Taghleef Industries has launched the Shape360 shrink films range, featuring a new and updated Shape360 TDS that improves PET bottle recycling quality and efficiency, a solution for TD shrink sleeve labels.

Shape 360 TDS is a high TD shrink clear label film that improves PET bottle recycling quality and efficiency by ensuring the separation of floatable printed sleeves from rigid PET flakes, and due to its low density, the weight of the label is reduced.

TDS is compatible with polyolefin sorting streams and is therefore an ideal solution for PP and HDPE containers resulting in recoverable all-olefin packages. It is certified as recyclable by Interseroh with its ‘Made for Recycling’ seal and by the European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP).

TDS has received critical guidance recognition by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) for its recyclability with PET, coloured HDPE, and natural HDPE containers.

The Shape360 TDS film’s glossy, transparent ‘no-label look’ is designed to maximise product differentiation and brand shelf-appeal by providing a 360-degree billboard decoration.

According to Taghleef, the Shape360 TDS film guarantees up to 65 per cent shrinkage enabling a gradual labelling of empty and thin-wall containers with no squeezing risk, air or moisture trapping, nor any undesired ‘smile effect’.

The full range of Shape360 shrink label films is part of Dynamic Cycle, Taghleef Industries’ set of initiatives aimed to address sustainability issues and contribute to the quality of life of generations to come.

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