Canadian Packaging

Mactac® sustainability practices generate value for customers, employees and communities


April 22, 2020
by Mactac

Brand owners, packaging companies and others enhance environmental responsibility by partnering with Mactac

STOW, Ohio – Through its dedicated commitment to sustainability, Mactac® is generating increasing value to customers, employees and communities.

For many years, Mactac has practiced environmental responsibility – from reducing its environmental impact as a manufacturer to developing environmentally friendly products. Mactac’s environmental sustainability goals, include:

  • Using less energy for manufacturing
  • Using less raw materials
  • Reducing freight (including fuel, CO2 emissions, etc.)
  • Reducing packaging waste (cores, cartons, wrapping, etc.)
  • Increasing productivity

Recently, Mactac has made significant strides in seeking out and instituting good business practices that reduce environmental impact, such as lowering energy consumption, using renewable resources, reducing and recycling waste and more.

For example, Mactac’s manufacturing facilities focus daily on waste reduction. Plants recycle all stretch wrap, corrugate, aluminum, steel, plastic, batteries, electronic waste, bulbs, capacitors, pallets and drums. And, coated product waste is either recycled or sent to waste-to-energy plants. Additionally, Mactac has eliminated solvent-based coating, replacing with 100-percent solids coating technology. It also has production sustainability programs in place, like the Precise Program, which eliminates material off-cuts going to waste for customers.

Furthermore, Mactac sources paper from companies that procure materials from sustainably managed forests. And, the company’s research and development teams continuously pursue technology that aids in recycling.

Mactac’s leading sustainable labeling products, include ultra-thin paper liners – such as the new 1.7-mil BLOOM® hi.mpact™ – recycle-compatible adhesives, post-consumer waste labelstocks and water dissolvable labelstocks.

Mactac’s environmental stewardship further supports the growing demand for sustainability in the labeling industry.

Recent data from Neilson states that sales of products with sustainable attributes have an average annual growth rate of 20 percent, compared to 2 percent for conventional products. The data also suggests that half of U.S. consumers are highly likely to modify their consumption habits to reduce their impact on the environment.

“The year 2020 is set to be a year of action and reaction – building on the fast-growing trends we’ve seen in sustainability in the last several years,” says Kevin Clunie, Sales and Marketing Director for Mactac’s Performance Adhesives Group. “Brand owners and packaging companies have a growing need to be environmentally responsible and Mactac’s commitment to sustainability helps them further achieve their own sustainability goals.”

Mactac’s commitment to sustainability is supported by the core values of its parent company, LINTEC Corporation.






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