TechNova’s green technologies
TechNova Imaging Systems has been at the forefront of promoting green print technologies in India. Amit Khurana, COO, newspaper group, TechNova, sheds some highlights into the company’s activities
VioGreen chem-free violet photopolymer CTP plates:
Launched in 2009, these plates eliminate the use of water and chemistry. Since its launch, newspapers and commercial printers have both shown tremendous interest in these plates.
Azura chem-free thermal CTP plates:
It is designed for use by commercial printers as well as newspapers, promoted by TechNova, from Agfa.
It is the world’s lowest cost-in-use, chemistry-free CTP solution. The SmartJet inkjet platesetter can image GreenJet, as well as PoliJet, the world’s first and only no-process polyester inkjet CTP plate.
Spray Damp Systems:
TechNova offers Spray Damp Systems from Inventor Graphic System Sweden and Shree Refrigeration.
TechNova promotes various software like such as ink saving, special screenings DM and FM, colour correction, etc.
TechNova offers a green range of fountain solutions that has zero VOC dampening additives.
As in other parts of the world, the Indian printing industry has now understood the adverse effects of pollution generated by the industry. The new generation of technocrats within the industry are eager for a green alternative. They understand that while the progress may be a little slow, every small step will result in substantial benefits in the future.
Big Green Initiators
The biggest traction towards green solutions in India is clearly seen in financially sound, large publishing houses since most of them have specific budget allocations for their environmental initiatives.
BCCL, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhaskar, ABP, Sakal, Lokmat, RPL, Indian Express, Hind Samachar, Jagati Publications, Prabhat Khabar, Amar Ujala, Printers Mysore are some of the names that have taken a lead in opting for green solutions in India.
India vs the world
India is currently the fifth largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world. However, since we have one sixth of the world’s population, our emissions per capita are currently low. Thankfully, Indian printers have recognised the impact of the printing industry on the environment, and are positive about taking steps to reduce their impact on the environment.