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Development of recycled PET liners

A portfolio of recycled PET label liners called ‘rPET’ recently launched by Avery Dennison, is now available with four labelling constructions across Europe.

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Avery Dennison’s recycled rPET liners are now available across Europe with four constructions

The global adhesives manufacturer uses post-consumer waste to manufacture label liners sustainably. The new portfolio consists of four new labelling materials which use a liner made of 30% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

A PET liner is a paper or plastic-based film sheet applied during the manufacturing process and is used to prevent a sticky surface from prematurely adhering. The rPET liner has been designed to convert in the same way as a conventional PET liner.

As well as this, the materials are part of the firm’s CleanFlake and ClearCut portfolios which offer additional sustainability gains.

The firm’s rPET23 liner includes three CleanFlake materials – designed to separate cleanly from PET bottles during the recycling process to eliminate contamination of PET flakes.

We are committed to managing waste across the value chain – in line with our 2025 sustainability goals and to meet the needs of our customers

Another of the materials – a high clarity ClearCut PP50 TOP CLEAR-S7000-rPET23 construction – is thinner and offers high speed conversion and dispensing using the same thin rPET23 liner.

Georg Müller-Hof, vice-president of marketing at Avery Dennison, says the company’s aim is to focus on real-world sustainability improvements, which means ‘closing the loop’ and using post-consumer waste to buy new products.

He adds: “We are committed to managing waste across the value chain – in line with our 2025 sustainability goals and to meet the needs of our customers. Moving forward, we look forward to introducing rPET liner in an expanded range of products, as well as offering products that contain recycled content and/or enable recycling of end use packaging.”

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