Rootree Expands into Fully Compostable Flexible Packaging
Rootree of Canada (rootree.ca/), a provider of digitally printed flexible packaging, is expanding operations to lead a global movement for greener packaging, including with fully compostable flexible packaging.
The Burlington, Ontario-based converting and packaging company is doubling its print capacity with the addition of a second HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press for flexible packaging. The higher capacity will support increasing demand for fully compostable flexible packaging using various technologies, including the HP Indigo Pack Ready Lamination Solution.
Rootree’s compostable pouches use films that are 100 percent home-compostable. The company's next move is to continue with the development and certification of home-compostable inks and adhesives.
Recently rebranded as Rootree and previously known as Swiss Pack, the company was the first owner of the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press in Canada, as well as the first owner of the Pack Ready Laminator in North America. The digital printing equipment helped it transform its business from fulfillment house to full-service packaging provider, manufacturing with up to 75 percent less waste than conventional packaging manufacturing.
The 30-inch HP Indigo 20000 can print virtually any sized flexible packaging application with unlimited variation and support demand for growing SKUs, alongside benefits of reduced waste from minimal setup and production of only the quantities needed. The solution provides converters the freedom to produce nearly any flexible packaging application, in addition to labels, and shrink sleeves on film or paper — all with the proven quality and color to help meet strict brand requirements.
Rootree specializes in stand-up pouches, coffee bags, custom-printed pouches and three-side seal pouches including flat and pillow pouches, with a goal to maintain high quality while minimizing environmental impact as much as possible.