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Material guides.

It is important for us to help our customers make informed decisions and we constantly work to increase customers knowledge. With this guide you can learn more about the different materials we use.

Choose the Right Material for Your Packaging

The choice of packaging and how it is used has a significant impact on you as a customer, as well as on end consumers and our society. Therefore, it is wise to take a few minutes to consider which material you should choose and how this choice affects you. Ask yourself three questions:

  • Is the product intended for food use?
  • Are there alternatives that are better for the environment?
  • How should the waste be managed?

Our business idea is to offer a wide range of affordable, high-quality products and solutions that simplify the workday for everyone running a business, and we aim to do this with commitment, customer focus, and honesty.

For us, responsible consumption means taking responsibility for the products we sell. We assess our products from a lifecycle perspective and strive to provide our customers with the best options. We advocate for products made from renewable raw materials and recycled materials and continuously work to expand and improve our range. It is important for us to help our customers make informed decisions, and we constantly work to increase information for the customer. This material guide is a step in this effort.

It is important for us to help our customers make informed decisions and we constantly work to increase our customers knowledge.

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Renewable Materials.

Renewable Materials means products that are made from raw material that comes from plants, tree or other vegetation that can regenerate itself. Unlike fossil raw material, like oil used in plastic products, renewable material is a part of the existing bio-based carbon cycle and does not directly contribute to the greenhouse effect.

Examples of renewable materials are bamboo, bagasse (sugar cane fibers), paper (from trees) and PLA (from corn starch / sugar cane).

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There are several types of plastic materials that can be used to make packaging products and food containers. With regard to the use of plastic, there are some basic rules that you can use and the most important thing is never to use the packaging for anything other than what it is intended for.

In our range we have products made of PET, PS, PP, PVC etc. Each has different characteristics and in our guide you can read more about the different materials.

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Other materials.

Read more about our other materials, such as Aluminum. We will help you find out if the material can be used in the oven or microwave oven and if the material can be recycled, etc.

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The material in our clothes is made mainly of two types of fibers: natural fibers or artificial fibers. Natural fiber comes from the plant or animal kingdom, whereas artificial fibers, as the name suggests, are artificially produced.

Read more about our different materials in our textile guide.

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Food Contact Material

Food contact materials are materials and articles that are intended to be used in direct contact with food. Examples of food contact materials are food packaging products, cutlery, tableware etc. Articles and materials that are intended to be used in direct food contact must not transmit substances to the food that could endanger human health or impair the taste and smell of the food. This in order make sure that the food is safe for both you and your customers.

The Food safe symbol (known as the wine glass and a fork symbol) is the international symbol for food safe materials. The symbol may be printed on the product or carton, or the information can be found in on the website or the product declaration.



There are EU regulations and national legal requirements that applies for all Food Contact Materials. To ensure that our products meets these requirements, they are tested by third party companies such as Normpack, SGS et al.  In order for you as a customer to know that the product meets the requirement, we have documents that certify this. These documents are referred to as the "Declaration of Compliance" and describe the materials that the products containes of and the types of food products and materials that the product may be used with.

We at Tingstad require valid documentation from all of our suppliers for products intended for food contact. You can find our product declarations on our website or you can call our customer service to obtain our suppliers' "Declaration of Compliance".


We care.

Our business supplies the Nordic market with over 100.000 different products. Therefore we have a great responsibility, are committed and we run several sustainability issues to influence our suppliers, our own business and our customers.

Our commitment does not end there. We are involved in a number of different projects with the goal of making the world a little better.

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We are Tingstad.

Our vision is to make your workday easier. Meet some of the industry's most passionate employees who are dedicated to our vision happen.



We are certified to ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental, and 9001: 2015 for Quality. Read more about what this means for our customers and about our environmental work.

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Our logistics

2014 we opened 32 ports to our new warehouse. Learn more about our logistics and see the film from our warehouse.

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