September 10, 2017 — Lyndhurst, NJ — Hop Industries, manufacturer of the durable Hop-Syn synthetic paper, today announces that its line of synthetic papers are in compliance with, and exceed, three environmental standards, CONEG, RoHS, and REACH. Compliance with these standards validates that Hop-Syn synthetic papers can be safely used in a variety of packaging, labeling, and printing applications. It also demonstrates Hop Industries’ ongoing commitment to sustainability in its manufacturing process and product offerings.
“Compliance with environmental standards, including CONEG, RoHS, and REACH, assures brands and their print partners that their Hop-Syn print projects can meet sustainability requirements at all levels,” comments Jack Smith, Senior Vice President, Hop Industries. “Supporting these environmental standards is as important to our customers as it is to us.”
Compliance with Environmental Standards
Unlike other durable substrates, Hop-Syn synthetic papers are free of toxins, heavy metals, and stearates, which are detrimental to the environment. Hop-Syn synthetic paper is a single layered sheet made from a mixture of polypropylene and calcium carbonate, and is 100% recyclable. The Hop-Syn substrate exceeds compliance requirements with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. RoHS restricts the use of heavy metals and hazardous chemicals used in the labeling and packaging of consumer products.
Hop-Syn synthetic papers also exceed compliance with legislation introduced by the Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG), which requires reductions in the amount of four heavy metals (mercury, lead, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium) in packaging and packaging components sold or distributed in the participating states.
Hop-Syn synthetic papers also exceed compliance with Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), a European Union regulation that addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impact on both human health and the environment.
Hop Industries encourages its customers to use CONEG, RoHS and REACH logos to demonstrate that their Hop-Syn synthetic paper projects are compliant with these standards.
For more information, contact Hop Industries at 1-800-524-0757 or visit www.hopsyn.com.
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 ink jet 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.
Jack Smith, Senior Vice President
Hop-Syn, a division of Hop Industries