UK Printing Firm at Cutting Edge of Sustainable Packaging

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PRINT Library, one of the north's print packaging leaders, is growing its business by putting sustainability first. It has invested £250,000 in new technology to manufacture anti-viral coatings for its food packaging.

The Newtownards company manufactures cardboard sleeves, cartons, and boxes for food and lifestyle consumers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

As it uses water-based coatings for its print, its packaging is more hygienic to touch while also being 100% biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable, helping customers achieve corporate responsibility and sustainable practice targets.

To serve clients such as Fortnum & Mason, Mash Direct, McAtamney Butchers, Dunnes, and Supervalu, it exclusively uses certified boards sourced from sustainable forests, vegetable-based inks, and vegan-friendly glues.

Company director Geoff Truesdale said: 

“We are seeing a real shift in the industry for sustainable products, and rightly so. It is something we pride ourselves on, as well as great customer service and efficient ordering and supply chain processes.

“We've been in business for almost 20 years and have continually invested to remain competitive. Covid-19 presented its own challenges and opportunities, and with this latest investment in specialist machinery, we can now offer customers a coating that reduces the transmission of viruses on touch points. This can be used on food sleeves and boxes, which is key for the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector as it boosts customer confidence in the products on the shelf.”

Geoff founded the company with Michael Thompson in 2001 after years of industry partnership, and they have seen remarkable growth in the FMCG sector, which currently accounts for 85 per cent of the business.

Source: The Irish News

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