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Thermal paper is firmly established in many areas of daily life: checkout receipts and price labels in supermarkets, parcel labels in logistics centers – in fact, anywhere that information has to be printed out quickly and economically. We supply finishers and laminators with our thermal paper all over the world, and they make them into checkout rolls, self-adhesive labels, and tickets of every conceivable kind.
The biggest field of use for thermal paper is at and around the Point of Sale (POS) – in other words, anywhere that receipts need to be produced quickly and simply.
• World market leader for POS Thermal Paper
• Available as BPA-free, phenol-free or developer-free Thermal Paper
• Grammages from 44 to 90 gsm
The benefits of thermal technology are finding increasing use in the field of self-adhesive labels, such as parcel stickers, stock labels and for fruit and vegetable scales in the supermarket.
• Leading supplier of face materials for the production of thermal labels
• Available as BPA-free, Phenol-free or bisphenol-free Thermal Paper
• New: Thermal Paper for Topcoat Applications
These applications require stable, thicker and especially sensitive thermal papers, used for things like entry tickets, betting slips and medical plotting paper (ECG paper).
• High Sensitivity
• Excellent flatness
• Good printability
The blue thermal paper from the Black Forest
As well as its conventional thermal paper, Koehler offers a new, unique and award-winning technology for thermal paper: Blue4est®
As the world's leading manufacturer of thermosensitive specialty paper, the Koehler Paper Group is aware of its responsibility to ensure that all resources are used sparingly. The company is driven by the desire to constantly work on product improvements and improvements in the use of resources and energy.
There are recurring questions about thermal paper, which will be answered below.
Koehler thermal paper is always produced without BPA. It can be disposed of with household waste (for incineration) or by conventional paper recycling. We recommend that you contact your local waste collection company, as the legal requirements and regional recommendations for recycling thermal paper receipts vary considerably from country to country or region to region.
Blue4est® is recyclable.
Conventional thermal paper are not intended for use as compost. Thermal paper is disposed of in landfills and recycled by paper recycling. In principle, however, thermal paper is biodegradable by up to 91 percent, depending on the fiber content, structure and raw materials used.
Blue4est® is not intended for use as compost. Thermal paper are disposed of by landfill and recycled. In principle, Blue4est® is biodegradable.
Blue4est® is the only thermal paper in the world approved for direct food contact. The thermosensitive layer does not react on a chemical level like all other thermal paper, but on a physical level and completely dispenses with developers and color formers.
A Life Cycle Assessment for Blue4est® is planned, but will take some time because it is a very time-consuming process.
No, according to recent studies, all BPA-free thermal paper are harmless to human health. They comply with all legal and regulatory requirements.
Yes, all thermal paper produced without BPA is harmless for cashiers according to the study status we are aware of. In the case of paper containing BPA, the REACH process has derived a possible risk for the sensitive group of pregnant cashiers and their unborn children.
There are currently no comparable studies available for the various types of thermal paper, so it is difficult to make definitive statements as to which of the products is the best alternative for humans and the environment as a whole. In principle, all Koehler Paper Group thermal paper comply with all legal and regulatory requirements and are therefore completely harmless.
No, the opposite is the case. In Europe alone, the paper and pulp industry has contributed to the reforestation of 44,000 square kilometers of forest between 2005 and 2015. This corresponds to the area of Switzerland. These sustainably used forests are an important part of the European environment and also of the economy.
Koehler will continue to work on improving its products in terms of sustainability, environmental friendliness and consumer benefit and on researching opportunities to develop new, innovative and sustainable products and establish them on the market.
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