HAVI: Brings natural-based inks to packaging

HAVI announced today a new development in sustainable packaging: natural-based inks, which are better for the environment with a 25 to 30 percent lower CO2 footprint than standard aqueous inks*. They also reduce regulatory risk for brand owners and printers while increasing efficiency for printers and converters. These natural-based inks represent another aspect of clean packaging – an extension of the clean food movement – the principle of simplifying materials and chemistries for safer, more sustainable packaging.

As a pioneer of clean packaging, HAVI is committed to not only improving the sustainability of packaging, but helping foodservice providers anticipate and stay ahead of consumer concerns about health and safety. Through the use of renewable materials that are responsibly sourced and considered for their end of life recovery, natural-based inks provide a path to measurable, reportable CO2 savings. Ultimately we help brand owners with building a richer sustainability story.
– Shane Bertsch, Vice President, Innovation at HAVI

*Based on EUPIA dry ink baseline for aqueous based inks of 3.092kg CO2/kg dry ink.

Source: HAVI