Avery Dennison's New Heat Sealable Reclosure Technology to "Change Your Horizons" at Labelexpo Americas 2018

First-ever FDA-compliant direct food contact adhesive for reclosure and heat-sealable film liner benefits converters and brand owners

MENTOR, OHIO, September 13, 2018 – A first-of-its-kind heat sealable reclosure technology will highlight the “Change Your Horizons” zone at Avery Dennison’s Labelexpo Americas 2018 “Pioneering  Change” booth #119. The new technology significantly reduces the amount of plastic packaging required and eliminates liner waste, providing an economic, sustainable solution to both converters and brand owners.

The “Change Your Horizons” zone focuses on functional packaging, a fast-growing category that helps brand owners add value to products while changing the way consumers make decisions at point-of-sale.

These include features such as reclosure and flexpak, trends that converters can leverage to differentiate themselves as they offer new and exciting options to their customers. Avery Dennison’s research, in partnership with MarketVision (one of the country’s leading market research firms), will help converters better understand why consumers are demanding functional packaging, the features they look for and the premium value it adds to them.

R1490, the only FDA-compliant direct food contact adhesive, and a heat-sealable film liner turns the release liner into a functional part of the final package. The heat sealable reclosure system provides direct adhesion of the entire construction to rigid containers, eliminating the need for flow wrapping and requiring significantly less plastic packaging by eliminating both liner waste and clamshell lids. This delivers a more environmentally friendly solution by significantly reducing material, particularly for produce such as tomatoes, berries or lettuce packaged in rigid plastic containers.

“Avery Dennison’s new heat seal reclosure technology is a real win for the environment and is a great addition to our ClearIntent™ sustainability portfolio,” said Heather Valentino, sustainability manager, Avery Dennison. “In pint containers, for example, the lid makes up 44 to 47 percent of the material used to form the container. This new heat sealable reclosure system uses significantly less material, opening up environmentally responsible opportunities for produce packers.”


The heat seal reclosure technology also provides converters a more affordable, sustainable way to provide brands with the convenient, easy peel-and-reseal functionality today’s consumers seek. The ability to eliminate the clamshell lid creates the opportunity for brands to enhance creativity in package design, helping to differentiate and add value to their products.

“As the popularity of functional packaging continues to grow, our flexible packaging and reclosure portfolios demonstrate how Avery Dennison is taking the lead to further improve the consumer experience – and that drives growth for converters and their customers,” said Frank Loncar, marketing director, Avery Dennison.

The growth of reclosure applications continues at a rapid pace in areas that include flexible packaging and thermoform formats and is transforming food packaging overall. According to Euromonitor International, approximately 190 billion retail units in the food industry will transition to flexible packaging in the next three to five years.

To learn more about Avery Dennison’s new heat seal reclosure technology, visit label.averydennison.com/reclosure. For those who can’t attend Labelexpo Americas 2018 or are interested in learning more about Avery Dennison’s Labelexpo exhibit, the company has launched a Labelexpo landing page at label.averydennison.com/labelexpo. Customers can also contact their Avery Dennison sales representative.

About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2017 were $6.6 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.