Ook in de groot formaat print industrie worden pogingen gedaan duurzamer te produceren. Dit komt waarschijnlijk omdat grote inkopers van drukwerk als bijvoorbeeld IKEA, Carlsberg, Philips en andere multinationals steeds hogere eisen stellen aan hun leveranciers op het gebiedvan duurzaamheid. Ik vindt dat een goede ontwikkeling waarbij marktwerking een goede uitwerking heeft.
Op de vakbeurs voor groot formaat printen de FESPA 2015 is dit een belangrijk thema:
Environmental considerations are key factors for modern printers to consider during production, with more customers demanding work to be sustainable and recyclable.
While the actual printing equipment used in the production process may be an important consideration, so are the substrates that are used to print work on. Whether it is environmentally-friendly materials for wide-format print production or recyclable substrates for large-format print work, the demand for such solutions is stronger than ever from customers.
Sustainable and recyclable print production will be one of the key focus areas at FESPA 2015, with a whole host of exhibitors set to show off their solutions in this developing sector of the print industry.
German company Heytex is one exhibitor that will use FESPA 2015 to show off how its range of recyclable substrate options can help print service providers meet the growing demands of their customers. Products on offer from the company include substrates for applications such as signage and tarpaulins, as well as applications used in the industrial, architecture, outdoor and sports sectors.
Heytex, which will be on stand K60 in Hall 7 at FESPA 2015, will showcase a range of products such as its Digitex decoflex PVC-free textile solution. The product forms part of the firm’s HEYblue concept and is suitable for use with sustainable printing processes such as UV, latex and due sub inks.
Paper, packaging and visual communications solutions provider Antalis will also be at FESPA 2015 to showcase its range of recyclable products. From stand S75 in Hall 6, Antalis will he showing not only how its recyclable products can help improve the output of printed work, but also how their sustainable capabilities can help improve a print company’s overall environmental images – which could in turn help them generate new business.
Sustainable products on offer from Antalis include the 100 per cent recycled paper ranges, Cocoon and Cyclus. Cocoon is produced from 100 per cent recycled, FSC-certified pulp, while Cyclus papers boast one of the lowest carbon footprints on the market, helping save users 45 per cent in water usage and 80 per cent in energy consumption when compared to virgin fibre paper.
In addition, Sihl a manufacturer of coated and process papers, films and fabrics will show visitors at FESPA 2015 how its range of recyclable substrates can help make their printing business more sustainable. The company has one of the largest ranges of recyclable substrates on the market, with its sustainable solutions covering various sectors of the print and sign markets.
Products on offer from Sihl include solutions for outdoor banner printing and pop-up media, as well as indoor self-adhesive media and backlit films. Sihl will be on stand Q64 in Hall 6 during the show.
Aside from exhibitors, FESPA 2015 will host a number of specialist speakers who will dedicate their appearance to this sector of production. John Mason of Union Ink will be looking at the advances in environmentally friendly textile screen printing inks within the Textile Hub while Samir Sadikoglu of ETF Tekstil Konfeksiyon Ihr will investigate how to put together a greener screen print shop.