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Rootree now produces fully compostable flexible packaging


December 13, 2018
By PrintAction Staff
A selection of Rootree’s fully compostable flexible packaging products. Images: Rootree

Rootree, a Canadian provider of digitally printed flexible packaging, is expanding its operations with a second HP digital printing press as it strives toward greener packaging.

The Ontario converting and packaging house is doubling its print capacity with the addition of a second HP Indigo 20000 digital press for flexible packaging. Installed at its Hamilton, Ont., location, the higher capacity will support increasing demand for fully compostable flexible packaging using various technologies, including the HP Indigo Pack Ready Lamination Solution, the company explains.

Specializing in stand-up pouches, coffee bags, custom printed pouches and three-side seal pouches, Rootree explains its compostable pouches use films designed to be 100-percent home-compostable. The company says it plans to continue with the development and certification of home-compostable inks and adhesives.

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“Rootree has made a commitment in the industry to be the most environmentally conscious packaging company in the world by addressing the full packaging lifecycle,” said Philippe St-Cyr, Rootree General Manager. “Rootree is experiencing substantial growth as we disrupt the market using digital packaging technologies to improve the eco-profile of brands. Now we are taking another step to spearhead greener packaging globally by doubling capacity with an additional HP Indigo press.”

Recently rebranded as Rootree, the converter, previously known as Swiss Pack Canada, was the first owner of the HP Indigo 20000 digital press in Canada, as well as the first owner of the Pack Ready Laminator in North America. The equipment, the company explains, helped transform its business from fulfillment house to full-service packaging provider, manufacturing with up to 75-percent less waste than conventional packaging manufacturing.