Taking a Positive Climate Action

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For pressure sensitive labels, the journey towards sustainability begins by understanding the impact of the self-adhesive substrate selected. The right materials can significantly reduce the environmental footprint of this packaging element. In recognition of Lebone Paarl Labels’ efforts to reduce their carbon footprint through the application of UPM Raflatac RAFNXT+ for key projects, this established labels production specialist has received a UPM Raflatac Positive Climate Action Diploma.

RAFNXT+ is the world’s first label material verified by the Carbon Trust to help mitigate climate change. This product enables a superior carbon performance compared to standard labels through its smarter use and choice of natural resources. RAFNXT+ paper faces and liners are FSC™ certified (FSC-C012530), and the paper fibres originate in sustainably managed forests and other controlled sources. In addition, the range uses less raw materials than standard label materials, leading to a reduced carbon footprint. Thus, choosing RAFNXT+ instead of standard label material results in having a concrete positive impact on the climate. Its development is linked to the UPM Biofore strategy, company’s 2030 responsibility targets as well as supporting the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN.

“More and more of our clients are seeing sustainability not as a trend, but rather as an absolute necessity,” explains Henk Jacobs, General Manager of Lebone Paarl Labels. “We employ modern technology and streamlined processes to ensure efficient production from start to finish to eliminate harmful emissions as well as minimise waste and energy consumption.”

“Our commitment to delivering the highest quality pressure sensitive labels with the least impact on the environment is demonstrated in our globally recognised Forest Stewardship Council® FSC®-C160814 CoC (Chain of Custody) certification,” adds Jacobs. “Self-adhesive labels printed through us on FSC certified substrates such as RAFNXT+ can request to carry the FSC trademark,  thereby informing consumers that the materials used originate from environmentally and socially responsible sources.”

“Our experienced team can provide expert advice on “green” substrates to meet clients’ sustainability objectives,” concludes Jacobs. “UPM Raflatac’s RAFNXT+ offers a smart option to take positive climate action whilst delivering exceptional results in the production of retail, packaged food, transport and logistics labels.”

Lebone Paarl Labels offers professional UV flexo and digital printing and finishing of the highest quality self-adhesive labels from their modern operation in Paarl, Cape Town. For more information, visit www.lpaarllabels.co.za or email info@lpaarllabels.co.za.

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