Glossary

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Pad printing

Printing process wherein the ink is transferred by means of an elastic pad made of silicone rubber from the printing plate to the object to be printed.

Perforation

A piercing of the non-woven fabric which facilitates the separation from the roller. The regular arrangement, quantity, shape and size of the holes play a crucial role.

PET

Polyethylene terephthalate = Thermoplastic material - prepared through polycondensation.

Polyamide

Synthetic fibers of linearly linked macromolecules, polymers.

Polyester (PES)

Polymeric compounds with high wear resistance, tear resistance, abrasion resistance, light fastness and abrasion resistance.

Polyethylene (PE)

A thermoplastic material which is derived from petroleum and natural gas. It has a waxy, soft surface.

Polymers

Compound of macro-molecules consisting of the same or different basic building blocks.

Polypropylene (PP)

Weldable plastics with high hardness, rigidity and heat resistance, which can be disposed in an environmentally friendly manner.

Private Label

Products, which are usually produced by a company or made available to be offered under the brand name of another company. 

PTFE

Polytetrafluoroethylene = polymer of carbon and fluorine.

Punching

Production of so-called die-cuts or shaped pieces made of thin material using a press or on impact machine and a special cutting tool.