Recycled PET bottles are turned into adhesive tapes

Tesa says its new 60412 is not only a universal packaging tape that is more sustainable thanks to the high recycled content in the backing material, but it also features a strong performance.

The new Tesa 60412 includes a backing with 70% recycled (PCR) PET and a water-based acrylic adhesive system. The company is thus expanding its product portfolio of high-performance packaging tapes, which are partly made from recycled materials and bio-based raw materials. For many industries, such as the food and beverage industry, the pharmaceutical industry or the logistics sector, Tesa says 60412 is an ideal alternative to conventional polyvinyl chloride packaging tapes.

With its elevated tear resistance, Tesa 60412 is comparable to PVC or biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) tapes. Tesa 60412 is suitable for both manual and automatic dispensers and is largely silent in use. The packaging tape is certified according to INGEDE Method 12 and can be disposed together with the packaging in the wastepaper without compromising the cardboard recycling process.

For most companies and industries, the topic of sustainability has long been of great importance. When packing or sending goods and products, it is important to be as sustainable as possible. With Tesa 60412, the company has developed an adhesive tape that meets these requirements. The production process is completely solvent-free. Used PET products, including bottles, are recycled and utilised as raw material for the backing.

“The development of products that help promote sustainability is a strategically important goal for Tesa. Our new Tesa 60412 PET packaging tape was therefore developed in a way that reduces environmental pollution as much as possible and at the same time guarantees high performance. By choosing a more sustainable packaging tape, our customers can get one step closer to their goals. We at Tesa are proud to support them on this journey,” says Andreas Walkembach, head of industrial trade and converting for Europe at Tesa.

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Milton Keynes
MK14 5LS
UNITED KINGDOM

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https://www.tesa.com/en-gb

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