Colormaker Industries, manufacturer of Permaset water-based inks, has recently converted to 100% renewable energy.

The company currently manufactures its inks under strictly controlled conditions where all paper, water and wastes are recycled, and now sources its power from 100% renewable energy, including 356 solar panels installed in September.

David Stuart, owner and managing director of the Australian company, said: “The energy generated by our solar array is enough to power 15-20 homes and will save the production of over 100 tonnes of greenhouse gas per year. We’ve aimed to adopt clean energy for some years, but had not been able to find a suitable provider. One of our new staff members was able to spend the time researching the green energy market and we’ve been very pleased with the change to 100% renewables.

“While it had to make sense operationally, it was mainly driven by our ethos of environmental stewardship. We believe that this is something that our customers care deeply about and this initiative will help them to reduce their environmental footprint.

“We see this initiative dovetailing well with our Soil Association (GOTS) Approved range of Permatone Inks, for printers genuinely concerned about the environment and seeking greater integrity from their entire supply chain.”