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Elevate Packaging Compostable Label Is Certified

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CHICAGO, February 23, 2017 -- Elevate Packaging, a leader in sustainable packaging and labels, and partner Bio4Life B.V., today announce the compostable certification of the PURE Labels™ sugarcane adhesive label product line made with BioTAK® adhesives.

Richard Cohen, CEO and President of Elevate Packaging stated “This certification is for our clients. It firmly establishes 100% confidence the PURE Labels™ product line is the first and the only certified compostable adhesive label available anywhere.

The PURE Labels product line offers the widest range of sustainable and eco-friendly adhesive labels available throughout North America, including Sugarcane, Clear BioPlastic, FSC-certified paper, Direct Thermal, and Metalized Silver adhesive labels.

Sugarcane fiber, also known as bagasse, is a discarded byproduct of sugar production. By using this fiber to make paper for compostable packaging and labels these eco-friendly packaging solutions carry an additional benefit of avoiding greenhouse gases, since the fiber is generally disposed of by burning and polluting the air with plumes of smoke-filled greenhouse gases.

The quality and strength of sugarcane paper is excellent for making high-quality adhesive labels. Sugarcane waste is superior to wood pulp due to its much denser cellulose fibers. The sugarcane paper labels requires less raw material, less water, less energy and less waste. Sugarcane is a renewable eco-friendly source as it reproduces in cycles of less than 1 year compared to trees which generally take 7 to 10 years.

Compostable adhesive labels are essential for compostable packaging, especially for adhesive labels placed on disposable compostable foodservice packaging, including compostable PLA take-out containers, produce labels, single-use bags and zipper stand-up pouches.

This certificate is compliant under both European and United States compostability testing standards, respectively Din Certco EN13432 and ASTM D6400.

Our successful and exclusive partnership with Elevate Packaging is the cornerstone to our North American growth strategy in providing a responsive US-based compostable adhesive solutions centrally located in Chicago. The certified compostable sugarcane paper label positions Pure Labels as the leading source of innovative compostable adhesive labels in North America.” Arjan Klapwijk, President of Bio4Life.

About Elevate Packaging Inc.

Elevate Packaging specializes in sustainable branded packaging and label solutions since 2000. Elevate Packaging is trusted experts in creating eco-friendly brand experiences with recycled, compostable, and recycle-friendly packaging, boxes, bags and labels. More information may be found at www.ElevatePackaging.com and www.PureLabels.com.

About Bio4Life

Bio4Life B.V. is a company specialized in compostable and renewable materials, with a focus on self-adhesive labels. The company, located in Netherlands, exclusively distributes to North America through Elevate Packaging. Bio4Life captured the Award for Sustainability at the Label Industry Global Awards 2014, held as part of Label Expo Americas in Chicago, for fruit label stickers.

BioTAK® is the tradename for certified compostable adhesive, manufactured by Sustainable Adhesive Products Ltd, a subsidiary company of Bio4Life.

More information at www.bio4life.nl / www.biotak.com