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  • 24 Nov 2021

Flint Group Packaging scoops two awards

Flint Group Packaging has been recognized in two highly regarded categories at this year’s UK Flexographic Industry Association (FIAUK) Awards

Flint Group Packaging has been recognized in two highly regarded categories at this year’s UK Flexographic Industry Association (FIAUK) Awards.

The company, which develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of print consumables, received bronze awards in the Supplier of the Year and Sustainably Produced Packaging categories at the ceremony held at the National Railway Museum in York, UK.

The Supplier of the Year category is voted for by printer members of the association and their customers. Meanwhile, the Sustainably Produced Packaging category is awarded by a panel of renowned judges for a company’s sustainable approach to packaging, whether through the substrates or inks utilized, a demonstrable carbon footprint reduction or the achievement of sustainable development goals in manufacture. Flint Group was praised for its new sustainable ink and coating technology, TerraCode, part of the AQUACode portfolio of water-based inks and coatings.

‘The company is delighted to have received these two awards,’ said Lewis Taylor, commercial director for northern Europe and France for Flint Group Paper and Board. ‘We are extremely proud to be acknowledged as one of the top three suppliers to the flexographic packaging industry in the UK. This award recognizes the hard work every employee in the company makes in ensuring our customers not only receive great products but great service.’

The TerraCode is a new sustainable water-based ink and coating range for paper and board packaging applications incorporating three formulations, Bio, Hybrid and Balance, with biorenewable content. TerraCode is suitable for various applications, including corrugated pre and post-print, paper bags and sacks and foodservice packaging.

Paul Winstanley, senior director of technology and innovation for Flint Group Paper and Board in Europe, added: ‘The TerraCode range was developed in line with the company’s sustainability vision ‘to support packaging markets with responsibly built products and sustainable solutions designed for circular economies’ and was developed as a next-generation ink solution. Receiving this award recognizes the importance of innovation within the sector and demonstrates Flint Group’s global commitment to enhancing sustainability performance in the packaging industry.’

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