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Hubergroup earns Cradle to Cradle certification for Gecko Green Line Premium ink series


October 19, 2021
By PrintAction Staff

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For more sustainable packaging: The ink series Gecko Green Line Premium has now received the certification Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze. Source: Robert Kneschke / Adobe Stock

After the recent announcement of the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certification for its water-based Hydro-X series, Hubergroup Print Solutions is now following up with solvent-based inks. Its flexographic and gravure ink series Gecko Green Line Premium has now earned a bronze certification from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

Back in 2018, Gecko Green Line Premium was the world’s first flexographic and gravure ink series to receive the C2C Certified Material Health Certificate at the Silver level. Since then, the ink specialist has continued to push the issue of sustainability within the company and has now achieved full certification at Bronze level for the ink series. As part of this certification, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute does not only evaluate environmental and human toxicity (“material health”), but also the categories of recyclability/circularity, use of renewable energy and carbon management, responsible water management and compliance with social standards.

Dr Lars Hancke, business development manager, Flexible Packaging at Hubergroup, said, “We look at sustainability holistically. After receiving the C2C Certified Material Health certificate, the logical next step for us was to organize our actions and processes even more sustainably. The Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program was exactly the right approach for us, as it is very comprehensive and rigorous.”

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