Ilford Biomedia Signs Up for Ecoprint 2012

(PresseBox) (St Albans, ) EcoPrint, the global print industry's first exhibition dedicated to sustainable printing, is pleased to announce that ILFORD BioMedia is the latest to pledge its support.

As well as exhibiting at the inaugural exhibition in Berlin, ILFORD BioMedia will join its fellow founding partners on the EcoPrint Development Group, where it will play a major role in defining and refining the event. Paul Willems, CEO, ILFORD Imaging will represent ILFORD BioMedia on the development group and has also agreed to become an EcoPrint Ambassador.

Said Paul Willems, CEO ILFORD Imaging and EcoPrint Ambassador: "ILFORD Imaging is delighted to stand alongside the industry leaders taking part in EcoPrint, which is groundbreaking in its intention to explore sustainable printing solutions in the market today. We look forward to contributing to the success of the event through our experience of developing the ILFORD BioMedia range, a recyclable and biodegradable alternative to traditional vinyl-based substrates."

Marcus Timson, Director, EcoPrint said: "There has been overwhelming support for EcoPrint since last year's launch, which is proof of the printing industry's desire to tackle the biggest single issue it currently faces: sustainability - both ecologically and economically. For its part, EcoPrint is proud to be the forum for that to take place and, because sustainability is not confined to any one part of the print industry, we are excited to be adding ILFORD BioMedia to the growing list of exhibitors."

EcoPrint 2012, 26th - 27th September, will feature seminars, debates, discussions and advice for print businesses, creative agencies, marketeers and print buyers who are keen to successfully adopt an environmentally friendly printing strategy. It will be the first exhibition devoted to driving forward the print industry's definition of sustainable products and services for print production. EcoPrint 2012 will focus on applications and the business of sustainability, in a unique format unlike the traditional print trade show model.

ILFORD Imaging Switzerland GmbH, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional quality media for both inkjet printing and colour photographic processes, unveiled its BioMedia range 2011. Aimed at commercial print-for-pay businesses, BioMedia is a biodegradable alternative for today's commercial vinyl products.

Designed to meet the most demanding expectations for quality and performance, ILFORD BioMedia completely breaks down under anaerobic (no oxygen) landfill conditions thanks to a unique enzyme that accelerates the biodegradation process. As a replacement for widely-used, and ever-lasting, traditional vinyl-based products, the ILFORD BioMedia line includes rigid mounting boards, laminates and films that employ the company's renowned coating technologies to create print surfaces that maximise the environmental benefit without compromising image quality.

About ILFORD

Founded in 1879, ILFORD is a leading player in the development and manufacture of photo quality media and other consumables for both inkjet printing and colour photographic processes. The worldwide digital imaging and colour photographic businesses, which include R&D and manufacturing operations in Switzerland, are owned by Paradigm Global Partners LLP.

The ILFORD name is well established in the history of imaging and today continues to be associated with cutting edge technology thanks to its strong links to the photo imaging marketplace, research and development, technical know-how and manufacturing capabilities.

For more information on ILFORD, please visit www.ilford.com
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