Investing in sustainable products, partnerships, and forward-thinking third-party certifications is part of a long-term environmental strategy of making eco-investments over time to enrich our overall offering for our customers. While product functionality remains key, customers increasingly factor environmental impact into their decision criteria, and Indafor supports sustainable options in our portfolio wherever possible.


FSC® Controlled Fiber

FSC® controlled fiber refers to wood and paper materials that are sourced from responsibly managed forests that have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The FSC is a global organization that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests, and its certification ensures that the forests are protected against deforestation, illegal logging, and other harmful practices.

FSC® controlled fiber is used in numerous paper-based products, including labels, tapes, and packaging materials. It is sourced from forests that are managed to protect the environment, support local communities, and ensure a stable and consistent supply of wood and paper products.

Indafor is committed to sustainability practices. We believe that using FSC® controlled fiber in producing many of our products is a responsible and sustainable forestry practice that benefits our customers, the environment, our community, and our company.

Forest Stewardship Council

Please note: Any company that is taking ownership of a product, all the way up to the end user, will need to be FSC certified to be able to pass along the FSC claim to the next company.

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USDA Certified Biobased

To be USDA Certified Biobased means that a product has been tested and verified by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to contain a certain percentage of bio-based content. Bio-based content refers to the portion of a product made from renewable resources, such as agricultural or forestry materials, rather than petroleum-based materials.

The USDA Certified Biobased label is used to identify products that contain a certain percentage of bio-based content. The percentage of bio-based content required for certification varies depending on the product type. For example, cleaning products must have at least 34% bio-based content to be certified, while lubricants must have at least 25% bio-based content.

The USDA Certified Biobased label helps consumers identify products made from renewable resources and supports the growth of the bio-based industry. By choosing products with the USDA Certified Biobased label, consumers can reduce their reliance on non-renewable resources and support sustainable production practices.

Indafor sees the USDA Certified Biobased designation as an essential designation for products made from renewable resources, which helps consumers make more informed choices about the products they buy.

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We proudly display the USDA Certified Biobased label on the following products:

DISPERSA® Labels  99% biobased content

ENDURA® Laser 7539P0 84% biobased content

ENDURA® Inkjet 7509P0 84% biobased content

ENDURA® Sustain 76% biobased content

PREVAIL® 0784P0 68% biobased content

MEDIDURATM Ultralightweight Medical Packaging (1329B0) 75% biobased content

MEDIDURATM Lightweight Medical Packaging (1149B0) 91% biobased content

MEDIDURATM Lightweight Medical Packaging (0739B0) 91% biobased content

MEDIDURATM Lightweight Medical Packaging (0336B0) 91% biobased content

MEDIDURATM Lightweight Medical Packaging (0388B0) 91% biobased content

MEDIDURATM Heavyweight Medical Packaging (0320B0) 87% biobased content

MEDIDURATM Heavyweight Medical Packaging (0321B0) 87% biobased content

MEDIDURATM Radiation Resistant Medical Packaging (1330B0) 74% biobased content

MEDIDURATM Heavyweight Medical Packaging (1148B0) 87% biobased content

MEDIDURATM Lightweight Medical Packaging (0360B0) 91% biobased content

MEDIDURATM Heavyweight Medical Packaging (0504B0) 89% biobased content

RECYCOTAPETM 85% biobased content

Saturated Coarse Crepe 85% biobased content

Saturated and Coated Coarse Crepe 78% biobased content

Barrier Coated Premium Fine Crepe 70% biobased content

Release Coated Premium Fine Crepe 58% biobased content

Release Coated Fine Crepe 69% biobased content

Release and Prime Coated Fine Crepe 60% biobased content


Biodegradable refers to a product or material capable of breaking down naturally into harmless substances over time through the action of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and algae. Biodegradation is a natural process that occurs in the environment without the need for special equipment or chemicals.

Biodegradable products can be made from various materials, including plant-based materials such as cornstarch, cellulose, and sugar cane, as well as animal-based materials such as gelatin. These materials are designed to break down naturally into substances such as water, carbon dioxide, and organic matter, which can be safely absorbed into the environment.

Using biodegradable products can help to reduce waste and pollution in the environment, as they break down naturally and do not accumulate in landfills or the ocean. Biodegradable products are a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional products that do not break down naturally.

*subject to testing

Indafor proudly offers several biodegradable product solutions as part of our portfolio:


Custom Solutions


The flushable designation in biodegradable products refers to the ability of the product to be safely flushed down the toilet without causing harm to the plumbing or the environment. Flushable biodegradable products are designed to break down quickly in water so they do not cause blockages or damage to the sewage system.

However, it is essential to note that the flushable designation can be misleading. Many products that are marketed as flushable, such as wipes and feminine hygiene products, can actually cause significant damage to the plumbing and the environment. These products do not break down quickly enough and can cause blockages in the sewage system, leading to costly repairs and environmental pollution.

To avoid these problems, look for biodegradable products that have been certified as flushable by independent organizations. These certification programs ensure that the products break down quickly and safely in water without causing harm to the plumbing or the environment.

*subject to testing


Indafor proudly offers several flushable, biodegradable products as part of our portfolio: 


Custom Solutions

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent certification system for textiles and fabrics that ensures they are free from harmful substances. It was developed by the International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile and Leather Ecology (OEKO-TEX®), a group of independent textile research and testing institutes.

The certification process evaluates every component of the textile product, including the raw materials, dyes, and finishings. It ensures the product meets strict limits for harmful substances like heavy metals, formaldehyde, and pesticides.

Textiles that are certified under OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 are safe for human use and have been tested for potential health hazards. The certification system also promotes sustainable and environmentally friendly production processes by limiting the use of harmful chemicals and encouraging the use of eco-friendly materials.

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification is widely recognized in the textile and apparel industry and is used by manufacturers, retailers, and consumers as a mark of quality and safety. It gives consumers peace of mind that the products they buy are free from harmful substances and have been manufactured in an environmentally responsible way.

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100

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Indafor proudly offers OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified products as part of our portfolio: 


Pulpable Tape

A pulpable tape is a type of tape that is designed to be dissolved in water and turned into pulp, which can then be recycled. It is commonly used in the paper and packaging industry to seal boxes and cartons and in the agriculture industry to mark and label plants.

Pulpable tapes are made from various materials, including paper, cellulose, and starch, which are biodegradable and compostable. They are designed to break down quickly in water and dissolve completely, leaving no residue or contaminants behind.

Using pulpable tapes in packaging and labeling applications can reduce waste and promote sustainability. Instead of sending used tapes to landfills or incinerators, they can be dissolved in water and recycled along with other paper-based products.

Overall, pulpable tapes are a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional plastic tapes, which can take hundreds of years to decompose and contribute to environmental plastic pollution.

Indafor proudly manufactures Recycotape® as a pulpable tape option for our customers. Ask us about custom pulpable tape solutions.


Fluorochemical-free refers to products and materials that do not contain any fluorine-based chemicals. Fluorine-based chemicals, or fluorochemicals, are often used to manufacture non-stick coatings, waterproof fabrics, and firefighting foams. However, these chemicals have been linked to environmental and health concerns, such as bioaccumulation in wildlife and potential toxicity to humans. Therefore, fluorochemical-free products are becoming more popular as consumers and businesses look for safer and more sustainable alternatives. Indafor offers Neenah® Extend pressure-sensitive tape backings that are fluorochemical-free.

Halogen-free-product (IEC 61249-2-21)

Halogen-free products (IEC 61249-2-21) refer to electrical and electronic products and materials that do not contain halogens, such as chlorine, fluorine, bromine, and iodine. Halogens are often used in the manufacturing of products such as cables, printed circuit boards, and electronic components, but they can release toxic gases when exposed to heat or fire, which can pose a threat to human health and the environment. Therefore, the IEC 61249-2-21 standard was developed to ensure that electrical and electronic products and materials meet specific environmental and safety requirements. This standard sets limits for the number of halogens that can be present in products and materials, and it requires that they pass specific tests to demonstrate their low toxicity and low smoke-emitting properties in the event of a fire.

Reusable Some of our products are considered reusable in that they are made with cellulose fibers that designate them as a renewable resource. Our Duraform® Laser Labels are reusable in that they can be written on, wiped off, and rewritten, thereby reducing waste and creating a wholly sustainable solution.

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