Browsing: Plastic products and design
A label that simply ‘floats to the top’ when PET packaging is being recycled has won best in category for Industry Development & Creativity at Pride In Print.
Entered by Kiwi Labels under environmental print products – all areas subcategory, the Foodstuff’s label (under the Pam brand) is applied to punnets that are recyclable. It says ‘Rinse Me & Recycle – this punnet is made from recycled plastic (RPET).’
Judge Gary Gibbon said labels produced like this one will go a long way to solving a problem for recyclers who have to deal with them on every bit of recyclable plastic.
“When products like this get thrown into the recycling bin and then get chopped up to be re-melted, most of the labels on them can’t be separated out, so they’re contaminating the plastics they’re using.”
The label has a special adhesive that washes away, releasing it to float to the surface, allowing the labels to be cleared away.
He said these adhesives like this are just starting to come into the industry, but are likely to become more common in time as demand increases. There is at least one company that is currently recycling PET.
Kiwi Labels said it was continually looking to improve quality and reduce waste and had produced the label in a collaborative effort with its material supplier, customer and a leading recycling and plastic producer.
“We’ve developed a label solution that communicates to the end consumer that they can recycle this packaging.”
Unlike traditional labels, they are constructed with a unique wash-off formulation that separately cleanly from the packaging during the PET and RPET recycling process.
The polypropylene labels float while the denser PET flakes sink, allowing the valuable flakes to be recovered without contamination. This label is making a difference to the way we discard our packaging, therefore reducing landfill and increasing the recyclability of PET and RPET packaging.
There were 500,000 labels produced. They were printed with one colour flexo on the adhesive and three colour flexo on the top web.
We are a NZ owner operated business of over 30+ years, supplying customised flexible packaging solutions to a wide range of industries. From start ups to multi-nationals, we have solutions to fit almost any brief. We offer full consultation and have a genuine interest and passion for the presentation and delivery of your products to market, guiding clients through each step of the way.
We offer full inventory management services, 3PL throughout NZ and Australia, technical advice and a wide range of flexible packaging solutions – pouches, films, spout pouches, wholesale packaging, liners, dairy packaging, meat packaging, produce and agricultural solutions, pet food products… and more!
We encourage anyone looking to develop a new product or seeking a more creative and supportive supplier to give us a call to discuss in confidence.
220 Bush Road
PO Box 303509
Importers and suppliers of Cooling Towers, Water Chillers, cooling and control equipment. MESAN, and King Sun, cooling towers. SHINI, YU TING, and GREEN TECH. Air Cooled and Water cooled Chillers. Portable, and central systems.
Technical support and a back up of spare parts made possible by volume and commitment to looking after our customers long term. With continued supply of strong brands for more than 20 years with a good reputation. Stock cooling towers and spare parts held in our Penrose warehouse. Spare parts and replacement infil for our brands and some for other common brands in the market.
Also water flow indicators, and indicators, and temperature controller units ( Hot ) with a medium of a water or oil based medium.
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Parent company Machinetech Ltd are very strong in the Plastic Machinery supply business.
112a Mays Raod
PO Box 12899
Wadding Solutions is a specialist closure lining company.
With a large tooling library and high tech machinery they have the capability to line a wide range of caps and closures in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Wadding Solutions dedicated team is focused on providing clients with a personalised and efficient service. They have a purpose built clean room and a testing facility, which is used to assess your packaging before it goes to production therefore eliminating possible issues before production commences.
With a large support network of materials suppliers and industry related machinery manufacturers, Wadding Solutions can help with any packaging challenges.
21B Hannigan Drive
PO Box 14370
Detectaclean is a leading supplier of metal and X-ray Detectable products used in the production of food, beverage and pharmaceuticals. A comprehensive range of cost effective products are available: Storage and food handling, cable ties, earplugs, disposable safety PPE, safety knives, engineering plastics and a full list of stationery. There is also a huge range of HACCP compliant brushware with antimicrobial resistant and detectable Resin-Set DRS® Technology that helps prevents loss of brush filaments. Detectaclean products can be used in conjunction with the HACCP benchmark; food processors can have every part of their HACCP and hygiene program covered.
532C Grey Street
PO Box 7155