Sustainable Packaging Material : Guide to Eco-Friendly Packaging

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As a printing and packaging company, Kinghome has over 30-year experience in producing packaging. Aware of the pollution closely connected to packaging industry, we are committed to contributing to the industry and developing many more sustainable packaging material alternatives.

FSC

We joined FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), a global NPO dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide. When seeing products labelled with FSC trademarks, it ensures products come from responsibly managed forests. In addition, it guarantees the sources of the raw material are reliable, sustainable, and well-controlled.

According to the different sources of raw materials, FSC labels can be divided into three types:

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1. FSC 100%:
Wood within the product comes entirely from FSC-certified, well-managed forests.


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2. FSC Recycled:
All the wood or paper in the product comes from reclaimed or re-used material.


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3. FSC Mix:
Wood within the product comes from FSC-certified forests, recycled material, or controlled wood.


 

Recycled Material 

Eco-Recycled-Paper        Recycled paper:

There are different types of recycled paper:

  • Recycled Cardboard

Recycled Cardboard is used as a popular packaging material and more often the packaging for mid-low-priced products. It contains high recycling content, which leads to coarse and shattered fibers. Compared with the virgin woods, the Recycled Cardboard is consequently less solid. Apart from that, the cardboard is printable, making it cost-effective recycled materials that are available in the market.

  • Recycled Art Paper

Recycled Art Paper goes perfectly with the high-priced cards and packaging. Art paper has distinguished textures and the printing result on the art paper is also excellent. To produce art paper from the recycled materials requires a well-executed recycling system. It ensures the material sources are transparent and reliable. The Recycled Art Paper is mostly imported from Europe and Japan.

  • Recycled Kraft Paper

Compared with virgin kraft paper, the recycled kraft paper is less rigid and much coarser. It is often used for shipping cartons, wrapping paper and fillers, etc.

We are also certified by GRS (Global Recycled Standard), a global NPO that examines the recycled material production procedure, and offer 100% post-consumer recycled paper.

Eco-recycled plastic       Recycled Plastic:

With the commitment to sustainability, we provide both post-production and post-consumer rPET which could be used in the window on the box and blister.

 

Kraft Paper

Eco-Kraft-PaperKraft paper is considered a sustainable material due to its much eco-friendlier production process. Kraft paper is seldom extensively bleached, which decreases the paper’s strength. This also requires fewer bleaching chemicals involved throughout the whole production.

What’s best, one of the major benefits of kraft pulping is that roughly 90% of the pulping chemicals can be recovered and reused in an economical manner. This makes the process more sustainable and generates the minimum environmental impact.

What Makes Kraft Paper Special?

  • High tear-resistance:
    Kraft paper is by far the strongest paper material. During the pulp production, lignin is removed, and a higher extent of cellulose is retained. Moreover, kraft paper treated with minimum chemicals reserves its durable characteristics. It results in higher tensile strength and it is less likely to tear.
  • Lightweight:
    Kraft paper is not only famous for high tear-resistance, it is also lightweight, beneficial to keep the shipping costs down.
  • Nature-themed product packaging:
    One of the characteristics of kraft paper is its natural-colored coarse texture. It makes kraft paper the perfect representative of the nature-themed product packaging.

 

Bamboo Paper

Eco-Bamboo-PaperCompared with forests, bamboo grows fast and can be more efficient at sequester carbon dioxide.
As more and more people look for everyday products that are more sustainable, the emergence of bamboo paper can serve as a chance to help with our remaining forests and reduce the catastrophic environmental effects of deforestation.

Bamboo paper has a rough and matte texture, making it suitable for the printed packaging made for high-priced products as well as products with natural brand images. Many of Kinghome’s customers have developed a series of bamboo products like makeup brushes and hair brushes.

Bamboo packaging is proper for bamboo products because it brilliantly matches the products to the brand images.

 

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