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Paper-based Tear Tape

Essentra Tapes launches its Rippatape® Halo paper-based tear tape designed to help brands and converters meet their environmental goals while providing customers with more circular curbside recyclable packaging options.

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Rippatape Halo is targeted for the e-commerce market and aims to help packaging manufacturers and brand owners alike as they seek to exceed consumers’ environmental expectations. The new solution is the first paper tape of its kind in the Essentra Tapes ECO Range. It is externally certified as recyclable with paper achieving an A+ level via the Italian National Recyclability Standard: UNI 11743 and MC 501: 2017 criteria.

With a tearing performance comparable to Essentra’s market-leading Rippatape 60, Rippatape Halo does not compromise on the easy opening credentials of its plastic alternative. This is truly impressive from a product based on a single-ply, specialized coated paper with no plastic films or laminates.

Ian Beresford, Head of Marketing and Development at Essentra Tapes, said: “Legislation and consumer passion are driving the industry to seek alternatives to virgin plastics. The introduction of Rippatape Halo to our growing ECO Range proves we are committed to developing our portfolio to respond to evolving sustainability requirements.

“Thanks to our new and unique tear tape technology, Rippatape Halo offers a circularly recyclable opening solution for paper and board packs, eliminating the plastic film used in standard tear tapes, and focusing on fibre recovery.

Rippatape Halo is ideal for opening paper and carton/fibreboard and is the result of over four years of lab testing and much industry expectation.

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