Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Packaging Solutions

At Norka we have always recognized the importance of sustainability and conservation. To us, eco-friendly packaging isn’t just a matter of preference, but a practice imperative to business and the packaging industry. Together, we will review a wide range of material and process alternatives that are friendly to our environment and maintain the integrity of your product and brand.

Minimizing Carton Size & Waste

Norka’s design experts will also work with you to deliver maximum packaging and display performance while minimizing the amount of packaging material used. This results in less environmental waste while also providing a lower cost for you.

Our Eco-Friendly Packaging Options Include:

Recycled Board
100% Recycled Board

Our recycled board contains a minimum of 35% post-consumer content and 65% pre-consumer content. Packaging products using recycled board is a great way to meet customers’ rising expectations for environmentally responsible packaging.

SFI Certified Board
SFI Certified Board

We use virgin fiber boards from mills certified by the Sustainable Forest Initiative to protect our fragile ecosystem.

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Soy Based Inks

High-performance, low VOC inks from environmentally friendly raw materials.

Aqueous Coatings
Aqueous Coatings

Our standard aqueous coating is water-based to provide a high gloss or matte surface, protecting the surface from fingerprints, dirt, smudges, and scratching.

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FSC Certification

The Forest Stewardship Council is dedicated to preserving our forests and has developed a certification to legitimize and highlight sustainable sourcing practices for businesses worldwide. FSC certification assures customers that our company only uses legally sourced, legally harvested materials from responsibly managed forests for our materials. FSC is considered the most rigorous forest certification system and being FSC certified demonstrates that we comply with the market’s highest social and environmental standards.

Our Dedication to Continuous
Improvement & Safety

Along with our focus on sustainability, we also emphasize continuous process improvement and safety to ensure we meet even the trickiest of deadlines safely and efficiently. Our certifications and inspections include:

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American Institute of Baking (AIB) Inspected

AIB International is an organization that provides training, inspections, and certifications in food safety, setting the standard for quality and safety. They help companies like ours ensure we’re meeting government regulations and staying up-to-date with best practices. AIB inspections cover five main categories including operational methods and personnel practices, maintenance for food safety, cleaning practices, integrated pest management, and adequacy of food safety programs.

Each AIB inspection of our facilities helps us ensure we’re hitting the mark for training, preventing food hazards, mitigating the possibility of recalls, meeting government compliance, and creating a safe environment for food-based products.

GMI Certified Print Factory

Graphic Measures International (GMI) is a global company that evaluates the packaging quality of printing jobs worldwide. Providing global packaging consistency for major brands like Home Depot, Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, and Target, GMI has developed a standardized system based on scientific, repeatable measurements that assess the performance of packaging suppliers based on each aspect of a print job.

Norka became GMI certified in 2017 allowing us to confidently say that new project submissions will exceed expectations.

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Explore Norka’s Wide Range of Services

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Paperboard Packaging

Learn how our innovative paperboard packaging solutions can take your brand and product to new levels.

Design and Prototyping Circle
Design & Prototyping

Create the perfect carton and bring it to life with our cost-effective prototyping options.

Printing and Finishing Circle
Printing & Finishing

Experience superior color accuracy and extensive finishing capabilities including precise die cutting, folding, and gluing.