The white and clear conformable polyethylene labelling solutions included in the FLEXcon® optiFLEX® ecoFOCUS™ line use FLEXcon’s V-127RE adhesive to ensure ideal performance and maximise recyclability of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers into recycled high-density polyethylene (rHDPE).
In addition, the TRACrite™ 1.2 mil polyester release liner contains up to 60% post-industrial recycled content, minimising the carbon footprint further. Applications include: food and beverage, health and beauty, and household chemical labelling.
‘Using a PE film on an HDPE container means you are pairing like polymers – a benefit over using BOPP films on HDPE containers,’ said Melissa David, product manager, packaging, at FLEXcon. ‘This better facilitates container recyclability, helping brands and CPG companies achieve their sustainability goals.’
The films offer superior conformability to BOPP products, making them suitable for rigid, semi-squeeze and full-squeeze HDPE containers without concerns about darting of labels during consumer use. They are cross-platform printable, supporting flexography, rotary letterpress, rotary screen, narrow format UV inkjet and HP Indigo.
The V-127RE adhesive adheres well to HDPE containers, offering a minimum application temperature of 1.7°C (35°F), and is compliant with FDA 175.105 for indirect food contact. In undecorated form, both products meet or exceed the Association of Plastic Recycler’s HDPE-CG-01, Critical Guidance Protocol for HDPE coloured or natural bottles with resin additives, barriers, layers or closures.