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Metalvac: Lecta's high value-added metallized paper

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11/7/2023 12:00 AM

labels | flexible packaging | metallized paper

​Metalvac is Lecta's range of metallized paper manufactured at our Leitza (Navarra, Spain) mill.

Metallized paper is produced using direct high vacuum metallization technology, a process in which 0.08 g/m2 of aluminum is deposited on a one-side coated paper.

This is a single-material, paper-based solution, making Metalvac the sustainable alternative to other choices available in the market today, such as metallized plastic (polypropylene, polyester) films, aluminum foil - a product whose aluminum content is on average 300 times greater than that of metallized paper, or hot-stamping and metallic inks, amongst others.

Noteworthy among its numerous advantages are:

  • Recyclability in standard paper and cardboard circuits
  • High opacity
  • Good folding properties
  • Good mechanical resistance
  • An even, glossy, smooth surface
  • Excellent printability for offset, flexo and rotogravure printing

Metalvac is an ideal paper for manufacturing high-quality wet-glue and self-adhesive labels, as well as for graphic applications. You may also look forward to hearing more about our new range of functional metallized papers, especially designed for flexible packaging for food and non-food products, in the near future.

Thanks to our integrated production system, including the manufacture of pulp and base paper, along with in-depth technical expertise, both in manufacturing techniques for a variety of specialty papers and in applying coatings, Lecta has developed a range of functional papers with sealing and barrier properties. These products are designed for the world of flexible packaging in the food, toy, and food service industries.

The entire Metalvac range is manufactured according to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards, essential for the food industry, in compliance with ISO 14001 and EMAS environmental management, ISO 50001 energy efficiency, ISO 9001 quality and ISO 45001 occupational health and safety standards. It is also available upon request with PEFC or FSC® C011032 Chain of Custody forestry certifications.

For more information about Lecta's Metalvac products, please visit www.lecta.com.

 

 

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