FSEA Releases Repulpability Study in Response
to Sustainability Concerns

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) has released a new study on the repulpability of paper decorated with transfer foils, produced in conjunction with the Georgia Tech Renewable Bioproducts Institute. The association has been proactive in working to separate the decorated products that FSEA members provide (produced via hot foil, cold foil or digital foil transfer processes, as well as transfer metallization of board or paper), from the use of foil laminated paper or board, which includes the plastic film and can be more difficult to recycle or repulp. The study demonstrates that transfer foil decorated paper and board do not create problems in the recyclability/repulpability of paper and/or board in a common repulping process.