Torayfan RS03 RipStop film is a new, high-tensile-strength polypropylene-based film designed for box-reinforcement tape applications by Toray plastics. 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. It exhibits excellent tear resistance in the transverse direction (TD or cross-machine) and high tensile strength in the machine direction (MD). It can replace traditional polyester and fiberglass filament-based tapes that are primarily in use in the market today. Boxes and box handles reinforced with this film will provide the end user and consumer with a secure, sturdy construction. Box applications include beverage cases, corrugated bulk bins, and moving and storage boxes.
It also offers the reinforcement tape market important source-reduction benefits. It weighs less than fiberglass and polyester filament materials, so less material is needed for producing tape. When this film is integrated into the sides of boxes, that reinforcement may allow end users to transition to a box with a lower total board weight. The reduction in the amount of tape, paper, and corrugated materials is good for the environment