CCL Label has launched a new easy-to-open shrink sleeve paired with a tamper-evident seal. Easy4opening covers the neck/top of bottles and comparable containers for food or cosmetic and hygiene products.
A partially shrunk sleeve combined with a solid flag offers additional space for double-sided printing which can increase the brand profile. Combining offset and rotary print and EB-drying using non-migrating inks means there are no design limitations and the ‘attention-drawing’ flag can send specific brand or promotional signals to the consumer at the point of sale.
For small-sized items it is said to provide a striking and affordable additional feature – for example, the flag could also carry QR-codes.
The sleeve material consists of a multi-layer shrink film. Depending on product geometry the sleeve is equipped with a horizontal and/or vertical micro-perforation which enables the consumer to open it comfortably and without tools. The complete surface of the flag delivers a good grip and the sleeve can be torn open easily with just two fingers.
The sleeves can be applied by standard machinery. In the case of CCL Label’s Austrian operation, where the development took place, sleeves are applied using equipment from Berning Maschinenfabrik.
Pictured: The flag provides additional space for a good grip while the sleeve can be opened easily due to the perforations