Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BLD), a global leader in process automation technology for the print media industry, today announced that it has secured an equipment order valued at over $1 million from C&C Joint Printing Co., (H.K.) Ltd in China. In 2009, C&C was one of the first group of 48 Chinese enterprises that received the honorable title of “Hong Kong-Guangdong Cleaner Production Partners (manufacturing)”, and the company still retains the title in 2011.
Baldwin will supply high performance IMPACT® automatic blanket cleaning systems to retrofit Heidelberg sheetfed presses (for a total of 84 printing units) in three of C&C’s factories located in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing. Baldwin has also contracted to supply PREPAC® cloth rolls to these three locations for two years, ensuring the best possible results for cleaning.
The IMPACT® cloth systems will replace the original brush systems and upgrade the total cleaning performance by utilizing Baldwin’s PREPAC® cloths. The PREPAC® cloths are pre-saturated with cleaning solution to ensure superb cleaning results, while offering the exceptional advantage of drastically reducing VOC emissions.
As C&C Joint Printing Co. has received the Chinese government’s endorsement as a “green” factory, the upgrade to Baldwin’s low-VOC system is instrumental in assisting C&C with continuing to meet the rigorous standards required for the endorsement. The benefits of the Baldwin IMPACT® cleaning system extend even further to improved efficiency and cost savings of consumables related to the blanket cleaning process.
Peter Hultberg, Baldwin’s vice president, global sales and marketing, stated, “With its green manufacturing endorsement, C&C will be prominent in demonstrating to other Chinese printers how to create and build clean-production facilities. Many potential Baldwin customers that are also pursuing cleaner production in manufacturing will visit the three C&C print centers, and in the process, they will learn about the various benefits of Baldwin’s IMPACT® system and how they too can lower VOCs, reduce waste and improve productivity and efficiency.”
Chau Chi Keung, assistant general manager of C&C Joint Printing Co., said, “We are impressed by the capability and advantages of the Baldwin system and are expecting outstanding results as we progress into a more environmentally-conscious future”.
Alfred Chan, Baldwin’s technical sales and service director for Asia-Pacific, remarked, “C&C has achieved outstanding status in printing and in utilization of green technology. Baldwin has maintained a strong relationship with C&C for years, and we are proud to be selected once again to supply a product that so perfectly meets its production and environmental needs.”