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Acucote unveils new cannabis label materials

April 3, 2020  By PrintAction Staff

Acucote, a supplier and distributor of pressure-sensitive and nonpressure-sensitive materials, has expanded its portfolio of stocked label material for the cannabis industry, including a new environmentally friendly facestock made of hemp and post-consumer wood.

“Increasing legalization of cannabis for medical as well as adult-use is fuelling an outstanding growth curve in this market,” said Melissa Harton, marketing manager at Acucote, which is headquartered in Graham, N.C. “We created a portfolio of stocked cannabis facestocks, adhesives and liners so that our customers can quickly and easily meet the needs of dispensaries and attract consumer attention.”

The portfolio features a new environmentally friendly facestock, 60# Hemp paper made from 25 percent hemp and 75 percent post-consumer wood. Additional stocked substrates for retail and decorative labels include prime films (2 mil Clear, 2 mil Metallized and 2.6 mil Gloss White Elite BOPPs), variable print films (46# C1S Syntherm), and prime papers (35# C1S Litho, 54# Semi-Gloss, and 50# Brown Kraft).

Foils and metallized papers are also popular with cannabis producers and Acucote offers bright and dull silver and gold foils and silver metallized paper.

As product security is a major concern in this market, the portfolio also features tamper-evident materials (2.5 mil Silver Scratch Off Polystyrene, 55# Tamper Evident Litho, 2 mil Silver Void PET, 2 mil White Void PET, Syntherm TE, and 2 mil Clear Acetate UD).

Finally, the portfolio includes material for plant life cycle labels (Kimdura Inkjet Ultra and 2.6 mil Matte White Premium TT BOPP) and digitally top coated materials (for dye, pigment, laser, UV Inkjet and HP presses).

Seven different adhesives are included in the Acucote cannabis portfolio including P2000 (durable rubber resin for plant life cycle), P50 (durable acrylic for plant life cycle), CP1 (environmental rubber resin with biodegradable components), SX780 (tackified acrylic for tamper-evident applications), GPX (general purpose permanent acrylic), GPX Blockout (black opaque permanent acrylic) and 31PB (tackified acrylic for tight mandrel applications).

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