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Our AdaptEco sustainable material range features FSC® certified papers, compostable films, recyclable paper packaging materials, and innovative wash-off adhesives.

Eco Direct Thermals

Our Two Types of FSC® Certified Direct Thermal Materials

  • Economy Thermal materials help provide well controlled, short term labelling where there is little chance of the image being contaminated. Also known as ‘Unprotected’ thermals, as they do not have a protective top-coating.
  • Top-Coated Thermal materials have a protected coating designed to prevent contamination of the thermally-printed image from condensation, fats, grease, solvents and plasticisers during production and transit. 


Popular Sellers  

  • T963N FSC®: An economy thermal paper with a high sensitivity response.
  • T764 FSC®: A top coated thermal paper with a high sensitivity response.
  • T654 FSC®: A top coated thermal paper with a high sensitivity response.

These products are available in combination with our wide range of adhesives or as adhesive-free thicker tags.

Note, minimum order may apply.

Applications and Benefits 

  • FSC® chain of custody certification: Smith & McLaurin is an FSC® certified material supplier, so our customers can track the origins of materials and demonstrate that the paper comes from responsibly managed forests.
  • Available with a wide range of adhesives: Choose from permanent, removable, freezer, water wash-off, wetpack and hotmelt adhesives to suit most labelling applications.
  • Multi-purpose face materials: Economy thermal materials are ideal for short life applications, e.g. in-store food, delicatessen, bakery, fruit and vegetable labelling. Due to their high-sensitivity response these materials are best used for indoor applications and are suitable for labelling household goods, hardware and DIY products.
  • High image resistance: Top coated thermal materials combat fading of thermal images
  • Sharp and clear print image: Top coated thermals offer better anchorage of flexographic printing inks and a much sharper print result.
  • ISEGA and/or FDA approved adhesives for direct and indirect food contact.

Get in touch

Get in touch for further information, datasheets and samples.

  1. Cartside Mill, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland, PA10 2AF
  2. 01505 707700
  3. info@smcl.co.uk
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