Epson earns Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex certification

Epson’s inks and printers have received the International Oeko-Tex Association’s Eco Passport certification for safe and sustainable textile chemicals.

Products which now have the certification include the UltraChrome DS ink for the SC-F6000, SC-F6200, SC-F7000, SC-F7100, SC-F7200, and SC-F9200 series’ of SureColor dye sublimation transfer printers, as well as for UltraChrome DG ink and auxiliary fabric preparation products for the SureColor SC-F2000 direct to garment printer.

Henning Ohlsson, Epson corporate social responsibility (CSR) director for Europe, Middle East and Russia (EMEAR), said: “Epson is delighted to have been awarded an Eco Passport from Oeko-Tex. Epson continually seeks to contribute to a sustainable society by reducing the environmental impact of its products and services. By achieving Eco Passport certification, we give our customers the confidence and assurance that our textile inks and printers meet the highest possible international safety standards.

“The environment is vitally important for Epson. As part of our drive for sustainability Epson has outlined its Environmental Vision 2050, targeting a 90% reduction in CO2 emissions across the life cycle of all our products and services by 2050. Epson has already taken big strides towards reducing environmental impact across its products and manufacturing processes.”

The Oeko-Tex Eco Passport is an internationally-recognised safety and environmental certification for manufacturers of textile processing chemicals and chemical compounds such as dyes, additives, inks, finishing agents and detergents.

Before awarding the Eco Passport, Oeko-Tex conducts comprehensive tests for harmful substances in textiles and textile accessories based on a large range of criteria and safety standards.

The Oeko-Tex Eco Passport provides end users and customers with certified assurance that Epson’s inkjet printers and inks have achieved high standards of environmental sustainability and are free of harmful substances.

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