Sustainability

Mactac is committed to both reducing our environmental impact as a manufacturer and to developing environmentally friendly products. 

 

 

Mactac's Sustainability Mission Statement:


1. Our sourcing team focuses on sourcing material from companies that also share our passion for the environment. We make every effort to source our paper from companies that procure materials from sustainably managed forests.

2. Our manufacturing facilities focus daily on waste reduction.  Coated product waste is either recycled or sent to waste-to-energy plants and our effort is to minimize the amount and impact of the waste material as we continue our focus for sustainability.

3. Our research and development teams are pursuing technology that will aid in the recycling process. Our focus is to continue to look for ways for all end-use products to be able to be recycled.

4. Our company is focused on diverse and equal rights for all employees. Our goal is to have an accepting work environment that is both good for employees as well as our environment. Mactac continues to drive community events and fundraisers that support the community.

 

 

 

New Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil Glassine Liner Product Offering

Allows for up to 15% more labels per roll for the same OD.

Thinner liner products reduce overall environmental impact by:

  • Less energy for manufacturing
  • Using less raw materials
  • Reducing freight (fuel, emissions, etc.)
  • Reducing packaging waste (cores, cartons, wrapping, etc.)
  • Increasing productivity by offering longer rolls and less change-over
Product Number Product Name Description Precise Program
DIRECT THERMAL
DTNN1752-7 Non-Top-Coated Direct Thermal InFusion Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil Glassine Medium sensitivity non-top-coated direct thermal paper with 1.7 hi.mpact liner for use in short term bar code applications that don't require long term environmental resistance. Featuring a general purpose hot melt adhesive for permanent labels. P10
DTNN7852-7

Non-Top-Coated Direct Thermal CHILL AT Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil Glassine

Medium sensitivity non-top coated direct thermal paper featuring CHILL AT adhesive and 1.7 mil Bloom hi.mpact liner for use in short term barcode applications.

P10
DTW1752-7 Top-Coated Direct Thermal InFusion Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil Glassine Medium sensitivity top-coated direct thermal paper for use in standard speed thermal printers with 1.7 hi.mpact liner. Designed for weigh scale and package delivery applications requiring more environmental resistance, especially plasticizers. P10
DTW7852-7

Top-Coated Direct Thermal CHILL AT Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil Glassine

Medium sensitivity top coated direct thermal paper featuring CHILL AT adhesive and 1.7 mil Bloom hi.mpact liner. Designed for weigh scale and package delivery applications requiring more environmental resistance, especially plasticizers.

P10
DTL9552-7 Top-Coated Direct Thermal ST95 Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil Glassine Medium sensitivity top coated direct thermal paper featuring paired with ST95 adhesive and 1.7 mil Bloom hi.mpact liner. Designed for weigh scale and package delivery applications requiring more environmental resistance, especially plasticizers. P10
THERMAL TRANSFER
TT9552-7 Optiscan 2C Matte Thermal Transfer ST95 Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil Glassine Optiscan 2C is a bright white smooth facestock for high-speed thermal transfer printing paired with ST95 permanent adhesive and 1.7 hi.mpact liner. P10, P20
TT1752-7 Optiscan 2C Matte Thermal Transfer InFusion Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil Glassine Optiscan 2C is a bright white smooth facestock for high-speed thermal transfer printing paired with InFusion permanent adhesive and 1.7 hi.mpact liner. P10
TTV9552-7 Thermal Transfer Vellum ST95 Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil Glassine Optiscan V is a bright white ultra-smooth facestock for high-speed thermal transfer printing paired with ST95 permanent adhesive and 1.7 hi.mpact liner. P10, P20
TTV1752-7 Thermal Transfer Vellum InFusion Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil Glassine Optiscan V is a bright white ultra-smooth facestock for high-speed thermal transfer printing paired with InFusion permanent adhesive and 1.7 hi.mpact liner. P10
TTK1752-7 Optiscan K Matte Thermal Transfer 640AT Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil Glassine A lightweight coated facestock designed for medium-speed thermal transfer printing. This smudge-resistant face offers good thermal transfer printing and is paired with 640AT adhesive a 1.7 mil Bloom hi.mpact liner.  
TTK2602-7 Optiscan K Matte Thermal Transfer InFusion Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil Glassine A lightweight coated facestock designed for medium-speed thermal transfer printing. This smudge-resistant face offers good thermal transfer printing and is paired with InFusion adhesive a 1.7 mil Bloom hi.mpact liner. P10
DAIRY LABEL
DLA7152-7 Dairy Label Xtra 50# 710DL Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil Glassine 50# Dairy Label is a white semi-gloss facestock with excellent wick resistance combined with an adhesive specially designed for labeling HDPE milk, and water jugs. P10
SEMI-GLOSS
SGL2652-7 Platinum 55# Semi-Gloss 640AT Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil Glassine Platinum XTRA is a 55# premium bright white coated semi-gloss facestock with 1.7 hi.mpact liner featuring smoothness and strength for excellent printability and converting and an all temp acrylic emulsion adhesive for all application temperatures. P10
SGL7852-7

Platinum XTRA 55# Semi-Gloss CHILL AT Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil Glassine

Platinum XTRA 55# premium bright white coated semi-gloss facestock with outstanding ink receptivity and high internal strength characteristics.  Featuring Chill AT adhesive and Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil glassine liner. 

P10
WHITE BOPP
PJ7852-7

Label-Lyte 2.6 mil Gloss Polypropylene (PP) Chill AT Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil Glassine

Vivid White, topcoated Label-Lyte, 2.6 mil white polypropylene with a pearlescent face for striking graphic quality.  Featuring Chill AT adhesive and Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil glassine liner.

P10
CLEAR BOPP
PF7852-7

Opticlear 2.0 mil Gloss Clear Polypropylene (PP) Chill AT Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil Glassine

A 2.0 mil clear top coated polypropylene film for the food, cosmetic, beverage and household cleaner market.  Featuring Chill AT adhesive and Bloom hi.mpact 1.7 mil glassine liner.

P10

 

Ask your local sales representative for more information on these new products. 

 

RCA — Recycle Compatible Adhesives

“A paper label with an adhesive that can be preferentially removed during paper recycling by screening or other conventional paper recycling processing operation. Recycling the label cannot cause any processing problems such as plugging screens, valve sticking, adhesive build-up in closed-loop systems or effluent problems.”

 

Mactac’s ST95 and 640AT adhesives, paired with a paper facestock, pass the TLMI-LRP2 Lab Testing protocol. These adhesives, when applied to paper, can be recycled and the paper is repulpable.

As an approved supplier, Mactac’s “laminates” (adhesives) passed the specifications defined in the TLMI Specification for Paper Labels coated with Environmentally Benign Pressure Sensitive Adhesive.

ST95

Adhesive Description - ST95 is a permanent acrylic emulsion with aggressive initial tack, excellent ultimate adhesion and mandrel hold. Very good adhesion to corrugated, glass, and various plastic substrates. Considered to be latex glove-friendly for use in some healthcare applications

640AT 

Adhesive Description - An all-temperature acrylic adhesive that performs well in normal to freezer temperature applications. 640AT exhibits some open time on some substrates (please test) and develops a permanent bond to a wide variety of substrates.



PCW — Post-Consumer Waste Labelstocks

Post-consumer waste is generated after a product has been used and disposed of by a consumer. The below constructions contain a percentage of PCW within the facestock.

Product Number Product Title Product Description % Recycled
LTCMC5032 

Lintec Durable Bubble-Free 

A 2.0 mil white gloss top-coated polyester with a unique bubble-free permanent acrylic adhesive and a 60# blue glassine liner. This product is UL969 recognized. 

25% 
LTC01469 

Lintec Durable Cryogenic

A 2.0 mil white gloss top-coated polyester with cryogenic high tack permanent acrylic adhesive and a 50# white glassine liner.

25%
LTC01483 

Lintec Durable Cryogenic Laser

A 2.0 mil white matte laser top-coated polyester with cryogenic high tack permanent acrylic adhesive and a 63# ivory kraft liner.

25%
LTCOT5040 

Lintec Durable Oil Tolerant 

A 2.0 mil white gloss top-coated polyester with a unique oil tolerant permanent acrylic adhesive and a 45# blue glassine liner.

25%
LTCOT5050 

Lintec Durable Oil Tolerant

A 2.0 mil clear gloss top-coated polyester with a unique oil tolerant permanent acrylic adhesive and a 60# blue glassine liner.

80%
LTCRE503S 

Lintec Durable Silicone (REPOP)

A 2.0 mil white gloss top-coated polyester with a silicone adhesive and a 75# white PE coated Kraft liner.

25%
FCD4954 

Lintec Durable 2.0 mil White Gloss Polyester (PET)

A 2.0 mil top-coated, white polyester, satin finish with a durable and aggressive permanent acrylic adhesive and a 3.2 SCK liner. This product is UL Recognized for indoor and outdoor applications.

25%
LTCFR3311-50 

Lintec Durable 2.0 mil White Gloss Polyester (PET)

A 2.0 mil white gloss top-coated polyester with a durable and aggressive permanent acrylic adhesive and a 60# blue glassine liner. This product is UL 969 recognized.

25%
LTC-TL50241138 

Lintec Durable Tire Label

A 2.0 mil white gloss polyester with an aggressive rubber based tire label adhesive and a 45# blue glassine liner.

25%
LTCKP5000 

Lintec Clear 80% Recycled PET 

A 2.0 mil clear 80% recycled content polyester with a durable and aggressive permanent acrylic adhesive and a 60# blue glassine liner. 

80%

 

Water Dissolvable Labelstocks

For applications requiring a label that will completely wash away in cold or hot water.

Product Number Product Title Product Description

WDP3201

Dissolvable Uncoated 48"

This 40# dissolvable paper is a 3.0 mil dissolvable uncoated litho with dissolvable acrylic adhesive. Washes away with either cold or hot water.

WDP3200

Dissolvable Uncoated 60"

This 40# dissolvable paper is a 3.0 mil dissolvable uncoated litho with dissolvable acrylic adhesive. Washes away with either cold or hot water.

 

Renewable Resources

Mactac uses greater than 20% of renewable resources when formulating the adhesives below.

Adhesive Product Title % Renewable Materials

CHILL AT Adhesives

CHILL AT is a hot melt adhesive, which will give you the application versatility you need. It was designed to stick quickly and stay in place as needed – whether your application condition is room temperature or something more challenging, like 20 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. CHILL AT is specially formulated to adhere from very cold to hot temperatures (-65° – 150°F). Additionally, it works well on low surface energy substrates like low-density polyethylene (LDPE), high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and more.

 > 20%

PUREapply Adhesives

PUREapply adhesive delivers a unique combination of high initial adhesion with clean initial removability. This latest advanced adhesive technology delivers ultimate adhesion to go on and stay on packaging and labeling applications while also giving initial removability to help on the label application side. No other adhesive has these performance features. PUREapply can be used across a broad range of applications, including cosmetics, toiletries, household goods, food packaging, and beverage labeling. 

 > 20%

 

 

 


 

 

Resources Available To You

  • Find liner and matrix recycling near you: Non-Landfill Solutions
  • Recycling Terms & Definitions: Learn More
  • TerraCycle offers a range of national, easy-to-use recycling platforms allowing everyone to recycle everything: Learn More


Did you know?

  • Understand updated recycling program labels: www.how2recycle.info/labels
  • People are recycling more than ever and, together we're making a difference for the environment. Waste Management
  • Recycling basics provided by Waste Management: Myths
  • Amazon Second Chance — Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Click here for options to give your stuff a second chance.
  • How to Recycle Amazon Boxes — Cardboard Amazon boxes can easily be recycled into new boxes. Learn how

Giving Back To Our Community 

 


How is Mactac Helping?


Both Columbus and Scranton, Pennsylvania locations recycle all stretch wrap, corrugate, aluminum, steel, plastic, batteries, electronic waste, bulbs, capacitors, pallets, and drums. Scrap rolls are then sold to the material reseller for further recycling and repurposing. We are always working on waste reduction in our production process. Solvents have been eliminated from our coating and replaced with 100% solids technology. Programs, such as our Precise Program, have been put in place to eliminate off-cuts going to waste.

Within the Stow, Ohio community, employees gather together with local organizations such as Bulldog Bags to provide children with food for the weekend. Adopt-a-Spot organization has dedicated areas throughout Stow that are maintained by volunteers in locations such as local parks and community areas.