Nobelus (headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee with warehouses and offices in Canada and the U.S.) is known for its specialty line of trade laminate films for the printing and packaging industries. Building on this reputation, it recently added another bio-based film to its growing portfolio with the launch of the new, cellulose-based EcoElement CLS Film. “As part of our continued commitment to sustainability, the Nobelus product team has expanded our EcoElement line with an unsupported, 100% plastic-free film,” the company said. Manufactured from PEFC-certified wood pulp from sustainably managed forests, EcoElement CLS Film offers an eco-friendlier alternative to standard coatings that are largely derived from petrochemicals. The thin 80-gauge film is available in both matte and gloss finishes.
“Each production run of EcoElement CLS is comprised of refined wood pulp along with 20% to 25% of reground material,” said Tom Snooks, Product Manager for Nobelus. “We’re able to maintain a zero-waste manufacturing model and offer a bio-based film that’s void of plastics. EcoElement CLS maintains high colour clarity and is an excellent choice for prime-label and flexible-packaging providers who want to offer their customers a sustainably sourced option. When paired with solvent-less or electron-beam adhesives, this film offers significant value to the flexible packaging market. The unique film is also UV and screen printable, and supports post-laminate embellishments,” Snooks added.