POLY BINDER COVER MATERIALS



POLYETHYLENE or POLYPROPYLENE



Polyethylene and polypropylene are both derived from the polyolefin family of plastic resins. Polyethylene’s greatest advantages over polypropylene are generally lower prices, better flexibility (lower stiffness), and greater toughness at lower temperatures. Polypropylene’s advantages over polyethylene would include substantially greater contact clarity and to some the “softer Hand” or “dry feel”.

Polypropylene also has a harder surface and will generally resist distortion in lower gauges, it may become an attractive choice in boxes, portfolios and lighter gauged binders.

Both materials can be treated for printing. The “feel” factor is very subjective and some prefer the “dry” feel of polypropylene, while others prefer the “high-tech” feel of polyethylene.



POLYETHYLENE - MATTE



  • .016 gauge .023 gauge .035 gauge .047 gauge .055 gauge .075 gauge
  • 00 Natural X X X X X X
  • 11 Blue X X X X
  • 12 Par Blue X X X X X
  • 17 Azure X X X X
  • 37 Emerald X X X X
  • 50 Lt Brown X X X X
  • 364 Purple X X X X
  • 67 Br Yellow X X X X
  • 74 Lt Red X X X X X
  • 83 Gray X X X X
  • 90 Black X X X X X
  • 99 White X X X X X
  • 102 Br Orange X X X X
  • 154 Lvory X X X X
  • 160 Lt Gray X X X X
  • 192 Maroon X X X X
  • 297 Beige X X X X
  • 462 Forest Green X X X X
 
  • 90 Black
  • 12 Par Blue
  • 37 Emerald
  • 74 Lt Red
  • 17 Azure
  • 462 Forest Green
 
  • 160 Lt Gray
  • 83 Gray
  • 67 Br. Yellow
  • 102 Br. Orange
  • 154 Ivory
  • 297 Beige
 
  • 99 White
  • 364 Purple
  • 00 Natural
  • 192 Maroon
  • 11 Blue
  • 50 Lt Brown
 


POLYETHYLENE - CRUSH



  • .016 gauge .023 gauge .035 gauge .047 gauge .055 gauge .075 gauge
  • 00 Natural X X X X X X
  • 11 Blue X X X X
  • 12 Par Blue X X X X X
  • 17 Azure X X X X


 
  • 90 Black
  • 12 Par Blue
  • 99 White
  • 60 Red
 


POLYPROPYLENE



  • .016 gauge .020 gauge .030 gauge .045 gauge
  • 00 Clear - Matte/Matte X X X X
  • 00 Clear -Matte/Smooth X X X X
  • 00 Clear - Line/Smooth X X X X


 
 
  • 00 Clear - Matte/Matte
  • 00 Clear - Matte/Smooth
  • 00 Clear - Line/Smooth
 








Source: Material Supplier

*The above colors are not an exact match of the colors offered due to variations in the computer settings. If the poly color choice is critical, please request a sample swatch.

 
 
 
 
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