Major end uses are durable envelopes, insurance ID cards, maps, brochures, menus, certificates, licenses, book covers, law labels, and many more.
PaperTyger is a complete line of tear and water resistant paper laminates. Products offered include premium high bright printing paper and papers for the envelope, tag and label book publishing. While offering comparable durability to synthetic papers, PaperTyger prints and converts like ordinary paper.
No it isn’t, synthetic papers are all totally plastic. PaperTyger is manufactured with real coated and uncoated papers in a unique patented paper / film laminating process.
Yes, because PaperTyger products are made with an inner layer of plastic film.
One of the most significant advantages of PaperTyger products is the ease of printing. There are no special inks or set ups required and no prolonged drying times. Consistent and smooth printing surfaces result in exceptional graphics.
Our products are made in master rolls of various widths and can be slit or sheeted to the desired width / size.
Our products are available in basis weights ranging from 17# to 10.5PT (65gsm to 290gsm), and from translucent to high brightness white uncoated and coated papers.
Yes, in many cases. Appleton has done internal print testing and can provide that information with regards to specific papers and printers.
PaperTyger is laminated using a patented solventless or 100% solids technology. This laminating method requires no ovens to cure or burn off solvents and does not use water-based adhesives, as a result, our laminated papers are more stable.
Oxo-biodegradable plastic does not degrade quickly in low temperature composting, but it is ideal for “in-vessel” composting at high temperatures. Compostability of plastics is really an irrelevance because compostable plastics are far too expensive for everyday use, and there are very few industrial composting facilities available. Moreover, as it is difficult and expensive to separate compostable plastics from other plastics, many industrial composters do not want plastic of any kind in their feedstock. Furthermore, it is known that compostable plastics produce methane gases.
“Synthetic Papers” are referred to as that because they are plastic and essentially have taken the place of paper in various applications because the paper isn’t durable enough. They include the following product names: Yupo, Polyart, Teslin, Kimdura, Valeron, Hop-Syn & Tyvek.
There are distinct advantages to printing paper especially for printers/converters that use predominantly paper as their main raw material. Synthetics typically require special inks, settings, plates and have prolonged drying times. Paper/film/paper is also a preferred choice for applications requiring durability where the product is not exposed to the elements for prolonged periods of time because of its printing and converting advantages and comparable durability.
PaperTyger Oxo is the world’s most environmentally responsible tear resistant product. The durable inner film used in producing PaperTyger Oxo is Oxo-biodegradable and the film will begin degradation in 2 years when oxygen is present. Oxo – Biodegradable films perform in the same manner as regular films with no compromise of strength or durability.
This technology consists of the addition of a special additive to the polymer which allows for a controlled two-step degradation/biodegradation. After the 2-year programmed life cycle, the film begins to embrittle and break down into microscopic pieces which are then naturally consumed by micro-organisms. This occurs without the release of toxic products or any negative influence on the environment. Oxo-degradable films degrade anywhere in the presence of oxygen.
The additive has been developed to give a controlled shelf life of approximately 24 months.
A very small amount of pro-degradant additive is put into the manufacturing process. This breaks the molecular chains in the polymer, and at the end of its useful life, the product falls apart. The plastic does not just fragment but will be consumed by bacteria and fungi after the additive has reduced the molecular weight to a level which permits micro-organisms access to the carbon and hydrogen. It is, therefore “biodegradable”.
Yes. Oxo-biodegradable plastic can be recycled as part of the normal plastic waste stream during its life cycle.