Emsur Poland has been certified by DGP, Deutche Pfandsystem, to produce and sell shrink sleeves and labels for the German beverages market. This certification provides special authorization to print the DPG one-way deposit stamp for shrink sleeves and labels that beverage brands are obliged to include in their packaging for the German market, as per the country’s packaging ordinance.
The DPG system was set up in Germany in 2005. It provides the legal and organizational framework for settling deposits (deposit clearing) between companies participating in the system. To this end, DPG has developed a set of standards for a uniform labeling procedure that enables automatic collection of one-way drinks packaging subject to a mandatory deposit. The system places the obligation on manufacturers, distributors and producers of packaging or its design elements as is the case of Emsur.
Given the importance of the marking procedure and its relevance in terms of security, label printers and packaging manufacturers wishing to produce DPG labels or packaging must enter into a licensing agreement with DPG, as a so-called ‘User DPG Ink’ and must undergo a location-related certification process. Emsur, having obtained this certification, is now positioned as a flexible packaging provider for key beverage companies in Europe.
Emsur’s vision of sustainability focuses on eco-design and the recyclability of its packaging. It is a member of CEFLEX, the consortium of European companies that promote the circularity of flexible packaging. It has also renewed its FSC certification.
Both Emsur and its sister company for rigid packaging, COEXPAN, form part of the Circular Plastics Alliance, an initiative that aims to boost the circular economy of plastics by promoting the use of recycled material and quality recycling processes.
Emsur has quality and food safety policies in place. Along these lines, it has obtained ISO 9001 and 14001 certification at all its plants.