The new hemp-based paper available to Lightning Labels customers is made from the pulp of hemp plants. The breakdown is 50% hemp derivative and 50% post-consumer material. This makes the paper 100% sustainable and an excellent choice for brands that have eco-conscious customer bases. Buyers will be pleased to find that the attractive packages created with the new material are made without a negative environmental impact.
The facestock of the material is smooth on its surface. It possesses an earthy, organic look that should make it popular with brands that have aligned themselves with eco-conscious causes, from food and beverages to home goods and beyond. In a contrast to some recycled label materials, the hemp-based paper is designed with wet strength properties to improve its performance in moisture-rich environments. This increases the variety of applications the paper can be used for.
In addition to its wet strength and smooth surface, the new material is also paired with an aggressive adhesive for excellent anchorage to various types of product packaging. Brands can select this material without fear that it will degrade when items are in transit or on store shelves.
"We at Lightning Labels are excited to add yet another green label material to our offerings," says AnneMarie Campbell, Lightning Labels' director of business development. "Businesses looking to create a unique and eco-friendly brand image can make this new material a cornerstone of their labeling strategies."
The hemp-based paper is not the first entry into Lightning Labels' catalog of sustainable options. Rather than offering a single eco-friendly labeling product, Lightning Labels recognizes that there is no one-size-fits-all path for brands to follow when becoming more green and sustainable.
Other options include recycled kraft paper and vellum labelstock, which are each made out of 100% post-consumer waste content. These are joined by biostone, which entirely consists of stone-based fibers, ensuring that no trees go into its production. Between these four materials, brands have increased freedom regarding the way they want their finished labels to look and feel.