3M wins EDP Award 2013
European Digital Press Association (EDP) introduce 3M Envision Wrap Films 480Cv3 to the the nomination with following instruction:
"There are several reasons why the 3M product could win the prize for best environmental substrate. Though 3M is not the first company that started producing PVC-free media, it seems to be a break through to the market. First of all they managed to introduce this film at the same price level as their exciting cast film. So there is no price barrier. Second they immediately started to bring this product in their 3M MCS guarantee program in combination with using latex printers. As the 3M MCS program is seen valuable by brand owners it is an important signal to the market.“
The Envision 480Cv3 and Envision Gloss Wrap Overlaminate 8548G outperform not just non-PVC wrap films, but all wrap films for applications that demand outstanding performance. For example, cars, trailers, trucks, boats, buses, motorbikes and textured walls. The wrap film is highly conformable, installs in extreme temperatures, has high tensile strength for faster removal, and offers exceptional clarity, durability, easy repositionability and comprehensive ink compatibility. Graphic installers can also benefit from the wrap film’s sustainable edge. It is non-PVC which reduces issues with incineration and pollution control; no chlorine or other halogens are added during manufacturing; it is Phthalate-free; is made in part with bio-based materials and uses less solvent.
2013 EDP Award - Michael R. Kesti,
Ph.D. - 3M Technical Director
The EDP association was founded in October 2006. The publishers of six trade magazines, Desktop Dialog from Germany, Image Reports from England and Ireland, Italian Publisher from Italy, Plakativ / Print & Publishing from Hungary, ProDigital from Spain and Portugal, Publisher from Switzerland and X-media from Austria met to form a Association of magazines with a main editorial focus on digital production. EDP, the European Digital Press Association, was born.
The EDP is a nonprofit Association. Its goal is to be a recognised industry forum and a valuable resource for association members. A large part of its remit is to acknowledge and award the latest developments in R&D in the digital print industry.