Flint Group Paper & Board introduced TerraCode, a sustainable water-based ink and coating range for paper and board packaging applications. Designed to support market demands for sustainable packaging, Flint Group presents an innovative bio-renewable product offering that can be tailor-made for converters’ needs.
“Flint Group is acutely aware of increasing societal focus toward sustainable packaging,” said Kim Melander, VP and GM of Flint Group Packaging Inks EMEA. “Therefore, we are pleased to present a full range of bio-renewable inks and coatings, for use in paper and board printing, which are designed to address global environmental concerns. With TerraCode, we are delivering a solution, through ink and coating developments, to unlock certain sustainable package print challenges that paper and board converters and their customers are facing.”
“The TerraCode range has been designed to support a wide variety of Paper & Board applications, including corrugated post and pre-print, food wraps, folding carton, cups, paper bags, and aseptic packaging. We have effectively developed a bio-renewable ink range suitable for all paper and board applications,” added Scott Mosley, VP of technology, Paper & Board North America.
The TerraCode range delivers on the necessary requirements for premium packaging results, such as high print quality, product consistency, and ease of use. The inks and coatings are bio-renewable content (BRC) certified and sustainably sourced. The range is also available as print-ready or via a convenient building block package.
The TerraCode range includes:
- TerraCode Bio - designed with the highest level of bio-renewable content where a typical formulation contains greater than 90% of renewable resources.
- TerraCode Hybrid - a combination of renewable and conventional raw materials where a typical formulation contains more than 50% renewable resin content.
- TerraCode Balance - based on biomass balance technology, a process that maintains the performance of existing synthetic solutions.
“Our focus on the environment is not limited to materials alone,” Mosley added. “The TerraCode range has been developed using a combination of natural feedstock options – natural pigments, resins, additives and biomass balance materials - that do not compete with food or facilitate deforestation. For Flint Group, using a sustainable source for these materials is just as important as the renewable content itself.”