Thermal paper

Thermal paper

Thermal paper

Thermal paper is a paper with a thermoreactive coating. The field of application is so-called direct thermal printing. Here, using commercially available thermal printers, a black typeface develops due to the influence of warmth or heat on the print head of the device.

Quality

The quality T 90 SN is a so-called open quality (eco-quality), which has no other coating over the thermal layer. Its properties are as follows:

  • Image color: Black
  • Thermal sensitivity: Standard
  • Protective coating (topcoat): No
  • Durability: Standard resistance to effects such as moisture, UV light, water, oil. With T 90 increased resistance to heat; with T 80 standard resistance to heat.
  • Typical applications: Tickets for various uses, boarding passes, labels.

Our products

Blu Tag Therm T90 140 SN

Blu Tag Therm T90 140 SN

Product characteristics

  • Print image: Black
  • Sensitivity: Standard
  • Print speed: Up to 250 mm/s, depending on printer and setting
  • Lifetime of the printed image: 10 years *)
  • Typical applications (examples): Boarding-, entrance- and parking cards, composite materials, logistics

*) In compliance with the general storage and handling principles (see below, "General information")

Physical properties

Physical properties Value Unit Norm
Weight 140 ± 10 g/m² ISO 536
Thickness 136 ± 10 µm ISO 534
Smoothness thermal side (Bekk) ≥ 150 s ISO 5627
White without UV, thermal side ≥ 85 % ISO 2470
Breaking load vertical / horizontal ≥ 7,0 / ≥ 4,0 kN/m ISO 1924-2
Tear resistance vertical / horizontal ≥ 850 / ≥ 900 mN ISO 1974
Opacity ≥ 92 % ISO 2471

Static and dynamic development

General information

Thermal papers should be stored at a constant temperature of 23 ± 5 °C and a relative humidity of 50 ± 10 %. Exposure to strong sunlight or light as well as to chemicals should be avoided.

The above data represent typical values, but do not exempt the user from carrying out his own tests. For this purpose, we recommend carrying out suitable pressure and application tests before using the product.

Blu Tag Therm T90 165 SN

Blu Tag Therm T90 165 SN

Product characteristics

  • Print image: Black
  • Sensitivity: Standard
  • Print speed: Up to 250 mm/s, depending on printer and setting
  • Lifetime of the printed image: 10 years *)
  • Typical applications (examples): Boarding-, entrance- and parking cards, composite materials, logistics

*) In compliance with the general storage and handling principles (see below, "General information")

Physical properties

Physical properties Value Value Norm
Weight 170 ± 12 g/m² ISO 536
Thickness 174 ± 12 µm ISO 534
Smoothness thermal side (Bekk) ≥ 80 s ISO 5627
White without UV, thermal side ≥ 85 % ISO 2470
Breaking load vertical / horizontal ≥ 9,0 / ≥ 6,0 kN/m ISO 1924-2
Tear resistance vertical / horizontal ≥ 1100 / ≥ 1200 mN ISO 1974
Opacity ≥ 94 % ISO 2471

Static and dynamic development

General information

Thermal papers should be stored at a constant temperature of 23 ± 5 °C and a relative humidity of 50 ± 10 %. Exposure to strong sunlight or light as well as to chemicals should be avoided.

The above data represent typical values, but do not exempt the user from carrying out his own tests. For this purpose, we recommend carrying out suitable pressure and application tests before using the product.

Blu Tag Therm T90 195 SN

Blu Tag Therm T90 195 SN

Product characteristics

  • Print image: Black
  • Sensitivity: Standard
  • Print speed: Up to 250 mm/s, depending on printer and setting
  • Lifetime of the printed image: 10 years *)
  • Typical applications (examples): Boarding-, entrance- and parking cards, composite materials, logistics

*) In compliance with the general storage and handling principles (see below, "General information")

Physical properties

Physical properties Value Unit Norm
Weight 200 ± 14 g/m² ISO 536
Thickness 210 ± 14 µm ISO 534
Smoothness thermal side (Bekk) ≥ 60 s ISO 5627
White without UV, thermal side ≥ 85 % ISO 2470
Breaking load vertical / horizontal ≥ 10,7 / ≥ 7,0 kN/m ISO 1924-2
Tear resistance vertical / horizontal ≥ 1400 / ≥ 1500 mN ISO 1974
Opacity ≥ 96 %

ISO 2471

Static and dynamic development

General information

Thermal papers should be stored at a constant temperature of 23 ± 5 °C and a relative humidity of 50 ± 10 %. Exposure to strong sunlight or light as well as to chemicals should be avoided.

The above data represent typical values, but do not exempt the user from carrying out his own tests. For this purpose, we recommend carrying out suitable pressure and application tests before using the product.

Examples of use

Thermal paper for admission tickets

Admission tickets

Thermal paper for parking tickets

Parking tickets

Thermal paper for receipts

Receipts: parking, ATM

Thermal paper for airline and travel tickets

Airline tickets and travel tickets

Thermal paper for labels

Labels

Thermal paper for tags

Tags

Thermal paper for logistics

Data carriers for logistics

Components

The product consists of a wood-free base paper made of basic chlorine-free bleached pulp, which is coated on the upper side (thermoreactive side) with a coating made of a specially treated kaolin and a thermosensitive functional coating. The main components of these coatings are wax-like substances, color formers, a color developer and auxiliary substances that serve to adjust the melting point and stabilize the printed image. These substances and other inorganic pigments (e.g. calcium carbonate, also known as chalk) are part of the coating, which is applied to the base paper using suitable binders.

The thermal layer consists of a dye responsible for the black typeface, a dye developer (known as coreactant), auxiliary substances for adjusting the melting point (known as sensitizers), fillers (inorganic pigments such as chalk) and binders for fixing the thermal layer to the paper.

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