Sustainability plays an important role in the company’s strategy, which employs the latest pre-press developments to create partnerships with material suppliers and to use new water printing plates.
One key supplier is Klockner Pentaplast , which has an extensive rigid and flexible films portfolio that plays a major role in protecting product and brand identity in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, financial card, flooring and industrial sectors.
The desire for longer product shelf-life and support for recycling efforts are two important consumer trends. Packaging goes a long way towards meeting these desires, particularly packaging that is labelled with advanced materials.
To help meet the demand for longer shelf-life, Folienprint uses Klocker’s cost-effective eklipse shrink-label film. Its light transmission rate is under 1.00%, which protects the product, and its high-shrink percentages enable freer design with contoured bottles, while eliminating the need for high-barrier primary containers. Low-light transmission is vital because ambient light is practical for dairy products, juice, coconut milk and other beverages.
Even display case lighting can begin to degrade photo-sensitive vitamins and proteins. Over time, light exposure initiates oxidation reactions that can reduce shelf-life and create ‘off flavours’, leading to a negative consumer experience.
Recyclers strive to attain high-PET container recycling yields, but they face a difficult obstacle; shrink sleeves that cannot be adequately removed from PET flakes can contaminate recovered products and lower recycling yields.
Klockner’s Pentalabel ClearFloat is used by Folienprint. With a density of 0.95%, ClearFloat shrink labels rise to the surface in a recycling float/sink separation tank. These films were engineered to meet guidelines set by the European PET Bottle Platform and The Association of Plastic Recyclers .
The technical properties of the new family of films create opportunities for increased recycling rates and graphics that build brand appeal.