German Company Buys First Climate-Neutral Printing Press
Wetterauer Druckerei in Friedberg obtained a certificate for the first climate-neutral printing press in Germany.
The Speedmaster SM 74 five-color press with coating unit from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) was installed in the spring of this year. The greenhouse gases produced while manufacturing the press have been calculated and compensated. The calculations took into account all relevant parameters - from the extraction of raw materials and the production of materials to the manufacture and testing of the press and its transportation to the print shop.
The new Speedmaster SM 74 uses less IPA (isopropyl alcohol) than conventional presses, which benefits the environment and employee health and creates a clean pressroom environment.
The press also is equipped with the Prinect Axis Control standard measuring and control system, which measures color values in the quality control strip and then regulates the color online. This saves paper waste, which is a crucial way of making production operations more resource friendly.
"We have been consistently expanding and redesigning our print shop in line with ecological considerations since 1976," explains Andreas Kugland, owner of Wetterauer Druckerei. "It is our job to combine economy and ecology, while also ensuring perfect quality for the customer. This is exactly what we have achieved thanks to the new Speedmaster SM 74," added Kugland, who previously worked exclusively with presses from other manufacturers.
For more information, visit www.wdfb.de/