CleanFlake™ Adhesive Technology

A solution for PET Plastic Recycling

Developed to advance the recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers, Avery Dennison’s CleanFlake™ portfolio features a water-based, recyclable adhesive, which separates during the PET Plastic recycling process. The adhesive adheres to the PET bottle until the very end of its lifecycle, when the cohesive bond is broken at the recycler in the sink/float process. This allows the facestock and adhesive to separate from the PET flake resulting in pure PET flakes, the conservation of virgin PET resources, and less landfill waste. Available in clear or white BOPP film facestocks and now a 54# semi-gloss paper, CleanFlake™ is the first complete solution to address PET plastic recycling.

CleanFlake™ Product Overview

Strong, lightweight, transparent and highly versatile, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic is used widely for consumer packaging. Yet one of the traits that makes PET equally valuable to brand owners is its tremendous potential for recyclability.

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