Fujifilm has announced that a large number of inks within its Uvijet UV range for wide format print applications have received the Nordic Ecolabel certification. This further reinforces the company’s green credentials and its position as a world leader in the development of UV inkjet inks, underpinned by the ‘Sustainable Innovation’, ‘Manufacturing Champions’ and ‘Best Process Plant’ awards it has won in the last four years.
The Nordic Ecolabel is a well-established and internationally recognised environmental labelling scheme that contributes to sustainable consumption and helps consumers identify environmentally-friendly products. The certification confirms Fujifilm’s commitment to manufacture products that meet the highest quality and performance standards, according to the company’s internal ‘Design for Health, Safety and Environment’ policy regarding the use of chemicals. This policy is designed to limit employees’ exposure to hazardous substances, minimise environmental impact, and to surpass the requirements of chemical control legislation.
Fujifilm Uvijet inks that now carry the Nordic Ecolabel trademark include: Uvijet KI, KV, OZ, OB, OL, OW, QN, WH, WI and LL. Uvijet OB, OZ, OL and OW formulations have been developed for use with the Inca Onset range of printers. Uvijet OZ offers excellent finishing properties, while Uvijet OL is a low odour corrugated ink suitable for display and secondary packaging. The newly launched Uvijet OW ink offers improved adhesion properties, so that it can be used on a wider range of rigid and flexible plastic substrates.
The Uvijet KI and KV inks are suitable for Fujifilm’s Acuity flatbed range, the latter designed for thermoformed light industrial applications, with Uvijet WH and WI inks optimised for the Acuity F in particular. In terms of roll-to-roll systems, Uvijet QN inks are supplied for Uvistar printers, with the Uvijet LL range of inkjet inks specifically developed for use with the Acuity LED 1600. In common with all these inks is the ability to deliver excellent dot reproduction, produce bright, vibrant colours and adhere to a wide range of rigid and flexible materials, maximising application versatility.
Carole Noutary, Technical Manager R&D at Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems, comments: “The Nordic Ecolabel certification is another testimony to how Fujifilm’s state-of-the-art UV inkjet technologies support wide format printers in their efforts to minimise their environmental footprint and achieve best practice in sustainable print production. This is an important certification to add to the extensive list of recent manufacturing awards, and is recognition of our quality-led processes and environmental commitment.”
Fujifilm Uvijet inks are produced at the Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems (FSIS) manufacturing facility for screen and UV wide format ink in Broadstairs, UK.