HP Achieves First UL Sustainability Certification for Water-based Inkjet Inks

Top Quote HP today announced that 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). End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 11, 2012 - UL is a global independent safety science company. Its Environment business works to advance global sustainability, environmental health and safety by supporting the development of environmentally preferable products, services and organizations.

    Certification under the UL Environmental Standard for Sustainability for Printing Inks (UL 2801)(1) demonstrates that an ink meets a range of stringent criteria related to human health and environmental considerations. Originally created for offset, letterpress, flexographic and gravure printing inks, this standard now includes criteria to certify water-based inkjet inks, screen printing inks and UV-curable inks.

    "We applaud HP for pursuing and becoming the industry's first printer manufacturer to achieve certification under the UL 2801 standard," said Sara Greenstein, president, UL Environment. "For every step a company takes toward greening its products and processes, the marketplace advances its overall sustainability practices."

    Gido van Praag, vice president and general manager, Graphics Solutions Business, HP Asia Pacific said, "As more consumers and companies seek environmentally conscious printing options, print service providers are looking for new ways to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. 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."

    More information about the UL Environment program and the UL 2801 sustainability certification for printing inks is available at http://www.ul.com/environment.

    Additional information about the HP Graphics Solutions Business is available at www.hp.com/go/gsb, on the HP Graphic Arts YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/hpgraphicarts or through the HP Graphic Arts Twitter Feed at www.twitter.com/hpgraphicarts. Additional information about HP's commitment to environmental stewardship is available at www.hp.com/go/graphicarts/environment.

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    (1) Referred to as CCD-040, an EcoLogo standard, in Canada.

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