The TRACrite 1.2 mil polyester liner, which consists of up to 60% post-industrial content, is suitable for food and beverage, health and beauty, and household chemical labelling applications


FLEXcon has expanded optiFLEX ecoFOCUS product line. (Credit: Business Wire)

FLEXcon has expanded its optiFLEX ecoFOCUS line with the addition of conformable polyethylene labelling solutions that facilitate recyclability of HDPE containers.

The FLEXcon’s V-127RE adhesive is used by the white and clear products to deliver better performance and enhance recyclability of HDPE containers.

FLEXcon’s TRACrite 1.2 mil polyester liner consists of up to 60% post-industrial content, thereby helping to minimise carbon footprint. It is intended for use in applications such as food and beverage, health and beauty, and household chemical labelling.

FLEXcon packaging product manager Melissa David said: “Using a PE film on an HDPE container means you are pairing like polymers – a benefit over using BOPP films on HDPE containers.

“This better facilitates container recyclability, helping brands and CPG companies achieve their sustainability goals.”

The films provide enhanced conformability to BOPP products, enabling the suitability for rigid, semi-squeeze and full-squeeze HDPE containers avoiding concerns about darting of labels during use.

With cross-platform printable capabilities, the films support flexography, rotary letterpress, rotary screen, narrow-format UV inkjet, and HP Indigo applications.

The V-127RE adhesive holds the capacity to efficiently adhere to HDPE containers and provide a minimum application temperature of 35°F/1.7°C. It is also compliant with FDA 175.105 for indirect food contact applications.

According to the company, both products in undecorated form meet or exceed the Association of Plastic Recycler’s HDPE-CG-01, Critical Guidance Protocol for HDPE coloured or natural bottles with resin additives, barriers, layers, or closures.

The company is offering wide web rolls from Quick-Ship inventory in 76” masters and custom width rolls from FLEXchoice programme to meet the different size and quantity requirements of the customers.

In March this year, FLEXcon launched new eco-friendly label materials developed to support sustainable packaging.

Based in Worcester County, Massachusetts, the company offers coated and laminated films and adhesives, which can be used as functional components in manufactured goods and graphics applications.