HP, at the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit, announced its next steps in creating a forest positive future for printing with longstanding partner and conservation leader World Wildlife Fund (WWF). With the partnership, HP has committed to the restoration, protection and conservation of 2,00,000 acres of forest, an area equal to the size of New York City. As part of the five-year agreement, HP will also support WWF’s efforts in developing science-based targets for
Avery Dennison would be creating their biggest ever trade show presence at Labelexpo from 24 September in Brussels. Under the theme ‘Making a Material Difference’, the Avery Dennison team of experts will demonstrate a range of newly launched and significant innovations across four key areas of focus, including sustainable materials and intelligent labels.
Avery’s new product innovations include, rPE - the industry’s first-ever facestock made from recycled polyethylene; rPET - a liner with more
Flow, a healthy eating and creative hub at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, is encouraging sustainable practices among their customers by launching a range of reusable coffee cups and water bottles designed and custom made by well-known Emirati artist Aysha Al Hemrani.
Customers who purchase a ceramic reusable coffee cup from Flow (AED 45), will receive an instant free coffee fill, plus discounts on future coffee fills. Guests purchasing a stainless-steel reusable water bottle (AED 54)
Soyang Europe has ramped up its new print waste recycling partnership with waste management specialist Blue Castle Group.
The digitally printable media manufacturer said that the PVC Recycling Membership Scheme, which received an initial soft roll-out last year, offers “a much sought-after solution to the industry’s PVC waste dilemma”.
Soyang Europe managing director Mark Mashiter described the scheme as “the first step towards a very real recycling solution to the use of PVC banner material
Smurfit Kappa won the ‘Cool Vendor’ and ‘Sustainability’ awards at the 2019 Deliver event in Lisbon. Deliver is the biggest eCommerce logistics event in Europe.
While the ‘Cool Vendor’ award was given to the company for being the most respected brand and inspiring services, the Sustainability award recognized the surge of interest in Smurfit Kappa’s industry-leading Better Planet Packaging initiative, which champions renewable, recyclable and biodegradable packaging solutions for eCommerce
Huhtamaki has launched blueloop, a new range of recyclable flexible packaging made of mono-material PP, PE and paper.
Huhtamaki blueloop products use innovative polyolefin structures to pack coffee, snacks, dry food, personal care and other fast-moving consumer products. The range also includes paper-based options to replace plastic packaging.
Huhtamaki noted that packaging is transforming from linear one-time use to a circular model where materials are collected, recycled and reused. This
The Navigator Company announced that as of April it will supply National Geographic magazine with paper for an envelope to replace about 150,000 plastic bag enclosures per year in Portugal.
“This partnership with a prestigious brand like National Geographic is a very important step for our company, which has always been committed to the sustainable development of the planet through the use of natural and renewable resources and the development of sustainable paper-based products,” said Antonio
Clearwater Paper has introduced NuVo, a new brand of cup stock paperboard that provides foodservice operators choice and differentiation through customized material to fit their specific brand needs. The newly-branded cup stock paperboard is now available to Clearwater Paper's customers. “We are excited to introduce NuVo to our customers, with a quality standard that we believe stands apart from any other paperboard cup product in the market,” said Steve Bowden, senior vice president of the
Two Sides has highlighted unsubstantiated environmental claims at local authorities and challenged the government to enforce compliance.
In an analysis of local councils, using a random sample of 100, the print and paper advocacy group found that 42% used messaging that claimed printed matter and paper was unsustainable or harmful to forests.
Two Sides' campaigning has already persuaded 335 corporations to remove misleading greenwashing statements, following member complaints. It now hopes to
Siegwerk has joined forces with INGEDE member Stora Enso, one of the leading provider of renewable products in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper, to improve the deinkability of UV/LED cured prints.
First results of this cooperation have already marked a significant milestone towards more sustainable UV printing products in terms of deinkability in the paper recycling process. Based on these investigations Siegwerk has developed a new UV/LED offset ink system with
Sun Chemical has entered into a partnership with HAVI, to bring its SunVisto AquaGreen bio-renewable, natural based inks to market.
Sun Chemical's bio-renewable inks have been certified and specified by HAVI to be a recommended natural based ink solution, ensuring that foodservice brands and manufacturers receive truly renewable packaging ink.
"Over the past three years, HAVI has worked closely with Sun Chemical to help develop natural based inks which not only contain significantly higher
Unilever unveiled reusable packaging innovations across nine of its brands, including four new product formats. The new products will be trialled on Loop, a global, first-of-its-kind, waste-free shopping system announced today.
Bringing together a coalition of consumer goods companies, along with international recycling leader TerraCycle, Loop is an innovative new business model for premium durable packaging which is delivered directly to the consumer, returned and refilled. The platform
HID Global has announced that its HID FARGO HDP6600 High Definition Printer/Encoder is the first and only retransfer printing solution for ID card personalization that has GreenCircle certification. The printer’s power-efficient design enables users to save thousands of dollars in annual energy costs for large projects spanning many printers.
The HDP6600 printer achieves its breakthrough energy efficiency using a design that also delivers the fastest overall throughput speeds and shortest time
Water-based textile inks supplier MagnaColours has unveiled BluePrint, its new sustainability initiative.
A corporate sustainability partnership between Magna and ocean conservation charity Just One Ocean, the Barnsley-based business said the new initiative highlights its commitment to sustainability and the health of the world’s oceans.
The aim of the project is to raise awareness of global ocean pollution and the impact of unsustainable manufacturing processes from the garment
Michelman has opened a new sustainability center in China to foster sustainable technologies and collaboration.
The Michelman (China) Sustainability Center (MSC) is located at the company’s Shanghai offices located in the East Park of the Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao Industrial Zone. The facility features a technology and marketing office, along with a fully equipped development center to develop products and technologies that are sustainable and green.
MSC is part of Michelman’s aggressive
Swanline Paper and Board has launched a new environmentally friendly display board range that is 100% fibre-based yet is resistant to moisture.
Introduced to the market over the last few months following 12 months of trials, the business said Cygnus Eco Board can be used as an alternative to foam boards, foam PVC, fluted polypropylene, PE coated materials, HIPS and other plastic composites without cost or performance penalty.
The FSC-certified product is suitable for offset, screen and UV flatbed
Germany-based printing inks maker Siegwerk has introduced high-sensitivity K-Supply UV inks developed in collaboration with Japanese printing presses manufacturer Komori.
In 2016, Komori Europe selected Siegwerk to develop the K-Supply UV inks exclusively for its UV / LED system.
Both companies are currently offering the inks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Siegwerk designed and tested the K-Supply UV inks at its Center of Excellence in Aarberg, Switzerland.
Stora Enso and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) have signed an international partnership agreement establishing a long-term strategic collaboration to develop and promote sustainable forestry.
Stora Enso and FSC have formed the agreement to increase FSC certification, especially among small- and medium-sized private forest owners in the Nordics, Baltics and across Europe. The aim is to increase the FSC certified wood supply. It is claimed that the work undertaken within the partnership
UPM Raflatac is boldly taking a leap forward in its promise to label a smarter future. Its new sustainable Vanish PCR line of ultra-thin clear film labels are now available in the EMEIA region. Featuring 90% recycled content face and liners, these "no-label" look labels will allow brand owners to increase their sustainability without sacrificing performance!
More and more iconic global brands are setting ambitious sustainability targets for their packaging materials. Vanish PCR is the only
Smurfit Kappa Group, one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of paper-based packaging products with operations in Europe and the Americas, has taken the next step forward in its sustainability journey by rolling out an ambitious new set of goals.
According to the announcement, the company has had a long-term commitment to making real and measurable progress against its five strategic sustainability priorities of forest, climate change, water, waste and people.
Xerox has recently published its 2018 Global Corporate Social Responsibility Report detailing the impact of the company's sustainability efforts across operations in 160 countries.
Newly published CSR Report highlights Xerox innovation and smart investments that create products and services to help customers be more productive, profitable and sustainable.
Highlights from this year’s report include:
Sun Chemical has released its Fall 2018 Regulatory Newsletter for customers and has made it, along with all other regulatory newsletters over the past five years, available online for download at the new www.sunchemical.com/regulatory webpage.
“Sun Chemical is a leader in regulatory and compliance issues and works closely with customers to help them comply with the strict standards required by brand owners and regulations,” said Gary Andrzejewski, Corporate Vice President, Environmental
The Ireland-based packaging leader, Smurfit Kappa, has unveiled its ‘Smurfit Kappa Better Planet Packaging’ in a bid to look to the future of sustainable packaging.
It is expected that the new initiative will expand on the company’s expertise in packaging, innovation and sustainability following its launch at its European Management Conference in Berlin last week.
The firm describes its ‘Smurfit Kappa Better Planet Packaging’ as being a “multi-faceted initiative comprising futuristic product
After almost four years of development, Mondi and Werner & Mertz will introduce a new, patented innovation in 2019: a 100% recyclable pouch with detachable decorative panels.
The pouch replaces conventional flexible packaging for Frosch products. The pioneering design overcomes many shortcomings of the recycling process and is the result of a joint effort by Werner & Mertz, Mondi, EPEA Switzerland (Cradle to Cradle), Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland and Institut
Avery Dennison has recognized By-Health, a health supplements company in China, as the first brand owner to partner in the Avery Dennison Liner Recycling Program in the country.
Traditionally, label liner recycling programs require a complex process of collection and sorting, which can be a deterrent for companies who want to recycle.
Through Avery Dennison’s program, label liner is collected for recycling, saving on waste disposal costs and preventing environmental impact from landfill or
Wildlife photography book, “A Wilder Life”, which is printed on 100% recycled Cocoon paper, has been celebrated for both its contribution to conservation and sustainable production.
The photography book, which documents and pays tribute to Europe’s amazing biodiversity whilst raising awareness of much-needed conservation efforts, has been awarded ‘Panda Book of the Year Award 2018’ by WWF Sweden and ‘The Best in Green Film Production Worldwide Since 2012’ at this years’ Deauville Green
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are the framework that governments, business and civil society use to drive the sustainability agenda. With those goals in mind, UPM Raflatac developed the Biofore Site concept and set responsibility targets for 2030 that aim to improve its environmental, social and economic performance. The aim is to build a site-specific roadmap that includes auditing, measuring and evaluating progress. The Biofore Site concept will facilitate growth of a