MERCED, CA — Label Technology, Inc., a leader in converting flexible packaging, pre-formed pouches, and pressure sensitive labels, announced today that they converted a bar wrapper from compostable film for ReGrained, a sustainable manufacturer of food products.
ReGrained upcycles spent grain from the beer brewing process into bars and required a sustainable film wrapper to meet their requirements for sustainability throughout their supply chain. The single “mono” layer package uses NatureFlex™ film by Futamura and is manufactured from cellulose obtained from renewable resources. Conventionally, the inks are sandwiched between two layers of film, but in this application the company surface printed the single layer of film with a water-based ink and aqueous lacquer system.
“We continue to trial materials and components that could potentially meet our customer’s desire for sustainable packaging options and are pleased that this single layer solution worked for ReGrained’s application,” commented David Bankson, President and CEO of Label Technology. “We are always on the lookout for projects that support both Label Technology’s and our customer’s commitment to sustainability.”
In addition to the sustainable film selected, the materials and equipment Label Technology utilizes for printing are also inherently sustainable: renewable water-based inks, solvent free adhesives and a process that mitigates greenhouse gas emissions.
ReGrained crafts supergrain snacks with upcycled brewer’s malt harvested from urban breweries. ReGrained is a budding sustainable enterprise built around the realization of the circular economy for food, using healthy and delicious food is a platform for fighting food waste at the tap. For every six-pack of beer that is brewed, one pound of grain is left behind. Only the sugars from the grains are taken for the beer. We process the rest into a food-grade, high protein, high fiber, high-impact ingredient. #EatBeer regrained.com
About Label Technology
Label Technology, Inc. is a leading flexographic printer of flexible packaging, pre-formed pouches and pressure sensitive labels to the food processing, produce, meat and poultry, industrial, nutraceutical, cosmetic, and medical markets. Label Technology has been in business since 1986 and is 100% employee owned through an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan.) Label Technology has over 100 employees and is centrally located in the San Joaquin Valley of California. For more information contact Label Technology at 800-388-1990 or visit labeltech.com