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Magnomer: Magnetizable inks enable circular shrink sleeve separation

The US start-up Magnomer claims to have developed a solution to effectively separate label material from beverage bottle flakes during the recycling process.

As the company says, PET beverage bottles are often wrapped with PET-G shrink labels, which contaminate the PET recycling stream and degrade the quality of rPET. The Magnomer process applies Magnetizable inks - transparent or in different colors - to the shrink labels using standard label printing devices.

During the recycling process, the magnetic label flakes are separated from the PET flakes by a magnet.


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