Siegwerk congratulates Thành Phú Packaging on ERA Gravure Award for Sustainability – covering printing inks, coatings and allied industries
The Vietnamese packaging printer received the award in the “printed products” category for a perfectly printed, fully recyclable mono-material packaging solution.
“Switching from multi-material to single-material packaging is an important lever in achieving full packaging circularity,” said Ralf Hildenbrand, President Packaging Americas & Global Technology, PSR and Sustainability at Siegwerk. “But as this change comes with many obstacles and technical challenges, we are more than delighted that a customer single-material packaging project has now been awarded the ERA Gravure Award for Sustainable Packaging. “
Thành Phú’s winning mono-material packaging is an upside-down printed flat bottom bag for dog food. It is a fully recyclable MDO-PE / PE structure suitable for large volumes up to 20 kg. The cover has been printed with a haptic (sand feel) and matt coating from Siegwerk in double-in-register. The sand effect has been applied to the upper part of the pouch design to provide a better and safer grip on the bag.
“This perfectly reflects our philosophy at Siegwerk, that packaging circularity and performance must go hand in hand for good market acceptance,” adds Casimir Rowan, Head of the Flexible Packaging SEA business unit. “And functional coatings offer a great opportunity to achieve this successfully.”
“With our winning pouch, we have now been able to show that complete PE structures can also be perfectly rotogravure printed, which offers our customers a wide range of varnishes and special effect inks, as well as consistent quality. Said Alex Dam, EVP, Thành Phu. “We created a premium looking pouch with perfect duplicate print results in the register and good sealing capabilities with two coatings of different thicknesses. “
In June 2021, the same printed packaging received the “Made for Recycling” seal of quality from Interseroh, one of the leading sustainability service providers, underlining its good recyclability.
Thành Phú is a family-owned manufacturer of flexible plastic packaging in Vietnam and a customer of Siegwerk since 2014.
“Regardless of the printing process used, it’s always a matter of matching functionality and recyclability,” added Khanh Tran Thi Quoc, Sales Manager, Flexible Packaging BU, Vietnam “Here the ink systems and Well-fitting coatings play a critical role in meeting both technical requirements in terms of performance and recyclability as well as optical and haptic packaging requirements.