PrintPack 2022: HB Fuller introduces sustainable tear tapes

HB Fuller has announced the launch of Sesame fiber-based opening tear tape for eCommerce packaging at Printpack India 2022. The technology has recently won the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO) award for sustainability.

27 May 2022 | By Aultrin Vijay

The Sesame tear tape is fiber-based which adds the fiber to the recycling stream. The global patent pending tear tape claims to be made of 80% of bio-based material and is sourced and certified by PEFC (The Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), the company told PrintWeek/WhatPackaging?.

Tania Montesi, global eCommerce packaging business manager at HB Fuller said, “Unlike competitor plastic tapes, this breakthrough technology recycles directly with the board, and adds usable fiber to the recycling stream in support of the circular economy.”

“With the accelerated growth rate of online shopping, there comes a looming reality of dealing with an increased amount of packaging waste. Our scientists and engineers have developed Sesame tear tapes to provide a hassle-free opening experience. It is designed for an excellent consumer unboxing experience for everyday packages which are used to ship goods from retailer to consumer,” added Montesi.

In addition to Sesame tear tapes, the company offers a complete eCommerce packaging portfolio to meet the overall industry sustainability needs. 

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