Blue Angel for LEIPA magazine paper confirmed based on strict 2016 criteria catalogue -
ISEGA certification for selected types of paper

The “Blue Angel” is considered the world’s oldest environmental symbol, and enjoys widespread acceptance. The quality- and environmental seal stands for the highest ecological standards, and for the health safety and serviceability of products. The criteria are regularly updated by the Federal Environmental Agency with the participation of experts, as is the case for the certification period beginning in 2016. The Blue Angel was again confirmed for all types of LEIPA magazine paper under the strict standards of the 2016 criteria catalogue. This means LEIPA customers may continue to depend on the guarantee of the highest possible content of recycled paper, maximum protection of forests and resources, and the strictest standards in the use of chemicals.
Using magazine paper which is both environmentally-friendly and of high quality, LEIPA makes it possible for its customers to achieve their own goals and to reach target groups with high standards of their own – whether as a brand ambassador for impressive magazines, catalogues, corporate publications and advertising, or direct mailings.
In addition to the Blue Angel, the EU eco-flower, and the FSC® (FSC-C089451)- and PEFC certificates, selected types of magazine paper from LEIPA are now also certified by ISEGA: The LEIPA papers ultraLUX, ultraMAG and ultraMAG PLUS can be safely used for food packaging. They may come into direct contact with dry, non-fatty foods and food products which are peeled and washed before consumption, and can be used as secondary packaging. This opens up new application areas in food product packaging - such as portion packaging, side dishes in food packaging, and printed tray linings.
For utilization purposes that involve a barrier function - i.e. particularly fatty food products - the LEIPA Business Unit has designed FlexPack with LEIPAbarrier, an innovative co-extruded coating which functions as an excellent barrier against substances containing mineral oil (MOSH/MOAH). This LEIPA innovation involves an especially thin coating, environmentally-friendly and high-performance, and is being used in primary packaging for food products, and in technical applications.