EMSUR presents a new range of shrink sleeves, ECOEM-Sleeves, which are fully recyclable along with PET bottles. The new sleeve solutions are based on a combination of films and washable inks that aim to improve the recycling process and avoid contamination from material residues, the company says. Made at its Technology Innovation Centre INNOTECH, ECOEM-Sleeves provide a new range of sustainable shrink sleeve solutions for bottled carbonated drinks, water, juice or drinkable yogurts.
Among the advantages of bottle sleeves are easier recycling, product differentiation on shelves and the ability to display strategic brand messages or nutrition information on the product’s contents.
Although traditional bottle sleeves should be removed from bottles at the washing stage to avoid contamination of the PET flakes prior to recycling, the ECOEM-Sleeves utilize a combination of films and washable inks to simplify the recycling process.
Among the different types of sustainable sleeves offered are the ECOEM-FULL PET Sleeve and the EMFULL, a polyolefin-based sleeve option whose floatability properties allow the sleeve to be directly separated from the bottle during the washing phase of the recycling process.
This product range also features the PETG, which is available in different types of finishes such as high gloss or matte, transparent and other differentiating elements such as holographic effects, glow-in-the-dark pigments, and gold and silver inks.