MACtac Hybrid Pairs High-Speed Converting with Aggressive Adhesion
Since the inception of pressure-sensitive adhesives, manufacturers and converters have been unable to develop a product that converts cleanly at industry-setting high speeds while offering excellent, aggressive adhesion properties. Now, Stow, Ohio-based MACtac Printing Products has unveiled its new InFusion hybrid adhesive system. The tag line—Everything Else is History—speaks volumes to the benefits the product brings to labels and the labeling market.
Years in the making, InFusion blends adhesive and silicone chemistry to create a unique, unprecedented, proprietary formula with aggressive adhesion, fast and clean converting, improved die-cutting and superior matrix stripping at industry-setting speeds.
“This product has been in development for years, and there is nothing [else] like it on the market today. We truly believe it will revolutionize this industry,” said Kathy Magyar, marketing manager.
Product development included MACtac’s proprietary lab tests to predict die-cutting and matrix stripping as well as extensive field testing. The end result is InFusion. It runs faster and wider through label presses, even on weaker face stocks like those often used in thermal transfer applications. This improved converting allows converters to increase through-put and lower costs without the downtime typically associated with matrix breaks and adhesive build-up.
“The greatest challenge in developing a product like InFusion—something that will convert quickly without sacrificing adhesive performance—is the higher the run speed, the more force needed to strip the matrix,” Magyar said. “InFusion has surpassed even our own expectations with exceptional adhesive quality as well as superior die-cutting and matrix stripping. It offers converters the best of both worlds.”
For more information, visit www.MACtac.com or call (800) 255-9733.