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Stable expansion of the thermal composite film market

date:30-08-2019
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Thermal lamination films are decorative films, which ar […]

Thermal lamination films are decorative films, which are extrusion coated with thermal adhesives. These films, when heated, melts the adhesives & sticks to the printed paper surface. Generally, thermal lamination films are of three main types that are biaxially oriented polypropylene based thermal lamination film, biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate based thermal lamination film  and biaxially oriented nylon-6 based thermal lamination film.

The adhesives that are used to coat these films are hot-melt adhesives, such as ethylene vinyl acetate, polyolefin resin and others. Thermal lamination films offer good UV resistance, high tensile & bond strength and scratch resistance. It provides decorative finishes such as gloss & matte along with specialized finishes.Thermal lamination films are extensively used to laminate soft book covers, presenting cards, magazine covers, photo album, notebook covers, poster, packaging, gift bags and others.

Thermal lamination films’ thickness ranges from 20 microns to 250 microns. Thermal laminating films are used for packaging in food and beverages. The demand for these films are expected to increase with the increasing number of packed food products. The demand for thermal lamination films is high for decorative packaging purposes from commercial industry segment particularly for advertisement of products. The demand for these films is also high from industrial printing industry.  based thermal lamination film expanded with polystyrene is used for rooftop insulation owing to relatively low cost of insulation than aluminum insulation.

The demand for thermal lamination films is ever increasing as the printing industry is inexhaustible. As per a research, global print industry was valued at  billion in 2015. Advertising info graphics play a very vital role in the sales of products. Therefore, the use of thermal lamination films for laminating luxury bags and shopping bags is increasing.The rise of digital media and change in raw material prices are the major restraints for the growth of thermal lamination films market. Raw material cost includes the cost of adhesive resin and film. The digitization is likely to affect the business of thermal lamination films but to a smaller extent as the printable format is less likely to vanish.

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