Responsible Stocks

Over time we are developing a portfolio of stocks that are manufactured in an environmentally responsible manner.

RECYCLED PAPER (from recycled fibres)

We have a number of papers on offer that are made from recycled fibres produced from recovered paper and more recently other materials such as cotton, rocks, coffee bean sacks and more recently marble mining waste.  

Takaka and Mt Aspiring: thick, uncoated papers that are 100% cotton based.

Natural Kraft: an unbleached, brown-coloured 100% recycled content paper with a rustic, crafty appearance.

Agave: a smooth, natural coloured paper made from reclaimed burlap coffee bean bags, giving the paper a unique appearance and diverting used packaging from landfills.

Rockstock: a high quality, coated paper made from stone. It is freezer grade-durable under very low temperatures, food grade, greaseproof, recyclable and photo-degradable.

Cherry and Birch Veneer: papers with a wooden veneer which gives the paper it’s thick, rigid, wooden look and feel.

Rustrel: a paper designed for premium wine, spirits and craft beverage label applications. It is made from 100% recycled content and is an uncoated, ochre shade paper. The natural pigmentation of the paper accentuates its artisanal appearance.

Matte: a coated, off-white matt paper made from 100% recycled content.

MarbleBase: a new material made from calcium carbonate derived from marble mining waste (80%) and up to 20% recycled high density polyethylene (mainly from recycled plastic bottles). It is a matt, soft touch, tear-resistant paper. Tree free and recyclable in the Polyethylene/PE recycle stream.

Biodegradable and compostable

There are paper options with facestock and adhesive combinations that can be reintroduced into nature by way of biodegrading or composting.

There is a limited range of options available with a compostable adhesive that can be used in direct contact with dry, non-fatty foods including fruit and vegetables as well as biodegradable bottles (eg. PLA).

We have 3 options, all are Industrially Compostable – that means that they need to be composted in an industrial composting plant.

• Semi Gloss white FSC stock with S9500 compostable adhesive.
• Matt TT white FSC stock with S9500 compostable adhesive.
• Direct Thermal ECO white FSC stock with S9500 compostable adhesive.

Read more about NZ biodegrading and composting options here.
And for more information about our Environmentally Sustainable label options – download our infographic.

If you'd like samples of these materials, call us on 0800 865 223 .