Ecological digital ennoblement

MGI announces the de-inkability and recyclability of its UV coatings and hot stamping

Green Tech Packaging - By using MGI's digital finishing, brands already benefit from packaging and printed materials that stand out immediately at the point of sale, are perfectly recyclable, and have high added value.

On the occasion of Luxe Pack 2021, which takes place from 27 to 29 September in Monaco, MGI Digital Technology (Stand AB01Bis), announces the de-inkability and recyclability of its UV varnishes and digital hot stamping. This announcement comes at a time when new societal requirements are imposed on all brands, due to consumers increasingly committed to protecting the planet and the circular economy.

For nearly 5 years, MGI Digital Technology, the world leader in digital finishing (selective varnish and hot foil stamping using a 100% digital process), has anticipated these changes by developing consumables (UV varnish ®EcoVarnish and hot foil stamping ®Green Foil) that meet the strictest environmental standards, fully recyclable in the current collection, sorting and recycling channels

UV varnishes and digital hot stamping that can be de-inked and recycled

As part of a circular economy approach, MGI Digital Technology markets UV varnishes and hot stamping specific to its various digital presses, perfectly de-inkable, according to the Ingede 11 standard. For Edmond Abergel, president of MGI Digital Technology, this approach launched 5 years ago, is a major advantage for brands and all professional printing customers, who use MGI technologies.

"As the inventor of digital finishing some fifteen years ago, we have always had a close relationship with brands, enabling them to enhance and distinguish their products at the point of sale, day after day. This close relationship made us aware very early on of their expectations in terms of the recyclability of their packaging, and of the fact that our consumables had to be integrated into the current recycling channels. Obtaining Ingede 11 certifications for our UV varnish and hot stamping consumables guarantees them this perfect recyclability.

Material recovery of hot stamping waste

Wishing to go further in its circular industry policy, MGI Digital Technology has set up a collection and material recovery system for hot stamping waste generated by its customers. Waste that was long considered as ultimate waste, now becomes a raw material, as Nicolas Venance, marketing director, explains:

"As a major player in the hot foil stamping market through our iFOIL technology, this observation led us to develop our range of hot foils, the Green Foil range, which is perfectly de-inkable and recyclable, and to support it with a material recycling channel."

MGI's Green Foil range is already available and includes 11 matte and glossy references. It is unique in the sense that MGI collects the intermediate waste from its printing customers, de-inks it according to its own process, grinds the PET film which is then resold as raw material to the plastics industry!

Finished packaging, with high added value, and fully recyclable

"By using MGI's Green Foil and Eco Varnish, brands can strongly enhance their packaging on the shelves and differentiate them with a strong added value, while being fully in line with an eco-responsible approach" concludes Edmond Abergel. "Having anticipated these evolutions clearly gives a major comparative advantage to printers and converters equipped with our technologies.