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

The tapes are used to reinforce die-cut box handles and can be integrated into the sides of corrugated and paperboard boxes to reinforce them. Company officials say its RS03 film exhibits excellent tear resistance in the transverse direction and high tensile strength in the machine direction. It also replaces traditional polyester and fiberglass filament-based tapes that are primarily in use in the market today.

“RS03 RipStop film offers manufacturers a new, reliable, environmentally friendly, value-added solution for reinforcement applications,” says Chris Fisher, account representative at Toray Plastics (America). “In addition, manufacturers accustomed to using traditional materials need no special equipment to convert RS03 into tape.”

Fisher adds that RS03’s tensile strength allows it to 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,” he says. 

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