Film & Foil

Derprosa supports sustainability with eco-friendly lamination film solutions

also with biodegradable and compostable films. First, we offer monomaterial solutions made of 100 per cent polypropylene (BOPP), which facilitate the separation process in recycling systems and, secondly, they offer innovative films whose raw materials come from renewable resources such as polylactic acid (PLA) with their NATIVIA range. In addition, Derprosa remains committed to


providing added value to brands through differentiation and sensations, as it started years ago with its international patented SoFT TOUcH, the first lamination film in the market with tactile qualities. At Luxe Pack Monaco 2019, the company

offered the idea that luxury packaging can be sustainable and tactile. The company presented its latest developments which included the NATIVIA for Graphic Arts in Gloss and Silver, as well as the monomaterial BOPP films with tactile qualities in SANDY, LINEN and LEATHER.

OXODEGRADABLE FILM BAN No study can confirm that oxodegradable films can biodegrade. Given the evidence, Derprosa has discontinued the manufacturing of these films in 2019 and has redoubled its commitment to the recyclability of BOPP and the

aghleef Industries' Graphic Arts brand is committed to sustainability not only with a range of films manufactured exclusively with monomaterials, but

development of NATIVIA (PLA) for Graphic Arts. During 2019, Derprosa stopped manufacturing and marketing OXODEGRADABLE films, ahead of the community regulations that will prohibit them throughout the European Union effective July 3, 2021: Directive (EU) 2019/904, articles 2, 5 and 17. The European Commission legislates based on scientific

evidence confirming that the residues resulting from oxodegradation do not biodegrade. Therefore, they will be banned since this plastic waste could end up in the food chain and, ultimately, in our own food or in the water we drink. Derprosa is committed to the manufacture of polypropylene films that can be used to laminate paper and cardboard and, after use, the laminated product can be perfectly recycled in the same channel as paper. Derprosa is committed to totally natural

alternatives, such as PLA (polylactic acid) that comes from corn, developing the Derprosa NATIVIA lamination range of films: industrially compostable and biodegradable. NATIVIA is a film with several years of use in flexible packaging and that in 2020 will have versions for Graphic Arts starting in Europe. Derprosa is committed to information, education and awareness; transferring to its customers all the knowledge at its disposal on the responsible use of the products that it manufactures.

Enhanced MicroFlex lens array film launched D

P Lenticular says its newly enhanced MicroFlex lenticular rolls are ideal for flexible label printing.

The new MicroFlex lenticular rolls are

produced using PETG (Recycle Code: 01) resin and have now been made thinner by around 100 microns, making them the thinnest press stable lens array material available on the market today. It is possible to order a thinner product for printers who are laminating the printed image to the back of the lenticular film. Printing on MicroFlex requires specially

prepared images, high resolution plates (the company’s partner can go to 9,600 dpi) and also high resolution anilox rolls (1600 to 1800 lpi with low BCM), which is why it recommends working with its prepress partners. Developed by Forward Optics, Inc (USA)

in response to market requirements for thickness, resin and recyclability, MicroFlex is a press friendly and 100 per cent recyclable thin film with a continuous lens array

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embossed onto one surface and a gloss printable surface on the opposite surface.

ANTI-COUNTERFEIT SECURITY Additional to flexible label printing, the rolls were also designed for the philatelic, ultra thin decoder, tax stamps, brand authentication and anti-counterfeit security printing markets and allow a wide variety of dynamic effects including moiré, depth, hidden images and motion effects. DP Lenticular's founder and managing

director Daniel Pierret says, “We believe the performance capability, application flexibility and environmentally sustainable characteristics of MicroFlex combine to make it a very attractive choice for label printers.” DP Lenticular is the only European company dedicated solely to the promotion and sales of lenticular plastic sheets and rolls, for all kinds of printing markets such as flexo, offset and digital printing.

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