Avery Dennison Corp. has introduced two bio-based polyethylene label films, which it says is the first self-adhesive PE film with more than 80 percent renewable content.
The film will help packaging firm meet targets for renewable sources while still offering the function and performance of a regular PE label product, the Glendale, Calif.-based company said.
The bio-based PE self-adhesive laminates are available in a white and a clear version.
The resin used for the new bio-based PE films is made from a variety of sugar cane which is monitored for production that follows social and environmental monitoring. Both new products offer performance and recyclability comparable to standard PE85 resin.
With the proper precautions and preparation — Avery Dennison suggests that special care is observed, and that dies are not sharp or damaged — these films act as drop-in replacements, meaning converters can substitute conventional PE for a bio-based PE label film without investing in new machinery.
Avery Dennison worked with global resin producer Braskem and Belgian converter Desmedt Labels to prototype and test the bio-based PE label at the Belgian facilities of Ecover, manufacturer of ecologically sound cleaning products.