Unifoil Corporation has received a sustainability award for its proprietary UniLustre and patented and patents-pending UltraLustre transfer-metallizing processes used to manufacture recyclable packaging and printing materials that create product differentiation. The 2009 Sustainability Award, presented by the Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL), recognizes Unifoil’s technological advancements, which reduce waste and offer a variety of other environment-friendly benefits. UniLustre papers and boards and UltraLustre plastics are nonlaminated, film-free and foil-free, and made without solvents. Both enable recycling, use less energy and fewer materials to manufacture compared with alternative products and thus facilitate source reduction, are less expensive to ship, can significantly reduce a company’s carbon footprint, and support consumer-product-goods companies’ sustainability initiatives.
’Environment-friendly packaging and printing materials are vital to end users, and at Unifoil we have been satisfying that need for over 15 years with leading-edge innovations that responsibly help build brands,’ said Joseph Funicelli, CEO and president, Unifoil Corporation. ‘We are grateful to be recognized by our peers and remain committed to ongoing research and development of unique sustainable materials that differentiate products.’
UniLustre applications include folding cartons, labels, point-of-sale items, printed materials, and lottery tickets. UltraLustre applications include in-mold labels, in-mold-decorated items, credit and gift cards, stadium cups, tubes for personal care products, and signage/displays. Both are available in silver, custom colors, and holographics.