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Materials & production

  Conventional materials Curtis alternative
Carton Board According to the United Nations, half of the world's forests have already been altered, degraded, destroyed or converted into other land uses. Much of the remaining forests today suffer from illegal exploitation and poor management. FSC was established as a response to these concerns over global deforestation. FSC Board ensures protection of the forests, the environment, people and the wildlife that depend upon them. It also gives options for maximising the use of post-consumer recycled paper.
Inks and Varnishes UV (ultraviolet) inks and coatings: Oil and chemical based using large amounts of energy in the printing process. Difficult to recycle. Vegetable/soya based inks. Water based coatings are soluble, cleaner and easily recycled.
Printing Plates Metal plates need three separate chemical based treatments for developing, fixing and storage. These toxic chemicals affect the atmosphere and are difficult to dispose of. Chemical Free plate making "Processes less plates" are completely chemical free with plates laser etched. After printing the plates are recycled.
Waste and Offcuts Landfilled or moved in bulk requiring numerous vehicle journeys and road miles. Every single item is stored, compacted and recycled. Our waste management system provides full details on the ultimate destination and recycling process. We have installed an in-house collector compactor converting offcuts reday for pulping. This alone has cut colletion journeys by 80%.