tesa® 60412:
The Transformer

We all have our own favorite stories of personal heroes.
We at tesa also have heroes whom we love and celebrate – our tesa tape heroes:
ten select products with unique capabilities.

Our tesa® tape 60412 is a true transformer. There is much more behind this packaging tape than first meets the eye.


If you're looking for a tape hero that is a contributor to sustainability, tesa® 60412 is the right choice. tesa® 60412 belongs to the family of packaging tapes that have helped tesa set an industry standard during the past decades. Like the other family members, this tape can also be unrolled easily and nearly silently. As a result, wrapping parcels and shipping cartons is not only as easy as 1-2-3, it’s also easy on the ears. But that's not all, because this master of metamorphosis has a very special secret:

The backing material of tesa® 60412 consists of 70% of recycled PET bottles (so-called post consumer recycled PET) that have been shredded, melted, and then granulated. This granulate is then transformed into backing material for packaging tape. This metamorphosis makes even the strongest superhero turn "green" with envy.

Strong, tireless and very quiet

Yet tesa® 60412 not only gives old PET bottles a makeover; it also shines with strength, stamina and other abilities – just as a hero should. It has a transparent backing material with excellent thermal stability and tensile strength combined with a water-based acylate adhesive featuring strong adhesion. This makes the tape the perfect solution for light to medium-weight packaging used in the industrial sector.

"We want to give our customers the ability to innovate their own processes and products and make them more sustainable. The idea of developing the backing material of a packaging tape from recycled PET bottles, and all that in proven tesa quality, convinced not only us but also our customers," says Juan Cueto, International Product Manager for Packaging Tapes at tesa.

Part of an innovative assortment

tesa® 60412 belongs to an innovative range that focuses on packaging tapes made from bio-based or recycled raw materials. Among others, this series includes tapes that are made with corn or paper base. "We are very proud of our selection of more sustainable packaging tapes and will continue to expand the range in future. With tesa® 60412, we have developed an innovative product that fits into the range perfectly. It is a direct descendant of our classic packaging range and combines high product standards with a better contribution to sustainability – simply a true tape hero," adds Cueto.

We want to give our customers the ability to innovate their own processes and products and make them more sustainable. 

Juan Cueto

International Product Manager, Packaging Tapes

The backing material consists of 70%

from recycled PET bottles, which are crushed, melted and granulated.

Fact sheet: The Transformer

  • Backing material consists of 70% recycled PET bottles and a water-based acrylate adhesive
  • Optimally suited for wrapping light and medium-weight parcels and shipping cartons
  • Solvent-free production process
  • Excellent adhesion on recycled cartons
  • Suitable for manual and automatic dispensers