What is Zodia?
Zodia is a family of tough, durable, synthetic products that are stronger than paper, more environmentally friendly than other plastics, and more cost-effective than other synthetic substrates in the market. Formed from polypropylene, Zodia is a versatile material that offers a balance of physical characteristics that combine the best properties of paper and film.
Zodia is a robust, lightweight material with a smooth surface that is resistant to water, chemicals, abrasion,and aging. Its unique combination of properties makes Zodia ideal for a broad range of applications.
Print grade Zodia is corona treated to improve ink and coating adhesion. This treatment oxidizes the surface and increases the surface’s wettability to inks, coatings,and adhesives. This treatment can last up to at least 20 years. Zodia is coated with an antistatic agent to help reduce the build-up of static electricity during handling operation.
The physical properties common to all Zodia synthetic paper grades combine to make them ideal substrates for printing, packaging, labels,and tag applications. Zodia possesses outstanding chemical resistance. Zodia synthetic paper is inert to most acids, bases,and salts. It is dimensionally stable with less than 0.01% change between 0% and 100% relative humidity at a constant temperature. All components used in the manufacturing process of Zodia meet FDA requirements.
Zodia is 100% moisture resistant. Its physical properties are not affected by water – Zodia is equally strong wet or dry under ordinary conditions and ambient temperature. Zodia is resistant to rot and mildew. It will not promote the formation of mold . Zodia has a neutral pH level;therefore, it is neither acidic nor basic.
In some processing steps, Zodia may generate static electricity unless treated with antistatic agents. While suppressing static generation and increasing wettability, they do not affect sheet strength. When exposed to heat, Zodia begins to shrink at approximately 135°C and melts at 160°C.
Zodia’s physical properties can withstand exposure to direct sunlight (ultraviolet rays). However, if used outdoors, Zodia synthetic paper can last about 1-3 months. Zodia is UV resistant with our opaque coatings.