Sustainability is at the forefront of consumers’ and regulators’ minds. If you’re not discussing measures to improve your brand’s commitment to it, you’re falling behind.
Luckily, manufacturers have developed eco-responsible materials without sacrificing quality.
In search of true tree-free substrates, manufacturers have innovated with agricultural fibers that are rapidly renewable resources. Emerald Tree-Free paperboard is made from bagasse, a byproduct of sugarcane. It’s durable enough for folding cartons while also presenting coating options that speak to your brand’s sustainability efforts and add a touch of luxury.
Emerald Brand Tree-Free paperboard is:
Perfect for: Food packaging, folding cartons, marketing collateral, and luxury packaging
Unilustre® (from Unifoil) is a repulpable, film- and plastic-free, metallized substrate that performs like paper. The material is excellent for embossing/debossing. With no plasticizers, it also retains tamper-evident and glueability qualities similar to traditional paperboard while having excellent scoring.
Perfect for: Folding cartons, cosmetics, personal care, spirits, retail, and signage
Another innovation in eco-responsible packaging materials is the development of post-consumer recycled substrates. Oliver offers Clearwater Paper ReMagine premium paperboard. This material contains up to 30% recycled fiber and matches the performance of SBS with a sustainable edge. ReMagine is optimized for print quality and customization, and is FDA-compliant for all types of food contact.
Perfect for: HBA packaging, food packaging, point-of-purchase displays, folders, greeting cards