In addition, RS03 offers the reinforcement tape market important source-reduction benefits. It weighs less than fiberglass and polyester filament materials, so less material is needed for producing tape. When RS03 is integrated into the sides of boxes, that reinforcement may allow end users to transition to a box with a lower total board weight. The reduction in the amount of tape, paper, and corrugated materials is good for the environment. RS03 can be customized to meet customers' tensile-strength requirements and is available in custom colors.
"RS03 RipStop film offers manufacturers a new, reliable, environment-friendly, value-added solution for reinforcement applications," says Chris Fisher, Account Representative, Toray Plastics (America). "In addition, manufacturers accustomed to using traditional materials need no special equipment to convert RS03 into tape."
Fisher notes that RS03's tensile strength allows it do double duty and also perform as an easy-open tear tape. "Box manufacturers can now add an easy-open component to their box structure that will cleanly and consistently tear through rugged board."
For more information about Toray Plastics (America)'s new Torayfan RS03 RipStop OPP film, contact Chris Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-667-3053.