Flint Group Packaging had been recognized in two categories considered to be highly regarded at the UK Flexographic Industry Association Awards, 2021.
The company that has been engaged in the development as well as manufacturing and marketing of a huge portfolio of print consumables received bronze awards in the Supplier of the Year and Sustainably Produced Packaging categories at the ceremony that was held at the National Railway Museum in York.
The Supplier of the Year category is voted for by printer members of the association, including their customers. Meanwhile, a panel of renowned judges present the award under the Sustainably Produced Packaging Category. This award is given away for a company’s sustainable approach to packaging and this is provided either for substrates or inks that have been utilized, apart from showing a demonstrable carbon footprint reduction or the achievement of sustainable development goals in manufacturing. Flint Group received praise for its new sustainable ink and coating technology, TerraCode, a part of the AquaCode portfolio of water-based inks and coatings.
Lewis Taylor, Commercial Director Northern Europe & France for Flint Group Paper & Board stated – “The company is delighted to have received these two awards. We are extremely proud to be acknowledged as one of the top three suppliers to the flexographic packaging industry in the UK. This award recognizes the hard work every employee in the company makes in ensuring our customers not only receive great products but great service.”
The award-winning TerraCode is a new sustainable water-based ink and coating range for paper and board packaging applications incorporating three formulations, being Bio, Hybrid and Balance with bio-renewable content. TerraCode is suitable for a huge range of applications, including corrugated pre and post print, paper bags and sacks and food service packaging.
Paul Winstanley, Senior Director of Technology and Innovation for Flint Group Paper & Board in Europe stated – “The TerraCode range was developed in line with the company’s sustainability vision ‘to support packaging markets with responsibly built products and sustainable solutions designed for circular economies’ and was developed as a next-generation ink solution. Receiving this award recognizes the importance of innovation within the sector and demonstrates Flint Group’s global commitment to enhancing sustainability performance in the packaging industry.”