The Finnish paper mill Kotkamills Oy has developed a sustainable paper cup stock, Kotkamills Isla Duo, which Xeikon has now validated for use with its dry toner digital printers.Continue reading “Xeikon validates Kotkamills sustainable paper cups”
Fujifilm has demonstrated its continuing commitment to the environment by using wind energy for its European plate making plant in Tilburg. Continue reading “Fujifilm Tilburg plant completely wind-powered”
Ingede, the International Association of the Deinking Industry, has certified KBA’s RotaJET L-Series web-fed inkjet presses as extremely deinkable. Continue reading “Ingede certifies KBA inkjet press”
CarbonCo, working in partnership with international conservation charity World Land Trust (WLT), has relaunched the Carbon Balanced Paper concept to the UK. This aims to help printers source paper that has been specifically carbon-balanced so that they and their customers can improve their environmental response. Continue reading “Carbon balanced paper relaunched in UK”
Burning the midnight LEDs
Much late night wrangling by various political mandarins has finally led to a draft proposal on curbing greenhouse gases. This has been much celebrated even though it’s still to be agreed by the world leaders, let alone actually implemented.
But no matter – this issue is too important to leave to these bureaucrats. It doesn’t really matter if you believe that human activities will lead to climate change or not – we simply don’t have the right to burn through the earth’s resources and pollute the planet for future generations.
Ultimately it’s up to each and every one of us to take responsibility for this. Fortunately, many printers are aware of this, adopting, for example, process-less plates, LED curing and implementing ISO14001, and all without an expenses-paid trip to Paris.
Epson has developed a machine that can recycle shredded copy paper into new paper suitable for office use. The PaperLab is a reasonably compact machine that’s meant to sit in an office and will give companies the ability to securely destroy old documents and turn them into new paper, without having to send the papers away or employ a specialist service provider. Continue reading “Epson recycles office paper”
Earthinks, a relatively new company that specializes in developing environmentally-friendly inks, has announced a new range of gravure inks and specialist coatings, which are made from sustainable and non-polluting resources. Continue reading “Earthinks launches green gravure inks”
Two Sides, an organization that promotes the sustainability and attractiveness of print and paper, has published a series of 11 fact sheets to address a wide array of environmental and social issues. These cover the most common areas of misunderstanding, ranging from the real environmental impact of electronic communication, to the sustainability of paper-based printed products, as well as tackling the important role that print and paper plays in literacy and learning. Continue reading “Two sides publishes pro-print fact sheets”
Avery Dennison and Belgian-based Seliplast AG (which is an acronym for Second Life for Plastics) have launched a recycling scheme for label matrix waste made of polypropylene and polyethylene. The programme is now available to converters in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and France. Continue reading “Avery Dennison expands label recycling”
RISI, which analyses global forest product markets, predicts that worldwide demand for recovered paper will increase over the next five years as part of overall growth in the paper and board markets. Continue reading “RISI predicts growth in recovered paper”