AWT provides 10-color reverse or surface print roll-stock, in a variety of structures based on your product or application needs. Single or multi-layer printed and laminated films are our business, and our experts can answer any questions you have. Our printed and unprinted structures are made to stand up to the daily demands you require.
Capabilities:Reverse and Surface Printing
Reverse print is the printing on the underside of a transparent film. This film is then usually laminated to another film trapping the print between the layers. This prevents the print from being scratched.
The oldest automated printing method, surface printing is printing on the outside of a film structure. Either transparent or opaque film structures can be used. Similarly, a protective varnish can be printed over the ink to prevent blemishes.
The most common method of achieving an image in printing is with process colors. The image is separated into four colors: Cyan (C), Magenta (M), Yellow (Y) and Black (K). AWT’s presses have 10 ink stations to accommodate even complex printing requirements
Glossy films are shiny and reflect light in the specular (mirror-like) direction. Matte films diffuse light in a range of angles giving it a flat appearance. To achieve both looks, a glossy film can be overprinted with a matte varnish. AWT has extensive experience overprinting with registered matte varnish.
Solvent-less lamination is the process of metering a low viscosity adhesive on to a multiple application roll. During this process, the lamination applies the adhesive to a first substrate, which is then mated to a second substrate using a heated nip roller. A 2-ply, 3-ply or even 4-ply structure can be created by repeating this process. AWT uses solventless adhesive lamination to produce structures incorporating various film layers.
Dry-bond lamination is the process of coating a water-based or solvent-based adhesive to a substrate. The adhesive is dried with heat and air then laminated to a second substrate by a heated compression nip. AWT uses water-based adhesive lamination to produce structures incorporating various film layers.
AWT has extensive experience producing roll-stock that can be used on vertical form-fill-seal machines (VFFS), horizontal form-fill-seal machines (HFFS), pouchers, baggers, etc.
Ranging in a variety of sizes, stand-up pouches are typically produced with an easy open/close feature, press to close zipper, tear notch and a bottom gusset for upright shelf display.
From fresh bread to pastries, the bread and bakery market includes goods made with grains or cereals. Due to the trend of changing eating habits, including gluten free diets, the baked goods industry has experienced a trend toward healthier grains and more artisan breads. Common structures are OPP, PE and MET OPP.
Ranging from crackers, biscuits, cookies, wafers, ice cream cones and cups, the United States generates the second highest cookie and cracker market volume. As households make healthier diet decisions, much of the revenue in this market can be attributed to product positioning. Common structures are OPP, MET OPP, PET and MET PET.
Projected to exceed $630 billion by 2020, the global snack food market is driven by a robust demand for feel-good functional snacks. These include products with added health benefits such as protein-fortified, organic and naturally sourced ingredients. Common structures are OPP, MET OPP.
Confectionery is divided into two broad and somewhat overlapping categories: sugar confections (candies, chocolates, gums) and bakers’ confections (cakes, sweet pastries). Confections are defined by the presence of sweeteners or sugar. Although, some confections offer sugar-free alternatives. Common structures are OPP, MET OPP, PET, LLDPE.
Driven by mega trends and high demand, the fresh produce industry has experienced an increase in sales and volume, especially organic, non-GMO and locally sourced fruits and vegetables. The supermarket stronghold proves to be a popular choice for nutritional and environmentally sustainable groceries. Common structures are OPP, PET, PE.
Health and beauty encompasses a variety of products, including shaving cream, mouthwash), hair care (shampoo, conditioner, setting lotion), body care (body lotion, skin moisturizer, facial applications) and cosmetics (makeup, perfume). Common structures are PET, MET PET, PE.
Extremely competitive, the lawn and garden industry continues to grow rapidly due to a strong demand for both residential and commercial property development. Increasingly, consumers are seeking the aesthetic benefits of turfgrass, particularly in urban landscapes, and environmentally safe alternatives to harsh lawn and garden products. Common structures are PET, PE.
Live animal purchases, pet foods, pet supplies and pet services contribute to the overwhelming success of the pet food industry. Pet food sales are projected to grow at double the rate of packaged human food. Common structures are PET, MET PET, PE.
Solid SealTM Wipes Packaging Closure
Flexible packaging for moist wipes is super convenient for consumers. These packages can fit in purses, pockets, car glove boxes and other keep-at-the-ready locations. One drawback to the construction has been the inability of the closure/reclose devices to seal properly and prevent the wipes from drying out. This moisture retention issue has been noted with rigid ‘fitment’ closures as well is some peel-and-seal devices. AWT’s “Solid SealTM” closure has proven to solve the issue of moisture retention due to its lay flat characteristics and resistance to curling seen in similar closures. Some of the most visible brands in the category use Solid Seal for this reason.
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