UV systems 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 favoring ‘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 industry alone.”
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.