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MACtac Receives UL Recognition on Overlamination after Printing on Durable Films

Pre-approvals for entire construction of durable films ensure fast market access and reduced costs for converters

Press Release from MACtac

STOW, Ohio – September 12, 2013 — MACtac® Roll Label secured Underwriter Laboratories (UL) Recognition for overlamination after printing on durable films with Environmental Film III No Wax Inks, now providing certification on the entire construction.

When using UL Recognized MACtac products, converters now have pre-approved compliance that they can rely on to ensure fast market access because of reduced costs and time spent qualifying substrates. Pre-approval means no new testing is required, only a paper transfer which can be submitted through an Internet portal, via email or phone. Using pre-approved products can save up to 12 weeks of inconvenient testing.

“New approvals on overlamination after the printing on durable films are a major advantage to converters,” said Kim Hensley, product manager, MACtac Roll Label. “For a flat fee, converters can adopt any UL-certified durable product for UL recognized label applications and receive approval for the entire construction—ultimately saving time and money to ensure fast market access.”

Specially designed for lawn and garden, appliance and nameplate, and chemical drum applications, MACtac durable films have pre-approvals on the entire construction including face material, Environmental Film Inks, overlaminate and thermal transfer ribbon.

The following six items are now UL approved with overlamination over the printing, which includes all colors, with Environmental Film III No Wax inks:
2-mil white polyester
2-mil clear polyester
2-mil bright silver polyester
2-mil matte silver polyester
2-mil brushed silver polyester
3.4-mil white vinyl
UL is an independent product safety testing and certification organization that has been testing products and writing standards for more than a century, making it one of the most recognized conformity assessment providers in the world. UL's label adoption process ensures fast market access by demonstrating that recognized labels have been evaluated to meet UL safety requirements. UL's Marking & Labeling Systems Program covers labels (nameplates or markers) that display safety and warning information on UL certified components and products. Most products are required to be permanently marked with specific safety-related information such as hazards, warnings, cautionary markings, installation instructions and electrical ratings.

For more information on MACtac's line of durable films, or other high-quality products available from MACtac Roll Label, call 800-255-9733, email mactac.americas@bemis.com or visit www.mactac.com/rolllabel.

About MACtac
MACtac is a leading global supplier of pressure-sensitive adhesives. Founded on personal service, technical support, quality assurance, custom capabilities and supply chain efficiency, MACtac is dedicated to providing superior quality to its customers. Headquartered in Stow, Ohio, MACtac is a subsidiary of the Bemis Company, Inc., the largest flexible packaging supplier in North America. For more information, please visit www.MACtac.com.

About Bemis Company, Inc.
Bemis Company is a major supplier of flexible packaging and pressure-sensitive materials used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare, and other companies worldwide. Founded in 1858, the Company is included in the S&P 500 index of stocks and reported 2011 net sales of $5.3 billion. The Company's flexible packaging business has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing, and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs over 20,000 individuals worldwide. More information about the Company is available at our website www.bemis.com.

 

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