Lightning Labels Unveils Lineup of Eco-Friendly Label Materials

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The environmentally friendly label materials are designed to meet product manufacturers’ growing need for green packaging solutions, which is expected to rise 6% each year through 2015. Product offerings include a fully compostable paper made from rocks named BioStone, label materials recycled from 100% post-consumer waste, and a bioplastic.

Consumer demand for biodegradable packaging offerings such as BioStone label material will continue to see double-digit annual growth rates.

Lightning Labels launched its line of eco-friendly label materials today, including a fully compostable paper made from rocks called BioStone©. The new label materials will help product manufacturers keep up with the increased demand for green packaging solutions, which is expected to rise to $212 billion by 2015.

SUMMARY
Worldwide demand for sustainable packaging is projected to rise 6% each year through 2015, according to MarketResearch.com's new report “World Green Packaging.” Although Lightning Labels’ entire line of environmentally-friendly label materials will help meet this need, packaging suppliers and product makers might want to pay special attention to BioStone. Consumer demand for biodegradable packaging offerings such as BioStone label material will continue to see double-digit annual growth rates. Other offerings include label materials recycled from 100% post-consumer waste, and a plant-based eco plastic that is water and oil resistant.

KEY BENEFITS
    BioStone – Biodegradable, compostable label material made from stone. Durable and water-resistant. Excellent ink adhesion properties.
    Recycled Kraft – Recycled from 100% post-consumer waste. Gives labels an earthy, organic appearance. Strong liner suitable for machine application.
    Recycled Vellum – Also recycled from 100% post-consumer waste with a strong liner. Unique label material gives packaging containers a unique, elegant touch.
    Earth First PLA – Plant-based plastic material with a permanent adhesive. Water and oil resistant.

“Lightning Labels is pleased to be able to offer new materials that are eco-friendly in nature. Our customers have been searching for options like these to support their sustainability initiatives and we are happy to be able to offer solid options,” Lightning Labels General Manager James Lowry said.

Lowry also said that Lightning Labels is always searching for ways to improve its products and processes so that they preserve the environment. In addition to expanding its line of eco-friendly label materials, the company’s green initiatives include processes that reduce waste overall, and reuse or recycle waste whenever possible.

For more information, contact: Christy Correll, Online Marketing Specialist, at 888.685.2235; or christy(at)lightninglabels(dot)com. You can also read more about Lightning Labels’ new eco-friendly label materials on their custom labels and stickers website.

ABOUT LIGHTNING LABELS
Founded in 2002, Lightning Labels is America's first label printing service based exclusively on digital printing technology. The Denver-based printer specializes in custom printing high quality, full color labels, stickers, and adhesive window decals for businesses and individuals across North America. Its all-digital printing technology allows it to produce small orders at affordable prices. Inc. Magazine has listed Lightning Labels as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.

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