EFI Reggiani Open House Sustainability
Corporate Communications Manager, EFI.
With almost 70 years of expertise, know-how,
innovation, research and technological excellence, EFI Reggiani
represents the MADE in ITALY success all around the world.
EFI Reggiani is a worldwide provider of complete solutions
for the textile market, with a focus on the development of
sustainable processes. A global leader in integrated solutions
for the textile world which include a wide range of digital
printers and pre-post treatment machines, a complete line of
digital water-based textile inks and the RIP software.
Eco-sustainability is the EFI Reggiani winning strategy.
The market has rewarded not only productive efficiency but
also sustainability, modern markets require an increasing focus
on ‘green’ issues, emerging economies now demand productive
plants with lower environmental impact and EFI Reggiani aims to
meet our customers’ requests.
EFI Reggiani’s innovations are the result of extensive
research targeted to improve productivity and quality, to
optimise the textile manufacturing process and to reduce energy
and water consumption, as well as environmental impact. The
company develops complete green processes and innovative
solutions covering the full textile workflow in order to reduce
consumption and minimise the environmental impact. A new
approach that combines quality and production efficiency with
EFI Reggiani respects the environment without compromising on
machine performances and develops Green Processes and Innovative
Solutions in order to offer eco-sustainable processes which
- Savings on energy
- Savings on water
- Savings on inks
- Savings on colour waste
- Reduced stock
- Recyclable materials
- Drastic pollution reduction
EFI Reggiani’s commitment is improving sustainability. It
continuously develops and tests productive systems with lower
environmental impact in each segment of the supply chain of the
group, covering the full textile workflow. Some of EFI
Reggiani’s customers, key players in the textile industry, have
been involved in the development of the Green Processes. The
company is working closely with them in order to propose to the
market the ideal solution able to meet all customers’ requests.
The new Reggiani ReNOIR FLEXY has a new green housing
reflecting Reggiani's brand heritage as well as the product
line's environmentally friendly production advantages, such as
an ink recovery feature that dramatically reduces ink
consumption. The Reggiani ReNOIR FLEXY launched at FESPA 2017 is
new equipment that allows nearly any business to get into
industrial textiles by offering the outstanding performance and
results of larger Reggiani printers. Customers can run the
widest variety of fabrics — from knitted to woven as well as
low- and high-stretchable materials — with confidence using the
printer's brand new "Dynaplast" technology. The 1.8-metre
printer is available with eight print heads and has a production
speed of more than 400 square metres per hour with a resolution
of up to 2,400 dpi. It incorporates the latest digital
technologies for best-in-class performance, is easy to operate
and has a low maintenance cost, making it an ideal solution for
production and sampling alike.
Like many vendors in the signage and graphics space, EFI
recognised their customers’ needs for an alternative to solvent
systems, because of the levels of VOCs they can emit. The
subsequent demand for UV systems as a replacement led us to
becoming the world’s largest manufacturer of digital UV-curable
inks. EFI took it a step further, as the company saw
opportunities to address other aspects of the sustainability
issue, by developing the first production-speed LED UV-curing
inkjet systems. Our LED printers use much less heat than that
required for traditional UV curing or for drying latex prints.
That translates into reduced use of energy resources and as a
result lower electricity bills for our customers.
From a sustainability standpoint, there is not only a need to
develop safer, greener technologies, but there is also a
significant need to reduce waste. EFI’s LED inkjet customers
benefit from reduced waste because LED lamps produce a
more-consistent exposure over the life of the lamp. As a result
there are fewer wasted prints related to bulb degradation and
trial-and-error lamp power adjustments.
Beyond that, the trend toward “lean” and greater efficiency
in operations points to the many production workflow advantages
EFI has developed for our Fiery digital front end systems and
our MIS/ERP and web-to-print workflow software. Using these
systems to eliminate mistakes in the production process saves
our customers money and improves their efficiency. For many, and
perhaps most, of our workflow software customers, the higher
levels of efficiency allow them to produce much more work
without adding staff.