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    Plastic Film Label Made From 100 Per Cent Recycled Material

    6/5/19 | 9:00 AM time

    Together schäfer-etiketten and HERMA have developed a global innovation in the packaging sector

    The printing company schäfer-etiketten and the adhesive label specialist HERMA have worked together to develop a global innovation for the packaging sector. The two German companies have produced the first PE plastic film label made entirely of recycled material. This development will be presented by schäfer-etiketten on June 5 and 6, fitting for World Environment Day at CosmeticBusiness in Munich.

    Product Innovation with Flexible Application Possibilities

    The label is made of 100 per cent recycled polyethylene. Half of this polyethylene comes from household waste and the other half from industrial waste. The concept was developed in cooperation with POLIFILM, a company specialising in PE films. The labels, according to HERMA, are characterised by high flexibility in printability. Various techniques such as flexographic or offset printing are possible, but so are screen and digital printing.

    Sustainability Apparent in Appearance

    The final material is white in colour, but with its special optic indicates that the label has a recycling background. The recycling process creates the slightest unevenness on the surface, which gives the material an authentic character. According to HERMA, the labels are especially well-suited for products which stand first and foremost for sustainability and want to put this commitment on display with their labelling.

    schäfer-etiketten at CosmeticBusiness

    Corresponding to World Environment Day the CosmeticBusiness starts on June 5 in Munich. Several exhibitors, including schäfer-etiketten, will present their sustainable product solutions at the cosmetics industry's international trade fair. The new recyclate labels will be on display throughout the whole fair in Hall 2, Stand D19 at the MOC in Munich.

    Source, photo: HERMA

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