GPA Launches Line of Sustainable Substrates
CHICAGO—GPA announced 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 light weight.
Manufactured from recycled water bottles (25-50 percent post-consumer recycled PET), InCycle uses as little as one-fifth the raw materials of traditional synthetic films and weighs up to 80 percent less than other film products, offering significant savings on freight and shipping costs. It qualifies as a #1 recyclable plastic, which is the most common and easiest type of plastic to recycle.
By using a new technology, InCycle is produced by precisely distributing billions of microscopic bubbles beneath the solid skin surface. This engineered microstructure gives InCycle its characteristic light weight and superior thermal insulating properties. InCycle is naturally bright white without the addition of pigments; this creates a crisp backdrop and smooth surface for vivid graphic reproduction.
InCycle can be used on a multitude of applications: signage and displays, packaging and boxes, posters and menus, POP and shelf talkers, cups and containers, presentation folders, gift cards, and durable brochures. It is also suitable for a wide variety of finishing processes, including diecutting, coating, foil stamping, folding, embossing and debossing, and thermoforming. InCycle Expanded PET is stocked in 28˝ x 40˝ sheets for offset and UV printing, with custom sizes and gauges up to 60 mil available.