Printed goods out of high-quality environmentally friendly materials.
We use fibre-based materials in our cartons that are environmentally friendly and recyclable. JT has developed a system in the ERP for easy tracking and identification of printed products. JT uses 1,500 tons of cardboard each year, which means that a truck-load of cardboard arrives at the printing house every three days. In addition, about 650 tons of paper is used every year. Our annual consumption of label stock amounts to around a million square metres. We have quality agreements with all of our A group raw material suppliers, according to which we will only accept raw material which falls within the numerical target values set.
Cardboard types that are used extensively include Metsä Board's SimCote and Stora Enso's Tambrite, the latter being ranked as the most highly valued cardboard in Europe. The materials are divided into three groups: A, B, and C. Products in group A have the fastest turnover as they are the ones that are used the most. Standard materials are always available from the warehouse. There are also special cardboards, such as those made from recycled materials, and cardboards with plastic or metallic coating.
UPM Raflatac supplies us with self adhesive laminates both in large rolls and also as sheets cut to A4 dimensions. There are hundreds of different kinds of self adhesive laminates, which vary particularly according to the glues used. UPM Raflatac uses water based adhesives, heat-sealing adhesives, and adhesives that harden when exposed to UV light. The characteristics vary according to the needs of the customer.
We use plant-based inks. In Flexo UV printing a series of especially safe Low Migration inks are used to safeguard in cases where the inks could come into contact with medicines or foodstuffs. The inks are otherwise similar to traditional printing inks, but the components have been selected so that the risk of migration – the seeping of the ink through the cardboard – is as small as possible.
We used hundreds of different types of paper according to the needs of the customer. Our printing presses are capable of printing onto both rolls and sheets. The thin paper used for instruction leaflets meets the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry. Thin paper is made from bleached chemical pulp with a basis weight less than 60 grams per square metre. It is manufactured from pulp without mechanically refined wood fibre.