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Sleever International launches the LDPET, a new product for a better recovery of used PET bottles

image Sleever International innovates and launches the first shrink sleeve made from low density PET, which enables recovering of used PET bottles.

LDPET : a response to the recyclability objectives of beverage manufacturers

The non-alcoholic beverage market (soft-drinks, juices, waters, still drinks and carbonated beverages), on which the use of PET bottles associated with shrink sleeves is steadily increasing, is faced for several years with the problem of packaging recovery.

Sleever International, a long-term partner of this industry, joined with manufacturers‘thoughts on sustainable development and invented for them a new product, the LDPET, which enables them to meet their recyclability objectives.

LDPET : a major innovation in the field of waste recovery

With LDPET, which includes a low density PET film (SI-TPEG/050 ZL) developed by Sleever International, beverage manufacturers can benefit, for the first time ever, from a solution that allows to separate sleeves from bottles without any manual operation.

The printed film uses inks that are specifically designed to withstand the materials segregation treatment with no risk of contamination for the PET flakes.

This major innovation, a result of the cooperation between Sleever International’s technical platforms, allows to obtain a recycled PET of materials meeting a most of the recyclers expectations.

LDPET : for a recycled and recovered PET

Thanks to a specific density, the LDPET can be easily sorted out in sedimentation tanks. The LDPET flakes float whereas the flakes of PET bottles sink to the bottom of the tank. Pet materials are thus recycled and recovered.

SleeverCombisteam®- LDPET : a turnkey solution

Through its integrated expertise of the shrink sleeve production process (film manufacturing and processing, sleeve application), Sleever International provides beverage manufacturers with a turnkey solution, fully operational.

This solution allows for the full or partial labeling of bottles ranging from 20 cl to 2 liters, with production outputs between 15 000 and 30 000 bottles per hour.

LDPET : an approved solution

Sleever’s LDPET has been approved by several European institutions (Cleanway in the United Kingdom, Unisort in Germany, Returpack in Sweden) and is under registration in North and South America.

Developed for the beverage market, the LDPET also opens new possibilities for other products packed in PET bottles, such as edible oils or detergents .