CCL’s 360° sleeves are claimed to offer design freedom whilst also ensuring a strong visual impact at the point of sale. With their expertise in the field of film manufacturing, CCL have created a sustainable TD sleeve material enabling customers to meet their recycling targets. The EcoFloat material complies with all CCL conformity standards and has been engineered to improve the sink/ float separation process relating to PET bottles.
Maximum PET recycling performance
The clear polyolefin film material has been specifically developed for PET bottle-to-bottle recycling: It is based on polyolefin; the TD shrink is less than 60% and it has a thickness of 50 μ. These are the same process conditions as other TD films. Its specific gravity is <0.93 g/cm³. The material floats with ink during the separation process and supports the PET bottle-to-bottle recycling process.
Meeting the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) standards in the US and the European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) standards in Europe is becoming increasingly important. The EcoFloat material has now been approved by the European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP). EPBP is a voluntary industry initiative that provides PET bottle design guidelines for recycling and evaluates PET bottle packaging solutions and technologies.