Pinnacle Label Expands Product Line with 100 Percent Recyclable Label
Pinnacle Label, Buffalo, N.Y., has added Recyclabels with Clean Edge Technology to its product line. The product features a 100 percent post-consumer face stock and a recyclable permanent adhesive. Pinnacle Label found it necessary to research and develop a recyclable cut-sheet pressure-sensitive label in response to former President Clinton’s Executive Order 13148 section 702 “Greening the Government Through Leadership in Environmental Management.” The order requires the federal government to purchase paper products using environmentally benign adhesives (EBA’s) when technically practical and cost effective.
“The new line, which features eight of the top-selling die layouts, will not only help our distributors serve their customers, but will also help our environment,” explained president and CEO W. Ches Cochran. “We requested assistance from H.B. Fuller Company to find the right environmentally friendly pressure-sensitive adhesive for our labeling needs.”
Said Mark Kroll, research chemist for H.B. Fuller, “Being part of a team who pioneered the first fully screenable pressure-sensitive adhesives, and now seeing that technology being used to meet [the] Executive Order ... is both exciting and rewarding. Label manufacturers, like Pinnacle, look to us for cutting-edge answers to questions surrounding green products. And, this technology allows the recovery and recycling of more paper fibers for higher end-users.”
Recyclabels have been certified by both the Forest Stewardship Council and the Chlorine Free Products Association. It is the first pressure sensitive cut sheet label in the industry to do so. The product is packaged 100 sheets per box and can be purchased 10 boxes per carton. Pinnacle Label supplies the needs of its national customer base from its headquarters and production facility in Buffalo, and other strategically located distribution centers around the nation.
For more information, visit www.pinnaclelabel.com or call (800) 875-7000.