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Facestock Is APR-Approved for Recycling Thermoform Containers

MENTOR, OH | Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials reports Fasson Direct-Thermal 200HD label facestock with S490 adhesive has been approved by the Assn. Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) for the recycling of PET thermoform containers. The new protocol helps identify a p-s laminate that satisfies both the need to adhere and to be removed prior to recycling, allowing PET thermoformed packaging to be recycled efficiently.

The facestock is a smooth, white paper with a medium-sensitivity thermal coating. A special coating provides protection for the thermal layer and is said to maximize the life of the printhead. Product is suitable in a wide variety of direct-thermal printers.

Fasson’s S490 proprietary adhesive is an FDA-Compliant, emulsion acrylic adhesive with a broad service temperature range. Said to have excellent adhesion to PET, it meets APR standards for recycling when combined with Fasson DT 200HD facestock and has been approved as an environmentally benign adhesive for paper recycling by the US Postal Service.

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