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UNIVACCO for a Better Future

UNIVACCO is a brand you can rely on to deliver outstanding graphic enhancement. As a worldwide leader in hot stamp and cold transfer foils, it is our responsibility to offer a sustainable product offering.

GREEN PRODUCTION
Green Materials
  • Use Eco-solvent formulas.
  • Use low carbon formulas.
  • Procurement of green raw materials.
  • Suppliers are audited to follow green raw materials.
Green Process
  • Effectively implementing green production
  • Increasing the production of water-based formula products
  • Using Rotary Type Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RRTO) recycling combustion
  • Eliminating carbon and VOC emissions
  • Reducing energy consumption of manufacturing units
Green Management
  • Environmental Management - ISO 14001:2015
  • Greenhouse Gas Management - ISO 14064-1:2018
  • Carbon Footprint Requirements & Guidelines - ISO 14067:2018
  • Energy Management System - ISO 50001:2018
  • Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series - ISO 45001:2018
Waste Recycling & Reuse
  • At our industrial sites, we have reduced carbon emissions by lowering solvent consumption.
  • Moreover, used solvent is collected and recycled
  • We have greatly reduced our disposable packaging
  • We have active programs in place with our customers to return/reuse packaging such as pallets, end plates, core plugs and other suppliers.
Foil Handling & Recycling
  • In Taiwan, Univacco is piloting a PET material recycling approach with audited partners where residual PET from used foil is turned into recycled PET chips.
  • The chips are converted to new materials or injected into new plastic products.
  • It can also be used as a combustible fuel source, thus conserving and replacing valuable resources.
Environmental Facts
Certificates
  • Complies with hazard-free regulations.
  • Complies with food safety regulations (food contact materials).
  • Complies with consumer product safety regulations.
  • Complies with toy safety regulations.
  • Complies with packaging regulations.
RESPECT THE PLANET’S LIMITS

Our answer to global climate change is our launch of an intelligent manufacturing program. This is a comprehensive program which aims to improve our management of natural resource consumption and to reduce carbon emissions.

Is UNIVACCO’s Foil Stamping Recyclable?


Hot stamping and cold transfer printing are both RECYCLABLE!

In a study commissioned by the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (www.fsea.com), it was found that paper after foiling is 100% recyclable. The addition of foil creates no problems in deinking or pulping during the recycling process.

Hot/cold foil is layered, but also incredibly THIN

In the hot/cold foil structure, aluminum metallization on the transfer layer is extremely thin, and the coating weight is often lighter than conventional inks. After foil stamping or transferring, NO plastic residue remains on the packaging. Unlike laminating films and metallic paper, transferred foil is easily recycled.

UNIVACCO Sustainability Brochure

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French version: download



Foil-stamped prints are RECYCLABLE and DEINKABLE


Univacco passed the de-inking certification granted by INGEDE. After stamping with Univacco’s foil, papers can easily be deinked during the re-pulping process, after which the paper can be made into new paper or carton materials without any issues.



Foil-stamped prints are COMPOSTABLE and BIODEGRADABLE


Univacco’s foil has gained DIN CERTCO certification, including both the European Standard EN 13432 and North America Standard ASTM D6400. The certification confirms that, as an additive, our foil is fully compatible with the composting process. After decomposition, substrates decorated by Univacco stamping foil leave no toxic residue or any other negative effect on the environment.



CULTURE DRIVES SUSTAINABILITY


Our company-wide ethical principles of integrity, pragmatism, gratitude, and appreciation guide our development and form the foundation all of our policies, and specifically on sustainability. Thus, UNIVACCO actively commits to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as outlined by the United Nations.

Through our culture, activities, and commitments, our foil not only has the power to brighten packaging designs, but it can also become a beautiful inspiration for our future.

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