Canadian printer Rootree has installed a second HP Indigo 20000 digital press, doubling its print capacity and allowing it to offer compostable flexible packaging.
Rootree specializes in stand-up pouches, coffee bags, custom printed pouches and three side seal pouches including flat and pillow pouches, with a goal to maintain high quality while minimizing environmental impact as much as possible. The higher capacity afforded by its second HP Indigo 20000 will support increasing demand for fully compostable flexible packaging using various technologies, including Pack Ready Lamination.
Rootree’s compostable pouches use films which are 100 percent home compostable. Its next move in the innovation of fully compostable pouches is to continue with the development and certification of home compostable inks and adhesives.
The converter, previously known as Swiss Pack, was the first owner of an HP Indigo 20000 in Canada, as well as the first owner of a Pack Ready laminator in North America. The digital printing equipment helped it transform its business from fulfillment house to full-service packaging provider, manufacturing with up to 75 percent less waste than conventional packaging manufacturing.
Rootree general manager Philippe St-Cyr said: ‘Rootree has made a commitment in the industry to be the most environmentally conscious packaging company in the world by addressing the full packaging lifecycle.
‘Rootree is experiencing substantial growth as we disrupt the market using digital packaging technologies to improve the eco-profile of brands. Now we are taking another step to spearhead greener packaging globally by doubling capacity with an additional HP Indigo press.’