Highlighting the pharma trend of plastics replacing glass, Lintec president Hiroyuki Nishio said it becomes pertinent to look at migration properties of labelstock and adhesive used when using plastic bottles for pharma packaging.
"The adhesives used in regular labelstocks have a high amount of low molecular weight components that can migrate through the wall of the plastic container."
The new 38-micron polyester labelstock is available in white and clear grades. Highlighting the gas chromatography test results, Lintec claimed that the new product has a significantly smaller amount of low molecular weight components than conventional labelstock.
Sumio Morimoto(l), president, Lintec Asia Pacific and Ankit Gupta, section manager, adhesive products group of Lintec India
Tatsuya Tsukida general manager R&D, Lintec said, "The new product conforms to the regulations established by both European and Japanese pharmacopoeia."
"Secondly, as a result of the test based on the food regulation, this new product easily meets with the regulation and the overall migration is within the threshold of 10mg/dm2 for food packaging applications."
Besides the ultra-low migration labelstock, Lintec introduced three more products – super-strength adhesive labelstock for textured and low-energy surfaces, labelstocks for complex curved surfaces and laser markable label products.
Sumio Morimoto, president, Lintec for Asia Pacific region said that the ultra-low migration labelstock will soon be available for the Indian market.
With India headquarters in New Delhi, Lintec employs 15 people. Its major customer base is in the screen printed vehicle graphic segment.