The European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association (ESMA), has confirmed its support for EcoPrint 2012, adding to the growing support of the industry’s only show focused exclusively on sustainability in print. ESMA will be holding its 2012 environmental conference at the show, where it will provide all delegates with access to practical and technical guidance, to help them make a positive move towards becoming a more sustainable print business.

Our members are some of the largest manufacturers of technology for the speciality print sector and as such have been focused on the issue of sustainability for some time. It is something the industry needs to address urgently to secure it a profitable future and we welcome the introduction of this unique show, which is dedicated to offering both manufacturers and end users with new, innovative and profitable strategies to make our industry more sustainable, said Peter Buttiens, CEO, ESMA.  

ESMA members are highly regarded for their level of technical expertise and many have made significant commitments to sustainability. We are excited about developing a programme for visitors to the show that will feature input from some of the most expert technical minds in print to help this sector make a significant sustainable step forward, said Buttiens.

EcoPrint is all about encouraging businesses in the print sector to join our campaign to become more sustainable, said Marcus Timson, Director, EcoPrint. This strategic partnership with ESMA represents another significant milestone in the lead up to the event. ESMA has over 50 leading manufacturers in the specialist print sector, so to have its support and involvement in the show once again indicates how EcoPrint is capturing the imagination of the leaders in our industry. The fact that ESMA has also committed to running a specific environmental conference at EcoPrint will greatly enhance the overall content and we are delighted to be working with another respected industry association.

In addition to EcoPrint, ESMA and FM Brooks plan to collaborate on other concepts which will be announced in the following months.