Packaging firm says the sleeve will improve overall PET recycling levels.
Nyco, a producer of shrink sleeves for bottles and cups, has launched a low density polyolefin sleeve that the company says will vastly improve recycling efficiency. In a release, the company points out that adding the new sleeve makes it possible to separate shrink sleeves from PET bottles or cups by automated recycling processes.
Nyco, a part of the Clondalkin Group, adds that the newly introduced material has excellent machinability, flatness and high tensile strength. The material also can be stored at room temperature, which is another distinct advantage over many more traditional sleeve materials. The polyolefin sleeve also can be printed Rotogravure, UV Flexo and UV Offset.
Nyco developed the sleeve in response to market demands for recyclable packaging.
Sander Kool, Nyco’s sales and marketing manager, says, “We are very pleased to be able to offer this new product to the market. One of the main challenges in packaging today is to improve recyclability. This product is a great step forward. The material has a much lower density in comparison to PET, which makes the automated separation process very easy, thus increasing recyclability and reducing waste to landfills.”