Eastman Chemical Company has introduced Embrace High Yield shrink film in North America. The new product is positioned to complement the company’s Embrace shrink film product line. Embrace High Yield’s intrinsic material attributes provide natural UV blocking capabilities and easy label separation for bottle recyclability.
Embrace High Yield shrink film can be used for light sensitive products, such as dairy and pre-filled beverages, due to its intrinsic UV blocking capabilities. The new film is manufactured by combining Embrace shrink film with 15-30 percent Embrace High Yield 1000 compound. When stretched, Embrace High Yield creates a white, opaque micro-voided shrink film that can have a density level that facilitates the easy separation of labels in the PET recycling stream. Labels created using Embrace High Yield are soft to the touch, easy to grip, halogen-free, and offer excellent opacity. The film provides high shrinkage for adhering to contoured or unique containers, and maintaining the shrink curve at onset temperature. Embrace High Yield is designed for excellent printability and design flexibility for maximum shelf appeal.—Eastman Chemical, www.eastman.com, RS # 200
The new Magnus 800 platesetter delivers end-to-end automation and up to 40 plates per hour, helping to make graphic communications service providers more productive and profitable. This platesetter features new engineering and software for greater performance and reduced downtime. Systems are available that produce 15, 22, 30 and 40 plates per hour, and can be easily upgraded as demand grows.—Kodak Graphic
www.graphics.kodak.com, RS # 201
More efficient rewinder
The JR Series Turret Rewinder now comes with an automatic core loader and a finished roll removal system. The industry’s trend toward full automation has led to the implementation of these new technologies. This turret rewinder allows for non-stop production at speeds up to 500 fpm. This unit also includes quick-change pneumatic spindles and a lifetime warranted control board.—Keene Technology Inc., www.keenetech.com, RS # 202