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Mar 31, 2021
Sustainable materials for our products – support for our customers.
As one of the market leaders for packaging tapes, we are very well aware of the big contribution that we can make to the environment when developing new products. We are not only focusing on becoming a more sustainable company but we want to support our customers to become sustainable as well.
Bio-based products can now increasingly be used in the production of adhesive tapes. They are obtained in whole or in part from materials of organic origin under strict conditions. Many, or ideally all, traditionally synthetic processes are being replaced in production by natural processes such as fermentation or biocatalysis. This enables greater process efficiency to be achieved, leading to a reduction in energy and water consumption and a reduction in toxic waste – an important step toward achieving Sustainable Development Goal 12.
For this innovative product, we have taken our product development skills to the next level. The backing material chosen for this tape is polylactid acid, also known as PLA.This bio-plastic material is made from annually renewable, plant-based materials (e.g. corn starch, tapioca roots, and sugarcane) offering a naturally lower carbon footprint and outstanding performance properties. However, it is not only the backing material that is made from renewable resources. The adhesive system used is also made almost entirely from renewable feedstocks. In addition to natural rubber, a natural-based resin is also used, which almost completely replaces the use of petroleum-based materials.
tesa® 60400 is an exceptional alternative to other fossil-based packaging tapes with an outstanding bio-carbon content of 98%. It has also achieved the highest-possible bio-based rating from two of the most respected certification institutes worldwide: DIN CERTCO and TÜV AUSTRIA.
The tape is based on a solvent-free coating technology and thanks to the smart choice of raw materials and its outstanding design, our new tesa® 60400 has a lower carbon footprint compared to standard packaging tapes.
The new tesa® 60400 can help your company to use environmentally friendly materials with consistently high quality. As an innovative, sustainable product, it integrates seamlessly into your production process and helps you to achieve the prescribed sustainability goals. And your customers will also be impressed by the proactive approach to sustainability taken by your company – a brand value that is set to become much more important in the future.