JUL 19, 2017

Sustainability with Gintzler International

Seeking sustainability?  So are we.  Gintzler embraces sustainable initiatives and is committed to environmental consciousness efforts. 

  • We strive to protect our environment, conserve energy, and safeguard natural resources for future generations. 
  • We are committed to conserving our earth’s resources and reducing the environmental impact of solutions we produce. The recent installment of a new solvent recovery system reclaims over 97% of material. 
  • We aim to deliver solutions using energy efficiently and material from renewable sources when possible. 
  • We look to optimize the manufacturing process, including raw material usage, and aim to utilize the least amount of material on the smallest equipment to minimize waste and energy. 
  • We invest in the latest technology to improve production efficiencies and energy performance. We recently installed new presses to lessen setup waste and introduced small batch mixing equipment to reduce custom ink waste. 
  • We are working to better understand, manage and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by learning more about the total life cycle of our clients’ products. 
  • We are committed to lean manufacturing initiatives and continuous improvements to deliver sustainable packaging solutions. 
  • We strive to reduce the carbon footprint of our products and overall business to bring value throughout the supply chain by working with FSC-certified companies and vendors. 

Whether you’re designing more resource-efficient packaging, improving your supply chain or working toward other sustainability goals, Gintzler International can help.  We work with responsible vendors who offer hundreds of sustainable solutions for improving your packaging’s environmental impact. 

For instance, Gintzler can supply a complete paper or film label for PET thermoform packaging that passes the Association of Plastic Recyclers Benchmark criteria.  

Why is this important? 

  • Companies can now add post-consumer recycled content to their plastic packaging to help position themselves as good environmental stewards. 
  • The demand for recycled content is up for packaging beverages, dairy, electronics, household care and over- the-counter pharmaceuticals, personal care products and snacks. 
  • The growing recycling market for PET thermoforms is rep­resented by cups, clamshells, trays, tubs, boxes, lids, egg cartons and similar packaging made from plastic sheet. 

This “CleanFlake” technology, developed by our supplier Avery Dennison, uses an adhesive that allows the facestock, inks and adhesive to cleanly separate from the PET during the reclamation process, thereby increasing the rPET yield. This innovative solution is currently available in clear or white BOPP film, as well as a 54-pound, FSC certified paper facestock. 

Email us today at for more information on sustainable packaging solutions.

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