HP Achieves UL Sustainability Certification for Water-Based Inkjet Inks
“For every step a company takes toward greening its products and processes, the marketplace advances its overall sustainability practices.”
HP has announced that its HP Latex Inks and HP A50 Inkjet Web Press Inks are the first water-based inkjet inks to achieve the Sustainable Product Certification from UL Environment, a business unit of Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
Certification under the UL Environmental Standard for Sustainability for Printing Inks (UL 2801), reports HP, demonstrates that an ink meets a range of stringent criteria related to human health and environmental considerations. The standard was originally created for offset, letterpress, flexographic, and gravure printing inks, and now includes criteria to certify water-based inkjet inks, screen printing inks, and UV-curable inks.
“As more consumers and companies seek environmentally conscious printing options, print service providers are looking for new ways to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability,” says Christopher Morgan, senior vice president, Graphics Solutions Business, HP. “With two HP water-based inks meeting the UL sustainability standard, we are helping our customers gain a competitive edge with a certification that is recognized and trusted worldwide.”
“We applaud HP for pursuing and becoming the industry’s first printer manufacturer to achieve certification under the UL 2801 standard,” says Sara Greenstein, president, UL Environment. “For every step a company takes toward greening its products and processes, the marketplace advances its overall sustainability practices.”
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