“We think green!” – Doneck Network presents its image under this motto at this year's Proflex.
The printing ink manufacturer from Luxembourg has actually done everything possible to prove that it takes the topic of sustainability very seriously.
Since January 2018, Doneck Euroflex has modified its manufacturing facility in Luxembourg to a climate-neutral process. For years, the company has already relied on electricity from hydropower and now also uses natural green gas. As the company activity has been recorded in a CO2 emissions record for years, it was now able to be compensated by the participation in a forest protection project in Brazil and an emission reduction program in Peru in a climate-neutral manner. This has been confirmed by the climate protection specialist ClimatePartner.
Apart from the climate neutrality of the in-house processes, Doneck Euroflex is also working on the increased use of more ecological resources. It was therefore possible to develop more-resource-efficient, water-based flexographic inks for corrugated cardboard post-print application. The Euroboard WKE series is based on the philosophy of a basic colour system, in which the traditional pigment concentrates are mixed with newly developed varnishes. In doing so, significant parts of the traditional acrylate resins and additives are replaced by alternatives based on renewable resources or hybrid systems. This reduces the use of crude oil-based chemicals and lowers the resource-related CO2 footprint of the printing ink used.
With the self-marketed automatic dosing system EUROMIX, the Doneck Network offers the manufacturers of corrugated cardboard the possibility of applying not only the conventional but also the newly introduced printing ink chemicals according to customer requirements in order-related applications by using different varnishes.
“Of course, our sustainability strategy determines our daily actions in many aspects. Numerous projects to avoid unnecessary waste, to increase energy efficiency through to a more environmentally friendly vehicle fleet help us to constantly reduce our environmental impact,“ Managing Partner Arndt Breitbach explains.
Photo: Certificate climate-neutral company (Doneck Network)