeric film exhibiting excellent resistance to oils, chemicals and some solvents. Abrasion resistant. Good choice for outdoor labeling. 54″ 74# 3.2 F
3.5 mil White Non-Topcoated Vinyl Tough, durable polymeric plastic film exhibiting excellent resistance to oils, chemicals and some solvents. Abrasion resistant. Good choice for outdoor labeling. 54″ 74# 3.5 F
3.5 mil White Topcoated Vinyl Tough, durable polymeric plastic film. Excellent resistance to oils, chemicals and some solvents. Contains a proprietary topcoating that is compatible with solvent and water-based inks. Abrasion resistant. Good choice for outdoor labeling. 54″ 74# 3.5 F
3.2 mil Black Non-Topcoated Vinyl Cadmium free vinyl formulated for use in the label / decal sign market. It has excellent surface quality, printability and product consistency. 54″ 3.2 F
3.5 mil Yellow Non-Topcoated Vinyl Tough, durable polymeric plastic film exhibiting excellent resistance to oils, chemicals and some solvents. Abrasion resistant. Good choice for outdoor labeling. 54″ 3.5 F
5 mil White Non-Topcoated Vinyl Tough, durable polymeric plastic film exhibiting excellent resistance to oils, chemicals and some solvents. Abrasion resistant. Good choice for outdoor labeling. 54″ 5 F
6 mil White Non-Topcoated Vinyl Tough, durable polymeric plastic film exhibiting excellent resistance to oils, chemicals and some solvents. Abrasion resistant. Good choice for outdoor labeling. 54″ 6 F

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)

Variable Print Film

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
2 mil Clear Direct Thermal A direct thermal BOPP that offers high thermal sensitivity and clean image formation. Also offers good water and oil resistance and good dimensional stability. 39″ 2 DT
1.6 mil White Direct Thermal High durability and sensitivity. Ideal for bar code or demand printed retail, commercial or industrial marking. Excellent flexographic printability with wet rub resistance and thermal image durability against water, alcohol, oils and plasticizers 29.7″ 1.6 F
DT
3 mil White Direct Thermal Polypropylene High durability and sensitivity. Ideal for bar code or demand printed retail, commercial or industrial marking. Excellent flexographic printability with wet rub resistance and thermal image durability against water, alcohol, oils and plasticizers. 60″ 37.7# 3.1 F
DT
2 mil White Polyester CITC Proprietary computer imprintable matte topcoating that accepts laser, dot matrix and thermal transfer printing, as well as, conventional silk screen, flexographic and offset/letterpress inks. 54″ 42# 2 F
UV
L
TT
46# C1S Syntherm® Topcoated, high-density, conformable polyethylene. Designed for thermal transfer applications that require more durability than paper or tag stock. Accepts wax, wax/resin and resin ribbons. 60″ 46# 3.6  F
TT
2.6 mil Matte White
Premium Thermal Transfer Polypropylene
Cavitated film with excellent anchorage for a wide range of adhesives. Good high-speed press performance, outstanding opacity and whiteness, good dimensional stability, heat resistance and die-cutting performance. 54″ 30# 2.6 F
TT
3 mil Matte White
Premium Thermal Transfer Polypropylene
A white cavitated film with excellent anchorage for a wide range of adhesives. Good high-speed press performance, outstanding opacity and whiteness, good dimensional stability, heat resistance and die-cutting performance.. 54″ 36# 3 F
TT
3.2 mil White Thermal Transfer Endure Matte, thermal transfer printable and conformable polyolefin. Excellent candidate for applications that require durability and strength. Good resistance to moisture, chemicals and UV. Compatible with a wide variety of print systems. 54″ 56.5# 3.2 F
UV
TT
3.8 mil Matte White Polypropylene Topcoated, biaxially oriented. Suitable for use with wax/resin ribbons. 60″ 49.5# 3.7 F
TT
3.5 mil White HT Topcoated Vinyl A tough, durable, polymeric vinyl exhibiting excellent resistance to oils, chemicals and some solvents. Abrasion resistant. Good choice for outdoor labels. Formulated to withstand higher temperatures without softening. Contains a proprietary topcoating that is compatible with solvent and water-based inks. 54″ 74# 3.5 F
L
4 mil Thermal Transfer Valéron® Super strong, oriented and cross-laminated thermal transfer film with outstanding elongation and barrier characteristics. Flexo print receptive. Use wax or wax/resin ribbons for best results. 54″ 55.8# 4 F
TT
Inkjet Kimdura® Ultra* Matte white in appearance. Designed for applications where exceptional durability, outdoor weatherability and chemical resistance are required. Ideal for drum/chemical/industrial labeling, workplace hazard communications, logistics and healthcare labeling.

BS5609 SECTION 2 CERTIFIED
60″ 5 IJ/P
Kimdura® Topcoated Moisture resistant, biaxially oriented polypropylene. Compatible with a wide variety of thermal transfer ribbons. 52″ 62# 4.2 F
TT
0.5 mil, 1 mil and 2 mil Clear Laser Topcoated Polyester Excellent ink adhesion with UV cured and flexographic water-based systems. Provides superior toner and ink adhesion for laser and thermal transfer printing. Ideal for use with flexo, screen, letterpress and offset printing methods. 60″ F
L
UV
TT
5 mil Matte White Laser Polyester Rigid, coated two sides for adhesive anchorage. Excellent ink adhesion with UV cured and flexographic water-based systems. Provides superior toner and ink adhesion for laser and thermal transfer printing. 54″ 5.5 F
UV
TT
L
7.5 mil Matte White Laser Polyester Rigid, coated two sides for adhesive anchorage. Excellent ink adhesion with UV cured and flexographic water-based systems. Provides superior toner and ink adhesion for laser and thermal transfer printing. 54″ 7.5 F
UV
TT
L
7 mil White Teslin® An uncoated, porous, highly filled polyolefin film that is printable, durable, waterproof, secure, and adaptable. This sheet bonds readily and firmly with toners inks, adhesives, coatings and laminating films.

BS5609 SECTION 2 CERTIFIED
54″ 77# 7 F
UV
TT HP L IJ/P
6 mil Polylith® White, opaque, two side matte finish. Excellent candidate for a wide range of applications where durability, strength, moisture, chemical resistance and superior printability are required. An excellent label and card stock. Outstanding combination of strength and rigidity. 51.5″ 116# 6 F
TT
10 mil Polylith® * custom order Two side, matte finish, white, opaque film. Excellent candidate for a wide range of applications where durability, strength, moisture, chemical resistance and superior printability are required. An excellent label and card stock, it has an outstanding combination of strength and rigidity. 51.5″ 194″ 10 F
TT

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)

Overlaminate

Product Description Face Description Widths Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
0.5 mil Clear Non-topcoated Polyester Optically clear. Excellent for use in applications requiring a durable overlaminate 60″ .48
1 mil Clear Non-topcoated Polyester Optically clear. Smooth surface, high gloss and good dimensional stability. Excellent for use in applications requiring a durable overlaminate. 54″ 1
1 mil Gloss Clear Laser TC Polyester High gloss laser imprintable topcoated film. 60″ 1 F
L
1 mil Matte Clear Laser TC Polyester Matte clear laser imprintable topcoated film. 60″ 1 F
L
2 mil Clear Non-topcoated Polyester Strong. Good resistance to moisture, solvents, oils and high temperatures. Chemically primed for ink receptivity. Dimensionally stable, high strength and excellent chemical resistance 60″ 2
2 mil Gloss Clear Laser TC Polyester High gloss laser imprintable topcoated film with high resistance to scratching and abrasions. 60″ 2 F
L
2 mil Matte Clear Laser TC Polyester Matte clear laser imprintable topcoated film. 60″ 2 F
L

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)

Specialty Film

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
3.5 mil White Dry Erase Viny Topcoated white film designed for use with dry erase markers. 54″ 3.5
Tyvek® 1073D Spun-bonded polyolefin with very high internal strength and exceptional tear resistance. 54″ 45.8# 7.5 F
5 mil Black Chalkboard Viny Unique matte black vinyl designed to accept standard chalk. Good for use in classrooms, dorm rooms, home and office. 54″ 5 F

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)

Prime Paper

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
35# C1S Litho * Premium quality, mid gloss. Excellent conformability to small radius substrates. Most often used for pharmaceutical applications. Excellent strength to weight ratio. Crack resistant coating. 60″ 35# 2.5 F
UV
60# Semi Gloss * Versatile, consistent and two-side printable. Suitable for roll label and sheet-fed applications. Excellent solution for use across multiple printing platforms. Ideal for instant redeemable coupon applications. 60″ 60# 2.8 F
UV
60# Matte Litho * A premium quality C1S matte litho providing excellent printing and processing characteristics. Ion deposition printable. 60″ 60# 3.2 F
UV
TT
54# Wet Strength High Gloss * A gloss coated wet strength paper with resistances to an alkaline solution. Suitable for sheet-fed and offset rotogravure printing method. 54″ 54# 2.5 F
54# Acu Gloss One side clay coated. Excellent print results with flexo, letterpress and offset. Good conformability for small radii substrates. 60″ 54# 2.5 F
UV
53# Latex Paper Abrasion/scratch resistant, smudge-free, hand writeable, and resists chemicals/solvents. 60″ 53# 3.6 F
L
57# High Gloss High bright, cast coated. High internal strength, excellent ink receptivity and converting properties. 60″ 57# 3.7 F
UV
50# Uncoated Litho High quality, smudge resistant. High-speed converting properties. Highly receptive to inks and markings of commonly used data systems. 60″ 50# 3.5 F
UV
50# Brown Kraft A natural Kraft paper. 54″ 53# 3.2 F
60# Hemp Paper A woven vellum finished paper, made of 25% hemp and 75% post consumer wood. 60″ 60# 5.5 F

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)    * FSC Certified available – must specify FSC Certified when ordering materials

Variable Print Paper

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
Universal Thermal Transfer * Matte coated grade for use in thermal transfer printing. Excellent flexographic printing properties, no mottle, high brightness, and improved coating for extended die life. Wax-based ribbons are recommended with proper testing. 60″ 38# 2.8 F
TT
Direct Thermal HS A bright white grade formulated for sharp imaging on a wide variety of direct thermal printers. Topcoated for resistance to blood, oil, fats and moisture. Good light stability for resistance to fading and background discoloration from UV light exposure. Suitable for flexographic pre-printing. 60″ 46.5# 3.1 F
UV
DT
50# EDP * High quality and smudge-resistant. High-speed converting properties. Extremely receptive to inks and markings of commonly used data systems. 60″ 50# 3.5 F
L
Economy Laser * Conformable, low-memory face. Good image contrast with low substrate show through. Suitable for a wide range of laser print systems. 60″ 50# 3.5 F
L
VIP Premium * A super smooth, high-bright laser and inkjet compatible stock. 54″ 50# 3.8 F
L

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)     * FSC Certified available – must specify FSC Certified when ordering materials

Boardstock

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
8pt C1S High Bright * Blue-white boardstock. Superior printability and appearance for a wide variety of print systems. 60″ 108# 8 F
UV
8pt Recycled C1S * 10% post consumer waste recycled content. 60″ 103# 8 F
UV
8pt Uncoated * Good printability and appearance for a wide variety of print systems. 60″ 103# 8 F
UV
10pt C1S * Superior printability and appearance for a wide variety of print systems. 52″ 118# 10 F
UV
12pt C1S * Superior printability and appearance for a wide variety of print systems. 52″ 133# 12 F
UV
12pt Uncoated * Good printability and appearance for a wide variety of print systems. 52″ 133# 12 F
UV
14PT C1S * Superior printability and appearance for a wide variety of print systems. 52″ 160# 14 F
UV

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)     * FSC Certified available – must specify FSC Certified when ordering materials

Fluorescent

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
60# Red * Brightly colored and matte finished litho. Suitable for high visibility labeling. Excellent ink absorbency and processing characteristics. 60″ 59# 4.3 F
60# Orange * Brightly colored and matte finished litho. Suitable for high visibility labeling. Excellent ink absorbency and processing characteristics. 60″ 59# 4.3 F
60# Chartreuse * Brightly colored and matte finished litho. Suitable for high visibility labeling. Excellent ink absorbency and processing characteristics. 60″ 59# 4.3 F
60# Green * Brightly colored and matte finished litho. Suitable for high visibility labeling. Excellent ink absorbency and processing characteristics. 54″ 59# 4.3 F
60# Pink * Brightly colored and matte finished litho. Suitable for high visibility labeling. Excellent ink absorbency and processing characteristics. 54″ 59# 4.3 F

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)     * FSC Certified available – must specify FSC Certified when ordering materials

Foils & Metallized Paper

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
Bright Silver * Acrylic, topcoated foil that is laminated to a bleached kraft base sheet. 60″ 70# 3.6 F
UV
Dull Silver * Acrylic, topcoated foil that is laminated to a bleached kraft base sheet. 60″ 70# 3.6 F
UV
Bright Gold * Acrylic, topcoated foil that is laminated to a bleached kraft base sheet. 60″ 70# 3.6 F
UV
Dull Gold * Acrylic, topcoated foil that is laminated to a bleached kraft base sheet. 60″ 70# 3.6 F
UV
Silver Metallized Paper Highly reflective. Offers conformability, strength and ink receptivity. 60″ 51# 2.7 F
UV

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)     * FSC Certified available – must specify FSC Certified when ordering materials

Specialty Paper

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
2 mil Clear Acetate Cellulose based. Exhibits rigidity, dimensional stability and good ink receptivity. Excellent converting properties. Not recommended for outdoor use. 52″ 2 F
54# Wet Strength High Gloss Designed for applications where moisture or condensation is typically present. Excellent print surface and good converting properties. 60″ 54# 2.5 F
Black Imaging Paper Carbonless, self-contained pressure, black imaging facestock. Extremely sensitive. Can be silicone coated for use in multiply constructions or as a liner. 60″ 22.5# 3.9 F

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)

Mail Tab

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
2 mil Clear Polystyrene Moisture resistant. Excellent resistance to fats, oils and greases. Not resistant to solvents or strong acids. Print treated for ink adhesion. Not recommended for outdoor use. Commonly used for mail tab, coupon and prime labeling applications. 54″ 32.9# 2 F
2.5 mil Clear Polystyrene Moisture resistant. Excellent resistance to fats, oils and greases. Not resistant to solvents or strong acids. Print treated for ink adhesion. Not recommended for outdoor use. Commonly used for mail tab, coupon and prime labeling applications. 54″ 41# 2.5 F
Translucent MC Ultra * Exceptionally clear, translucent paper for mail tab applications where the highest level of view-through to the printed piece is required. Excellent converting and winding characteristics. An alternative to clear polystyrene mail tabs. 52″
60″
43# 2.1  F
Translucent MC Moderate translucent paper. Should be considered for mail tab applications where modest view-through to the printed piece is required. Excellent converting and winding characteristics. 52″ 60″ 40# 2.7  F
RC Mail Tab Reverse coated paper used for mail tab closures. 60″ 40# 2.6  F

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)     * FSC Certified available – must specify FSC Certified when ordering materials

Diamond -Cote® EZ Coupon (Two-Sided Message)

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
Diamond-Cote® EZ Designed to be laminated with 50# to 60# basis weight facestocks to create one or two-side printed instant redeemable coupons. Universal release from any edge. 60″ 1.5  F
UV

Diamond -Cote SP® Coupon (Single-Side Message)

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
60# Semi Gloss Diamond-Cote® SP 60# semi gloss uniquely laminated to a thin, clear BOPP creating a single-ply instant redeemable coupon. 60″ 94# 4 F
UV
Red Fluorescent Diamond-Cote® SP 60# red fluorescent uniquely laminated to a thin, clear BOPP creating a single-ply instant redeemable coupon. 60″ 153# 4 F
Thermal Transfer Diamond-Cote® SP Thermal transfer uniquely laminated to a thin, clear BOPP creating a single-ply instant redeemable coupon. 60″ 136# 8 F
TT
Direct Thermal HS Diamond-Cote® SP Bright white direct thermal uniquely laminated to a thin, clear BOPP creating a single-ply, instant redeemable coupon. 60″ 137# 8.6 F
UV
DT
2.6 mil Elite Polypropylene Diamond-Cote® SP Super white cavitated film laminated to a thin, clear BOPP creating a single-ply
instant redeemable coupon.
60″ 123# 8 F
UV
TT

IRCompete® Coupon (Single-Sided & Two-Sided Message)

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
IRComplete® A single-ply, instant redeemable coupon utilizing a 2 mil clear topcoated polypropylene laminated to a thin, clear polypropylene. This solution permits single or double side printing 60″ 2.5 F
UV IRComplete® A single-ply, instant redeemable coupon utilizing a 2 mil clear topcoated polypropylene laminated to a thin, clear polypropylene. This solution permits single or double side printing 60″ 2.5 F UV
HP IRComplete® A single-ply, instant redeemable coupon utilizing a 2 mil clear topcoated polypropelene laminated to a thin, clear polypropelene. This solution permits single or double side printing. 60″ 2.5 F HP

Diamond -Cote® Release Tag

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
8pt Dry Tag NPS tag utilizing a 3.2 base and dry adhesive technology designed for single-side messaging. Tag stock is peeled from the base carrier without leaving tacky adhesive on the facestock or the liner. 60″ 205# 14 F
L
10pt Dry Tag NPS tag utilizing a 3.2 base and dry adhesive technology designed for single-side messaging. Tag stock is peeled from the base carrier without leaving tacky adhesive on the facestock or the liner. 52″ 222# 16 F
L
12pt Dry Tag NPS tag utilizing a 3.2 base and dry adhesive technology designed for single-side messaging. Tag stock is peeled from the base carrier without leaving tacky adhesive on the facestock or the liner. 52″ 238# 18 F
L

Affixed Cards

LiftCote® and Diamond -Cote® Tight (Two-Sided Message)

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
Diamond-Cote® Tight Designed to be laminated with heavy-weight facestocks to create two-side printed temporary ID cards. The universal pattern allows any die cut shape to be lifted and released cleanly without residue. Coming soon – product improvements underway 60″ 1.5  F
UV
2-Up LiftCote® 7.5” Designed to be laminated with heavy-weight facestocks to create temporary ID cards. 60″ 1.5  F
UV
3-Up LiftCote® 11.25” Designed to be laminated with heavy-weight facestocks to create temporary ID cards. 60″” 1.5  F
UV
4-Up Lift Cote® 15” Designed to be laminated with heavy-weight facestocks to create temporary ID cards 60″” 1.5  F
UV
LiftCote® Longfeed Designed to be manufactured in “portrait” orientation and to be laminated with heavy-weight facestocks to create temporary ID or retail buyers cards. 60″ 1.5 F
UV

* All LiftCote® products have a narrow, ungummed patterned edge that allows for easy lifting and removal. They are designed for high-speed automatic applications. Flexographic inks reverse coated on the film layer produce two-side printed cards.
Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)

Coupon Companion Products

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
5 mil Matte White Laser Polyester Rigid, coated two sides for adhesive anchorage. Provides superior toner and ink adhesion for laser and thermal transfer printing. Ideal for use with flexo, screen, letterpress, and offset printing methods. 54″ 5 F
UV
L
7.5 mil Matte White Laser Polyester Rigid, coated two sides for adhesive anchorage. Excellent ink adhesion with UV cured and flexographic water-based systems. Provides superior toner and ink adhesion for laser and thermal transfer printing. Ideal for use with flexo, screen, letterpress, and offset printing methods. 54″ 7.5 F
UV
L
8pt C1S Board Blue-white boardstock. Superior printability and appearance for a wide variety of print systems. 60″ 108# 8 F
UV
L

Integrated Cards

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
Universal LiftCote® Designed for integrated forms card applications that do not require lift lanes. The peeled layer has a 2 mil clear reinforcement film for the card and a 1.5 mil clear film base left on the form. 60″ 3.5 F
UV
LiftCote® Plus Wide Designed for integrated forms card applications, then narrow ungummed patterned edge allows for easy lifting and removal. The peeled layer has a 2 mil clear reinforcement film for the card and a 1.5 mil clear film base left on the form. 60″ 3.5 F
UV

Tamper Evident

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
2.5 mil Silver Scratch Off Polystyrene Utilizes a black base coating for opacity, silver coating top layer and a gloss top coating. Coatings can be scratched off to reveal a hidden message underneath. 54″ 45# 2.5 N/A
55# TE Litho* Uncoated, white, highly destructible paper. 54″ 55# 3.1 F
2 mil Silver Void Polyester Selective release film with an imprinted silver “void” pattern to show undeniable evidence of tampering. Versatile topcoat suitable for solvent and water-based flexo, solvent based gravure as well as screen inks and selected UV inks. Topcoat is thermal transfer compatible. 54″ 2 F
UV
TT
2 mil White Void Polyester Selective release film with an imprinted white “void” pattern to show undeniable evidence of tampering. Versatile topcoat suitable for solvent and water-based flexo, solvent based gravure as well as screen inks and selected UV inks. Topcoat is thermal transfer compatible. 54″ 2 F
UV
TT
Syntherm® TE Topcoated, high-density polyethylene designed to destruct when removed. Accepts wax, wax/resin and resin thermal transfer ribbons. 60″ 41# 4.1 F
TT
Acetate UD Clear film with a gloss topcoat for enhanced printability. Film tears easily showing evidence of tampering. High level of destructibility with exceptional die cutting characteristics. 51.5″ 44# 2 F
Diamond-Cote® Safety Peel Using Diamond-Cote EZ coupon tecnhnology, Acucote prints a customized message/logo between the leave behind ply and the pressure-sensitive adhesive that bonds the closure/coupon to the package. The result is an opportunity to convey a security message, or, to promote additional brand identity on the leave behind film that remains on the food packaging once the closure/coupon is removed. Retailers are then printing promotional messages on this tamper-evident closure/coupon. 60″ 1.5 F UV

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)     * FSC Certified available – must specify FSC Certified when ordering materials

Sustainable

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
40# Water Soluble Litho Printable and writbale water-soluble paper that will dissolve in water and wash away easily. 45″ 40# 3  F
47# Water Dissolvable Direct Thermal A water dissolvable facestock that is writable and compatible with direct thermal printing systems. All material should be wrapped in plastic and suspended to increase longevity. 60 day shelf life. Avoid direct sun light and elevated temperature and humidity. 45″ 47# 4 DT
50# Uncoated Litho High quality, smudge resistant. High-speed converting properties. Highly receptive to inks and markings of commonly used data systems. 60″ 50# 3.5  F
60# Hemp Paper A woven vellum finished paper, made of 25% hemp and 75% post consumer wood. 60″ 60# 5.5 F
8pt C1S Recycled* Smooth with 10% post consumer waste recycled content. 60″ 103# 8  F
8pt Uncoated Recycled * Smooth with 10% post consumer waste recycled content. Good printability and appearance for a wide variety of print systems. 60″ 103# 8  F
2 mil Clear Acetate Matte cellulose based. Exhibits rigidity, dimensional stability and good ink receptivity. Excellent converting properties. Not recommended for outdoor use. 52″ 2 F
2 mil Clear Acetate UD Film tears easily showing evidence of tampering. High level of destructibility with exceptional die cutting characteristics. 51.5″ 44# 2 F
2 mil Clear EarthFirst® Compostable. Made from an annually renewable resource. Excellent slip characteristics, high natural dyne level and excellent scratch resistance. 5 54″ 41# 2 F

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)     * FSC Certified available – must specify FSC Certified when ordering materials

FSC Certified – must specify FSC Certified when ordering materials

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
35# C1S Litho Premium quality, mid gloss. Excellent conformability to small radius substrates. Most often used for pharmaceutical applications. Excellent strength to weight ratio. Crack resistant coating. 60″ 35# 2.5 F
UV
60# Semi Gloss Versatile, consistent and two-side printable. Suitable for roll label and sheet-fed applications. Excellent solution for use across multiple printing platforms. Ideal for instant redeemable coupon applications. 60″ 60# 2.8 F
UV
60# Matte Litho A premium quality C1S matte litho providing excellent printing and processing characteristics. Ion deposition printable. 60″ 60# 3.2 F
UV
TT
55# TE Litho Uncoated, white, highly destructible paper. 54″ 55# 3.1  F
54# Wet Strength High Gloss A gloss coated wet strength paper with resistances to an alkaline solution. Suitable for sheet-fed and offset rotogravure printing method. 54″ 54# 2.5 F
Universal Thermal Transfer Matte coated grade for use in thermal transfer printing. Excellent flexographic printing properties, no mottle, high brightness, and improved coating for extended die life. Wax-based ribbons are recommended with proper testing. 60″ 38# 2.8 F
TT
50# EDP High quality and smudge-resistant. High-speed converting properties. Extremely receptive to inks and markings of commonly used data systems. 60″ 50# 3.5 F
L
Economy Laser Conformable, low-memory face. Good image contrast with low substrate show through. Suitable for a wide range of laser print systems. 60″ 50# 3.5 F
L
VIP Premium A super smooth, high-bright laser and inkjet compatible stock. 54″ 50# 3.8 F
L
8pt C1S High Bright Blue-white boardstock. Superior printability and appearance for a wide variety of print systems. 60″ 108# 8 F
UV
8pt Recycled C1S 10% post consumer waste recycled content. 60″ 103# 8 F
UV
8pt Uncoated Good printability and appearance for a wide variety of print systems. 60″ 103# 8 F
UV
10pt C1S Superior printability and appearance for a wide variety of print systems. 52″ 118# 10 F
UV
12pt C1S Superior printability and appearance for a wide variety of print systems. 52″ 133# 12 F
UV
12pt Uncoated Good printability and appearance for a wide variety of print systems. 52″ 133# 12 F
UV
14PT C1S Superior printability and appearance for a wide variety of print systems. 52″ 160# 14 F
UV
60# Red Fluorescent Brightly colored and matte finished litho. Suitable for high visibility labeling. Excellent ink absorbency and processing characteristics. 60″ 59# 4.3 F
60# Orange Fluorescent Brightly colored and matte finished litho. Suitable for high visibility labeling. Excellent ink absorbency and processing characteristics. 60″ 59# 4.3 F
60# Chartreuse Fluorescent Brightly colored and matte finished litho. Suitable for high visibility labeling. Excellent ink absorbency and processing characteristics. 60″ 59# 4.3 F
60# Green Fluorescent Brightly colored and matte finished litho. Suitable for high visibility labeling. Excellent ink absorbency and processing characteristics. 54″ 59# 4.3 F
60# Pink Fluorescent Brightly colored and matte finished litho. Suitable for high visibility labeling. Excellent ink absorbency and processing characteristics. 54″ 59# 4.3 F
Bright Silver Foil Acrylic, topcoated foil that is laminated to a bleached kraft base sheet. 60″ 70# 3.6 F
UV
Dull Silver Foil Acrylic, topcoated foil that is laminated to a bleached kraft base sheet. 60″ 70# 3.6 F
UV
Bright Gold Foil Acrylic, topcoated foil that is laminated to a bleached kraft base sheet. 60″ 70# 3.6 F
UV
Dull Gold Foil Acrylic, topcoated foil that is laminated to a bleached kraft base sheet. 60″ 70# 3.6 F
UV
60# Waterjet® High Gloss Provides fast drying, excellent image resolution and durability through a wide color gamut. 60″ 64# 4  IJ/D, IJ/P, F
60# Extra Bright Waterjet® Semi Gloss Bright white in appearance. Provides fast drying, excellent image resolution and durability through a wide color gamut. 60″ 60# 4.3  IJ/D, IJ/P, F
60# Waterjet® Premium Matte Bright in appearance. Provides fast drying, excellent image resolution and durability through a wide color gamut.  60″  64#  5  IJ/D, IJ/P, F
Economy Laser Conformable, low-memory face. Good image contrast with low substrate show through. Suitable for a wide range of laser print systems. 60″ 50# 3.5 F
L
VIP Premium A super smooth, high-bright white laser and inkjet compatible stock. 54″ 50# 3.8 F
L

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)

Heat Seal

Face Product Description
Heat Seal Coatings Coatings are available for a wide range of food, medical and industrial packaging applications. Activation temperature +200 – +225F. Available for film and paper facestocks. Contact your sales representative to learn more.

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)

Inkjet – UV

Products are topcoated to enhance the print quality on UV Inkjet presses. Media should be validated by the specific print system.

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
2 mil Clear UV GL Polyester Topcoated to enhance print quality for uv inkjet presses. 54″ 40# 2  UVI
F
2 mil White UV GL Polyester Topcoated to enhance print quality for uv inkjet presses. 54″ 42# 2 UVI
F
2 mil Bright Silver UV GL Polyester Topcoated to enhance print quality for uv inkjet presses. 54″ 43.5# 2 UVI
F
2 mil Matte Silver UV GL Polyester Topcoated to enhance print quality for uv inkjet presses. 54″ 42# 2 UVI
F
2 mil Clear UV GL Polypropylene Biaxially oriented with a glossy topcoating for improved quality for latex, UV and solvent digital inks. Backside coated for excellent adhesive anchorage. 60″ 31.6# 2 UVI
F
2 mil Metallized UV GL Polypropylene Biaxially oriented with a glossy topcoating for improved quality for latex, UV and digital inks. Backside coated for excellent adhesive anchorage. 60″ 41# 2. UVI
F
2.6 mil White UV GL Polypropylene High opacity, biaxially oriented with high gloss and good stiffness for automatic label dispensing. Backside coated for excellent adhesive anchorage. 60″ 30.2# 2.7 UVI
F
3.5 mil White UV GL Vinyl Tough, durable polymeric film exhibiting excellent resistance to oils, chemicals and some solvents. Abrasion resistant. Good choice for outdoor labeling. 54″ 81.6# 3.5 UVI
F
60# UV Semi Gloss Super bright-white appearance. 60″ 60# 2.8 UVI
F
57# UV High Gloss Bright cast coated paper. High internal strength and converting properties. 60″ 57.4# 3.7 UVI
F
Silver Metallized UV GL Paper Highly reflective silver metallized paper offering conformability, strength and ink receptivity 60″ 56# 2.6 UVI
F
8pt C1S UV GL Board 10% post consumer waste recycled content. 60″ 103# 8 UVI
F
Bright Silver UV GL Foil Acrylic, foil that are laminated to a bleached kraft base sheet. 60″ 70# 3.6 UVI
F
Bright Gold UV GL Foil Acrylic, foil that are laminated to a bleached kraft base sheet. 60″ 70# 3.6 UVI
F
60# UV Semi Gloss Diamond-Cote SP® A 60# Semi Gloss sheet uniquely laminated to a thin, clear BOPP creating a single-ply, instant redeemable coupon. 60″ 94# 4.9 UVI
F
Silver UV GL Polyester Void Selective release film with an imprinted silver “void” pattern to show undeniable evidence of tampering. 54″ 2 UVI
F

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment) 

Inkjet – Dye

Waterjet® media should be validated by the specific print system. 

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
2 mil Gloss Clear Waterjet® Polyester A clear gloss film. Provides fast drying, excellent image resolution and durability through a wide color gamut. 60″ 41.2# 2 IJ/D
3.5 mil Gloss White Waterjet® Polypropylene Provides fast drying, excellent image resolution and durability through a wide color gamut.  60″ 43.5# 3.5 IJ/D
3.5 mil Matte White Waterjet® Polypropylene Provides fast drying, excellent image resolution and durability through a wide color gamut. 60″ 39# 3.5 IJ/D
60# Waterjet® High Gloss * Provides fast drying, excellent image resolution and durability through a wide color gamut. 60″ 64# 4  IJ/D
60# Extra Bright Waterjet® Semi Gloss * Bright white in appearance. Provides fast drying, excellent image resolution and durability through a wide color gamut. 60″ 60# 4.3 IJ/D
60# Waterjet® Premium Matte * Bright in appearance. Provides fast drying, excellent image resolution and durability through a wide color gamut.  60″  64#  5 IJ/D
Endura® Inkjet
Durable Paper
Matte white latex saturated paper. Offers outstanding durability and conformability. This stock is abrasion/scratch resistant, smudge-free, handwriteable and resists chemicals/solvents. Ideal for: drum/chemical/industrial labeling, workplace hazard communications, logistics labeling, healthcare labeling, coupons/shelf marketing.  60″ 5 IJ/D
60# Extra Bright Waterjet® Diamond-Cote SP® A 60# Semi Gloss sheet uniquely laminated to a thin, clear BOPP creating a single-ply, instant redeemable coupon.  60″  98#  6.4 IJ/D

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)      * FSC Certified available – must specify FSC Certified when ordering materials

Inkjet – Pigment

Media should be validated by the specific print system.

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
2 mil Gloss Clear Waterjet® Polyester A clear gloss film. Provides fast drying, excellent image resolution and durability through a wide color gamut. 60″ 41.2# 2 IJ/P
3.2 mil Gloss White Waterjet® Polypropylene Provides fast drying, excellent image resolution and durability through a wide color gamut.  60″ 43.5# 3.2 IJ/P
3.5 mil Matte White Waterjet® Polypropylene Provides fast drying, excellent image resolution and durability through a wide color gamut. 60″ 39# 3.5 IJ/P
60# Extra Bright Waterjet® Semi Gloss * Bright white in appearance. Provides fast drying, excellent image resolution and durability through a wide color gamut. 60″ 60# 4.3 IJ/P
60# Waterjet® High Gloss * This product offers fast drying, excellent image resolution and durability through a wide color gamut. 60″ 64# 4 IJ/P
60# Waterjet® Premium Matte * Bright in appearance. Provides fast drying, excellent image resolution and durability through a wide color gamut.  60″  64#  5 IJ/P
60# Extra Bright Waterjet® Diamond-Cote SP® A 60# Semi Gloss sheet uniquely laminated to a thin, clear BOPP creating a single-ply, instant redeemable coupon. 60″ 98# 6.4 IJ/P
Inkjet Kimdura® Ultra* Matte white in appearance. Designed for applications where exceptional durability, outdoor weatherability and chemical resistance are required. Ideal for drum/chemical/industrial labeling, workplace hazard communications, logistics and healthcare labeling.

BS5609 SECTION 2 CERTIFIED
60″ 5 IJ/P
Endura® Inkjet
Durable Paper
Matte white latex saturated paper. Offers outstanding durability and conformability. This stock is abrasion/scratch resistant, smudge-free, handwriteable and resists chemicals/solvents. Ideal for: drum/chemical/industrial labeling, workplace hazard communications, logistics labeling, healthcare labeling, coupons/shelf marketing.  60″ 5 IJ/P

* BS5609 Section 3 Certified by EPSON C3500, C3400, C831, C7500 using EPSON DURABright® Ultra (Cyan, Magenta,Yellow, Black).

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)     * FSC Certified available – must specify FSC Certified when ordering materials

HP Indigo

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
2 mil Clear HP TC Polypropylene Clear biaxially oriented film. Excellent clarity for “no label” look. Good for automatic and hand applied label dispensing. Hot stamp compatible.  60″ 31.6# 2 HP
F
2 mil Metallized HP TC Polypropylene Biaxially oriented polypropylene with a glossy topcoating for improved quality for latex, UV and digital inks. Backside coated for excellent adhesive anchorage.  60″ 41# 2 HP
F
2.6 mil Gloss White HP TC
Polypropylene
High opacity, biaxially oriented film. Good stiffness for automatic label dispensing. Backside coated for excellent adhesive anchorage. 60″ 30.2# 2.7 HP
F
3.2 mil Clear HP TC Vinyl Clear polymeric vinyl exhibiting excellent resistance to oils, chemicals, and some solvents. Abrasion resistant. Good choice for outdoor labeling. 54″ 74# 3 HP
F
60# HP TC Semi Gloss Super bright-white appearance suitable for roll-label and sheet-fed applications.  52″ 60# 2.8 HP
F
57# HP TC High Gloss Bright cast coated gloss paper. High internal strength and converting properties.  52″ 57.4# 3.7 HP
F
Bright Silver HP Metallized Paper Highly reflective. Offers conformability, strength and ink receptivity. 60″ 51# 2.7 HP
F
Bright Silver HP Foil Acrylic, topcoated foil that is laminated to a bleached kraft base sheet. 60″ 70# 3.6 HP
F
Bright Gold HP Foil Acrylic, topcoated foil that is laminated to a bleached kraft base sheet. 60″ 70# 3.6 HP
F
60# HP Semi Gloss Diamond-Cote® SP A 60# Semi Gloss sheet uniquely laminated to a thin, clear BOPP creating a single-ply, instant redeemable coupon. 60″ 94# 4.9 HP
F
HP IRComplete® A single-ply, instant redeemable coupon utilizing a 2 mil clear topcoated polypropylene laminated to a thin, clear polypropylene. This solution permits single or double side printing. 60″ 2.5 HP
F

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)

LASER

Face Product Description Width Basis Wt. Cal/
Mil
Print Tech.
3 mil Clear Laser Vinyl Clear polymeric vinyl exhibiting excellent resistance to oils, chemicals, and some solvents. Abrasion resistant. Good choice for outdoor labeling.  54″  74#  3 F
L
3.5 mil White Laser Topcoated Vinyl Tough, durable polymeric film exhibiting excellent resistance to oils, chemicals and some solvents. Abrasion resistant. Good choice for outdoor labeling. 54″ 52# 3.5 F
L
2 mil Clear Toner Polypropylene Clear biaxially oriented film. Excellent clarity for “no label” look. Good for automatic and hand applied label dispensing. Hot stamp compatible.  60″  28.8#  2 F
L
2 mil Metallized Toner Polypropylene Biaxially oriented polypropylene with a glossy topcoating for improved quality for latex, UV and digital inks. Backside coated for excellent adhesive anchorage.  60″  31.3#  2 F
L
2.6 mil White Toner Polypropylene High opacity, biaxially oriented film. Good stiffness for automatic label dispensing. Backside coated for excellent adhesive anchorage.  60″  30#  2.6 F
L
2 mil White Polyester CITC Proprietary computer imprintable matte topcoated film. 54″ 42# 2 F
UV
TT
5 mil Matte White Laser Polyester Rigid, coated two sides for adhesive anchorage. Excellent ink adhesion with UV cured and flexographic water-based systems. Provides superior toner and ink adhesion for laser and thermal transfer printing. 54″ 5.5 F
L
UV
TT
7.5 mil Matte White Laser Polyester Rigid, coated two sides for adhesive anchorage. Excellent ink adhesion with UV cured and flexographic water-based systems. Provides superior toner and ink adhesion for laser and thermal transfer printing. 54″ 7.5 F
L
UV
TT
7 mil White Teslin® An uncoated, porous, highly filled polyolefin film that is printable, durable, waterproof, secure, and adaptable. This sheet bonds readily and firmly with toners inks, adhesives, coatings and laminating films.

BS5609 SECTION 2 CERTIFIED
54″ 77# 7 F
UV
TT HP L IJ/P
53# Latex Paper Abrasion/scratch resistant, smudge-free, hand writeable, and resists chemicals/solvents. 60″ 53# 3.6 F
L
Economy Laser * Conformable, low-memory face. Good image contrast with low substrate show through. Suitable for a wide range of laser print systems. 60″ 50# 3.5 F
L
VIP Premium * A super smooth, high-bright white laser and inkjet compatible stock. 54″ 50# 3.8 F
L
60# Laser Semi Gloss Versatile, laser printable stock. 60″ 60# 2.8 F
L
57# Laser High Gloss Bright, versatile, laser printable stock.  60″  57.4# 3.7 F
L
1 mil Gloss Clear Laser TC Polyester High gloss laser imprintable topcoated film. 60″ 1 F
L
1 mil Matte Clear Laser TC Polyester Matte clear laser imprintable topcoated film. 60″ 1 F
LTT
2 mil Gloss Clear Laser TC Polyester High gloss laser imprintable topcoated film with high resistance to scratching and
abrasions.
60″ 2 F
LTT
2 mil Matte Clear Laser TC Polyester Matte clear laser imprintable topcoated film. 60″ 2 F
L
Bright Silver Laser Foil Acrylic, topcoated foil that is laminated to a bleached kraft base sheet. 60″ 70# 3.6 F
L
Bright Gold Laser Foil Acrylic, topcoated foil that is laminated to a bleached kraft base sheet. 60″ 70# 3.6 F
L

Key: F Flexo UV Ultra Violet TT Thermal Transfer DT Direct Thermal L Laser HP HP Indigo UVI UV Inkjet IJ/D Inkjet (Dye) IJ/P Inkjet (Pigment)     * FSC Certified available – must specify FSC Certified when ordering materials

Terms & Conditions:
Pre-testing is recommended using the printer(s) and ink system(s) to ensure compatibility. EarthFirst® , Kimdura®,Opticite®, Polylith® , Syntherm®, Tyveck® and Valéron® are trademarks of the respected suppliers. Freight costs are set at a flat per msi rate. Acucote reserves the right to change, modify, or delete any product or program listing without notification. For more information, contact your Sales Representative or our Customer Service Team at 800.228.2683 or visit our website www.acucote.com.

Liners

Liners Paper, Polyester, Poly-Coated Kraft and Custom Options

We deliver a diverse selection of standard and custom liners to meet any pressure-sensitive labeling requirement. Options include polyester, polycoated kraft, paper and custom liners.

Polyester Liners | Polycoated Kraft | Paper Liners | Custom Liners

Our Liners Include:

Polyester Liners

Product Description Caliper Releases Available Widths Available
.92 mil + Clear , excellent dimensional stability and smoothness. .92 mil EZ, N 54.75″, 60.75″
1.2 mil + Clear , excellent dimensional stability and smoothness. 1.2 mil EZ, N, T 54.75″, 60.75″
1.5 mil + Clear , excellent dimensional stability and smoothness. 1.42 mil EZ, N, T 54.75″, 60.75″

Polycoated Kraft

Product Description Caliper Releases Available Widths Available
44#  + Natural kraft, coated one side with glossy polypropylene. 3.1 mil N, T 60.75” [N/T only]
92# * Coated, two side high-density polykraft. Semi bleached base. 6.3 mil N, N+, T, T+, XXT 54.75″

Paper Liners

Product Description Caliper Releases Available Widths Available
30# + * White, softcalendered. Rough backside, basic text printable. 2.15 mil EZ, EZ+, N, N+, T, T+, XT, XXT 60.75″
38# + White, softcalendered. Rough backside, basic text printable. 2.10 mil EZ, EZ+, N, N+, T, T+, XT, XXT 60.75″
40# + * Semi bleached, supercalendered, white kraft. 2.5 mil EZ,EZ+, N, N+, T, T+, XT, XXT 52.75″, 54.75″, 60.75″
40# Natural+ Natural densified kraft. 2.4 mil EZ,EZ+, N, N+, T, T+, XT, XXT 54.75″
50# * Semi bleached, supercalendered, white kraft. 3.2 mil EZ,EZ+, N, N+, T, T+, XT, XXT 52.75”, 54.75”, 60.75”
3.2 Layflat + * White, softcalendered. Rough backside, basic text printable. 3.2 mil EZ,EZ+, N, N+, T, T+, XT, XXT 52.75”, 54.75”, 60.75”
60# + Supercalendered, clay coated one side. Silicone coated on clay coated side. 3.6 mil EZ, EZ+, N, N+, T, T+, XT, XXT 54.75″
78# + Supercalendered, clay coated one side. Silicone coated on clay coated side. 4.8 mil EZ,EZ+, N, N+, T, T+, XT, XXT 44.5”, 50.5”, 52.75”, 54.75”, 60.75”
83# + Two side, clay coated sheet. 5.4 mil EZ,EZ+, N, N+, T, T+, XT, XXT 54.75″

Custom Liners

Product Description Caliper Releases Available Widths Available
Black Impact Image Coated liner images upon impact. 3.9 mil Various 60.75″
60# Semigloss Color process printable. 2.8 mil Various 60.75”
8pt Tag Color process printable. 8 mil Various 60.75”
Laser Printable Laser print receptive. 3.8 mil Various 54.75″

+ Printed liner available. Contact your local sales representative for details.

* FSC Certified available – must specify FSC Certified when ordering materials.

 

Sustainable Initiatives

Protecting our Planet:  Acucote’s Commitment to Sustainability

Hand holding light bulb against nature on green leaf with icons energy sources for renewable, sustainable development. Ecology concept. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.Sustainability Statement
Acucote understands our corporate environmental responsibility. From the way we work to the products we offer, we’re committed to being stewards of the environment. We are actively launching and seeking raw material alternatives to build more sustainable product lines. We have joined environmental and regulatory committees to ensure we are up-to-date with our customers’ needs. Internally, we have teams dedicated to ongoing projects designed to reduce Acucote’s environmental footprint.

Our Plant and our People:  Incorporating Sustainability Throughout our Organization

  • Our Sustainability Statement is effectively communicated to all employees and visitors (including suppliers and customers). (See above)
  • We have a formal Sustainability Committee that meets bi-weekly to discuss trends and explore new initiatives. This committee identifies sustainable solutions for customers specific to their application and researches sustainable raw materials to offer Acucote customers.
  • We recycle bottles, cans and paper within the facility.
  • We divert approximately 1,000,000 pounds of scrap material to non-landfill channels.
  • We replaced all lighting fixtures with LED lighting leading to a 67 percent reduction in energy consumption in the 80,000 square foot facility in North Carolina and 12,000 square foot facility in Texas.
  • We installed automatic time delay/motion sensors in our North Carolina office space and warehouse to reduce electric usage.
  • We reduce fossil fuel consumption and use process reclaim energy to heat our facility.
  • When outside temperatures allow, we utilize wall fans to cool the building vs using A/C.
  • Our roofs have a reflective coating that reduces heat transference and minimizes the use of energy to cool the facility.
  • We have eliminated all liquid process waste from being disposed of in sanitary sewer.
  • We periodically perform air quality testing within the facility to ensure that any potentially hazardous contaminants are below allowable thresholds. Air pollution for this facility is de minimus.  This facility is not required to maintain an air permit.
  • We promote FSCⓇ membership and provide localized information to educated customers on how they can become FSCⓇ certified.
  • We participate in the TLMI Environmental and Governmental and Regulatory Committees in order to develop options that help our industry and our customers find solutions to sustainability challenges.
  • We routinely educate our workforce and our customer base on the many facets of sustainability. In turn, Acucote representatives educate printers and converters on sustainability as part of our stewardship.
  • We provide educational seminars to our customers and member associations.
  • We’ve created a proactive safety culture that is integrated into each aspect of our operational success with weekly safety educational programs and regular safety audits.

Our Products:  Incorporating Sustainability into our Product Portfolio

ACUCOTE_SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING MOCK PRODUCTS_ALT LAYOUTWe work with suppliers from across the globe to source raw material alternatives that are sustainable. Currently, we offer the following products that contribute to our goals of reducing, recycling, reusing and renewing:

  • Only use water-based emulsion adhesives and 100% solids silicone formulations.
  • Lower gauge paper and film raw material options for sending less waste into the landfill.
  • FSCⓇ Certified paper facestock and liner options. Acucote is an FSCⓇ certified company and we purchase and sell FSC certified material whenever possible.
  • Compostable paper and film facestocks and adhesives (adhesives are compostable when combined with certain facestocks, inks and packaging).
  • Biodegradable adhesives and facestocks.
  • Products with recycled content.
  • Wash-off adhesive.
  • Water-dissolvable adhesive and facestocks.
  • Repulpable adhesives for paper facestocks.
  • Environmentally benign adhesive for paper facestocks.

While not currently in the market, we are putting research and development into these products and
hope to launch them by the end of Q3 2021:

  • Additional recycled content facestocks.
  • Additional FSCⓇ Certified paper facestock and liner options.
Our Goals - Business Concept

Our Goals: Measurements and Time Frames to Support our Acucote Sustainability Commitment

Each year, we will select a Continuous Improvement Project (CIP) dedicated to furthering our progress in the sustainable movement. Our team is currently working with a recycling firm to identify areas of opportunity for sending less waste to the landfill.

Be sure to check back here – details will be updated soon.