FLEXcon LAUNCHES FLEXcon® NEXgen™ Polypropylene – “Greener” Alternatives to Vinyl
Five-Year Outdoor Durable Films
SPENCER, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#durablelabels—FLEXcon Company, Inc., an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, announced today the introduction of FLEXcon® NEXgen™ Polypropylene Films – sustainable “greener” non-vinyl alternatives for durable labeling applications.
“As companies trend away from vinyl, converters have been hard-pressed to find a robust alternative to meet the demands of durable labeling at a comparable price,” says Ross Hodnett, Product Manager, FLEXcon. ”We worked with one of our supplier-partners to develop a unique polypropylene film which is a true alternative to flexible vinyl for durable labels.” The films underwent rigorous durability testing alongside vinyls that the industry has counted on for years, and they performed just as well. FLEXcon NEXgen Polypropylenes offer equivalent performance (dimensional stability and exterior durability of five years based on 2000 hrs. Xenon Arc) and physical qualities (surface smoothness and conformability) as vinyl. Furthermore, these polypropylene films can be laser die cut, eliminating the need for costly dies. This added benefit opens new possibilities since vinyl cannot be laser die cut.
FLEXcon NEXgen Polypropylene is designed for Consumer Durables, Electronics, Industrial, and Transportation applications including compliance labels, brand identity labels, and warning and instructional labels. FLEXcon NEXgen Polypropylenes are UL/cUL-recognized, CSA pending.
The line consists of gloss topcoated 4.0 mil white and frosty clear polypropylenes. Products are coated with FLEXcon’s industry recognized permanent acrylic adhesive, L-344, and are backed with either a 50 lb. roll-form liner, made from up to 30% post-consumer waste (CPP344 and WPP344), or a first-in-the industry 90 lb. lay flat liner for roll-to-roll or roll-to-sheet converting (CPP344S and WPP344S).
With FLEXcon’s topcoat technology being second to none, the gloss topcoat provides excellent ink receptivity and consistent printability via resin and wax/resin thermal transfer; UV and solvent screen; UV, solvent and water flexo; laser (toner); and narrow-format UV inkjet. With the physical performance covered, the topcoat ensures that these polypropylene films are a sufficient replacement in terms of printability.
All products are available in 8” x 2500’ and 13” x 2500’ pre-slit rolls that ship same day when orders are placed by 2 PM Monday – Friday in the time zone of the shipping location. They are also available from Quick-Ship in 60” master widths. Visit FLEXcon.com for more information.
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FLEXcon Company, Inc. is a global leader in coated and laminated films and adhesives used in graphics applications, manufactured goods, and new products. For over 60 years, FLEXcon has provided a collaborative, consultative approach to deliver unique solutions that help customers achieve better business results. FLEXcon is a trusted partner to a wide range of companies from printers and fabricators to engineers and designers developing products for existing and emerging markets. Headquartered in Spencer, Mass., the company has operations throughout North America and Europe with distribution worldwide. For more information, visit FLEXcon.com.
Amanda Monette, Marketing Communications