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Boise introduces sustainability offering for PS label market

September 17, 2008

The product portfolio’s chain of custody certification extends to its customers.

Boise Label & Release, Bensenville, IL, USA, has announced the addition of recycled content products and chain of custody certification to its portfolio of release liners and label facestocks. The sustainability offering builds on the renewability of paper and Boise’s environmental sustainability practices.

The new product offerings include chain of custody certifications by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and the Program for the Endorsement Forestry Certification (PEFC). Boise’s participation in the Chicago Climate Exchange and the EPA’s Energy Star Program also highlights the company’s commitment to sustainability.

“We are pleased to offer the sustainability attributes most desired in the pressure sensitive industry,” says Daniel Brown, director of marketing and strategic planning for Boise Inc.’s Label & Release business. “Our research covering the pressure sensitive supply chain from label printer/converters to packaging designers and brand owners revealed that recycled fiber content and chain of custody certification have the greatest impact on purchase probability and are the two most cited attributes industry participants plan to include in their sustainability action plans.”

Boise facilities that manufacture pressure sensitive papers have achieved ISO 14001 compliance and are Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) procurement certified. The portfolio of products will extend SFI and FSC chain of custody certification to customers. Chain of custody certification is achieved through tracking and documenting raw materials from the forest to the consumer, including all successive stages of processing, transformation, manufacturing, and distribution.

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