11/25/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/25/2019 08:12
In many industries, products and manufacturing processess that are more sutainable are becoming more and more important. In the field of self-adhesive media, the movement towards eco-friendliness represents a major challenge. The problem is obvious: Plastic and therefore self-adhesive films are generally challenging in regards to their eco friendliness. However, it is difficult to avoid them completely in everyday life. Nevertheless, there are still opportunities in the adhesive film industry to create products that are a little more sustainable. To offer more book protection films that are eco-friendlier, Neschen has added many PP films to the product portfolio. Additionally, Neschen works with solvent-free acrylate adhesives and ensures that all raw materials are free of harmful additives.
An alternative to PVC
After polyethylene and polypropylene PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is the third most important polymer for plastics. PVC is divided into hard and soft PVC. Many users prefer PVC films because they are softer and more elastic and therefore easier to process. PP (polypropylene) is recognised as an eco- friendlier alternative because it is a simply structured synthetic material and also a 'by-product' of the petrol industry. This resource is put to good use in the form of protecting or mounting films.
Over the years, Neschen has developed alternatives on the basis of polypropylene for virtually every application (digital print, protection and mounting films). PP films are a little more difficult to work with because they are less flexible. Cutting through the material is also a little more difficult than cutting through the PVC version.
Nevertheless, a lot speaks for using PP films as an alternative to PVC:
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