Woman applying a direct thermal label to her bag of apples.

The Benefits of Using Recycled Fiber Content for Direct Thermal Labels

March 9, 2023

Direct thermal labels are used in a wide range of industries for printing barcodes, shipping labels, and other types of variable information. Traditionally, these labels have been made from virgin materials, but there is a growing trend toward using recycled fiber content. Enter Appvion’s newest product offering, Résiste® 15% PCW, a direct thermal label product designed with the future in mind. Made with 15% post-consumer waste, our topcoated label product performs like a virgin fiber…

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Best Practices for Flexographic Printing

March 3, 2023

Appvion recognizes that flexography is the most widely used print process for pre-printing direct thermal paper and film substrates. Our direct thermal products are designed to facilitate good performance in pre-printed flexo applications from the time of printing to imaging. Direct thermal products have specialty coatings applied to the substrate surface that enable variable image function in the presence of heat. The heat applied by the thermal printer during imaging often exceeds 300⁰F while in…

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Appvion Awarded 2023 EcoVadis Gold Rating for Sustainability Program

February 10, 2023

The Appvion team is proud to earn the gold medal rating from EcoVadis for our sustainability management system for the second year. This achievement places Appvion in the 96th percentile in our industry and among the best companies rated by the international rating agency. Participating in the EcoVadis assessment recognizes our commitment to making continuous improvements in integrating sustainability across our company and provides our customers with an independent assessment of Appvion as a sustainable…

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Appvion Attains 2022 Green Master Status

December 14, 2022

As a 9th time recipient, The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council has named Appvion a Green Master within its Green Masters Program for the company’s performance across multiple sustainability initiatives. Each year, the top 20% of participating companies that apply are identified by the WSBC to receive this distinction. The WSBC Green Masters program is an assessment and recognition program for Wisconsin businesses interested in improving and being recognized for their sustainability initiatives. It provides companies…

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