Avery Dennison has introduced two self-adhesive bio-based polyethylene label films that include more than 80 percent renewable content.
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 products offer performance and recyclability comparable to standard PE85 resin.
With the proper precautions and preparation, converters can substitute conventional PE for a bio-based PE label film without investing in new machinery.
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.
The bio-based PE self-adhesive laminates are available in a white and a clear version.