November 15 2016 0Comment

Earth-friendly prints courtesy of HP Latex Technology

Clean air and environmental awareness are the focus of this month’s activities spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Aiming to spread awareness about environmentalism and Earth-care, DENR have declared November as the country’s National Environmental Awareness Month and National Clean Air Month. This year’s theme is GREEN SCHOOLS: BUILD CLIMATE-RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES. The last week of November (21-25 November) is also set to be the National Climate Change Consciousness Week in celebration to climate change awareness for the country.

Having these celebrations is mind, HP Latex in partnership with Norde International, supports the advocacy of health and environmental care by making sure we print with confidence each time, every time – while keeping in mind that our HP Latex digital printers are environmentally-safe for everyone.

Water-based HP Latex Inks offer health and environmental advantages that are not only safe at the work zone but also to point-of-display and recycling of consumables. HP Latex Inks provide outdoor durability and versatility across all common media types used in sign and display applications together with high quality odorless prints with notable reduced environmental impact of water-based inks.

Certifications and accreditations from various organizations with the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low chemical emissions into indoor air.

Among these are:

  • Special ventilation equipment (air filtration) is not required to meet U.S. OSHA requirements. Special ventilation equipment installation is at the discretion of the customer—see the Site Preparation Guide for details. Customers should consult state and local requirements and regulations.
  • HP Latex Inks were tested for Hazardous Air Pollutants, as defined in the Clean Air Act, per U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Method 311 (testing conducted in 2013) and none were detected.
  • Water-based HP Latex Inks are not classified as flammable or combustible liquids under the USDOT or inte;rnational transportation regulations. Testing per the Pensky-Martins Closed Cup method demonstrated flash point greater than 110° C.
  • Nickel free demonstrated according to testing conducted for HP Latex Inks to achieve UL ECOLOGO®Certification. UL ECOLOGO®Certification to UL 2801 demonstrates that an ink meets a range of stringent criteria related to human health and environmental considerations (see ul.com/EL).

We aim to address environment and health concerns across broad range of attributes through the entire life cycle of print production – from preparation to production to disposal. HP Latex having the water-based formulation provides healthier print production without trading off quality performance.

To know more, call us at (02) 435 48 99 loc. 305 or e-mail us at marketing@norde.com.ph

References

HP Latex Inks: Health and environmental advantages. (2014, March). Retrieved November 14, 2016, from http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2014/LFGraphics2014/HPLatexInk_Advantages.pdf

10 things you should know – HP® Official Site. (2012, May). Retrieved November 14, 2016, from http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2013/signanddisplaylaunch2013/10_Things_About_HP_Latex.pdf

GREEN SCHOOLS… BUILD CLIMATE-RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES. (2016, October 28). Retrieved November 14, 2016, from https://www.facebook.com/DENREnviBureau/?fref=ts

Philippine Clean Air Month. (2016). Retrieved November 14, 2016, from http://intl.denr.gov.ph/index.php/events/27-philippine-clean-air-month

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