cut CO2 emissions, says GEW
UV systems manufacturer
GEW (EC) Ltd.
has revealed figures on CO2 emissions with cost savings to date
based on the supply of its e-Brick electronic UV curing systems.
“We are developing products to help printers use energy more
efficiently with UV systems that not only reduce consumption and
costs, but also reduce CO2 emissions,” says GEW Managing
Director Malcolm Rae. “These are now key issues in almost every
aspect of industry including retail packaging where brand owners
are favouring ‘green’ suppliers and demanding compliance with
pre-set environmental criteria.
“Since the launch of the e-System range, we calculate that
collectively, printers running with e-Brick have reduced CO2
emissions by 4,800 tonnes, based on the UK average of CO2
produced per kW hour generated. In addition, the related cost
savings of curing with e-system products amount to a staggering
£1,000,000 plus. We can only imagine the impact of this as a
contribution in reducing the carbon footprint of the printing
The e-System, launched in mid 2005, uses high frequency
electrical output that increases UV power efficiency by a
minimum of 10 percent, thereby reducing electrical costs and
contributing to a cleaner environment, Rae says.
Aldus has been agents for GEW
for several years and have installed countless GEW UV systems on
a wide range of presses, both narrow web and mid web. All new
systems offered now use the ebrick system for higher efficiency
and improved cost savings.