Quality and Environmental Certificates

Quality Management

To continually strive for the highest quality standards, we focus our activities on developing new products and improving our existing range. It is important to identify future markets, consolidate niche areas and keep one step ahead of the rapidly developing printing industry. The basis for this is our forward-looking quality system. In May 1997, the quality system for our entire company obtained certification under DIN EN ISO 9001.

Environmental Certification

Through economical consumption of raw materials and sparing use of resources, we aim to help achieve a sustainable environment. We strive hard to avoid waste and reduce noise, wastewater and waste gas emissions, while also ensuring the best possible industrial and plant safety.Our production plants are connected to a modern, high-performance waste gas filtering system. Long before the general trend, we changed our inks over to heavy-metal-free pigments. We made rapid progress with the development of solvent-free UV printing inks. Where it has not been possible to dispense entirely with solvents, we have reduced their content to an absolute minimum or switched over to more eco-friendly solvents. These efforts are underlined by the fact that, following completion of an eco-audit, our environmental management system obtained certification under DIN EN ISO 14001 in May 2000.

REACh (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals)

The Reach Regulation was published as Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 in the official gazette of the EU on December, 30th 2006. It is coming into effect on June, 1st 2007 and constitutes (in future) the framework for the stipulated activities with regard to the use and handling of chemical substances.

Hessen Environmental Alliance

We are proud of our membership of the Hessen Environmental Alliance. It was conferred on us by the Hessen state government for special services to environmental protection. We were granted this membership in August 2000 when our environmental management system was set up. It spurs on our continual research to develop products and processes that are even safer for individuals and the environment.