Once again the drinktec is opening its doors for the largest gathering of the beverage industry in Munich from September 12 to 16, 2022. CCL Label will be showcasing its latest innovations with a focus on labels and sleeve solutions that support recycling and reuse of packaging to support a circular economy, intelligent label solutions and premium labels that stand out on the sales shelves.
â€śWe are looking forward to present our portfolio of functional and smart label and sleeve solutions that were designed to support recycling of the packaging to our global brand customers. Despite all the other topics in the last two years, sustainability remains high up on our agenda of all our customers and we have been adding sustainable label innovations to our portfolio,â€ť says Reinhard Streit, Vice President and Managing Director Food&Beverage Europe at CCL Label. â€śDrinktec is back and we are very much looking forward to this important industry event and welcome our international and local customers to our booth.â€ť
Solutions for PET recycling
With the â€śSustainable Label Familyâ€ť CCL has created a specifically engineered product range that covers all needs of brands that want to boost their recycling rates, no matter if they are looking to reduce, reuse, recycle or even support the recycling of the primary packaging.
â€śFor successful PET recycling CCL offers EcoFloat shrink sleeves, EcoStream pressure-sensitive labels and Stretch Sleeve solutions that are floatable and detach automatically from the PET bottle in the sorting and recycling facility. This enables a very high quality and quantity yield that is the basis for bottle-to-bottle recycling, closing the packaging loopâ€ť, explains Marika Knorr, Head of Sustainability and Communication. â€śWe are proud to showcase our `Sustainable Product Family` that ranges from bio-based to floatable materials, wash-off solutions to ultra-thin sleeves that have a very low carbon footprint.â€ť
Next to labels that were engineered for PET recycling, CCL also will have solutions for HDPE and PP containers on display as well as labels with special functionalities which support returnable glass and refPET bottle schemes as well as deposit schemes.
Source: CCL Label
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