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Self-adhesive compostable labels

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Self-adhesive compostable labels

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New: labels made from sugarcane fiber paper
New are our labels made from sugarcane fiber paper. The sugarcane fiber is an agribusiness residue and it’s used for example in paper manufacturing, making it an environmentally responsible choice. Our sugarcane fiber paper is biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable. Combined with BioTAK® adhesive you will have a beautiful, effective and environment friendly label that is in accordance with your company’s strategy concerning sustainability.

Look and feel
Sugarcane fiber paper is available in white (0% bleaching chemicals) or with a ‘natural look’ (unbleached). On the paper with natural look you can still see the sugarcane fibers, making it an excellent choice for all natural product. If you prefer a conventional paper, but still want to make a contribution to the environment, the white sugarcane fiber paper is the right option.

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Advantages of sugarcane fiber paper
• Sugarcane fiber is an agribusiness residue that does not compete against food production or soil use.
• The world trend is to use products that contribute to the preservation of the environment and creating environmental awareness.
• Sugarcane fiber paper stands out because it allows optimising the use of energy, water and chemicals in the paper manufacturing process.
• This residue is available year round.
• Material that otherwise would have been processed as waste, will now get a new value: it forms the raw material for paper that can be recycled up to 7 times.
• By using agricultural waste, less trees need to be felled and you contribute to prevention of deforestation.
• Processing sugarcane waste into paper has less environmental impact than processing wood fibers as raw material.
• Only one plant or piece of agricultural land is needed for two products: food and the raw material for paper.

From sugarcane to paper process
Sugarcane paper is produced from the sugarcane fibers that are the residue from the sugarcane refining process. These fibers contain cellulose. Cellulose is the basic building block used to produce most papers. The sugarcane fiber replaces the traditional wood-based fibers used to produce most papers. The resulting paper has normal brightness and a very smooth writing surface. The sugarcane fiber waste, bagasse, goes through two cleaning phases, that ensures the highest quality in the end product. Bagasse is denser in cellulose fiber than wood pulp, producing the same amount of paper with less raw material, less water, less energy and less waste. And, bagasse is renewable in cycles of less than 1 year, whereas trees take 7 to 10 years. After the transformation process the bagasse is turned into pulp for paper production. The pulp is refined and treated at the mill, in a similar way that wood pulp is used at a traditional paper mill.

Natureflex
The main raw material used in the production of NatureFlex™ films is dissolving wood pulp, typically sourced from hard wood species such as eucalyptus. All the wood pulp used in the manufacture of NatureFlex™ films originates from non-genetically modified sources. NatureFlex™ films are made by Innovia films. NatureFlex™ films are widely used for packaging, on its own or as part of a laminate. The material is very suitable for labels.

Technical Properties for use as label facestock

  • Transparent (no-label look), coloured or metallised
  • Resistant to oil and greases
  • High gloss
  • Static free
  • Thermally stable
  • Environmental Properties
  • Certified for Industrial & OK Compost Home
  • Suitable for anaerobic digestion
  • High renewable content, from managed sources
  • No Genetically Modified sources

There’s a range of NatureFlex™ films suitable for self-adhesive labels. Coated with BioTAK® adhesive the whole construction can be compostable. Please contact us if you want more information and to find out which NatureFlex™ suits your application the best.

PLA
Polylactic acid or polylactide (PLA) is a thermoplastic polyester derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch, tapioca roots, chips or sugar cane.
Technical Properties for use as label facestock:

  • Transparent (no-label look), white or metallised
  • Resistant to oil and greases
  • High gloss
  • Environmental Properties
  • Certified in compliance with EN 13432 for industrial composting
  • High renewable content

PLA can be used for self-adhesive labels in its plain form or as a compound, making it more or less flexible. Coated with BioTAK® adhesive the whole construction can be compostable.

Paper
Bio4Life’s paper labels only contain materials in compliance with EN13432. If the cellulose, used for the making of paper, comes from wood, we source from FSC and PEFC managed forests. On top of this we have developed a thermal paper, which fully complies to EN13432. These labels are widely used in fresh food packing, due to the fact that they can be printed with every thermal printer.