Stoelzle upcycles used tyres for eco-friendly ink

The glass specialist’s rubber waste-derived ink debuted alongside several other innovations in Monaco

Stoelzle Glass Group has unveiled several innovations at the Luxe Pack Monaco trade show, including a new eco-friendly ink made from old car tyres.

The black printing ink, called Recovered Carbon Black, uses rubber waste exclusively from end-of-life tyres.

Printed bottles are said to obtain a deep black silk-screen effect, which is unlikely to be distinguished from decoration with common black inks.

The recycled ink saves carbon and contributes to reduced rubber waste at the same time.

With options in dark black and shades of grey, the ink is available at Stoelzle Group’s decoration sites in France, Poland and the UK.

Other decorative novelties from the company unveiled during the event, include cold-end embossing, which can be applied like a label but with zero indication that a label is included; and next-generation screen printing with photo-realistic artwork.

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