COATINGS, INKS AND ADHESIVES FOR SHRINK SLEEVES
Contact us to learn more about our coatings, inks and adhesives for shrink sleeves.CONTACT
COATINGSACTEGA offers a comprehensive range of coatings for shrink sleeve end use applications such as beverage, food, health and personal care, pharma, household chemicals and industrial chemicals.
SEE ALL PRODUCTS
INKSACTEGA's inks are formulated to provide excellent printability. ACTEGA has a wide range of inks specifically formulated to produce high quality shrink sleeves.
SEE ALL PRODUCTS
ADHESIVESACTEGA adhesive solutions for shrink sleeves include Water-based heat activated adhesive and Seaming adhesive.
SEE ALL PRODUCTS
„ACTEGA's shrink sleeve solutions and specialty effects will help your packaging stand out from the crowd.”
Mell C Bishop III
Global Market Manager, Labels
Shrink Sleeves Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the most common shrink process?
The two common shrink processes are steam and hot air. We see the use of steam somewhat more frequently for large editions, as the energy consumption in production is lower than with hot air. The use of the appropriate shrink technology is usually based on this. It is not so much a question of what works better, but of how large the shrinkage production is.
From a technical point of view, we cannot determine any differences in performance, whether a product is shrunk using steam or hot air.
What is the CoF (Coefficient of Friction) requirement for shrink sleeves?
There is not an “Industry Standard” for the CoF of a shrink sleeve. We recommend that the converter be contacted to obtain any specific CoF requirement for sleeves that are intended for use in their equipment.
Are there advantages to one ink technology over another?
Specific inks for shrink sleeve applications should support the following features:
- Good performance characteristics with good color strength.
- Efficiency and consistency on press performance.
- Good performance varies depending on shrink substrates, e.g. on PETg, PVC, OPS.
- Optimum performance of whites require adequate Coefficient of Friction.
Are there regulatory requirements for shrink sleeve coatings, whites and inks that are being applied to food packaging?
There is a lot of awareness being brought around this topic in the industry and proactively addressing this topic. The use of low migration or regulatory compliant products may be an approach that offers additional value to your products. We recommend contacting the brand owner to determine what requirements may be needed. ACTEGA offers products that meet certain regulatory requirements such as Nestlé Compliance. Please contact your ACTEGA representative for more details.
Are shrink sleeves made of PVC or PETg? If both which is used more?
Both PVC and PETG are commonly used for shrink sleeve applications. In many situations the container and/or the brand owner may dictate which material should be used for an application.
Are there products that can be used on the outside of a shrink sleeve?
Yes, there are various products that you can use to provide “Haptic and Special Effects”. A few examples of those would be soft touch coatings, tactile coatings, matte coatings, silver and rainbow effects.