Judges will be looking for a company that has introduced a specific product or process and maintained the most sustainable and environmentally acceptable working practices into their purchasing and manufacturing operations and can demonstrate key materials, production and performance or consumer benefits.
The environmental benefits of UV LED curing are numerous and significant. Phoseon customers have experienced energy savings of between 75 and 85 percent with the implementation of UV LED curing systems. With traditional UV curing processes, the tremendous heat associated with mercury UV lamps required a lot of electricity to operate. The mercury lamps produce ozone which is dangerous to breathe, especially in a constricted space like a print shop. Air exhaust systems are required to extract the toxic fumes from the presses. These exhaust systems can be eliminated with UV LED curing making it a far more environmentally friendly process.
The Label Industry Global Awards celebrate innovation and excellence and considered by many as the label and package printing industry's highest accolades. There will be a special video announcement September 15 when the winners will be revealed.