RP45 – a tough contender that washes clean Information labels just got a new ally, RP45, which adheres to a variety of packaging forms, yet washes off easily with hot alkaline or pure hot water. End-users know that RP45 is the product they can tap again and again for excellent adhesion in applications that require package or container reuse.
This is especially an attribute for grocers, as it enables them to rotate and reuse costly packaging, such as aluminium beer kegs, or recycle plastic clamshells in the existing PET waste stream.
To that extent, UPM Raflatac is proud to announce that it is one of the first companies in the industry to pass the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers' (APR) new protocol for PET recycling; our SP184W paper labelstock is now approved for use on all PET thermoforms that require recycling.
Products constructed with RP45 adhesive are washable for three months post-packaging. However, washability can be affected by environmental conditions such as extreme humidity, rain or UV exposure.
- Ideal for industrial applications requiring package or container reuse
- Permanent adhesion with full washability with hot alkaline or pure hot water in normal environmental conditions
- Wash-off properties can be affected by environmental conditions and printing methods
View the fast facts about the Canadian PET thermoform recycling initiative
View the brochure: RP45 adhesive – come clean with water wash-off
Products from UPM Raflatac constructed with RP45 adhesive
|SP186Y||DIRECT THERMAL PREMIUM ECO RP45 40# WHITE KRAFT (2.5 mil)|
|SP187Z||DIRECT THERMAL TOP RP45 40# WHITE KRAFT (2.5 mil)|
|SP184W*||54# RAFLACOAT RP45 40# WHITE KRAFT (2.5 mil)*|
|ED49H||50# DATA RP45 40# WHITE KRAFT (2.5 mil.)|
*Approved by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers for use on recyclable PET thermoform packaging
For more information, please contact your nearest UPM Raflatac representative.