Flint to talk on sustainable inks and coatings in FTA webinar

Flint Group Packaging Inks will present its views on the importance of sustainable inks and coatings to achieve a circular economy at the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) webinar on 26 August 2020.

24 Aug 2020 | By PrintWeek Team

Titled as I’m not Trash: Designing Inks and Coatings for a Sustainable Future, the webinar will be jointly hosted by the FTA and Sustainable Green Partnership (SGP).

During the session, representatives from Flint Group Packaging Inks, North America, Natalie Jardell and Gayle Wirthwine will shed light on the role of inks and coatings used in product packaging and its environmental impact.

Natalie Jardell, sustainability product manager, Flint Group Packaging Inks, North America, said, “Sustainable packaging has become an increasingly important issue in recent years and consumers are concerned about its role in waste and pollution. Today, along with governments, NGOs and the industry, in general, is seeking ways to achieve a more circular economy. As a result, brands and their supply chains are investing in new and innovative ways to meet the needs of society and the environment, today and for the future. We can think about this in terms of transforming what is often perceived as trash into the goods of tomorrow!”

Gayle Wirthwine, director of product management and development, Flint Group Packaging Inks, North America, said, “At Flint Group Packaging Inks, we have a sustainability vision that commits us to support packaging markets with responsibly built products and sustainable solutions designed for circular economies. This webinar is a fantastic opportunity for us to share our findings in developing new process and product solutions that meet the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and its sustainable development goals." 

The webinar will provide insights on cradle-to-cradle processes, the differences between biodegradable and compostable products, the benefit of reusable solvents and other technical aspects related to inks and coatings. It will also shed light on the various stages of recycling. 

“By supporting this webinar, we intend to demonstrate practical and easy to understand examples of where designing inks and coatings responsibly can truly make a difference to delivering a future sustainable society,” said Wirthwine.

This webinar is free of charge to attend and is slated for Wednesday, 26 August 2020. Click here to register.