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GPA offers PET from recycled water bottles

July 7, 2011

GPA announces the latest addition to its product line: InCycle Expanded PET, a sustainable alternative to traditional films and synthetics. It offers durability, environmental benefits, and a feather-light weight.

Manufactured from recycled water bottles (25-50% post-consumer recycled PET), InCycle uses as little as one-fifth the raw materials of traditional synthetic films and weighs up to 80% less than other film products, offering significant savings on freight and shipping costs. Qualifying as a No. 1 recyclable plastic, this material is the most common and easiest type of plastic to recycle. This new product makes it easier than ever for customers to make sustainable business choices.

By using an innovative new technology, InCycle is expanded by precisely distributing billions of microscopic bubbles beneath the solid skin surface. This engineered microstructure gives it its characteristic light weight and superior thermal insulating properties. InCycle is also naturally bright white without the addition of pigments; this creates a crisp backdrop and remarkably smooth surface for vivid graphic reproduction.

InCycle is suited to a variety of applications including signage, packaging, posters, point-of-purchase displays, containers, folders, gift cards and brochures. It can be diecut, coated, foil stamped, folded, embossed/debossed and thermoformed. InCycle Expanded PET is stocked in 28 x 40-inch sheets for offset and UV printing, with custom sizes and gauges up to 60 mil available.

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