FLEXcon has expanded its FLEXcon optiFlex ecoFocus line to include conformable polyethylene labeling that enable recyclability of HDPE containers.
These white and clear products utilize FLEXcon’s V-127RE adhesive to ensure maximize recyclability of HDPE containers. In addition, the TRACrite 1.2mil polyester liner contains up to 60 percent post-industrial content. Applications include food and beverage, health and beauty, and household chemical labeling.
‘Using a PE film on an HDPE container means you are pairing like polymers - a benefit over using BOPP films on HDPE containers,’ Melissa David, product manager, packaging, at FLEXcon, said. ‘This better facilitates container recyclability, helping brands and CPG companies achieve their sustainability goals.’
The films offer conformability to BOPP products, making them suitable for rigid, semi-squeeze and full-squeeze HDPE containers without concerns about darting of labels during use. They are cross-platform printable, supporting flexography, rotary letterpress, rotary screen, narrow-format UV inkjet, and HP Indigo.
The V-127RE adhesive adheres well to HDPE containers, offering a minimum application temperature of 35 deg F/1.7 deg C and is compliant with FDA 175.105 for indirect food contact. In undecorated form, both products meet or exceed the Association of Plastic Recycler’s HDPE-CG-01, Critical Guidance Protocol for HDPE colored or natural bottles with resin additives, barriers, layers, or closures.
Wide web rolls are available from Quick-Ship inventory in 76in masters. Custom width rolls are available from FLEXcon’s FLEXchoice program where customers can order the sizes and quantities they need without having to purchase a full master.