Kodak SONORA Plates to Save an Estimated 265 Million Liters of Water in Next 12 Months
With traditional processed plates, water is used to run the plate processor and clean it after production, as well as to run a rinse/gum unit if baking plates. In addition, water is mixed with concentrated processing chemistry. With SONORA Plates, this water can be removed from the platemaking process entirely, conserving a natural resource and reducing the load on water treatment facilities. SONORA Plates also hold promise for print operations in emerging industrial centers with limited or no water treatment infrastructure. Kodak is seeing rapid growth in SONORA Plate adoption, with more than 400 new and converted customers.
While water is essential to commercial printing industry operations, Kodak is also mindful of its own water use. Kodak manufacturing facilities around the world closely monitor water consumption and have achieved a nearly 25 percent reduction in usage since 2009. Kodak has been committed to developing sustainable technology and practices to keep up with an ever-changing world. With products such as SONORA Plates, Kodak is delivering on its promise to drive innovations that lead the industry.
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