Fujifilm has announced that 14 inks in its Uvijet UV range used in wide format applications have achieved UL Greenguard certification.
Mike Battersby, marketing manager at Fujifilm Global Graphic Systems and a frequent visitor to the Australia-New Zealand marketplace, says that Fujifilm Uvijet UV inks for wide-format inkjet printers offer low odour, low emission inks that produce vibrant, high quality imagery. He says, “There is increasing demand for healthier products and working environments across many industries, and regulations are changing as a result. We take great pride in seeing fourteen of our Uvijet inks recognised by UL (Underwriters Laboratories) for their low emissions – vital credentials for those who work with them.
“Fujifilm’s passion is about making environmentally friendly products that are ‘zero waste to landfill’. For example, our UK factory, based in Broadstairs, Kent, generates its own electric power in-house via 800 ground-mounted solar panels that also fuel our high efficiency manufacturing equipment. Running our business this way allows us to conserve and reuse heat energy, helping to reduce our internal carbon footprint and pass those same benefits on to our customers.”
“The achievement of UL Greenguard Certification for Uvijet UV inks reaffirms Fujifilm’s commitment to its policy on chemicals: that they will be designed for health, safety and the environment, offering customers total peace of mind that the inkjet inks they are using are certified as low-emitting. We look forward to seeing other inks in the Uvijet range achieving the same accreditation when testing is complete.”
Warren Hinder, business manager for Fujifilm Graphic Systems Australia, says, “The accreditation by Greenguard of these Uvijet inks is fantastic news for our Acuity and Inca customers. Brands are increasingly looking for providers of POP and signage that has the lowest possible environmental impact, now thay can say that their inks are UL Greenguard certified.”
Fujifilm Uvijet UV inks accredited by Greenguard to date include Uvijet KA, KI, KN, KO, KV, LF, LL, OB, OL, OW, OZ, US, WH and Uvijet WI.