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Fujifilm Uvijet UV inks get green seal with UL Greenguard

Fourteen inks in Fujifilm’s wide-format Uvijet UV ink range have achieved UL Greenguard product emissions certification. Achieving the certification means the low-emission, low-odour inks have been through a rigorous testing process to ensure they meet standards for low chemical emissions for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. According to certification administrator UL Environment VOCs buildings and furniture are a major source of indoor pollution.
The 14 inks that have achieved accreditation in the range, many of which also have the Nordic Ecolabel stamp, include Uvijet KA, KI, KN, KO, KV, LF and LL for the Acuity range of printers, OB, OL, OW, OZ designed for the Inca Onset range, US designed for the Uvistar series and

Sun Chemical has released 2016 Sustainability Report

Sun Chemical has released its 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report, which focuses on how its research and development efforts have led to new products and services that help customers improve their eco-efficiency goals.
Sun Chemical highlighted four recently developed products that can offer customers  eco-efficiency benefits. Two examples, SunBar oxygen barrier coatings and SunFuse (PolarSeal) re-closable cold-seal adhesives, help reduce food waste. SunLam Deseamable Technology improves the

Kiian’s ink receives eco certification

Digistar HI-PRO – one of Kiian Digital’s sublimation transfer inks – has achieved ECO PASSPORT certification. This enables it to be used in the production of sustainable textiles and those required to achieve STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX.  
The certifications also increase the chances for printers to become partners for the leading brands who are asking – as integral part of their supply agreement – the compliance credentials of products used in their processes minimizing health and environmental

Flint has launched new UV LED sheetfed process ink - XCURA EVO

Last month Flint Group  announces the global launch of its latest version UV LED process inks, XCURA EVO created out of the new resin technology system for ‘increased stability and performance consistency’.  
“‘EVO’ is short for evolutionary,” explains Trevor Amps, global product management director for Energy Curing inks. “This signals a step change from our world renowned XCURA formulations which, for the past four years, have served our customers very well as an industry leader. XCURA EVO is

Flint publishes report on sustainability

Flint Group has announced publication of its 2017 Sustainability Report - providing a comprehensive view of the organisation’s sustainability performance to date. “We are delighted to introduce our 2017 Sustainability Report, which explores in depth the progress we have made in 2015 and 2016 on our sustainability journey,” says Russell Taylor, Senior Vice-President Global Human Resources with leadership responsibility for Flint Group’s sustainability programme. “Within the report you will find