DTM Print, solution provider for specialty printing systems, introduces its new EcoTec Line of eco-friendly and sustainable label material at Natural & Organic Products Europe in London, 16-17 April 2023. DTM Print is located at stand # T21.

Sustainability is not only important for products but for their packaging as well. Fortunately, the packaging industry is a driving force for sustainable packaging and therefore supports the message of organic and natural products. 

Besides a wide range of different sized colour label printers DTM Print offers a large variety of approved label substrates under the brand ‘Genuine DTM Label Stock’. The EcoTec Line of label materials is part of that brand and includes as of now following four different label substates: 

  • DTM EcoTec Hemp Paper: This label consists of 100% hemp fibre. Hemp can be harvested up to three times a year, grows up to 4 metres per year. Thanks to its fibres, which are five times longer than wood pulp, the material is particularly tear-resistant and can be recycled very often. 
  • DTM EcoTec Paper Matte Nature: This paper label is made from 100% recycled backing from used label rolls.
  • DTM EcoTec Poly Clear Gloss: It’s a glossy clear poly label which consists of 90% PCR (Post Consumer Recycling) material but comes with the same features of the common glossy polyester labels. 
  • DTM EcoTec Grass Paper: The natural grass fibres of the label give the paper material its unique, natural look. It is suitable for high-resolution and high-speed dye based and pigmented inkjet printing. The adhesive is an acrylic dispersion, permanent, solvent free and can be in direct food contact according to EU regulation No 10/2011. 

“To produce exceptional product labels for all kinds of applications you not only need advanced print technology as integrated in our colour label printers but you also need high-quality material,” explains Andreas Hoffmann, Managing Director of DTM Print. “Every product leaves its footprint and using label material that is environmentally friendly and sustainable is the smart thing to do in order to save our planet.”