After scoring Envirofoil® 19 out of 20 total points for recyclability using methodology developed by the bifa Environmental Institute, Interseroh, in Cologne, Germany, authorized the use of the “Made for Recycling” quality seal for packaging made with silver or holographic Envirofoil. The Lucense Research Institute, based in Italy, granted Envirofoil the certification "Recyclable with Paper - Aticelca® 501.” Hazen President John Hazen commented, “these environmental seals of approval telegraph quickly to consumers that the products they are buying are packaged sustainably. The ability to verify sustainability is increasingly important to consumers, so it is also important to brand owners, and to us.”
Sub-micron transfer-metallized Envirofoil® is manufactured with less than 1% of the aluminum of traditional foil laminate or film laminates, reuses the film carrier multiple times, and is recyclable as paper – as attested by these new certifications. Brighter than other transfer-metallized products, Envirofoil® registers a reading of 850 on the 0 to 1,000 scale of a Gardner gloss meter, versus less than 800 for competitors.