PermTherm™ Single-polymer Substrate
Introducing a breakthrough way to simplify thermal or barcoding printing.
PermTherm™ is a white, surface-printable polyolefin film that provides an innovative single-layer polymer substrate for thermal printing, replacing both traditional Direct Thermal (DT) substrates and the use of Thermal Transfer Ribbons (TTR). Sharp, durable, fade-proof images are created on PermTherm™ film using standard thermal/barcode printers. The film has a print surface with excellent receptivity to a broad range of ink chemistries, and a back-side, adhesive-receptive surface that is ideal for pressure-sensitive applications.
PermTherm™ film is cost-effective, compatible, and durable.
Applications of PermTherm™
Platinum Thermal film can be used for pressure-sensitive labels, tickets and tags, and point-of-sale applications. It is ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications, where chemical or water resistance is required.
- Consumer products
- Nursery labels
- Price labels
- Chemical labels
- Office products – binder labels
- Retail apparel labels
- Medical labels / medical graphing
- Meat/food packaging
- Industrial, plumbing fixtures, parts
- Logistics, inventory, shipping, warehouse, pallet, and tracking labels
- Variable tracking data
- Retail shelf marking
Key Features of PermTherm™ Film
|Image permanence with no image fade from heat, cold, light or time|
|Image is UV light-resistant, and is estimated to last 18 months outdoors; expanded outdoor testing is in progress|
|No pre-imaging; film is heat-stable up to 130 °C (266 °F)|
|Print surface and printed image are not affected by water. Volatile solvents such as IPA and MEK do not irreversibly darken the print surface or printed image; expanded solvent testing is underway|
|Significant cost reduction compared to DT and resin/wax-resin TTR printed labels|
|Durability comparable to TT films|
|Excellent compatibility with a broad range of ink systems, including UV and water based printing technologies|
|Simplifies thermal/barcode printing with a single-layer polymer substrate; replaces a broad spectrum of DT paper, film labels, and TTR used in various indoor and outdoor market applications|
|User-friendly thermal/barcode printer labels, requiring no TT ribbons or DT coatings|