FOILS: For Flexible Packaging

Foils are printable and create a distinctive product look.

Thousands of foil swatches are included in a 72-page reference guide about hot-stamping foils. The sample kit encompasses metallics, gloss and matte pigments, tints and pearls, special-effect foils, and holographic and pixel-formed patterns. Custom and stock holograms are available to enhance foil surfaces. The guide identifies applications and provides information about compatible substrates. Crown Roll Leaf Inc., Paterson, NJ.

A rainbow holographic foilboard can be used to give a package a distinctive design that enhances marketability. The solid, bleached-sulfate foilboard has properties that lend it an appearance similar to hot foil stamping, but which can be achieved with fewer production steps. The addition of a print-receptive coat of lacquer facilitates overprinting. Utilizing graphic elements and a background pattern combined with the holographic foilboard, the packages position the product to be distinctive on the retail shelf. Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY.

A foil converter offers turnkey packaging systems that can satisfy accelerated time-to-market expectations for blister and portion-control nutritional product packages. A full range of available converted structures includes push-through and easy-peel lidding, child-resistant constructions, and cold-formable foil. A variety of printing technologies are used, ranging from simple one-color printing to highly detailed, precisely registered multicolored graphics. In-house prepress capabilities and presses designed for small- to medium-sized runs ensure quick turnaround. In addition, worldwide locations and an inventory of standard materials make possible the swift supply of rollstock to meet sudden needs. Hueck Foils LLC, Wall, NJ.

Printed and unprinted blister backing materials are converted in fulfillment of push-through, peelable, peel-push, and child-resistant specifications. The Pharma-Pouch program allows customers to order printed pouch materials in small quantities and is a service offered to complement the company's rapid-response blister backing inventory program. Cold-form foil packages, pouches, and sachets are available from the manufacturer in both child-resistant and non–child-resistant materials. The pharmaceutical product line also includes specialty cartons, tamper-evident shrink bands and body labels, and Reynolon premium shrink film. Reynolds Metals Co., Global Flexible Packaging Group, Richmond, VA.

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