Japan based wide format printer manufacturer MUTOH Industries Ltd.- represented by Mutoh Europe nv for the EMEA business area - today announced that it has obtained GREENGUARD Gold Certification for its MS41 Eco Solvent inks.
The certification was obtained for the category Wallpaper, which is the top category allowing the highest surface load of prints per classroom, office or healthcare environment.
With this certification, Mutoh MS41 inks meet the UL 2818-2013 Gold Standard for chemical emissions for building materials, finishes and furnishings. The certification provides assurance that Mutoh MS41 inks meet some of the world’s most stringent and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. As such, prints made with MS41 inks are perfectly suited for indoor applications including office, classroom and healthcare environments.
GREENGUARD Gold Certification is a voluntary certification issued by UL with worldwide recognition. As opposed to GREENGUARD it offers stricter certification criteria and considers safety factors to account for sensitive individuals such as children and elderly. It requires lower total VOC emissions for indoor environments and helps print buyers to identify and integrate certified, healthier and more sustainable products into their buildings.
“We are very pleased to receive a GREENGUARD Gold certification for our MS41 inks for the new XpertJet 64” wide sign & display printers. Print businesses and print shops investing in a new XpertJet printer are offered full peace of mind and a competitive advantage of being able to offer a certified solution for wall finish applications”, says Kenji Yasuhara, Mutoh Europe’s Managing Director. “The certification demonstrates Mutoh’s continuous commitment in offering digital printers and inks which are safe and environmentally responsible and which contribute to healthier indoor environments”, says Yasuhara.