A new purpose:
recycled PET bottles are turned into adhesive tapes

tesa develops a new packaging tape with backing material made from recycled post-consumer PET  
  • ​The new tesa® 60412 is not only a universal packaging tape that is more sustainable thanks to the high recycled content in the backing material. The packaging tape also features a strong performance.
  • The tape is perfect for light and medium-weight packaging up to 30 kg.
  • It guarantees very good adhesion to recycled cardboard thanks to a robust, wear-resistant backing.

Norderstedt - tesa, the international manufacturer of innovative adhesive tapes and self-adhesive system solutions, is launching another new, innovative packaging tape. The new tesa® 60412 includes a backing with 70% recycled (PCR) PET and a water-based acrylic adhesive system. The company is thus expanding its product portfolio of high-performance packaging tapes, which are partly made from recycled materials and bio-based raw materials. For many industries, such as the food & beverage industry, the pharmaceutical industry or the logistics sector, tesa® 60412 is an ideal alternative to conventional polyvinyl chloride packaging tapes.

Strong, wear-resistant, and low-noise

With its elevated tear resistance, tesa® 60412 is comparable to PVC or biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) tapes. tesa® 60412 is suitable for both manual and automatic dispensers and is largely silent in use. The packaging tape is certified according to INGEDE Method 12 and can be disposed together with the packaging in the wastepaper without compromising the cardboard recycling process.

tesa supports companies and customers in achieving their sustainability goals

For most companies and industries, the topic of sustainability has long been of great importance. When packing or sending goods and products, it is important to be as sustainable as possible. tesa would like to support its customers and partners in this endeavor. With tesa® 60412, the company has developed an adhesive tape that meets these requirements. The production process is completely solvent-free. Used PET products, including bottles, are recycled and utilized as raw material for the backing.

"The development of products that help promote sustainability is a strategically important goal for tesa. Our new tesa® 60412 PET packaging tape was therefore developed in a way that reduces environmental pollution as much as possible and at the same time guarantees high performance. By choosing a more sustainable packaging tape, our customers can get one step closer to their goals. We at tesa are proud to support them on this journey," says Andreas Walkembach, Head of Industrial Trade & Converting Europe at tesa.

The new tesa® 60412 is now available from professional retailers in transparent or, on request, in brown and white versions.

Further information about the product is available here:

A contribution to sustainability: tesa® 60412 packaging tape made from recycled PET - tesa

About tesa SE

As a multinational company, tesa has been developing innovative adhesive tapes and self-adhesive system solutions for various industries, commercial customers, and end consumers for 125 years. tesa produces already more than 7,000 adhesive solutions that help improve the work, products or lives of our customers. Today, the focus is on sustainability and energy-saving processes. tesa invests in the development of environmentally friendly products and solvent-free manufacture processes as well as in the use of renewable energy sources at its locations.

tesa is active in more than 100 countries and operates plants in Germany, Italy, China, the USA, and soon also in Vietnam. Around three quarters of the tesa Group's sales (2020: EUR 1,499 million) are generated by applications for industries. Together with its international clients, tesa develops innovations that are customized at product and process level. Already more than 130 tesa tapes may be installed in an electric car and over 70 in a smartphone. In the printing and construction industries, too, tesa is constantly penetrating new segments and countries with its special adhesive tapes. The company generates almost one quarter of its sales with products for end consumers and professional craftsmen. 300 applications, such as the legendary tesafilm, make life easier or, when it comes to insect protection, even make it a bit more pleasant. tesa is one of the world's leading manufacturers of adhesive solutions. Since 2001, tesa SE is an independent 100% affiliate of Beiersdorf AG (i.e., NIVEA, Eucerin, la prairie) with approximately 4,800 employees today.

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