Technical Specifications


 

Green Gift Cards Paperboard

Compostable to EN13432, recyclable and responsibly manufactured at one of the world’s most environmentally friendly forestry companies and paper mills. The material used to make Green Gift Cards is a high quality board that boasts superior print and colour reproduction properties. A patented coating formula provides outstanding lightfastness gives the end product a longer life. With strength, rigidity and thickness comparable to PVC, it is especially suitable for gift, membership, loyalty and contactless cards. Our coated material feels and looks like plastic when finished in gloss cellulose lamination. Alternatively, if you want a natural finish, our unique uncoated material is the perfect way to convey to your customers that the card is not plastic! Add the Plastic Free Trust Mark and you make a strong environmental statement. All our cards come with the option of coated, uncoated, gloss, matt or satin finishes.
 

Technical Specification

  • Paper weight 660 and 790 micron
  • Paper Type : Solid Bleached Boards, Virgin Fibre
  • Created from sustainable, renewable sources
  • Taint and odour neutrality
  • FSC Certified
  • Feature FSC and recycle logos
  • Plastic Free Trust Mark Certified
     

Features and Benefits

  • Compostable to EN 13432 standard
  • 100% recyclable
  • Rigidity and thickness comparable to PVC cards
  • Premium look and feel
  • Long lasting
  • Swipe durability tested to more than 400 swipes
  • Ideal for snap card formats
  • Bleached using an Elemental Chlorine Free (EFC) process
  • High brightness printing quality
  • EN 13430:2004 Standard Compliant
  • Conforms to ISO9706 requirements for performance
  • 360 degree supply chain visibility from seed to finished card
  • Seeds are from our mill’s own orchards
  • Over 30m new seeds planted every year
  • More trees planted than harvested every year
  • Produced at a mill that is certified to ISO14001 environmental management standards and ISO9001 quality management standards
  • Fossil fuel admission free mills and zero landfill policy
  • Forestry and Mill listed as one of the world’s 50 most sustainable companies by the UN
  • FSC CoC available
  • Adopt a tree scheme
     

Finishes & embellishments

  • Coated or uncoated finish
  • Water based matt or silk varnish
  • UV gloss varnish
  • Hot / Cold Foils – Zero2landfill scheme
  • Embossing
  • Gloss, matt or Satin compostable lamination complies with En13432 and ASTM D 6400 standards for biodegradability and compostibility
  • Textured and 3D coatings
  • Spot, matt coatings
     

Personalisation and data applications

  • Magnetic Stripes
  • PIN Number & Scratch Panels
  • Bar Coding
  • Signature Panel
  • Die Cutting to unique shape