monta reTec 831 – the durable and strong packaging tape
Tape expert monta discusses their new tape, monta reTec 831, made from post-industrial recycled polypropylene (rPP), in the latest edition of our Innovation Spotlight.
Calls for an increased use of recycled plastics coupled with advances in recycling technologies have given German tape maker monta Klebebandwerk GmbH the impetus to develop a sustainable self-adhesive tape based on a recycled backing material.
Industrial plastic waste that was previously discarded is given new life by turning it into 100% post-industrial rPP at the film manufacturer’s facilities. This backing material is then coated with a natural rubber adhesive at the monta factory in Germany, creating the new monta reTec 831 adhesive tape.
Its filmic support not only preserves virgin fossil resources, it also has a direct and positive impact on CO2 emissions: the raw materials used for monta reTec 831 have a carbon footprint 33% lower than that of monta’s conventional BOPP tape. . , mount 331.
Designed to securely seal medium to heavy weight cartons, the durable monta reTec 831 offers the same technical performance as its BOPP counterpart. It can handle tough freezing applications and difficult surfaces like testliners, and is well suited for application with manual dispensers as well as for sealing cartons in automated packaging lines.
Less is more
Responsible use of resources is important when selecting raw materials, but also when applying packaging tape.
When tapes have to be applied in multiple layers to achieve a reliable seal, the consumption of materials increases dramatically, wasting valuable resources. It also takes longer to close a carton, which leads to increased costs.
Monta tapes with natural rubber adhesive generally seal the box with a single layer, for a reliable and more effective result.
To minimize packaging waste, monta has added 21% more tape to each roll of monta reTec 831, also increasing the efficiency of the process by reducing the number of times the roll has to be changed.
The product range becomes greener
With an area of 30 billion square meters per year, the packaging tape market offers enormous potential for “green” alternatives. In 2019, “monta Greenline” was launched with the introduction of monta biopack, a 90% bio-based packaging tape.
monta reTec 831 is an additional high performance adhesive tape, which extends monta’s Greenline ecological portfolio.
New carbon neutral standard for monta Greenline tapes
In collaboration with ClimatePartner, monta went even further and calculated the Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) for all monta Greenline tapes. By supporting climate protection projects recognized and accredited according to international standards, monta has offset the CO2 emissions of all monta Greenline tapes since August 2021, transforming all monta Greenline tapes into a range of carbon neutral products.
This content was sponsored by monta.