Flint Group Paper & Board introduces TerraCode, a sustainable water-based ink and coating range for paper and board packaging applications. Designed to support market demands for sustainable packaging, it presents an innovative bio-renewable product offering that can be tailor made for converters’ individual needs. Kim Melander, VP and GM of Flint Group Packaging Inks EMEA, comments, “Flint Group is acutely aware of increasing societal focus towardsustainable packaging. Therefore, we are pleased to present a full range of bio-renewable inks and coatings, for use in paper and board printing, which are designed to address global environmental concerns.” “Our development teams have gone beyond aone-size-fits-all technologyapproach to design three product series that more effectively support printers’ and brand owners’ differing print and sustainability requirements. With TerraCode, we are delivering a solution, through ink and coating developments, to unlock certain sustainable package print challenges that paper and board converters and their customers are facing,” she added. Scott Mosley, VP of Technology, Paper & Board North America, comments, “The TerraCoderange has been designed to support a wide variety of Paper & Board applications, including Corrugated Post and Pre-print, Food Wraps, Folding Carton, Cups, Paper Bags, and Aseptic packaging. We haveeffectively developed a bio-renewable ink range suitable for all paper and board applications.” In addition to supporting printers and their customers meet sustainability objectives, the TerraCoderange delivers on the necessary requirements for premium packaging results, such as high print quality, product consistency, and ease of use. The inks and coatingsare bio-renewable content (BRC) certified and sustainably sourced.Therange isalso available asprint-ready or via a convenient building block package. Paul Winstanley, senior director, Technology & Innovation EMEA,comments, “Flint Group understands that not all printers and brand owners have the same sustainability objectives therefore, we are pleased to offer a series of product options to ensure we are meeting all our customers’ needs.” TheTerraCode range includes: TerraCode Bio- designed with the highest level of bio-renewable content where a typical formulation contains greater than 90 per cent of renewable resources. TerraCode Hybrid- a combination of renewable and conventional raw materials where a typical formulation contains in excess of 50 per cent renewable resin content. TerraCode Balance- based on biomass balance technology, a process that maintains the performance of existing synthetic solutions. Scott Mosleyfurther explains, “Our focus on the environment is not limited to materials alone. The TerraCode range has been developed using a combination of natural feed stock options – natural pigments, resins, additives and biomass balance materials- that do not compete with food or facilitate deforestation.For Flint Group, using a sustainable source for these materials is just as important as the renewable content itself. Furthermore, we have extended our strict raw material review policy to include renewable source information.” Winstanley concludes, “Flint Group is extremely excited about the impact our TerraCode ink series will have on our customers’ sustainability objectives. Regardless of whichTerraCodeproduct is selected, our sustainable solutions will result in a positive user experience and reduced environmental impact, including a reduction in value-chain CO2 emissions.”