Mactac, a leading supplier of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), is introducing a sustainable films product line to the graphics industry.
Known as IMAGin Simply Sustainable, the new product line is PVC-free and consists of polyester (PET) and polypropylene (PP) films that meet current regulatory standards of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety and Improvement Act (CPSIA).
“Our distributor and printer customers are on a mission to meet end-user needs for sustainable marketing and advertising products,” says Amanda Smith, Product Manager, Mactac Distributor Products. “Mactac is committed to environmental responsibility, and we want to support our customers by offering them quality, go-to products that help reduce environmental impact.”
With guidance and support from Mactac’s parent company, LINTEC, Mactac follows a Simply Sustainable culture of environmental responsibility that encompasses environmental best practices and development of environmentally friendly products, while aiming to reduce the company’s footprint, inspire employees, and provide added value to customers.
IMAGin Simply Sustainable products are primarily designed for window or glass surfaces but are versatile for other applications as well. The films are created with a unique polymer technology that delivers notable benefits over traditional static cling products or similar PVC-based products. The product line offers removable and permanent products, including:
- Crystal Cling (SS299): This 4.0-mil gloss clear removable PET film offers excellent clarity and print compatibility with UV and latex inkjet printers. It features a 3.0-mil polyester traction back release liner and is intended for short- to medium-term advertising on glass surfaces such as windows, displays, and signboards.
- Print Friendly Opaque (SS129): Designed for medium-term advertising on glass surfaces such as windows, displays, and signboards, this 2.3-mil gloss white permanent block-out PP film can be printed with UV inkjet printers. It is top-coated and protected with a 50# bleach glassine liner.
- White Magic Cling (SS99) and Clear Magic Cling (SS29): Available in gloss white (SS99) or gloss clear (SS29), this 2.0-mil soft, flexible PP removable film is designed to cling to any smooth glass surface, including windows, office doors, display cases or beverage coolers. It also works well on other smooth, glossy plastic and shiny metal surfaces. It is supplied with a 90# poly-coated layflat liner for ease of processing and handling and can be printed with conventional screen and offset, UV screen and offset, UV inkjet, and latex printers.
IMAGin Simply Sustainable products can be applied using wet or dry application methods and function well at a wide range of temperatures. They are available in 54-inch widths. Mactac recommends customers contact their local waste management dealer to qualify products for recyclability prior to recycling.
Mactac’s Simply Sustainable culture is supported by the core values of its parent company, LINTEC Corporation, which is one of the most respected and diversified PSA providers in the world.