Tape manufacturer Essentra has responded to consumer demand for packaging sustainability and the need to comply with the latest legislative requirements for recycled content with the development of a new tear tape for flexible packaging.
Called SupaStrip PCR, it is made from rPET and contains 70 percent post-consumer resin in a single ply, 23micron film. Essentra says that the product is easy to implement within flexible packaging lines and - importantly – that it is intuitive to use. The design combines sustainability with functionality, with no knives or scissors needed to open the packaging, while at the same time, the tamper-evident nature of tear tape clearly shows whether a product has been opened previously.
It is also printable, allowing brand messages and logos of all kinds to be added. “
The addition of SupaStrip PCR to our range is another step on our sustainability journey,” said Ian Beresford, head of marketing and development for Essentra.
Used with PET-based packaging films, for bottles and shrink sleeves, manufacturers can opt for one material type and create a simple recycling route for consumers.