New opening solution for recyclable packaging
- tesa ® 51344 is a new paper-based tear tape that offers an opening solution for plastic-free designs of shipping boxes and envelopes
- Disposable with paperboard material (recyclability test according to PTS-RH 021:2012)
- Paper support from sustainably managed sources
- tesa is one of the very few manufacturers on the market that currently offers customers a paper tape solution for this application
- The new tesa ® 51344 marks the beginning of a series of product adaptations for the tesa® corrugated board tape assortment
Norderstedt, febbraio 2023 – Online shopping is booming. According to Statista, the global volume of parcel shipments reached over 159 billion parcels in 2021. This number is expected to reach 256 billion parcels shipped in 2027, implying a CAGR of 8.5 percent. 
The downside of online shopping and home ordering: tons of cardboard and paper waste that is not disposed of properly.
Very often, filler materials and adhesive tapes end up in the waste paper and must be meticulously separated before recycling processes are possible.This is where tesa comes in with its new product solution tesa® 51344.
tesa ® 51344 is a paper-based tear tape for mailing envelopes and boxes. The tape’s innovative, durable paper backing is combined with a high tack adhesive, ensuring a reliable bond even on cardboard with a highly recycled content. When the packaging is disposed of, the tape can be recycled along with the packaging material. tesa is one of very few manufacturers in the market that offers this innovation in its portfolio, providing customers in the corrugated industry with a more sustainable product that is also suitable for automated production lines.
“With this new product solution, we present our customers with a fully integrated and more sustainable solution for the production of cardboard packaging and shipping material. We produce tesa® 51344 without solvents; the paper used comes from controlled sources,” says Frank Domann, Corporate Marketing Director Industrial Markets at tesa . “Developing products that help promote sustainability is a strategically important goal for tesa . And we also want to support our customers and partners in achieving their sustainability goals. With tesa® 51344, our customers can benefit from a more sustainable product for their manufacturing process, while at the same time we improve the ecological balance of shipping boxes or shipping envelopes,” Domann adds.
Paper Technology Founda (PTS) classifies tesa ® 51344 as “recyclable”
The recyclability test according to PTS-RH 021:2012 confirms that tesa® 51344 is recyclable and therefore disposable with the board material. This method is used to determine the content of dissolved, colloidal and suspended substances in the aqueous phase of the fiber suspension after pulping on a laboratory scale.
During its development phase, tesa® 51344 also passed several application tests with different types of cardboard and corrugated wave. The adhesive tape impresses with its strong adhesive strength and reliable opening performance. Customer-specific substrates can be tested at any time upon request at tesa .
The following product will be presented at Packaging Premiere from May 16 to 18, Fieramilanocity Gate 4, Milan at Biemme adhesives booth and you will be able to see examples of automatic application of the following product through Enimac X-Ttreme Light and XT E-commerce tape applicators
we look forward to seeing you there, please contact us for a free invitation to the event.