Glossy metallic packaging, magazines and similar pose one question for customers with a commitment to sustainability: Can I still finish my product with a clear conscience? Our answer is: yes! Because our KURZ transfer technology leaves no plastic parts (PET) on the product and uses no laminate. Our decorations are pure transfer decorations.
The importance and relevance of sustainability and sustainable production has continued to grow in almost all areas and industries in recent years. At KURZ, sustainability is not just one topic of many - it is very important as both a responsibility and a driving force! Therefore, we would like to share with you to what extent or under what conditions packaging can be recycled. What actually remains on the product after hot stamping or cold transfer, and does this affect the recycling process?
Let’s take a closer look at your decorated paper & cardboard product: KURZ transfer decorations offer your customers maximum certainty with regard to the raw materials used, responsible use of resources, sustainable disposal and unlimited recyclability.
Find out the finer details and provide your customers with convincing answers to key questions:
Paper and cardboard decorated with KURZ transfer decorations can be recycled without restrictions and without additional work, whatever the type. Modern sorting plants assign decorated substrates from paper or cardboard with a surface weight of less than 100 g/m² to the high-quality deinking goods. Hot stamping and cold transfer decorations are separated 100 % from the cellulose fibers in the deinking process.
KURZ also offers proven advantages in terms of biodegradability & compostability of packaging: Our LUXOR® MTS 220, for example, was certified in accordance with DIN EN 13432 as a harmless additive for the composting process. The minimal decorative layer (≤ 1 weight%) has no impact on the composting and has no negative impacts on plant growth. Prerequisite: The cardboard itself is compostable and a disintegration in accordance with DIN EN 13432 is carried out for cardboard plus coating.
Transfer coatings from KURZ only contain raw materials that are free from volatile, ozone-depleting halogenated hydrocarbons, cadmium, lead, mercury or hexavalent chromium. They therefore completely fulfill all specifications of the current EU Chemicals Ordinance REACH. Conclusion: No special requirements or restrictions need to be taken into account when processing our decorations.