Dutch packaging manufacturer Avery Dennison has created a new range of adhesive liners for food and beverage products made exclusively with recycled PET (rPET).
Avery Dennison claims that the move means that the company is the first pressure sensitive labelling material supplier to make a liner made from rPET commercially available in Europe.
The new rPET liner is manufactured from “carefully-selected” post-consumer waste, and will be made available to manufacturers in October 2018 across a number of self-adhesive constructions.
Jasper Zonnenberg, global director films at Avery Dennison said: “We are determined to pioneer change across the industry. With a continued innovation focus on solutions that are responsibly sourced, use reduced amounts of material and are more easily recyclable we are pleased to be able to introduce a rPET liner to our portfolio – a liner that is not only easier to recycle, but itself is made of recycled materials.”
“As availability of suitable rPET is currently limited we will initially have a limited supply of our rPET liner – however we will soon be able to scale up production significantly and we aim to have rPET as an option across all of our filmic and paper constructions.
“Conversion and application speeds are helping to drive the ongoing rise in demand for PET liners, and we have been careful to retain those benefits, while also supporting converters and end users as they make the transition from glassine.
“These new rPET liners are another example of our determination to provide solutions where higher productivity goes hand in hand with improved sustainability — creating a win-win for both productivity and the planet.”
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