- Technical Specifications
Heidelberg has for a long time been committed to an integrated approach to environmental protection. Environmental protection was included in the company's policy as early as 1992. All Heidelberg production plants meet the requirements of the international ISO 14001: 2004 standard. This means that all of the company's production is based on technologies that reduce CO2 emissions and reduce production waste. To compensate for the unavoidable emissions that arise despite everything, Heidelberg, working on the basis of certificates compliant with the CarbonFix standard, co-finances projects related to climate protection, e.g. the afforestation project Togo. The policy of reducing or completely eliminating CO2 emissions and caring for the natural environment is carried out according to the concept of "cradle to gate" from raw materials to the customer's product. Therefore, it covers all Heidelberg's subcontractors and suppliers.
The new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL-106 LE-UV printing machine installed in the Skleniarz Printing House was manufactured in accordance with the provisions of the Kyoto Protocol and has the symbol "CO2 neutral" as confirmation of its neutrality for the environment and climate. By using environmentally friendly printing solutions; including Skleniarz Printing House joins the trend in which pro-ecological principles and solutions respecting natural resources and using them effectively apply. As a printing house, we also want to stand out. Not only the machines, but also the appropriate consumables, chemistry, offset plates, paints and varnishes make the printing house's contribution to environmental protection.
Secondly, we promote the use of waste paper. Environmental protection also saves materials and raw materials used in printing houses. At Skleniarz Printing House, we are aware that we need to use about 17 prosperous trees, several dozen m3 of clean water, huge amounts of energy to produce one ton of paper, while one person uses about 65 kg of paper a year - these are millions of trees lost forever and huge amounts of others raw materials. Therefore, waste paper should be used - from 100 tonnes of waste paper, 80 tonnes of paper can be produced, saving 75% energy, 17 trees, reducing air pollution by 74%, reducing the amount of water used by 90% and wastewater by 35%, reducing the amount of greenhouse gases by 8 tone!
Thirdly, we promote a reasonable, environmentally friendly selection of publication formats - so as to minimize technological waste resulting from mismatches in the publication format to typical commercial paper formats. Unnecessary paper losses arise when binding sizes do not result directly from commercially available paper sizes. This phenomenon is unfortunately quite common. The losses referred to often reach the level of 20% of the weight of the circulation paper. These huge losses can be easily avoided only by slightly changing the format of the housing. At Skleniarz Printing House, we calculate format variants to be able to make clients aware of possible losses. Here are some examples:
to carry out this order you need B1 paper and the loss will be 19% or for the 10.2 x 14.5 binding format, we reduce paper losses to 1.5%
to execute this order you will need B1 paper and the loss will be 21.7% or for the 20.9 x 14.5 binding format, we reduce paper losses to 1.59%
The price of paper is often half the cost of printing and binding.
Therefore, the issue of the choice of formats deserves broader reflection. Skleinarz Printing House will gladly support any initiative in this direction. Together we can do it.
Fourth, we use LED lighting in production halls at the Skleniarz Printing House. This allows for huge energy savings.