Neenah’s paper-based gift card offering is now significantly strengthened by the recent acquisition of a state of the art lamination asset from Hazen Paper. Hazen Paper is a world-class paper converter whose expertise and products enjoy wide acceptance in this growing market segment. As part of this asset acquisition, more than 25 experienced employees will join the Neenah team to ensure a smooth transition. Brands such as Amazon, Facebook and Ben & Jerry’s have chosen paper gift cards over plastic. The list of brands making the switch from plastic to paper gift cards grows longer every day. Paper cards eliminate the need for fossil fuel-based production, and keep toxic plastic gift cards out of the landfill. Click Read More below for additional detail.
A unique printing technology that creates folding cartons with a premium look and that are easily recycled is now available to consumer brands doing business in Latin America.
In response to increasing demand, Amcor has installed its patent-pending “Sunshine” process at the company’s plant in Nuevo Leon, Mexico – the first Latin America site with the technology and 13th for Amcor worldwide.
“More and more companies and consumers want packaging that is highly attractive and recyclable,” said Patrick Dedoyard, vice president and general manager of Amcor’s Specialty Cartons business, Americas.
The ‘Sunshine’ print effect generates a shiny look on carton packaging without metalized paper board or the application of foil, which means the cartons can be recycled.
The technology is also cost effective and has great design flexibility.
Since its commercialization in 2014, Amcor has produced more than 8 billion packages with the Sunshine enhancement. The technology uses in-line application of a bright silver coating over an ultraviolet or electron-beam primer. The process delivers a highly reflecting metallic effect that is an economical alternative to foil stamping or laminated metallized board.
more detail at: https://www.amcor.com/about/media-centre/news/brands-can-now-choose-amcor-‘sunshine’-to-increase-attractiveness-drive