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TAPEMELT: Recyclable thermal activated tape system

Objective

Packaging tapes are the most widely used pressure sensitive adhesive tapes with global production in excess of 10 billion sq. meters per year . Their primary application is corrugated carton closure. However, existing solutions for this application present 3 key constrains:

1.RECYBLABILITY – WASTE MANAGEMENT: One of the major issues for the label printing industry is the waste the process leaves behind, particularly the much maligned release liner. With consumption of self-adhesive label materials in Europe in 2010 totalling 5.3 billion square metres, translating into some 360,000 tonnes of paper liner waste emerging from end users.

2.TAMPER-EVIDENT: Cartons sealed with PSA or many of the water-activated adhesives are not secure and are not easily accessed without revealing any signs of tampering.

3.TAPE SEALING PROBLEM IN REFRIGERATED PACKAGES: Both PSAs and Water-Activated lack adherence depending on temperatures. They typically reduce or lose their tack at low temperatures and reduce their shear holding ability at high temperatures; special adhesives are made to function at high or low temperatures.

We have developed a product that provides a proper answer to this 3 needs: TAPEMELT: an adhesive system thermal activated that cover the existing constrains in the carton packing industry. It is 1) Low-cost; 2) Fast to apply 3) Strong: the integrity and safety of the goods are not compromised 3) Allows custom printing; 4) Theft-protection – Tamper evident 5) it is made of paper: 100% recyclable, repulpable and biodegradable.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

CONTROLPACK SYSTEMS SL
Address
Carretera Santa Barbara 20
43560 La Senia Tarragona
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000

Participants (1)

NEUTROLEADER SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Calle Agullent, Num. 20
46860 Albaida
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)