Global adhesives provider HB Fuller has introduced the new sesame high modulus tape, which helps produce manufacturers protect their yields with retail-ready packaging.
The tape is applied to the bottom of horizontally-corrugated trays. It offers increased stacking strength with minimum material use, allowing increased box life and reuse. It provides advantages in supply chain integrity, cost savings and sustainability.
Produce trays using the new tape see improved stacking longevity and up to 40% improved bulge resistance.
The tape provides a reduction in the rate of bottom sag in humid environments and a 45% reduction in sag in cold humid conditions.
HB Fuller Adhesive Coated Solutions global business director Peter Lockey said that the new fibre technology will give its corrugated packaging customers confidence that their boxes, trays and bins will hold up better, even in challenging environments.
"Our sesame high modulus tape is the result of decades of developing reinforcement technology for the packaging industry, along with our deep understanding of produce packaging needs and challenges," Lockey added.
When the tape is applied to hand holes of corrugated, euro-style trays it provides a 15% to 23% increase in average compression strength compared to trays without reinforcement.
The trays also provide a 4% to 10% increase in average compression strength in regular slotted cartons, trays and bins.
By optimising corrugated linerboard weight and reducing the corrugated footprint, cost savings can also be achieved.
Image: The new Sesame High Modulus Tape provides corrugated packaging designers with improved stacking longevity. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/H.B. Fuller Company.