Eco-Friendly Labels and Labelling
I think we would all like to do more for our environment, but when it comes to the labelling and packaging industry we have struck a problem. Looking to source a more eco-friendly option that is supportive to the planet and has sustainability but without sacrificing the quality of the finished label has always felt like it is just been out of reach.
Now with the growing range of eco materials that are being manufactured by industry leaders such as Avery, we are able to offer self-adhesive labels that look and feel no different to the common non-recyclable synthetic and wood paper versions. With increased investment by the likes of suppliers such as Avery, these new materials can still be printed in the same high quality way and converted into any label shape and size.
Compared to the usual non-recyclable self-adhesive materials which can take hundreds of years to break down, these new materials are biodegradable and compostable within months. The filmic eco substrates are also compliant with the European Industrial Compostable Standard (EN13432), this means a material has to be 90% biodegradable outdoor.
So what are the typical uses for these greener materials?
Seeing as the adhesives used for coating are non-harmful and will biodegrade, they are a perfect fit for not only the Food Packaging but the Healthcare and Medical sector too. They are great for anyone looking to certify that their brand packaging is fully compostable and prove they are being more green for the environment!
Customark can currently supply Eco-Friendly labels using 4 different base substrates depending on your labelling needs. A gloss or matte “Wood-Free” paper and a clear or white gloss “Nature Flex” Filmic material.
To view the material certification sheets click either of the following links.
For further information, samples and enquiries on our eco-friendly biodegradable range. Contact our friendly sales team on 01384 264700 or fill in the contact form below.