Plancha SONORA XP
Congratulations to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) for winning the 2015 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award for the Middle East and Africa region.
The UNECA, which was founded in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, has a mandate to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.
Drukkerij de Bij , a full-service design and printing company based in Amsterdam, is the 2015 winner for Europe of the SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award .
Drukkerij de Bij has implemented several initiatives to reduce energy, water and waste, in addition to using KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates . The company uses energy efficient equipment and renewable energy and monitors energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions. It also monitors water usage and extensively recycles paper, cardboard, packaging, aluminium plates, batteries and electronic components. In addition, Drukkerij de Bij uses bio inks, alcohol-free solvents and FSC certified and recycled paper during the printing process. The company proudly promotes its sustainable practices to customers and vendors as a unique differentiator.
Serving Polish and foreign customers in the food (60% of production), chemistry, cosmetics, building, electronics and toy industries, Royalpack is a relatively young company, specializing in offset printed and laminated cardboard packaging, offering both small one-unit and large multiple-unit packaging.
When Andrzej Tatar, owner of Royalpack, located in Slone near Zielona Gora, Poland, planned his recent investment, he must have used both of Warren Buffet's rules. After investing in Kodak the company has unlocked tangible benefits beyond expectation, including 30% cost savings, a dynamic growth in customers, expansion into new markets and yearly sales revenue exceeding 15 million Zlotys.
Digital Hub , based in Chicago, Illinois, has been awarded the 2015 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award for the United States and Canada. Founded in 2001, the company focuses on both high-quality print and low environmental impact.
In addition to reducing water, chemistry and energy usage with SONORA XP Process Free Plates , Digital Hub has been proactive around the environment in many other areas, including responsibly harvested paper, vegetable-based inks and ultra-low V.O.C. pressroom chemistry.
On April 1, California's governor announced statewide mandatory water reductions to help address the ongoing, multi-year drought emergency in the state. Cities and towns in California must reduce water usage by 25 percent, and both consumers and businesses are having to make changes to use less water.
After this announcement, we wondered how much water could be saved in California if all of the state's offset printers switched from traditional, processed printing plates to process free printing plates.