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Itasa obtains the “zero waste” seal from the saica group

Itasa obtains the “zero waste” seal from the saica group image, Itasa.

Itasa obtains the “zero waste” seal from the saica group

• Obtaining this distinction awarded by the Saica Natur division recognises the company’s efforts in its commitment to sustainability and respect for the environment

• The seal reflects that the firm, a Spanish leader in the manufacture of Release Liners, manages to recycle more than 95% of the waste generated in its factory in Andoain

Andoain (Gipuzkoa), June 4 2024
Itasa, a Mativ brand, leader in the manufacture and supply of release liners, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, has achieved the “From Waste to Resources: ZERO TO LANDFILL” seal from Saica Natur, a Saica Group company specializing in waste management and environmental services, which in turn is audited and verified by the multinational certification body TÜV SÜD.

This seal highlights the initiatives in waste recovery between Itasa and Saica Natur, whereby, for example, during the 6 months audited, 96.52% of the waste generated, approximately 1,110 tons, were recycled or energetically recovered, thus avoiding landfill and giving them a second use.

It is worth emphasizing the success achieved in this management model, effectively recycling complex materials such as siliconized paper, making it possible for a significant flow, 814 tons, to be reused as secondary raw material.

On the other hand, paper and cardboard waste, which amounted to 198 tons, was transformed into
the equivalent of more than 1.3 million 100% recycled and recyclable cardboard boxes that can be
reintroduced into the economy.

In addition, 17 tons of low-density polyethylene were converted into recycled pellets, equivalent to more than 78,000 m2 of film for use in new applications such as shrink film for grouping or palletizing products, film for bubble wrap to protect goods or stretch film.

This milestone would not have been possible without the committed and involved team of professionals from both companies who are driving the transition to a responsible production model to create a more sustainable future, said Itasa Operations Director Gonzalo Muñoz.
“The choice of Saica Natur as a partner has been key due to its comprehensive waste management capacity, with a mission and ambition closely aligned with those of Itasa. For our team at Itasa it is another milestone on the road to continue looking for sustainable solutions beyond recyclability and zero waste to landfill,”he said.

With this recognition, Itasa becomes an example in its sector in the management of its waste to bring the Circular Economy closer to its customers.

About Itasa

Itasa, a Mativ Brand, is a global leading supplier of release liners, serving a diverse range of industries such as Personal Care, Medical, PS Labels & Shipment, Self-adhesive Tapes and Composites among others worldwide. With 50 years of experience, Itasa offers innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of the global market. The company operates state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Andoain, Spain, and Queretaro, México, equipped with advanced technology and in-house laboratories. In 2022, Itasa became part of Mativ, a global leader in specialty materials with presence across four continents.

About Saica Group

The Saica Group is one of Europe’s leading companies in the manufacture of recycled paper for corrugated cardboard, with an annual production capacity of 3.3 million tonnes. With more than 10,300 employees and a presence in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Turkey, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and the United States, the Saica Group has four lines of business: the manufacture of recycled paper for corrugated cardboard (Saica Paper), waste management and environmental services (Saica Natur), the production of corrugated cardboard packaging (Saica Pack) and flexible packaging (Saica Flex). The group’s turnover is €4,317 million (aggregate sales as of December 31, 2023).