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Xaar Moving to Fully Recyclable Packaging by 2021

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Xaar, an inkjet printing technology company, introduces new packaging across its print head portfolio, reducing its plastic consumption by 2,400 lbs. per year.

In a business initiative to remove packaging complexity and improve sustainability, all of Xaar’s print heads will be shipped in fully recyclable and biodegradable cardboard packs by the end of the year. The company says the move helps to deliver on its sustainability commitments and supports its customers’ environmental initiatives.

In addition, different print head variants will be dispatched to customers in one shipment package, helping to reduce packaging used and the carbon footprint of transportation.

Dave Read, head of materials at Xaar, says, “The new sustainable packs are fully recyclable, providing greater environmental benefits than the plastic clamshell boxes we had previously been using. With the move to cardboard, we have not only removed a large amount of single-use plastic, (but) we have also made our packaging easier for customers to recycle, while still providing the necessary protection and clear branding our print heads require.”

The packaging is being rolled out with the launch of the new Xaar 2002 print head range and the Xaar 1003 print heads, with the rest of Xaar’s portfolio to follow throughout the year.

Additionally, product details, essential for identification purposes, are printed using only black, single color, water-based ink, further backing Xaar’s sustainability commitments.

For more information on Xaar, visit xaar.com

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Alexandria Bruce is the editor of the GRAPHICS PRO Daily, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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