Eco-Friendly Lamination Film Solutions

In recent years, the demand for Eco-Friendly Lamination Film Solutions has increased dramatically due the growing concerns about the environment. As a result, Gif Products are excited to offer an eco-friendly range of lamination films, such as BioPP, PIR/PCR,  Acetate, and PLA films.  These films are made from renewable resources and offer several advantages over traditional oil-based plastics, such as being biodegradable, compostable, and having a lower carbon footprint.  Additionally, these films are made from partially recycled material, reducing post-consumer waste and promoting a circular economy.  By choosing these sustainable lamination options, companies can reduce their environmental impact while still delivering high-quality finishes to their printed materials.

BioPP Lamination Films

BioPP laminating films are a new lamination film innovation, made with 30% resins obtained from renewable resources of vegetable origin, such as waste cooking oil.  Using these second-generation feedstocks in the production of BioPP laminating films helps reduce waste and gives a new life to oils that would otherwise be discarded.  Moreover, it reduces our dependence on non-renewable fossil fuels and contributes to the Circular Economy.

BioPP laminating films can be used in the graphic arts and packaging industry, and they are made of polypropylene resins of the same quality as traditional fossil fuel-based resins.  By choosing BioPP laminating films, you are not only contributing to the sustainability of the graphic arts industry, but you are also reducing the use of fossil fuel resources.

The BioPP films use second-generation feedstock, which is derived from natural vegetable oils that have already been used for cooking, both domestically and in hotels and restaurants.  This waste material is repurposed into biobased PP that is used in the production of BioPP laminating films. For every kilogram of BioPP films sold, 300 grams of fossil-based resins are not used, and an equivalent amount of bio-based resins are used instead.

In summary, BioPP laminating films offer a sustainable alternative to traditional laminating films by incorporating biobased resins obtained from a second-generation feedstock of vegetable origin, such as waste cooking oil.  This not only reduces waste and dependence on fossil fuels but also contributes to the Circular Economy.

PIR/PCR Lamination Film

Gif Products has launched a range of sustainable BOPP PIR and PCR lamination films that are made from a blend of recycled and virgin polypropylene.  These films offer an eco-friendlier alternative to traditional laminating films and can help companies to reduce their environmental impact while still delivering superior protection and high-quality finishes to their printed materials.

PIR stands for Post Industrial Recycled, while PCR stands for Post Consumer Recycled.  These films are commonly used in the printing industry to enhance the durability and appearance of printed materials such as book covers, brochures, business cards, packaging and labels.

Using PIR/PCR lamination films helps to reduce waste and promotes sustainable practices.  These films can extend the shelf life of printed materials, reducing the need for reprinting and ultimately reducing waste.  By using post-industrial and post-consumer recycled materials, these films can help reduce the demand for virgin materials and the associated environmental impacts of manufacturing them.

Furthermore, PIR/PCR BOPP lamination films have a lower carbon footprint compared to other laminating films.  The production of BOPP PIR/PCR lamination films emits fewer greenhouse gases, which reduces the impact on the environment.

By choosing PIR/PCR lamination films, companies can conserve resources and minimise their carbon footprint while enhancing the durability and appearance of their printed material.

Acetate Lamination Film

Acetate lamination films are a sustainable alternative to traditional plastic films.  They are made from renewable resources and are accredited with being both biodegradable and compostable, making them an environmentally friendly option for businesses looking to reduce their environmental impact.

Acetate films are made from wood pulp sourced from PEFC-certified managed forestry, which reduces reliance on non-renewable resources like petroleum and minimises our impact on the environment.  When disposed of in the right conditions, Acetate films can break down naturally into organic matter without leaving behind harmful pollutants or microplastics. Additionally, they are versatile, durable, and offer a high scratch resistance, with either a matt or high gloss finish that enhances their aesthetic appeal.  They offer a print-receptive surface, which makes it easy to vividly print designs and images onto their surface.  Furthermore, acetate is produced using a solvent called acetic acid, which is less harmful to the environment than the solvents used in the production of other synthetic materials.

PLA

PLA (Biodegradable oriented poly lactic acid) films are emerging as a new sustainable lamination option for the graphic arts market.  PLA film is a type of film made from renewable resources.  The PLA bio-based resin used to make PLA comes from sources such as corn, sugar beet, and potatoes.  Compared to traditional oil-based plastics like Polythene, and PET, producing PLA require less energy, resulting in a lower carbon footprint.

PLA offers several advantages over traditional oil-based plastics, such as being of bio-based origin and certified as industrially compostable according to the EN13432 norm by TÜV AUSTRIA.  In many applications, PLA can replace oil-based plastics, providing significant environmental benefits.  PLA films can be industrially composted and will disintegrate in around six months into CO2, water, and humus, a soil nutrient.

Overall, PLA biodegradable packaging films offer a sustainable lamination solution that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and post-consumer waste.  With a focus on encouraging more sustainable solutions.

In conclusion, the introduction of eco-friendly lamination films by Gif Products presents a significant step forward in providing sustainable solutions for businesses.  With the increasing demand for environmentally conscious practices, these films offer numerous advantages over traditional oil-based plastics.  By incorporating renewable resources and partially recycled materials, such as waste cooking oil, wood pulp, and bio-based resins.

The BioPP laminating films, derived from vegetable oils, contribute to waste reduction and resource conservation while maintaining the same quality as fossil fuel-based resins.  Similarly, the PIR/PCR films, made from a blend of recycled and virgin Polypropylene, extend the shelf life of printed materials, reduce waste, and have a lower carbon footprint.  Acetate films, sourced from managed forestry, are biodegradable, and compostable, and offer durability and aesthetic appeal.  Finally, PLA films, derived from renewable resources like corn and potatoes, require less energy to produce and are certified as industrially compostable and biodegradable.

By choosing these sustainable lamination options, businesses can effectively reduce their environmental impact without compromising on the quality and appearance of their printed materials.  These films not only address concerns about greenhouse gas emissions and post-consumer waste but also contribute to the overall sustainability of the graphic arts and packaging industry.

In an era where sustainability is a priority, Gif Products’ eco-friendly lamination films offer a viable and responsible choice for businesses.  By embracing these sustainable solutions, companies can play their part in protecting the environment, promoting the circular economy, and paving the way for a greener future.

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