The Association of Plastic Recyclers

March 22, 2020 - Market Research Gazette



March 22, 2020 - Market Research Gazette

APR in the News

Discover the De-seamable Adhesives Market gain impetus due to the growing demand over 2028

Global De-seamable Adhesives Market: An Overview : Removal of shrink labels during the recycling process of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles has been a challenge for recyclers. A typical batch of PET bottles contain about 5% shrink labeled PET bottles; these labels are difficult to remove. Due to these labels the recycling equipment misidentifies the PET bottles and removes them from the recycling line, this results in a reduced yield of the recycler. Application of de-seamable adhesives on shrink labeled PET containers helps in enhancing the recyclability of PET containers without changing the process.

By the application of de-seamable adhesives, shrink labels de-seam and get released from the substrate during the wash step, without compromising the performance of the label used. The shrink label gets removed before sorting, thus preventing the shrink labeled PET bottles being removed from recycling stream due to misidentification. This helps in reducing the use of adhesive remover machines during the recycling process of containers.

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