Spinnaker Launches Solution for Thermal Transfer, Fan-Foldable Applications – New product addresses common application issues, fills market need 

STOW, Ohio – July 7, 2023 – Spinnaker Pressure Sensitive Products, LLC, a Mactac® company, introduces a new pressure-sensitive labeling solution for thermal transfer, fan-foldable applications.  

The new item is part of the Spinnaker Trimless offering and is a rare find in today’s labeling market. It is designed to be used for shipping labels, print-and-dispense, food and beverage, health and beauty, pharmaceutical, and medical/glove-friendly applications.

“Customers have been asking for thermal transfer with a fan-foldable liner for some time as there are not many options on the market today,” said Brian Copeland, Product Manager, Spinnaker Specialty Roll Label. “This item solves the most common issues faced with fan-folding — and it’s easy to buy.”

Sold as Spinnaker product no. 50179, the solution addresses label curling and lay-flat/stacking challenges typical of fan-folded applications. It includes a 3.0-mil premium coated paper (45# CTT), a general-purpose acrylic adhesive (XYZ), and a 50# bleached, calendered Kraft liner (50#). 

The facestock offers excellent thermal transfer imaging with a wide range of ribbons, and superior flexographic printability. The adhesive features ultimate adhesion to polypropylene, polyethylene and glass and has open time for repositionability, as well as a stable, flat release for reliable converting. The heavier liner delivers higher tensile and tear properties for superior fan-folding performance compared to traditional 40# liners.

Purchase minimums are just one roll. Rolls are 3-inches wide and are available with 5,000-feet of material or more.

A standalone subsidiary of Mactac, Spinnaker is a one-of-a-kind, world-class specialty labeling company. Its business model is centered on unique and customized opportunities in specialty labeling, from custom product offerings to a best-in-class, high-touch custom service model. Spinnaker offers a comprehensive line of high-quality pressure sensitive roll products. Solutions are designed to help customers’ products stand out, and are used in many industries and markets, including pharmaceutical, industrial, cold/frozen food and beverage and more. To learn more about Spinnaker products and services, visit www.spinps.com or call 800-543-9452.