Herma’s new overlaminating film has been designed to make it possible to manufacture paper labels that can be widely used even in harsh and critical environments. This product from Herma’s Self-Adhesive Materials division comprises of a self-wound self-adhesive film without liner, so no additional waste is produced during the conversion process. The roll feeds in from a spare unwind mandrel and overlaminates the printed media prior to die cutting. No adhesive or wastepack liner recovery is required. This provides the labels with protection against both mechanical stresses, such as that caused by friction, as well as moisture, greases and oils. According to the company, the overlaminating film with its permanent acrylate adhesive becomes an extremely attractive and economical alternative to high-cost special materials in many cases.