Direct Thermal Solutions

Our specialty coating solutions combine direct thermal technology, cutting-edge materials science, and groundbreaking innovations in water-based coatings. We leverage our proprietary processes and technical know-how to support consumers in their daily lives, from weigh-scale labels at the deli to medical wristbands, retail shelf marking, and e-commerce packages.

Optimized Efficiency

In today’s competitive market, data-fueled insights are essential. Our thermal paper products deliver the critical information end-users need, ensuring unparalleled legibility and durability in a variety of environments. With our solutions, businesses can achieve greater visibility and optimize their efficiency.

Real-Time Connection

We live in a connected world where doctors authenticate patient identity, pharmacists verify a patient’s medication and dosage, and consumers track the arrival of their package. Appvion’s innovative solutions enable real-time connections for these vital relationships. Our direct thermal technology ensures reliable connectivity with crisp, clear imaging and exceptional resistance properties.

Value-Based Approach

At Appvion, we believe that chemistry is the key to innovative direct thermal and specialty coated solutions that continually improve product performance and protect the environment. Our value-based approach supports end-user requests for products made with more natural components.

Browse Appvion's Direct Thermal Solutions

LABEL | Our direct thermal label portfolio is designed to meet specific labeling needs for a variety of barcode applications. Our label products offer high printing speed, excellent barcode contrast, and exceptional resistance properties. With our label solutions, you can expect versatility and environmental, chemical, and resistance properties, making them perfect for your labeling needs.

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TICKET & TAG | Appvion’s direct thermal ticket and tag products provide exceptional imaging quality, ensuring reliable barcode scannability and consistent image quality. Our products offer excellent press printing characteristics and are compatible with high-quality image graphics, making them the perfect choice for your ticket and tag needs.

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GAMING | The gaming industry demands durable solutions that last. Our direct thermal gaming products are ideal for pre-printing fine detail and have exceptional resistance properties. Many grades are backcoated for compatibility with high-definition graphics, ensuring that your gaming products are of the highest quality.

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FILM | Our film solutions provide an excellent barrier for unique applications where high plasticizer content adhesives could migrate through the paper sheet. Direct thermal films also provide extra durability, resistance, and sharp imaging for high water resistance or sheet strength applications. With our film products, you can expect unparalleled performance and quality.

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Dispersible Direct Thermal Label

Appvion's Dispersible Direct Thermal label solution is a unique material that looks, feels, and tears like ordinary direct thermal paper but has a distinguishing feature — it disperses in cold water, hot water, and most aqueous solutions. Our patent-pending dispersible technology is suitable for direct thermal labeling systems, encouraging consistent food labeling practices and food safety tracking.

Résiste® 15% PCW
Made with Post Consumer Waste

For sustainability-minded customers who value high-performing products at a lower environmental impact, Résiste® 15% PCW includes a post-consumer fiber base that performs like a virgin fiber product. Our topcoated label product helps customers meet their sustainability goals by giving life to materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill, all while including the benefits of our patent-pending phenol-free direct thermal chemistry.

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