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Herma: New thermal paper

Hermatherm top M label material is suited for weight/price labelling of pre-packed foods.

GERMANY Herma has a new, white thermal paper in the shape of Hermatherm top M (grade 912). Enhanced by a protecting coating, the bisphenol A (BPA)-free material’s advantages come into play wherever thermal labels made from smudge-proof, solvent- and grease-resistant paper are required. The company states that it gives very good results when labels are being applied to humid surfaces, as well as when subsequently exposed to the effects of humidity. It’s whiteness compared to the predecessor material Hermatherm top R (grade 918) and improved thermal printability make it suitable for EAN and UPC codes. Since the material is less susceptible to scratching, this aids barcode reading accuracy. An important factor for pre-printing is the smooth surface of Hermatherm top M, which the company claims delivers improved print quality with all the classic printing methods.

Print speeds of up to 200 mm/s are possible with direct thermal printing. Hermatherm top M can be coated with all Herma’s permanent adhesives to suit the relevant application and requirements.

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Andreas Keller

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