D & K Europe is continuing to roll out the Diamond Hard Velvet Matt coated products developed and produced by D & K Group in Illinois, USA.
This coating is, as the name implies, a hard, scuff resistant non-reflective coating with a pleasing feel to it.
For some years we have marketed the Polyester films (with standard resin) in 75, 125 and 250 micron - under the name Ultra Matt, in contrast to SoluS Matt films which have a sheen to them, and, following improvements to the integrity and consistency of the coating, these are proving very successful.
We have also stocked and sold Nylon (38/42 micron with standard resin) for some time; the use of Nylon to laminate paperback book covers – long popular in USA - is growing in Europe. This gauge of Nylon needs to be separated by a knife rather than by burster, hence the development of the Europa FK (which is shortly to go through beta testing).
We are hoping to introduce Superstick versions of these in the Polyester and Nylon Diamond Hard finishes in the near future.
We now have a limited quantity of OPP Diamond Hard Velvet Matt, both with standard resin and with Superstick.
Additionally, we have a small amount of this OPP with a variation of Superstick specifically developed for issues with Indigo prints.