SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

Our sustainable portfolio has been carefully considered, meeting one of more of these sustainable fundamentals; responsibly sourced, recycled content, recyclability, compostable and reduce.

Berkshire Labels are FSC® C139200 certified. The FSC® certification ensures that products come from well-managed forests which provide environmental, social, and economic benefits.

RECYCLED CONTENT – FILMIC

Recycled PP 60 Top White Film (BER0001) Cavitated bi-axially orientated polypropylene film from >30% recycled content with a print receptive topcoat.

The film contains polypropylene from recycled post-industrial waste coming from packaging films. It inherently contains more impurities (gels) versus conventional PP.

Recycled PP 60 Top Clear Film (BER0002) Clear bi-axially orientated polypropylene film with ISCC certified recycled content and a print receptive topcoat.

Contains 99% certified polypropylene from chemically recycled PCR (post-consumer recyclate). The face has excellent clarity on par with virgin PP.

Recycled PE 80 Top White Film (BER0008) White polyethylene film with a print-receptive topcoat containing 100% recycled content (50% post-consumer recycled and 50% post-industrial recycled).

Recycled PE 80 Top Clear Film (BER0007) Clear polyethylene film with a print-receptive topcoat containing 30% post-consumer waste recycled content.

Recycled PE inherently contains more impurities (gels) versus conventional PE. Visually the RPE appearance is slightly more yellowish versus conventional PE.

RECYCLABILITY – WASH OFF ADHESIVE

Cleanflake Top White PP 60 Film (BER0014) Cavitated bi-axially orientated polypropylene film with a print receptive topcoat.

Cleanflake Top Clear PP 50 Film (BER0015) Cavitated bi-axially orientated polypropylene film with a print receptive topcoat.

The CleanFlake adhesive is designed specifically for labelling and recycling of PET bottles and containers. The labels adhere to the PET product until the very end of its life cycle, when at the recycler the label and adhesive release cleanly from the PET flakes.

No residual adhesive remains in the water or on the PET which could contaminate, discolour or otherwise diminish the rPET value.

COMPOSTABLE SOLUTIONS – BIOTAK ADHESIVE

Natureflex Clear Film (BER0013) – A clear film with print receptive coating. Produced from wood pulp sourced from managed plantations and compliant with EN13432 standard.

Natureflex White Film – A white film with print receptive coating. Produced from wood pulp sourced from managed plantations and compliant with EN13432 standard.

MC Primecoat FSC Paper – a white one side machine coated, wood-free printing paper with semi-gloss appearance

All of the materials are coated with our own patented BioTAK adhesive.

BioTAK is the world’s first certified compostable adhesive for labelling. It is a water bourne PSA based on a specially modified acrylic co-polymer.

The adhesive is permanently tacky with a strong initial tack and adheres on a wide variety of substrates. The adhesive is certified to EN13432 and complies with EC1935/2004 & FDA (175.105) for direct food applications.

RECYCLED CONTENT – PAPER

Recycled Machine Coated FSC Paper (BER0009) White, machine coated, semi-gloss appearance with 30% post-consumer waste recycled content.

Recycled Materica Gesso FSC 110gsm Paper (BER0010) Natural paper, made with cotton, recycled fibre and pure cellulose with an Ultra Wet Strength treatment.

Recycled Freelife Merida White FSC 100gsm Paper (BER0011) Premium quality uncoated recycled paper, felt marked on both sides, made with cotton (5%) and recycled fiber (40%).

Due to the nature of the raw materials used, there may be small impurities and/or slight variations in tone and appearance of both face stocks.

RESPONSIBLY SOURCED – PAPER

rCrush Grape 90gsm FSC Paper (BER0012) adds a genuine and artisanal quality to any bottle. It is produced from 15% grape waste from wine making and contains 40% post-consumer recycled fibre and 45% virgin wood pulp.

REDUCE

Berkshire Labels can offer ‘lightweight materials’ designed to help brands achieve their sustainability targets with thinner, eco-designed face materials, adhesives and backing materials.

If any of the above materials are of interest please call us on 01488 683628 to discuss your sustainable objectives.

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