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Siegwerk develops enhanced UV/LED offset inks

Siegwerk has joined forces with INGEDE member Stora Enso, one of the leading provider of renewable products in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper, to improve the deinkability of UV/LED cured prints.

First results of this cooperation have already marked a significant milestone towards more sustainable UV printing products in terms of deinkability in the paper recycling process. Based on these investigations Siegwerk has developed a new UV/LED offset ink system with impressive deinking properties on various paper grades even comparable to the deinkability of conventional oil-based sheetfed offset inks.

In general, paper that is printed with UV/LED inks shows poor deinkability as these inks form a solid, chemically and

Sun Chemical forms partnership with HAVI

Sun Chemical has entered into a partnership with HAVI, to bring its SunVisto AquaGreen bio-renewable, natural based inks to market.

Sun Chemical's bio-renewable inks have been certified and specified by HAVI to be a recommended natural based ink solution, ensuring that foodservice brands and manufacturers receive truly renewable packaging ink.

"Over the past three years, HAVI has worked closely with Sun Chemical to help develop natural based inks which not only contain significantly higher

HID FARGO HDP6600 Printer receives GreenCircle Certification

HID Global has announced that its HID FARGO HDP6600 High Definition Printer/Encoder is the first and only retransfer printing solution for ID card personalization that has GreenCircle certification. The printer’s power-efficient design enables users to save thousands of dollars in annual energy costs for large projects spanning many printers.

The HDP6600 printer achieves its breakthrough energy efficiency using a design that also delivers the fastest overall throughput speeds and shortest time

Unilever innovates durable, reusable and refillable packaging to help eliminate waste

Unilever unveiled reusable packaging innovations across nine of its brands, including four new product formats. The new products will be trialled on Loop, a global, first-of-its-kind, waste-free shopping system announced today.

Bringing together a coalition of consumer goods companies, along with international recycling leader TerraCycle, Loop is an innovative new business model for premium durable packaging which is delivered directly to the consumer, returned and refilled. The platform

MagnaColours unveils new sustainability initiative

Water-based textile inks supplier MagnaColours has unveiled BluePrint, its new sustainability initiative.

A corporate sustainability partnership between Magna and ocean conservation charity Just One Ocean, the Barnsley-based business said the new initiative highlights its commitment to sustainability and the health of the world’s oceans.

The aim of the project is to raise awareness of global ocean pollution and the impact of unsustainable manufacturing processes from the garment