Each year on June 5, World Environment Day is observed and celebrated in over 100 countries. Since 1974, the United Nations has used this day to promote awareness about the protection of our environment worldwide. The World Environment Day website perhaps says it best, “Above all, World Environment Day is the ‘people’s day’ for doing something to take care of the Earth. That something can be focused locally, nationally or globally; it can be a solo action or involve a crowd. Everyone is free to choose.” There are many misconceptions about the printing industry with regard to paper manufacturing and environmental responsibility. In celebration of World Environment Day, we’d like to share some facts and educate our audience about our use of paper materials. Although we use large quantities of paper for commercial print production, we strive to be environmentally sustainable in all facets of our business operation. Click Read More below for additional information.
Environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, environmental degradation, resource depletion, and packaging waste demand an urgent and coherent response from the packaging industry. Flint Group partnered up with SOMA and Marvaco to work on an environmental friendly full HD Expanded Gamut Printing (EGP) on paper. At the SOMA Flexo Challenge Conference 2019 held in Czech Republic, the live printing of the print design showcased that sustainability is a top priority with high print quality results.
Thermal Printing Plates and Printing Ink by Flint Group
With the ambition to become the innovation leader in flexographic plates, sleeves and ink solutions, Flint Group addressed this challenge by delivering nyloflex® XPH thermal printing plates, suitable for water based and UV inks. The round top dot plate is processed with the nyloflex® Xpress Thermal Processor. A sustainable easy-to-use system of several components, to reliably deliver a complete solution for lightning-fast plate making and high-end flexo printing. The benefits of 30% less waste, up to 88% reduction in electricity, and a plate processing time of only 45 minutes, result especially in reduction of operating costs, improved productivity as well as excellent print quality. In addition the rotec® CFX Bridge with carbon-fiber structure has been used as a high quality adapter with a long lifetime.
Flint Group supported as well by delivering TerraCode inks. Designed for eco-green solutions – a hybrid biorenewable system supporting a sustainable environment. TerraCode is developed for all key water-based paper and board applications. TerraCode addresses sustainability and regulatory compliance and provides a renewable solution for printers’ and brand owners’ environmental and sustainable projects.
SOMA CI Flexo Optima 2
SOMA is a Czech Republic based produces flexographic printing presses, slitter rewinders, laminators, plate mounters and die-cutters. SOMAs flexographic printing press Optima 2 dramatically enhances print quality, make-ready times, and running costs and consequently reduces ecological impact. The main focus is to implement sustainable technologies, such as water based ink systems as well as to save time and reduce waste. With the ARUN system the registration and impression is adjusted automatically without any effort of an operator. The result is that jobs get up to speed faster with almost zero feet of setup waste. The SOMA Ink Cartridge system offers printers a means of reducing ink costs by minimizing ink volume and residual waste.
more at: https://www.flintgrp.com/en/news-information/press-releases/the-solution-for-a-better-tomorrow-in-flexible-packaging-and-on-paper/