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Essential Environmental Certification For Digital Textiles

Sustainability is the hot topic of the year and rightly so, and yet how do Digital Printers find out about how to responsibly source environmentally accredited Fabrics and Inks? As always in accreditation there is a division between Certification and Regulation: Regulation are the rules that must be adhered to and Certification is the process by which a Fabric, Chemical ...

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Shift to environmentally sustainable production being driven by customer demand

From packaging through to advertising and even interior décor, environmental sustainability is increasingly high on the agenda for consumers and thus for the brands and companies they buy from. Sean Holt discusses the findings from the 2018 FESPA Print Census that highlights the importance of environmentally sustainable production. One major trend that emerged from the Census was that businesses are ...

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Unilever and Veolia partner to improve recycling infrastructures

Laurel Brunner discusses the partnership between Unilever and Veolia who are looking to monetise waste more efficiently to improve recycling processes for plastics recycling and recovery. After several years of environmental dithering, things are beginning to progress and change. One of the world’s largest corporations, Unilever has signed a significant deal with Veolia. Veolia offers services to local governments in ...

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Plastics pollution being tackled

Laurel Brunner discusses how the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s new coalition is making great strides in plastic pollution management. If you have an interest in the packaging business as a manufacturer or converter, it’s important that you know about the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s new coalition. Initially launched in 2010, the foundation works with governments, industry and academia to produce an economic ...

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EFI posts record revenue in Q3

Rob Fletcher speaks to EFI’s new Chief Executive Bill Muir regarding its record venue of £201.2 million for the third quarter of 2018. Digital print giant EFI has reported record revenue of $257.1m (£201.2m) for the three months to September 30, while new chief executive Bill Muir has spoken of his excitement at having the opportunity to drive further growth ...

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Green is the new black

Jahanara Tariq Even though many claim global warming and the entire concept of climate change to be a hoax, it is very evident how global warming is causing various disrupting changes around us. Even if we cannot persuade the massive global powers to sign the treaty which could pull a break on climate change, we may however, attempt in our ...

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MacQuip will exhibit its latest innovations in screen printing equipment and more at FESPA Africa 2018 and Sign Africa in Johannesburg.

MacQuip’s latest innovations will include: -Sulfet Automatic T-Shirt Printer (10 colour) which is well-known for customer satisfaction and productivity. -Sulfet Label Machine (4 colour). -Tunnel drier for T-shirt on paper and board. The drier features digital read out temperature control, variable speed belt drive, heat resistant belt, height adjustable elements, height adjustable entrance and exit and hinged canopy for easy ...

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Laurel Brunner discusses the importance of reviewing the environmental benefits of sustainable technologies.

It seems so simple, you invest in new technology that has a lower carbon footprint and you make a more sustainable decision. Achieving a lower carbon footprint is usually why companies invest in upgraded digital presses, new computer-to-plate systems and processless plates like Kodak’s Sonora. What are the knock-on environmental effects of new and more sustainable technologies? This is a ...

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AkzoNobel helping to save the Brazilian rainforest

A large area of Brazilian rainforest located within one of AkzoNobel’s sites is being planted with around 12,000 seedlings of species native to the region as part of an ongoing project to safeguard the fragile ecosystem. The seedlings will replace part of the existing non-native eucalyptus woodland within a six hectare plot at the Tangará Reserve, which sits inside the ...

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Green printing

Green printing is described as the movement in the printing industry wherein recycling, reusing, and reducing are done to lower the number of resources used for printing and advertising.[1] This method involves the use of low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) inks, recycled paper, energy-efficient computers and equipment, remanufactured laser toner cartridges and ink cartridges for printers, paperless information dissemination, attempts to educate the public on green printing.[2]   Benefits Green printing has a ...

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