FUJIFILM, Valhalla, NY, announced that its primary US manufacturing complex, located in Greenwood, SC, now uses methane gas from a local community landfill to power approximately 40% of its operations. Fujifilm says this is one of many steps the company is taking to reduce greenhouse emissions at its facilities worldwide. The company aims to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 15% by 2012 in the US.
A recently penned manufacturing agreement between EFI, Foster City, CA and Nazdar, Shawnee, KS will see Nazdar producing EFI’s VUTEk and Inkware solvent inks. Nazdar is a longtime partner of EFI that distributes VUTEk printers and inks to the North American screen-printing market.
Drytac’s AFC1600 aqueous flood coater now is available in an 86-in. (2184-mm) model (AFC2200) and is equipped with new performance features such as TruSpeed Compensator, dual quick-disconnect supply tanks, and an optional secondary IR heater/fan unit. The AFC 2200 is suitable for printing operations, fine-art studios, fleet-marketing professionals, banner makers, and billboard companies that print on flexible substrates. Drytac Corp., 5383 Glen Alden Dr., Richmond, VA 23231, 804-545-9229, fax: 804-545-9262, Web: www.drytac.com.
New Orleans, LA will host the 2009 SGIA Expo at its Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from October 7-9. The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association expects 15,000 attendees from around the world at the event.