Toray Plastics (America) has launched a new high-tensile-strength polypropylene-based film, Torayfan RS03 RipStop, for box-reinforcement tape applications.

Designed to support die-cut box handles, the new RS03 films are used to strengthen corrugated and paperboard boxes.

Offering tear resistance in the transverse direction (TD or cross-machine) and high tensile-strength in the machine direction (MD), RS03 can be used as an alternative to the traditional polyester and fibreglass-filament-based tapes.

Toray Plastics (America) account representative Chris Fisher said: “RS03 RipStop film offers manufacturers a new, reliable, environment-friendly, value-added solution for reinforcement applications.

“In addition, manufacturers accustomed to using traditional materials need no special equipment to convert RS03 into tape.

"RS03 RipStop film offers manufacturers a new, reliable, environment-friendly, value-added solution for reinforcement applications."

“Box manufacturers can now add an easy-open component to their box structure that will cleanly and consistently tear through rugged board.”

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Suitable for beverage cases, corrugated bulk bins, and moving and storage boxes, the tape requires fewer raw materials than fibreglass and polyester filament materials during the production phase.

RS03 also reduces the weight of boxes and can be customised according to customers’ tensile-strength requirements.

Last month, Toray Plastics (America) launched new biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films under its Over-The-Mountain (OTM) portfolio.

Manufactured using a polypropylene core layer and a proprietary sealant, the new Torayfan films are designed to prevent packages from bursting in high-altitude and low-atmospheric-pressure conditions.

Image: Toray Plastics’ new Torayfan RS03 RipStop film. Photo: courtesy of Toray Plastics (America).