FLEXcon has launched FLEXcon optiFLEX ecoFOCUS, a new line of eco-friendly packaging products for primary labelling applications that enable the recyclability of PET containers.
Offering sustainability and performance for labelling applications such as food and beverage, health and beauty and household chemical, FLEXcon optiFLEX ecoFOCUS features FLEXcon’s new V-52RE adhesive, which is designed to remove cleanly during the PET recycling process. In addition, the 1.2 mil TRACrite release liner contains up to 60% post-industrial recycled content, minimising the carbon footprint further.
The products with wash-off adhesive enable recyclability of PET containers. The line is comprised of polypropylene films in clear, white and silver with a robust topcoat compatible with multiple print methods. The V-52RE adheres well to PET containers, offering a minimum application temperature -6.6°C (20°F) and is compliant with FDA 175.105 for indirect food contact.
‘The V-52RE adhesive system is designed to separate from the PET flake during the recycling process, allowing for the collection of the rPET so that it can be used to create new PET containers or other items,’ said Melissa David, Product Manager at FLEXcon. ‘The goal was to meet the demands of consumer brands for more environmentally-friendly packaging solutions without sacrificing performance, and optiFLEX ecoFOCUS fits the bill for such an eco-friendly packaging option.’