PITTSFIELD, MA - Interprint has launched Premeer, what it calls a next-generation decorative overlay that it says combines excellent board protection with high fidelity prints in a product that's environmentally safe.
Interprint, which produces decor paper for the laminate industries, developed Premeer at its Pittsfield, MA production facility with partners Applied Extrusion Technologies, Inc., MinusNine Technologies and Energy Sciences, Inc. which makes curing systems.
The protective coating developed by MinusNine is cured via Energy Science's electron beam system on Applied Extrusion Technologies SynDECOR oriented polypropylene substrate. The depth and content of the coating can be adjusted to meet wear resistant specs. Premeer can be profile wrapped, mitre folded, bladder pressed or flat laminated without creasing, cracking or distortion.
Interprint's laser engraved cylinders produce photo-realistic rotogravure décor printing on PREMEER. The process uses organic, water-based inks, and electronic beam curing, so no VOCs are released. A board encapsulated with Premeer safely retains more of its formaldehyde than a board covered with vinyl.