We know that for many customers, keeping our planet clean is a top priority! We want to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills, conserve our natural resources, and prevent pollution from non-recyclable products.
Being a printing company specialized in printing on plastic, many get the misconception that we are the furthest from being a sustainable company. Although, at NFI Corp., our goal has been to decrease our carbon footprint over the last decade. We have not only provided more sustainable printing materials such as limestone paper and bio-degradable plastics to our customers, but we have even started using UV inks that are a much healthier option than solvent-based inks that create toxic air pollutants.
A majority of our manufacturing uses UV inks that have low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds); meaning there are fewer hazardous air pollutants that eliminate toxicity. We have heavily invested in UV LED curing technology which produces no ozone emissions, reduces energy consumption and eliminates the need for high-energy mercury vapor bulbs.
Do you have a product that you would like to be more sustainable? NFI Corp. now offers FLEXcon’s optiFLEX® ecoFOCUS™ with V-52RE wash-off adhesive which enables the recyclability of PET containers to make your product eco-friendly!
optiFLEX® ecoFOCUS™ materials maintain beautifully printed graphics and designs with vibrant colors. They are available in white, clear, and silver BOPP films with one of the most printable topcoats combined with the new V-52RE wash-off adhesive for PET recyclability.
Here are some benefits of FLEXcon’s optiFLEX® ecoFOCUS™ material for your product:
- Recyclability: Now your PET container can be 100% recyclable! V-52RE adhesive separates from the PET flake during the recycling process, which allows the rPET to be collected
- Excellent Print Quality: Your product’s graphics will come out looking high quality, vibrant, and durable
- Excellent Adhesion: V-52RE adhesive has above and beyond adhesion to PET containers with a minimum application temperature of 20°F/-6.6°C.
Additional sustainable practices NFI Corp. has increased over the past decade is a companywide recycling program. At each manufacturing station, employees have designated paper scrap stations which get put into a very large recycling bin at the end of the day so that our recycling company can pick them up.
Sustainability has always been part of our core values at NFI Corp.
Feel free to contact us to see how we can help make your project more sustainable!