A further building block and an important contribution to the Doneck sustainability strategy is the focus on the "Circular Economy". In April, the Doneck Network joined the consortium of the "Ceflex" shareholders. The international printing inks manufacturer is thus playing an active part in the development and establishment of the new circular economy for flexible packaging. Ceflex's aims: To make all flexible packaging in Europe circular by 2025.
Solutions for flexible packaging such as recycling and compostability will be a must in future. This trend is being accelerated worldwide among others by the G7, the World Economy Forum, etc., and by NGOs and legislation.
In the Doneck Network, customers have an experienced partner at their side when it comes to technically mature and high-quality products in the form of compostable water-based and solvent-based printing inks as well as blends for different food packaging applications. The compostable printing inks have been in practical use since 2008! The compostable printing inks are certified according to EN 13432 as well as the "OK Compost Industrial" and "OK Compost Home" and can thus be composted in both industrial and domestic compost systems.
The green product range is rounded off by newly developed water-based printing inks with a high proportion of renewable resources for different paper and carton applications. The manufacturing process at Doneck Euroflex in Luxembourg has been climate-neutral since 2018. Doneck procures electricity from hydroelectric power (since 2011) and natural eco-gas (since 2018). In addition, there are numerous internal projects in keeping with the motto "We think green", such as reusable containers instead of disposable ones, environmentally friendly vehicle fleets and the avoidance of waste, to name but a few. The Doneck Network is thus a strong partner when it comes to coping with and solving the problems of the future trends in the print shop.
"Plastic packaging must reinvent itself! We will be cooperating intensively with Ceflex to ensure that a sustainable circulation of plastics is established on this planet!" Arndt Breitbach, Managing Director of the Doneck Network
Photo: Ceflex/Doneck Network