Canon U.S.A. Inc. announced that its range of UV curable inks for the Océ Arizona family of flatbed printers and the recently launched, game-changing UVgel ink have achieved UL GREENGUARD GOLD certification. The criteria to obtain this widely recognized and highly regarded independent accreditation are among the most stringent product emissions standards in the world.
GREENGUARD Certification has established performance-based standards to define products and processes with low chemical emissions for use indoors. The standards are primarily for building materials, finishes, interior furnishings, furniture, cleaning products and electronic equipment. The diversification of Océ Arizona customers into these non-typical print application spaces has underlined the importance of having independent validation of the chemical emissions of its inks, providing customers and end-users with high confidence of their suitability.
“UL encourages companies to test new technologies for health attributes and this is especially important in sensitive environments such as hospitals, schools and other public places,” said Alberto Uggetti, vice president and general manager, UL Environment. “For this reason, we congratulate Canon on its technologies that achieve sustainability certifications, such as GREENGUARD Certification.”
At the heart of the recently launched Océ Colorado 1640 printer is Canon’s UVgel technology. Recognized throughout the industry as a high-end, high-productivity printer, the Océ Colorado 1640 was designed to excel at a wide and ever-increasing range of indoor and outdoor applications for use in many different environments. As such, safety certification is essential to its sustained success and impact for customers around the globe.