GE07: Consumables and Substrates — Sustainability: Here to Stay
Graph Expo exhibitor Boise Paper recently announced that its mills in International Falls, MN, and Jackson, AL, have earned FSC Chain-of-Custody certification. Both mills have been Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified for many years. At the show, Boise introduced its new HDP Digital Printing paper line—made with the Xerox iGen3 press in mind—which includes Presentation Laser, Expanded Presentation Laser, Laser with Highlight Color, Color Copy and Glossy Color Laser.
Fox River Paper featured its EverGreen 100PC paper line, which is made from 100 percent post-consumer content. The new EverGreen line includes a 95 Bright White color, and brings a new level of brightness and whiteness to the recycled paper market. Nearly 70 percent of Fox River’s paper offering contains 30 to 100 percent post-consumer content.
Stora Enso North America received some good news on the sustainability front just before exhibiting at Graph Expo. On September 7, the company was selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes STOXX, which assess the economic, environmental and social aspects of some of the world’s largest companies.
At the massive xpedx booth, attendees got the scoop on the company’s new program to help printers obtain Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and FSC Chain-of-Custody certifications. xpedx reports that more than 150 commercial printers have signed up for the xpedx “Starter Kit” to begin the process of obtaining dual certification, which involves being audited and meeting various SFI and FSC chain-of-custody requirements.
In addition, xpedx announced its new, high-brightness digital printing paper, Vector Performance DI. The new paper line, which contains 15 percent post-consumer waste fiber, is designed for high performance and quality, and has been RIT certified for digital toner and ink applications.
GPA Specialty Substrates debuted its new product, Ultra Green Eco-Friendly Paper, which is 100 percent tree-free, chlorine-free and acid-free. The product is manufactured without the use of trees, water or toxic agents such as bleaching chemicals.