Innovative & sustainable films designed for circular economy

Labelexpo Europe 2019, Stand 5C40

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NATIVIA D813 is the first bio-based and biodegradable I-IML film on the market
NATIVIA D813 is the first bio-based and biodegradable I-IML film on the market

Taghleef Industries has announced that it will be presenting new sustainable film solutions at Labelexpo Europe 2019. Nativia D813 is the first bio-based and biodegradable I-IML film in the market and complements Taghleef’s wide range of IML BoPP films. This polylactic acid (PLA) film is designed to run on reel-to-sheet offset printing machines, achieving good printing speed and better ink adhesion. These features make Nativia D813 a unique film that meets the growing demand for bioplastic-based containers that can be decorated with I-IML technology.

Another film that meets the principles of Circular Economy is the ultra-clear floatable Shape360 TDS. This low-density TD shrink sleeve label film minimizes the impact on PET recycling systems and reduces the weight of the label. The exceptional shrink curve guarantees up to 65% shrinkage, offering the freedom to fully decorate containers in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and the potential for 360° eye-catching label graphics.

At Labelexpo Europe 2019, Taghleef will also share programs that support sustainability and the circular economy, including the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) content and non-fossil raw material sources. Taghleef expects customers, brand owners, retailers and all stakeholders in the value chain to join in the discussion on the future of plastic packaging.

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