Essentra unveils tear tape for flexible packaging

ESSENTRA Tapes has launched what it says is the first tear tape for flexible packaging to combine the sustainability of recycled polyester (rPET).

The new SupaStrip PCR is made from rPET and contains 70% post-consumer resin (PCR) in a single ply, 23micron film. Essentra Tapes said that it was launched in response to both consumer demand for packaging sustainability and the latest legislative requirements for recycled content.

The firm added that the product is easy to implement within flexible packaging lines and provides a fast, safe and immediate access to the contents.

Ian Beresford, head of marketing and development for Essentra, said, “Research has shown that consumers are positively influenced by solutions using recycled content in plastic. The addition of SupaStrip PCR to our range is another step on our sustainability journey and cements our commitment to providing customers with environmental packaging solutions without compromising on product performance.”

Essentra Tapes said that SupaStrip PCR is ideally suited for PET based packaging films, making it the ‘perfect partner’ for bottles and shrink sleeves where the use of one material type creates a simple recycling route for consumers.