FLEXcon Company, Inc., an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, today announced the expansion of its sustainable packaging line with FLEXcon® optiFLEX® THIN ecoFOCUS™. Designed with sustainability in mind, optiFLEX® THIN ecoFOCUS™ is a line of downgauged versions of the company’s other optiFLEX® ecoFOCUS™ products. The white and silver BOPP products and both PE products are the first thin products on the market to be recognized by the APR. Applications include food and beverage, personal care and cosmetics, and household chemical. By expanding their product portfolios with optiFLEX® THIN ecoFOCUS™, printers can offer their clients solutions that will help them achieve their sustainability goals without sacrificing performance.
Just like their heavier-gauged cousins, the BOPP films, designed for use on PET containers, utilize FLEXcon’s new V-52RE adhesive system which separates from the PET flake during the reclaim process, allowing for the collection of the rPET for use in new PET containers or other items such as clothing and shoes. The PE films, which utilize FLEXcon’s V-127RE adhesive, offer superior conformability, making them ideal for rigid, semi-squeeze and full-squeeze HDPE containers without concerns about label darting during use. They also offer a benefit over other film types for HDPE containers by pairing like polymers that more easily traverse the recycle stream, resulting in less waste.
“optiFLEX® THIN ecoFOCUS™ offers all the same benefits of our other optiFLEX® ecoFOCUS™ products while also providing more labels per the same diameter roll to yield fewer changeovers. This enables printers to gain productivity,” says Melissa David, product manager, FLEXcon. “The reduced total weight allows them to save on shipping costs while also reducing their carbon footprint by a reduction in total plastic usage.”
All products in the optiFLEX® THIN ecoFOCUS™ line are cross-platform printable, supporting a variety of print methods to help reduce SKUs. They are also compliant with FDA 175.105 for indirect food contact.
Wide web rolls are available from Quick-Ship inventory – clear and white BOPPs in 76” masters; clear and white PEs in 60” masters.
FLEXcon Company, Inc. is a global leader in coated and laminated films and adhesives used as functional components in manufactured goods and in graphics applications. A family-owned company for over 65 years, FLEXcon provides a collaborative, consultative approach to deliver unique solutions that help customers achieve better business results. FLEXcon is a trusted partner to a wide range of companies, from printers and fabricators to engineers and designers, developing products for existing and emerging markets. Headquartered in Spencer, MA, the company has operations throughout North America and Europe with distribution worldwide. For more information, visit www.FLEXcon.com follow FLEXcon on LinkedIn, or call +1-508-885-8200.