Sustainable Printing 

Chromatic Labels strives for sustainable printing operations by maximizing its eco-efficiency. Eco-efficiency is: 1) the reduction of resource consumption such as energy, raw material and water and; 2) the improvement of quality of products, services and work efficiency while minimizing the natural environmental impact.

We achieve our Sustainable Printing Operations by:

 

1) Offering our customers extensive up-to-date options for eco-friendly products and materials;

2) Use of UV curable inks;

3) Lean manufacturing practices;

4) A modern energy efficient facility; and

5) Company run following green manufacturing practices.

 

Chromatic offers eco-friendly paper and film options for both labels and flexible packaging.

 

Available options include:

 

100% Post-Consumer Waste Materials various substrates constructed of 100% Post-Consumer Waste Materials

 

NatureFlex clear and white film- Manufactured from wood‐pulp sourced from managed plantations.   Resistant to greases, oil & fats and has good gloss and transparency.  Static‐free for high machine performance.

 

EarthFirst PLA- An environmentally friendly clear file made from 100% annually renewable resource corn.  This product features high gloss, optimum clarity and transparency.  2 mil EarthFirst PLA is a breathable film, with great fiber tear, excellent optical properties, and outstanding twist retention.

 

Recyclable- Manufactured from wood‐pulp sourced from managed plantations.   Resistant to grease

 

U.V. curable inks are:

 

  • 100% solids and cure to an inert film.

  • 100% solvent‐free, and do not result in the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

  • Compliant with SCAQMD Rule 1130.

  • Do not contain hazardous air pollutants (HAPS).

  • Provide higher coverage at low usage rates.

  • Require lower energy requirement to cure.

  • Inert and do not re‐solubulize after cure.

  • Free of antifungals or antimicrobial additives.

  • Free of heavy metals.

  • Consistently printed with very low scrap rates.

  • Printed at high speeds for optimum energy efficiency.

  • Made without any raw materials or products containing known allergens or substances of environmental concern.

 

Lean manufacturing practices
 

  • Just in Time manufacturing

  • Lean staff

  • Regular meetings to evaluate practices and responsibilities relating to increasing efficiencies

 

Facility was built in 2007 pursuant to heightened energy efficiency requirements.

 

  • Highly efficient lighting in offices and plant

  • Minimal furnishings


Green manufacturing practices
 

  • On‐Site employee recycling program  

  • Reduced use of discardable eating utensils and plates  

  • Increased use of electronic communication to reduce shipping, mailing, and other paper use

  • Recyclable Flexible Packaging Material Structures

  • Compostable Flexible Packaging Material Structures