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Tape solutions for a greener future

Enhancing sustainability and the packaging consumer experience

Sustainable Practices

With today’s duelling priorities of competitive pricing and a drive towards sustainable practices, retailers may feel stuck between a rock and a hard place. For the last decade, sustainability has grown in the consumer consciousness; nearly 70% say buying from brands committed to sustainability is vital.

Concern over the environmental impact of products is an established phenomenon, but since 2017 there has been a revived interest in sustainability, focused specifically on the packaging. This is reflected in central government and municipal regulations, consumer attitudes and brand owner values communicated via packaging.

With growing concerns about various issues, from product safety to the ethical sourcing of packaging materials to recycling and carbon emissions, consumers want to know more about the products they buy, their packaging, and the brands they’re buying from. As sustainability has become a key motivator for consumers, brands increasingly focus on packaging materials and designs demonstrating their environmental commitment.

Sustainability at Filtrona Tapes…

We are committed to continually developing our business to meet evolving sustainability requirements

The current portfolio is based on single-ply, lightweight, linerless plastic materials

Our sites are engaged in continuous waste and energy reduction schemes

We are constantly working on ways to evolve our products to minimise our environmental impact further

Our goal is to provide solutions with the suitable performance and a greener footprint

Circular Solutions with Rippatape® Halo

For those who see the opportunity for packaging to play a powerful role in the world around us without losing functional benefits, Rippatape® Halo helps brands and converters around the world meet their environmental goals whilst delivering a positive opening experience.

This brand-new solution is the first paper tear tape in the Filtrona Tapes ECO Range, providing customers with more circular curbside recyclable packaging options. It is externally certified as recyclable with paper achieving an A+ level via the Italian National Recyclability Standard: UNI 11743 and MC 501: 2017 criteria.

With a tearing performance comparable to our market leading Rippatape® 60, Rippatape® Halo does not compromise on the easy opening credentials of its plastic alternative. Crucially, Rippatape® Halo is recyclable along with paper and board packs, is fully reclaimable, eliminates the plastic film used in standard tear tapes, and focuses on fibre recovery.

Rippatape® Halo is ideal for opening lightweight corrugated, carton and fibreboard and results from over four years of painstaking lab testing.

Change and challenge: Redefining flexible packaging

Identifying more sustainable solutions through improving existing formats or looking at alternative materials is a complex, expensive and time-consuming business, especially if the product’s overall sustainability is not compromised and unintended consequences are to be avoided.

Supastrip® PCR – Supastrip® only greener

In response to consumer demand for packaging sustainability and recycled content, Supastrip® PCR is made from PET and contains 70% post-consumer recycled resin (PCR) in a single-ply 23-micron film. It builds on our original solution, designed to tear through various flexible packaging substrates, providing quick access to the product when the tape is pulled.

Supastrip® PCR facilitates the easy removal of of flexible packaging on products that use plastic or paper as the primary substrate across a wide range of FMCG applications, from pet food to pharmaceuticals or food-to-go to tobacco categories.

RE:CLOSE Lite – RE:CLOSE with a lighter touch

Our classic RE:CLOSE tape offers food waste reduction benefits by enabling flexible, dry food multiserve packs like potato chips, dried fruit and nuts to be resealed multiple times.

RE:CLOSE lite provides the same resealability benefits but with less plastic.

The narrower width, longer spool length RE:CLOSE lite is our lightest Re:Close to date offering over 30% plastic weight reduction vs the standard 30mm wide RE:CLOSE format.

We are ready to support you.

Whether you want to improve the consumer opening experience, add reseal functionality, enhance consumer engagement through extra messaging space or protect your product from counterfeiting, we are ready to support you.