Favini on the front line to improve its environmental impact.
Favini has undertaken a sustainable development path demonstrating a strong commitment to reducing its environmental impact. This involves a process of constant change that the company aims to integrate into every phase of the productive process.
In 2017, the best performance was achieved in terms of efficiency in water consumption: the results obtained are impressive. Thanks to the implementation of a closed-loop water management system, a –39% reduction in water use was achieved when compared to 2009. Total water savings amounting to 666,900 m3.
Favini’s sustainable development path also involves the optimisation of energy consumption. Due to a system of monitoring and analysis of energy use, a –16% reduction was recorded in 2017 compared to 2009.
Additionally, Favini has fully compensated the CO2 emissions generated by the Shiro, Crush and Remake ecological lines through carbon offsetting activities and the purchase of carbon credits.
Favini wins the Luxe Pack in Green award with the ecological packaging in Shiro Alga Carta of Bio+ Vagheggi.
Favini won with packaging using Shiro Alga Carta for the cosmetics range Bio+ for Vagheggi.
The Bio+ line, 100% made in Italy, is not only formulated with carefully selected and certified raw materials, but it is also the result of attention to environmental, human and animal respect. Furthermore, it fully embraces the concepts of “sustainable development”.
For the packaging of the BIO+ range, Vagheggi company wanted an ecological, sustainable and biodegradable paper that was also innovative. They found the answer to their requirements in Shiro Alga Carta, the famous ecological paper by Favini.
Shiro Alga Carta, began in the 90’s and it uses raw materials from certified suppliers. A unique ecological approach starting from the use, in partial substitution of cellulose fibres, with the damaging algal blooms from the Venetian lagoon. Today this concept has been extended to other fragile marine areas. FSC certified, it is part of Favini’s range of ecological papers Shiro.
Favini boosts look and feel of The Tube with new colours and texture.
The Tube is refreshed in both texture and colour: to enhance the surface we chose Hide, an elegant leather design, while colours of Toffee, Dust and Black Max enrich the shade choice in the range.
Tactile encounter with The Tube Hide: texture is the new flat.
Ideal for luxury packaging, the new texture of Hide, with its perfect depth and relief of design, adds to The Tube range a new and exciting tactile sensation. It evokes the subtle matt luxury of fine leather and contrasts perfectly with any print technique and foil.
With the refresh of The Tube colours, Favini offers the luxury packaging sector current trend shades as well as the latest technical requirements.
The Tube’s colour palette, remains as always intense and deeply matt, now with delightful shades such as a delicious “Toffee” and contemporary “Dust” shade. In addition, there is a new “Black Max” offering an attractive option when a greater resistance to marking is required.
Sumo: the board range with a Japanese soul
This article tells the conceptual development of a graphic project to demonstrate the superior quality board of Sumo. A product which reaches a remarkable thickness: 3 mm for the black and white versions!
Firstly, let’s remember the distinguishing characteristics of the Sumo product. Most noticeable of course is its high thickness, 1mm in all the colours (blue, red, light grey, dark grey and kraft), 1.5, 2 and up to 3mm in the classic black and white shades.
Moreover, Sumo is characterized by its consistency of surface colour that extends all the way through to the heart of this bulky solid dyed board meaning that an elegant cross section is revealed when and where ever its cut edge is exposed.
HOW TO ENHANCE SUMO: PRINTING AND PROCESSING
To effectively use print processes on a board as chunky as Sumo, it is necessary to consider its physical characteristics and enhance it in the best way.
Printing techniques that are suitable for Sumo are hot foil, letterpress, laser, silk-screen or digital printing in UV large format, all these print techniques and finishes guarantee impressive results and great effects.
Not forgetting the converting processes, for example the "v" cut that enables a fold on board even up to 3mm thick. This can add a refined angle for a fresh and sophisticated style for packaging and catalogue covers.
WHICH IS THE BEST THEME TO PRESENT SUMO? KAMIZUMO!
Before examining the technical aspects required, first let’s follow the conceptual map that takes Sumo to ... Kamizumo!
The name of the product range - Sumo - immediately brings to mind the Japanese culture, and in particular the famous sport practiced by wrestlers of a certain "thickness".
Continuing to reflect on Japan, we associate it with the elegance and style as the Land of the Rising Sun. A culture synonymous with forms of art and design, including the art form of creating objects from a material that has a simple and noble soul: paper.
Combining the concept of the paper and the classic Japanese wrestling style, what do we find? Kamizumo, the board game to replicate a Sumo challenge between players made of paper.
SUMO BOARD AND KAMIZUMO
Kamizumo translates literally as "Paper Sumo" - and consists exactly that - a paper version of the most iconic sport of Japan and the namesake of our thick board range, Sumo.
Since its origins in the Edo period of the seventeenth century, Kamizumo accompanied the rise of Sumo as a popular entertainment in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Inspired by Japanese culture and the entertainment of Kamizumo, we have created this piece to give direct experience with our Sumo.
The players represent a team - Honoo (Fire) or Daichi (Earth) - and choose a card wrestler with human shape, each embellished with its relevant Japanese symbolism.
The wrestlers are positioned in the arena, one in front of the other. The players challenge each other by tapping the surface with their fingers to push the rival out of the circle or to make it fall.
Finishing and printing techniques have been carefully selected to decorate the wrestlers.
THE PROJECT: FAVINI'S KAMIZUMO
Favini's Kamizumo was developed from the desire to show how it is possible to enhance the thick Sumo board whilst remaining consistent with the style and soul of the product.
The Kamizumo project combines Japanese and Occidental art with elegance and vivacity. The fun and curious board game, traditional to the Land of the Rising Sun, is combined with the graphics on the cards depicting the spirits of Japan, making them similar to those that children from all over the world usually exchange.
However, what does the piece include this tool produced in limited edition? A box made using Sumo becomes the “dojo”, or playing arena that by tapping the fingers vibrates the surface moving the wrestler to push its opponent out of the ring or to make it fall.
The box contains 8 cards to form the die-cut figurines, four per team.
To create the box that becomes the playing board, the v-cut technique was used. Sumo is engraved to obtain a sharp 90° angle, the groove allows to fold the thick board, transforming it into a multifunctional box.
The box, that is already itself a valued piece is protected by a case, printed with graphics reminiscent of the Sumo swatch, it also contains the eight exceptional die-cut board wrestlers.
THE VISUAL BOOK “KAMIZUMO”
Inspired by the box which contains the 8 characters, we also created an edition for the Sumo visual book.
In this version the cover was made using a v-cut technique and again uses the same method to create the grooves which position the elastic for the booklet closure.
Kamizumo, for the visual book edition, contains two cards representing the captains of the Daichi and Honoo teams: the monster dragon Katsu Zilla is on Sumo Dark Grey and the burning volcano boy Hiko Kazan on the Sumo Red.
To start your challenge is simple, just download the game board with this link: www.favini.com/gameboard.
FAVINI SUSTAINABILITY CHANNEL: ALL GREEN NUMBERS
Favini reports data related to its green commitment during the period 2009/2016.
The areas of intervention concerning the company are; the control of emissions, the management of water resources, energy consumption and environmental projects.
WATER CONSUMPTION: -29%. Reduction in water consumption (m3 of water consumed/tonnes of final product) thanks to the implementation of a closed-loop water system that allows for reuse of water, where possible. (2009-2016)
Water has multiple uses in a paper mill. Firstly, it allows for moving and distributing the fibres that form the structure of a sheet of paper. Secondly, water is used in subsequent operations, including coating, a process aimed at improving the surface characteristic and enhances the print quality of paper and board.
Water management in a paper mill is not only crucial for the environment. In fact, the more water that is introduced into the production system, the higher the economic investments will be required to purify it. This is why supporting its reuse remains constantly fundamental.
Favini has also implemented a closed-loop water system in the paper mill: this allows for the reintegration of purified water from the plant, where possible. This recycling process, has led to significant savings. Finally, waste water is processed in an effective, eco-friendly purification plant that allows for water recovery, which, given its high quality, interacts respectfully with the ecosystem of the water courses into which it is returned.
CO2 EMISSIONS: -16%. Emissions reduction (tonne of CO2 eq/tonne of final product) during 2009-2016.
To reduce direct greenhouse gas emissions, it is vital to invest in increasingly efficient and ecologically sustainable energy generation systems. Due to investment in high-tech equipment, the self-production of hydroelectricity and especially thanks to the new Crusinallo cogeneration plant that optimises methane, Favini has limited its carbon footprint notwithstanding its consistent production growth.
The process of improving Favini’s energy efficiency undergoes a continuous evaluation of more ecologically sustainable energy sources. Where possible, Favini utilises water courses near the company powering the two hydroelectric plants it owns.
Thanks to the purchase of carbon credits, Favini fully compensates the CO2eq emissions of certain product lines, specifically for its ecological papers Shiro and Crush. Over 16,500 hectares of land has been reforested in Uruguay thanks to Favini’s support for this carbon credit scheme for CO2eq emissions.
ENERGY: -11%. Reduction in energy consumption (GJ/tonne finished product) since the start of the monitoring and innovation project up until today (2009-2016).
Since 2009 Favini has activated a system of analysis and monitoring of its energy efficiency, and is committed to reducing its consumption through a plan of continuous investments.
In the Crusinallo factory, a high yield cogeneration plant has been active since January 2016, efficiently producing the entire quantity of thermal and electrical energy necessary for the production process.
80% is the average efficiency of fossil fuel use (methane) thanks to the cogeneration plant, compared to around 50% for regular thermal plants. The company has decided to also use self-produced electric energy through the sustainable use of a water course near the factory. Favini can rely on the self-production of renewable energy thanks to its two hydroelectric plants.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS: 75 Hectares of forest to be reforested by 2020 through the Voiala project.
Environmental issues in Madagascar, situated in the Indian Ocean off the south-eastern coast of Africa, are evident. The country’s rainforest has been almost entirely destroyed due to several factors: intensive agriculture, the local custom of using charcoal derived from the wood of cut-down trees and cattle farming.
Although the local government has signed many international agreements for the safeguarding of the environment, the enforcement of these agreements is often very difficult. For all these reasons Favini has decided to intervene in Madagascar, in the attempt to restore part of the forest that has been lost.
Voiala is a long-term project that began in 2009, operating in the environmental, economic and social areas. On the one hand it involves the reforestation of a part of the forest that has been lost in Madagascar. Whilst on the other, education and awareness-building directed at the villagers in Sahavondronina to improve their agricultural understanding and practices. This location was specifically chosen because the hills near the village had seen heavy deforestation and because prior to the intervention promoted by Favini, the fields surrounding the village were effectively sterile.
The project aims to safeguard the 2,000 hectares of surviving intact virgin forest adjacent to the village and incentivise forms of ecotourism in the area. This year new impetus has been given to the project by the assurance of funds that are ear-marked to support local communities for the next four years, 2017-2020.
Eugenio Eger, CEO of Favini, said: “We are proud in Favini to report the data on our environmental commitment. In fact, they show something that is significant for us, that we seem to be able to successfully combine excellence in our sector with respect for the environment. Every day we are committed to reduce the impact of our activities, with the aim of improving air and water quality. We invest our energies and resources in order to be a good reference on environmental issues and we are happy to respond to new sustainability challenges”.
Packaging made by DS Smith and Favini for Veuve Clicquot wins the Formes de Luxe prize
The French wine house entrusts Favini to create an ecological paper made of grape skin.
The prestigious Veuve Clicquot champagne maker has been awarded the Formes de Luxe prize with Naturally Clicquot 3. This new 100% biodegradable and recyclable packaging combines both innovation and elegance and was created in collaboration with Favini and DS Smith.
Every year this prestigious prize is awarded to the most innovative and creative packaging and is selected from a group containing the best internationally renowned companies. This year, the Naturally Clicquot 3 entry distinguished itself from the hundreds of other packaging materials brought to the attention of the jury and has won this much sought-after recognition.
Naturally Clicquot 3 comes from a creative reuse of byproducts from Veuve Clicquot’s own champagne production process. By implementing their vision to continually reduce their environmental impact, now means that after being pressed, the residue of grape skins can be used in a new way.
Thanks to Favini’s know-how in the creation of papers made of residues from agro-industrial productions, the skin is dried and then milled to become a raw material for the production of a unique ecological paper, saving 25% of virgin pulp.
To obtain the innovative paper used in the Veuve Clicquot ecological packaging, Favini introduces the residues into the paper production cycle, mixing them with water and natural fibres, which in turn reduces the use of cellulose from trees.
The new Naturally Clicquot 3 packaging is a unique product that gives a new life to the production residues from one of the most renowned champagnes, whilst replacing a quarter of virgin fibre use. Moreover, in perfect harmony with this ecological paper, the graphics are printed using solvent-free paints and labels adhered with a sugarcane-based compound.
Thanks to hundreds of hours of research, improvement processes and a 25-five-year long experience in the sector of alternative raw materials, Favini has proven itself to be the ideal partner for Veuve Clicquot in realizing the first presentation box made of grape skin. In fact the French wine house has always been keen on innovation and constantly searches for new environmentally friendly solutions.
For more information on the Naturally Clicquot 3 and on the reuse of waste materials visit the site: www.naturally.veuveclicquot.com
Finalist at Luxury Packaging Awards 2015
Last night, at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, the best innovations in luxury and premium packaging have been awarded at the Luxury Packaging Awards 2015 party.
VOYA secondary packaging made of a special eco-friendly Favini paper is one of the Luxury Packaging Awards 2015 finalists, in the Personal Care category, among 90 different entries.
Voya secondary packaging is made of a special eco-friendly Favini paper containing its by-product seaweed. This combination creates the highest quality of environmentally friendly paper available!
Any emissions generated during the manufacturing process of this paper and all of our manufacturing operations are neutralized. VOYA is committed to a sustainability orientated ethos from shore to shelf.
For this packaging, VOYA approached Favini to make a custom board using by-product seaweed, in partial substitution of tree pulp, from the manufacturing of our luxury organic cosmetics and FSC pulp.
So Favini added the algae to the paper, and mixed with FSC certified virgin pulps, to make ecological high class paper and board. This special paper has been developed by Favini, thanks the strong know-how in the production of sustainable papers using process residues to replace virgin tree pulp.
For this special project for VOYA, Favini R&D department worked in collaboration with Premier Paper Ltd.
City lights in the new black booklet “Skylines”
A black paper isn’t simply defined by its colour. It offers a multitude of depths, hues as well as reflective or matt surfaces and can evoke an array of emotions.
Using this concept Favini decided to present a complete selection of its black papers in a special multi-brand version of a new visual book: Skylines. Come and see us at Packaging Innovations, London 2017!
With so many possibilities, there can be no better way to complement the drama and intensity of the metropolis at night.
That is why with Nero we have featured our latest range of black papers showing city skylines from around the world.
The visuals show an interesting mix of both skylines and road signs from cities worldwide. Each image chosen to complement each black paper and its different plain or coated surface finish.
The Skylines booklet is a small piece of art and each page showcases different processing and printing techniques and how they work on each of the intense black surfaces: lithography, screen printing, hot foil and embossing.
A fascinating view of Rome was reproduced with high quality digital print by Ricoh Pro C7100X on The Tube Black 260 g/m2 a matt coated paper.
The result enhances the reflections of lights on the Tiber and invites us to discover more within the image.
New York and Sydney, two cities at opposite sides of the globe, are represented in the visual book with their recognizable night profiles: New York a screen print of clear gloss varnish on Majestic Satin Black 250 g/m2 and Sydney, similarly a screen print but on the cast coated paper Bindakote Black-On-Black 250 g/m2.
The city of New York emerges from the satin surface by way of a glossy varnish, while Sydney can be admired thanks to a matte effect on the gloss paper surface.
Views of two other great cities, Cologne and Moscow, have been reproduced with hot foil. The shiny hot foil glistens on Remake Midnight 250 g/m2 (Cologne) and in contrast an opaque hot foil reveals the cityscape on Classy Covers Glossy TT, Black 125 g/m2 (Moscow).
Kurz foils have been applied to these papers.
Twill Two Sided Black 240 g/m2 with a silver hot foiled gives an amazing result: it can be admired in the image of the skyline of the modern Asian metropolis Kuala Lumpur.
Another interesting result is the technique of hot embossing used to print the image of the keys to the Vatican City on Softy Black 300 g/m2. Thanks to the correct pressure and heat setting the details of the motif can be fully appreciated.
The booklet ends with the latest Favini’s board Sumo Black 1 mm 700g/m2 on which is printed a STOP chinese signal, created with a double hot foil.
Leather to paper: out of Favini research comes REMAKE
We are going to showcase Remake, the revolutionary paper that includes fibres obtained from leather-making processes. Come and see us at Packaging Innovations, London 2017.
This innovative paper is produced with 25% by-product from the leather goods industry, 30% FSC-certified post-consumption recycled cellulose, and 45% FSC-certified virgin cellulose fibre.
The result is a luxurious, recyclable and 100% biodegradable paper that offers excellent print and conversion performance, making it suited for a wide range of applications, from brochures and cards to shopping bags and packaging for the fashion, luxury and creative applications.
In addition, the leather particles that are visible on the surface of the paper give it a distinctive look and a soft, surprisingly velvety feel, making it ideal for the most creative of projects.
The production process for REMAKE is a perfect example of up-cycling. This complex process transforms the waste material into a high-value product ideal for luxury packaging.
In keeping with Favini’s green philosophy, the production of REMAKE saves an estimated 25% of greenhouse gas emissions compared to another paper with similar characteristics. Any unavoidable emissions are then offset in their entirety by the carbon credits which are purchased by Favini. These credits finance valued projects whose primary objectives will improve the environment by absorbing CO2 in the atmosphere.
LUNAR: THE NEW FAVINI PAPER OF GREAT CHARM
ALL THE CHARM OF MOONLIGHT REFLECTION IN A METALLIC PAPER WITH SUPRISING SUBTLE TACTILE EFFECTS
We are going to present LUNAR, the new tactile metallic. Come and see us at Packaging Innovations, London 2017!
Lunar is ideal for packaging and creative work, with its refined style created by a textured micro embossing that relays a surprisingly subtle tactile effect.
This special metallic paper was presented for the first time at Luxe Pack Monaco 2016, showing a shimmering display of its precious glow with minimal chic allure. The light reflectance is due to the combination of metallic pigments with the surface structure of fine lines and patterns. It is this micro embossing that helps to evoke the luminescence of moonlight, as well as giving an ethereal elegance. In fact this surprising multi-sensory experience occurs without any disturbance to the printed image.
The colour range consists of seven colours that are inspired by the phases of the moon. The tints reflect the candid White of a full moon, the deep Black of a new moon while the phases between are represented through the soft shades of Platinum, Sage, Mauve, Navy and Silver.
All Lunar shades are available in two surface finishes: Nexus, reminiscent of satin fabric and Mini, whose micro-emboss confers a softer feel.
From a technical performance, the micro embossing textures of Lunar have been developed in order to make the most scuff and fingermark-resistant material, for impeccable results.
The wide range of weights enables Lunar to be suitable for most luxury and creative applications. Specifically, Lunar is available in 115 g/m2 one-sided coated, 120 g/m2, 240 g/m2 embossed on both sides up to 340 g/m2.
Examples of applications are: exclusive prints, shopping bags, tags, packaging, box lining, box construction, all intended for the world of luxury, fashion and cosmetics and is designed to work for all manner of creative solutions.
SUMO COLOURS: 5 NEW SHADES “OF THICKNESS”
FAVINI’S THREE-DIMENSIONAL PAPER GETS COLOURFUL: BLUE, KRAFT BROWN, RED, LIGHT GREY AND DARK GREY.
We are going to present the extension of Sumo range, with Sumo colours. Come and see us at Packaging Innovations, London 2017!
This graphics specialty “of thickness” has, in few months since its launch conquered the markets thanks to its form close to 3D, now gets colourful with new intense colours.
After the success of the classic and timeless black and white range, the new Sumo comprises of five additional shades: blue, kraft brown, red, light grey and dark grey.
Available in 1mm thickness, this Favini special dimensional paper is particularly suitable for packaging and creative work that is differentiated by refined style, such as labels for clothing, invitations, covers, exclusive displays and window signs, to the most creative packaging.
Characterized by effortless style which delivers great effect, Sumo is ideal for different printing techniques such as hot foil, silk-screen, letterpress, dry embossing, laser cutting, as well as digital printing UV inkjet flatbed.
To develop Sumo, Favini’s R&D department carefully considered both the technical and aesthetic aspects, from colour, texture and also its pleasant feel.
Additionally, the consistency of its surface colour extends all the way through to the heart of this bulky solid dyed board meaning that an elegant cross section is revealed when and where ever its cut edge is exposed. For true styling that makes the difference.
"We are proud of Sumo's success. A special paper that, shortly after its launch, has led us to work on new colours, creating the new Sumo Colours range. Once again, our commitment to the development of new high-quality materials has been rewarded by the enthusiasm the market has shown for this new three-dimensional paper.” Says Eugenio Eger, CEO of Favini.
Favini wins 'Luxe Pack in green' Award for Crush paper at Monaco
Favini receives Luxe Pack in green Award for Crush paper at Luxe Pack Monaco - October 2012
Favini, the Italian paper manufacturer, received the LUXE PACK in GREEN award during LUXE PACK MONACO this week for its CRUSH paper line. CRUSH is a new eco-friendly range of papers made using process residues from organic products to replace up to 15 percent of virgin tree pulp.
CRUSH is made with by-products from citrus fruits, corn, coffee, kiwi fruits, olives, hazelnuts and almonds that would normally be processed as fillers in animal food and fertilizers or simply dumped as landfill. The colour palette reflects the colours of these materials and makes a contemporary selection of natural washed out colours – an interesting side effect of the variety of materials is that each colour has a different touch from one to the other.
The LUXE PACK in GREEN Award is awarded to the company presenting the most innovative environmentally friendly packaging solution. A high level jury reviews the entries and selects the winner based on materials, new and efficient processes and technologies plus other sustainable criteria.
The 2012 jury were Michel Fontaine, President of the French Packaging Council; Cécile Lochard, Founder Citizen Luxury; Michel Dupuis, Senior Vice President Purchasing & Packaging Development, Chanel Parfums Beaute; Sandrine Sommer, Sustainable Development Director, Guerlain and Ute Von Buch, Editor in Chief, Creativ Verpacken Magazine.
“The jury worked with 3 parameters: innovation, environment impact, fit with the luxury world. Each entry was been given 0, 0.5 or 1 for each of the 3 parameters. The crush paper obtained the maximum score:
- Highly innovative using waste from food industry
- Replacement of standard materials (15% waste and 30% recycled paper)
- ‘Very nice result for the touch’ and potential printing, it = luxury
- Last but not least, it was a “local” story, materials sourced close to the plant making it a very sustainable. This was a major difference from the other entries”
The original LUXE PACK in GREEN trophy was created by the design agency ANHA.