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Toray Unveils New Torayfan Rs03 Film for Box-Reinforcement Tape Applications

Toray Plastics (America), a unit of Toray Industries, has unveiled high-tensile-strength polypropylene-based film designed for box-reinforcement tape applications.

The Torayfan RS03 RipStop film is designed to replace PET- and fiberglass-filament-based reinforcement tapes used on boxes such as beverage cases, corrugated bulk bins, and moving and storage boxes.

The new RS03 film offers tear resistance in the transverse direction (TD) or cross-machine and high tensile-strength in the machine direction (MD).

Toray said that the tapes are used to reinforce die-cut box handles. They can also be integrated into the sides of corrugated and paperboard boxes to reinforce them.

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.”

Available in custom colors, the film can be customized to meet customers’ tensile-strength requirements.

Weighing less than fiberglass and polyester filament materials, the RS03 can be integrated into the sides of boxes to allow end users to transition to a box with a lower total board weight.

Fisher said that the tensile strength of the RS03 film allows it do double duty while allowing to 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.”

Toray Plastics (America) is engaged in manufacturing polyester, polypropylene, bio-based, and metalized films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications.

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