Source: EPEA NL
On Monday 6th of June, Dutch innovators Green4Print received the world´s first Cradle to Cradle Silver Certificate for water based printing products, including flexo and gravure inks, overprint/dispersion lacquers and fontain solution concentrates. A celebrative hand over of the certificate took place at the DRUPA 2016 in Düsseldorf.
The certification is a result of a close cooperation between Green4Print and EPEA Netherlands, a research and consultancy firm based in Eindhoven (NL) and specialized in Cradle to Cradle® innovation. Using extensive toxicological assessments, substances were selected with utmost care for human- and environmental health and renewability.
“During the development process we have paid a lot of attention to the complete recycling of al materials, biologically renewable raw materials and non-toxic suspicious materials”, says Jack Baarends, R&D manager Green4Print. “Our C2C products are ideally suited for use on food packaging, drug packaging and agricultural applications.”
Frieke Heens, Scientific Project Manager with EPEA Netherlands, managed the whole process:
“Our intensive collaboration pays off with wonderful results: Green4Print has a unique range of inks, with unprecedented health and renewability performance. With recent global concerns over residues of inks in recycled paper, Green4Print is part of the solution.”
Cradle to Cradle Certified
Cradle to Cradle certified products are assessed on five quality categories including Material Health, Material Reutilization, Renewable Energy, Water Stewardship and Social Fairness. This holistic framework is well suited for organizations that aspire to produce circular products taking all assets of environmental - and human health into account.
The newly awarded C2C Certificate broadens Green4Print`s Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM portfolio which also includes Emerald offset inks and overprint varnishes. For more information: http://www.c2ccertified.org/products/scorecard/emerald-offset-inks-green4print-bv
Green4Print is a young innovative supplier to the printing industry with a strong focus on material safety, ecologic - and social responsibility.
EPEA is a research and consultancy firm applying Cradle to Cradle® solutions in cooperation with companies, governments and organizations.
Corné van Loenhout (G4P) and Jack Baarends (G4P) receive the C2C Silver certificate from Frieke Heens (EPEA) in the center at the DRUPA fair in Düsseldorf