PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT from 8/09 Spinnaker Coating Newsletter

Meat Packaging

While many markets are down in the current economy, food labeling markets are holding their own or even gaining ground. Spinnaker Coating offers a variety of options specifically tailored for your customers' meat packaging needs. Our broad variety of items offered Trimless, coupled with our legendary support services, add up to big savings in time and money.

Our BC-20 hot melt adhesive provides a service range of -50º to 120º F with application temperatures down to 10º F. It is especially useful in meat packaging since it can be applied when moisture is present, while still providing excellent initial tack and ultimate adhesion. BC-20 is compatible with indirect food contact applications and is ideal for blow-on dispensing. On the acrylic side, Spinnaker's ATP (all temperature permanent) adhesive for paper facestocks and B-122F for film facestocks provide a broader service range, as well as short-term repositionability on some substrates. With a service range of -65º to 200º F and minimum application temperatures that are well below zero, ATP and B-122F are versatile choices in environments ranging from hot-fill to freezer applications. Frozen meat packaging can pose challenges for labeling, due to the presence of residual grease and condensation. Our Frostbite adhesive may be just the key to success that you are looking for in these applications. Frostbite is a highly aggressive freezer-grade adhesive that has worked well where many other adhesives have failed due to the amount of moisture or frost on the product.

Trimless offers you the flexibility of ordering as little as one 3" x 5000' roll, with next-day shipment for orders received by 3pm EST. A sampling of some great Trimless options for meat packaging:

60# Premium Semi Gloss / BC-20 / 40# - Ideal combination for applications that will be overlaminated or have no moisture present
60# Premium Semi Gloss / Frostbite / 40# - Great for freezer applications or applications where an unusual amount of greasy condensation is present on the package. Facestock also may require overlamination in moist conditions
Bright Silver Metallized Paper / BC-20 / 40# - Good for silver labels on ham, turkey, or roast beef
2.0 mil TC Clear BOPP / BC-20 / 40# - A clear film option for frozen meat packages
2.3 mil TC White BOPP / BC-20 / 40# - A gloss white BOPP for prepackaged meats, cheeses, and deli

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