Holmen Iggesund has launched a paperboard coated with Bio E, a barrier coating technology made from 75 percent renewable raw materials

Paperboard packaging has come as a welcome change for many food and beverage brands eager to reduce their use of plastic and improve their carbon footprint. And while this has been an enormous improvement in sustainability, the barrier coatings laminated on paperboard to protect food continue to...

Avery Dennison has received RecyClass endorsement, claimed to be the market first certification for film compliant with HDPE recycling guidelines

RecyClass guidelines state that for packaging to be fully recyclable, the polyethylene (PE), machine direction oriented (MDO) or polypropylene (PP) label must be removable through the cold wash process, which uses water heated to 40 degrees Celsius. 

This is the most common method of...

Multi-Color Corporation has been awarded the EcoVadis silver rating for its sustainability efforts

EcoVadis is one of the world’s most comprehensive sustainability assessment tools, evaluating companies on social, ethical, and environmental impacts. The used methodology is based on international sustainability standards (such as UNGC, ISO, GRI, etc.) and grades the efforts across four main...

Antalis has launched the new and improved version of the self-adhesive graphic range from UPM Raflatac, RAFNXT+, on the UK market

The RAFNXT+ line of high-quality, self-adhesive sheets is the world’s first label material to be verified by The Carbon Trust, accomplished due to the product design's smarter use and choice of natural resources and the use of less raw materials, energy, and water. It helps to mitigate climate...

Flint Group's ZenCode CG and CS lines receive sustainability recognition

According to the company, ZenCode solvent-based inks are designed with the environment in mind and to promote the developing circular economy in flexible packaging. Specific colored inks, whites and a range of 1-component and 2-component overprint varnishes are available for both flexographic...

Avery Dennison has achieved BioPreferred Certification from the USDA (US Department of Agriculture) for a new hot melt adhesive

The USDA BioPreferred Certification program validates the biobased content of products through third-party testing. Certified products can promote their biobased content on product labels, providing consumers with reliable and accurate information on the sustainability of the products and...

Herma has released HERMAsilphie (grade 341), a novel labelstock incorporating fibers of Silphium perfoliatum

These fibers are separated in a biothermal process before the energy generation phase and then converted into a new regional and sustainable raw material. Labels made with the paper are suitable for printing without any further treatment. Embossing and other embellishment can add sophistication...

DS Smith has been awarded the prestigious Platinum rating by EcoVadis for its performance as a responsible and sustainable business

EcoVadis is one of the world’s most trusted providers of sustainability ratings. Companies partner with EcoVadis to strive towards a more sustainable economy with a common platform, universal scorecard, benchmarks, and performance improvement tools.

The company scored 90 percent for its...

CCL Label has won the prestigious German Packaging Award for its EcoStretch closed-loop technology

The German Packaging Award is one of the most important showcases for packaging innovations in Europe. It takes place under the patronage of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, with an independent jury awarding the best innovations in 1tencategories.

EcoStretch is a new...

Mercian Labels has launched Closed Loop, a label liner recycling service

The new initiative, Closed Loop label liner recycling service, is set to impact businesses throughout the UK and the environment, from cost savings to contributing to a circular economy and making a difference to the planet's future. The program is open to all new and existing customers....

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