Tesa Introduces Recycled PET Packaging Tape

Published on: 10 August 2022
by KnowESG
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With the release of the new tesa 60412 Recycled PET packaging tape, the company is adding to its line of eco-friendly packaging tapes. This gives companies in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, e-commerce, and logistics industries, which usually use film packaging tapes like polyvinyl chloride (PVC), an option that is better for the environment.

The tesa 60412 Recycled PET packaging tape was made with the environment in mind. It has several features that help reduce its impact on the environment. To cut down on the use of new plastic, PET bottles and other used PET products were recycled and used as raw materials for the tape. 

70% of the polyethylene (PET) that makes up the backing comes from recycling products that have already been used (PCR). The tape helps the circular economy and can be thrown away in paper recycling bins and other ways. It also has an innovative acrylic glue system that works with water.

The tesa 60412 Recycled PET Packaging Tape is great for light and medium-weight packaging up to 30 kg, and it can be used with both manual and automatic dispensers. It has a strong, abrasion-resistant back and a pressure-sensitive, acrylic adhesive that works every time. 

This guarantees strong adhesion on recycled cardboard as well as low noise unwind. Its high tensile strength puts its performance on par with PVC or biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) tapes. Users can also showcase their brands and advertising with ease as the tape can be printed with most types of ink systems.

Andreas Walkembach, Head of Industrial Trade & Converting Europe at tesa, said: 

"Sustainability is an increasingly important focus for businesses, and many are looking to make as many incremental changes as possible to help achieve their goals. Our latest 60412 Recycled PET packaging tape has been engineered to minimise its impact on the environment while maximising adhesion performance. By choosing a more sustainable packaging tape, customers can step closer to their targets, and we at tesa® are proud to help them on that journey."

Source: Innovations in Food Technology

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