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January '17

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14 • January 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S 3M Envision Products Earn GREENGUARD Certification St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M announces that 10 of its Envision PVC- free graphic films and over laminates have received the Gold Certification designation from GREENGUARD. GREENGUARD Gold Certification is awarded only to products that meet rigorous, third-party testing stan- dards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor environments. GREENGUARD Environmental Institute is an industry-independent organization that aims to protect human health and improve quality of life by enhancing indoor air quality and reducing people's exposure to chemicals and other pollutants. Its Gold certification recognizes products that meet its criteria for having low chemical emissions. 3M products now covered by GREENGUARD Gold Certification include 3M Envision Print Wrap Films LX480Cv3 and SV480Cv3; Envision Wrap Overlaminates 8548G and 8549L, Envision Print Films 48-20, 48-20R, 48C-20 and 48C-20R; and Envision Overlaminates 8048G and 8050M. Principal LED Announces Chopper Sweepstakes San Angelo, Texas-based Principal LED, a manufacturer of LED-based lighting products for the sign industry, announces a contest that will have one lucky customer taking home their very own fully restored, Fusion Freedom-themed, cus- tom, Hardcore Chopper II. Principal LED's "Fusion Freedom Chopper Sweepstakes" offers a chance to enter the drawing for a Hardcore Chopper II with a submission form inside every pur- chased 100-foot box of Fusion Freedom. The company's Fusion Freedom product is a simple lens change offering more than 30 standard colors and can be matched to any corporate or brand color. It also has three levels of brightness built into the LED module. The sweepstakes opened in mid-October and will run through the end of March 2017. The winner will be announced, alongside the fully restored Chopper, at a trade show in Las Vegas in April. Visit www.p-led.com/chopper.php for official rules and full details. Roland DG Launches Cartridge Recycling Program Roland DG Australia, a manufacturer of wide-format printers, cutters and engraving devices, announces the launch of its new cartridge recycling program, designed to reduce the company's environmental impact. In partnership with Close the Loop, Australia's largest recy- cling and resource recovery company for imaging consumables, Roland will be collecting all its empty inkjet cartridge boxes and Close the Loop will reuse or, if damaged, recycle all those collected. The recycling program comes at no cost to customers—they simply drop the empty cartridges at a participating local dealer or authorized Roland service agent, and Close the Loop will pick them up for processing. Orbus Partners with Global Recycling Ministry Woodridge, Illinois-based trade show display and exhibit manu- facture Orbus Exhibit & Display Group announces its partner- ship with Cincinnati-based international humanitarian group Matthew 25: Ministries. The company says the partner- ship furthers Orbus' envi- ronmental protection and recycling efforts while it also helps provide resources for those less fortunate. Matthew 25: Ministries is an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organiza- tion that is focused on fulfilling Matthew 25:34-40 scripture from the New Testament by providing nutritional food to the hungry, clean water to the thirsty, clothing to the naked, affordable shelter to the homeless, medical care to the ill and humanitarian supplies to those in need. in 2015 alone Orbus had produced more than 13 tons of scrap fabric at its Las Vegas production facility, and when an opportunity arose to keep the fabric out of landfills and put it to good use, the company jumped at the chance. To begin, Orbus donated a truckload of scrap fabric to Matthew 25: Ministries, and plans for regular donations as the companies move into 2017. Matthew 25: Ministries takes donated fabric and distributes it to partners for use in voca- tional schools, where participants develop marketable skills; to organizations that encourage women to create clothing or other fabric-based items that can be sold for income; and to sewing circles or community groups where quilts, blankets, curtains, clothing and more are created. The majority of fabric donated to Matthew 25: Ministries is shipped internationally, with some being donated to domestic partners.

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