FINAT Webinar Series 2021: Poly(methyl methacrylate) for the label industry
Presented by Markus Parusel, Product Manager Acryl Films at Rohm GmbH.
In the webinar, a broad overview of the production of PMMA as well as its processing into a wide variety of semi-finished products, particularly films with thicknesses in the 50 – 750 µm range will be given. The focus will be on the specific property profile of the polymer and its utilization within the label industry.
The extraordinary versatility of PMMA will be described, which allows for highly diverse applications in the label industry. Particularly noteworthy are the possibilities of producing clear, transparent, or opaque colored films and functionalizing the surface by combining it with other polymers - or, in the simplest case, texturing the surface. In addition, the basic property profile can be configured so that durable label products are designed to protect the underlying substrate against weathering influences even after years of outdoor use. Furthermore, ultra-brittle labels which are exceptionally easy to destroy can be produced for counterfeit and brand protection purposes, as well as tamper evidence.
Last but not least, the presentation will provide an outlook on new developments.