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10-26-2015

Bio-Based Polyethylene Films

For Label Applications

Avery Dennison introduces the first self-adhesive PE filmic labels with a face stock that includes more than 80 % renewable content and offer brand owners the opportunity to meet their target on renewable resources in packaging, while continuing to benefit from the functionality and performance of a regular polyethylene label.

The bio-based PE self-adhesive laminates are available in a white and a clear version (figure: Avery Dennison)

The bio-based PE self-adhesive laminates are available in a white and a clear version (figure: Avery Dennison)

The bio-based PE self-adhesive laminates are available in a white and a clear version. The resin used for the new bio-based PE films is made from Bonsucro Certified Sugar Cane, which follows rigorous social and environmental monitoring prior to certification. Both new products offer performance and recyclability comparable to standard PE85 resin. With the proper precautions and preparation, these films act as drop-in replacements, meaning converters can substitute conventional PE for a bio-based PE label film without investing in new machinery.

By using biomass to create a PE label film which contains more than 80% bio-based resin, brand owners can reduce their dependency on fossil based packaging materials. The introduction of the bio-based film is Avery Dennison’s response to their growing interest in using bio-based packaging materials. Avery Dennison worked with global resin producer Braskem and Belgium converter Desmedt Labels to prototype and test the bio-based PE label at the Belgium facilities of Ecover, manufacturer of ecologically sound cleaning products.

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Avery Dennison Corporation

Goode Avenue 207
US 91203-1222 Glendale, CA

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