Argentine banknote produced using Arjowiggins Security technologies

Arjowiggins Security has leveraged all of its technological prowess to land the contract for the commemorative 100-peso banknote featuring Eva Perón, Argentina’s former First Lady. The paper used contains a 5mm-wide security thread combining two key technologies developed by Arjowiggins Security:
– Picture thread™, a high-precision thread that can contain images. The portrait of Eva Perón on the banknote also serves as a security feature;
– Combifluo®, which features a combination of fluorescent colours on the front and back of the security thread.

Sequana signs up to the United Nations Global Compact

Sequana has signed up to the UN Global Compact. This move underscores the Group’s commitment to shaping a long-term CSR policy that embraces the key values of respect for others as well as ethical and environmental concerns.

By signing up to the Global Compact, Sequana, Arjowiggins and Antalis intend to advance these principles within their own spheres of influence and make them an essential part of their strategy, action plans and operations. To ensure transparency, the Group also commits to publishing a record of its progress each year.

Participation in the Global Compact represents a further step in the Group’s efforts to build a more sustainable, inclusive and transparent global economy.

Arjowiggins Graphic commits to reducing its GHG emissions

As part of its strategic partnership with WWF France dating from 2008, Arjowiggins Graphic has committed to reducing its carbon footprint and implementing a resource-efficient business model.
The division has just joined the WWF Climate Savers programme that brings together an elite group of 28 of the world’s leading companies who have committed to voluntarily reducing their GHG emissions.
Arjowiggins Graphic is the first European paper producer to sign up and it is aiming to reduce its carbon footprint by 23% between 2007 and 2014.

Coala, a new digital European product range

Visual Communication is a top priority for Antalis. That is why Antalis has launched a new European range of flexible eco friendly media for Large Format Printing (LFP) in order to strengthen its foothold in this market.
Named Coala, the collection contains substrates adapted to all types of ink for both indoor and outdoor applications including a broad range of papers, self-adhesives, banners, textiles, wallpapers and other innovative media.

Partnering digital printing

Antalis has launched its d2b (digital to business) initiative, designed to help customers harness the full potential of digital printing. As part of the French d2b launch, the group organised a “tour de France” around nine major cities in late 2011 in partnership with HP Indigo and Canon that brought together over 500 players from the digital technology sector.
Antalis also used these occasions to present its Digigreen, 100% digital and 100% green range. This innovative approach will be rolled out to other European countries in 2012.