Report Provides Four Steps Print Service Providers Can Take to Educate Customers about Reducing their Collective Carbon Footprint
April 17, 2018 — Lyndhurst, NJ — Hop Industries, manufacturer of the durable Hop-Syn synthetic paper today publishes a report on the environmentally-friendly and low-cost alternative to laminated pulp-based paper for durable signage and displays. The report also includes four pivotal steps that print service providers can take to educate their customers about reducing their collective carbon footprint.
“Lamination is commonplace in print shops, but it’s a dated method for creating durable printed materials. Our latest report highlights easy alternatives, like Hop-Syn synthetic paper, and the steps that print service providers can take to have a more positive impact on the environment,” comments Jack Smith, Senior Vice President, Hop Industries.
The Lamination Alternative
Although lamination can extend the life of pulp-based paper by protecting it from tears and water damage, its manufacturing process uses harsh chemicals. Plastic coatings also adds more time, steps, and cost to the print production process, and it prevents the material from being recycled.
An alternative to lamination is the environmentally-friendly Hop-Syn synthetic paper. Hop-Syn offers a variety of grades that are dimensionally stable, durable, and more affordable than laminated paper for mid- to long-run applications.
Contact Hop Industries to request a copy of the report or to request more information. Visit www.hopsyn.com or call 800-524-0757.
Hop-Syn® is a division of Hop Industries Corp. based in Lyndhurst, NJ. Hop-Syn is a synthetic paper constructed from polypropylene (PP) resins and calcium carbonate (CaCO3), which provide extra durability and weather resistance over traditional pulp-based papers. Customers use Hop-Syn to print high quality graphics via offset litho, uv offset, flexo, screen, uv inkjet or thermal transfer equipment. Each Hop-Syn grade has unique characteristics to match the application, hence the phrase, “The Application Specific Synthetic Papers.” If customers need foldability for a map, there’s a grade for that. If customers need thickness for a P-O-P sign, there’s a grade for that. If customers need translucency for a light box, there’s a grade for that. If customers need extra opacity for a block out window sign, there’s a grade for that. For more information, visit www.hopsyn.com or call 800-524-0757.